For All of Life's Health Transitions

Care Initiatives is committed to providing quality transitional health care and serving Iowans with compassion, dignity and respect. Our services help care for Iowans in their time of need through rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care.
 

Our Mission

Improving quality of life for Iowans and their families during life's health transitions through compassionate individualized care.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to continuously improve quality in everything we do.
  • Demonstrate compassion, integrity, respect and dignity in all interactions.
  • Compassionately serve others and their needs as defined by them.
  • Cultivate a culture of skill development and personal growth among all staff.
  • Recognize the power of teamwork to make effective, efficient and transparent decisions.
  • Commit to consistency and excellence in all processes.

Family Stories

We are grateful when family and residents feel compelled to share their great care experiences. Click on “Family Stories” to read more.

Mother’s Day will be here in less that a month and I’d like to “thank you” all again for your kind, compassionate, and loving care given to my mom while she was with you. It was a relief to know she was safe and well cared for plus treated so kindly. Also, thank you for your sweet care and kindness to me and the family. All much, much appreciated. Again, many, many thanks!

Judy B.

Chariton Specialty Care

I just wanted to comment on how exceptional you and your entire staff were for my dad and my family. I cannot tell you enough how happy we were to know that he was able to be cared for so well. 

Gary G.

Kingsley Specialty Care

I wish to express my personal satisfaction for the excellent care I received at Southridge. Your staff was great. The rehab team was also great. They were all very professional and we obviously interested in my recovery.

Best wishes! 

Larry P.

Southridge Specialty Care

I am so happy to be back home but I am thankful...for your care. I won't forget your kindness. I feel like I was given the tools to be at home. God bless all of you.

 

Cheryl S.

Cherokee Specialty Care

Thank you so much for all you did for Mom. It was good to know she was getting good care from loving people.

The Family of Dorothy K.

Southern Hills Specialty Care

Awesome care center. All therapists are excellent. Nurses and most CNAs are excellent. Most meals are good. Bedrooms with individual bathrooms and showers are really nice. Will miss the staff now that I'm back home alone.

PJ R.

Parkridge Specialty Care

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa, IA. My dad was recently there for 20+ days for physical therapy. Everyone was attentive, patient, and well-informed. We were truly impressed and appreciative of the care and PT my dad received. He improved so much and we are very grateful. Thank you, Ridgewood. 

Brenda

Ridgewood Specialty Care

Thank you for a 2nd time for taking such good care of XXXX. He is in no more pain. We are grateful to all of you, you always go “above and beyond” to be helpful to your resients and their families. Keep up the wonderful work!

Carol C.

Manly Specialty Care