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  • Atlantic pie social 11.17

    We had a pie social on Friday complete with music by Fat Cat.

  • Atlantic pie social 11.17

    We had a pie social on Friday complete with music by Fat Cat.

  • Southern Hills Halloween .17

    Our Halloween decorating contest winners celebrated with dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Nice work!

  • Atlantic 99 bday 11.15.17

    We held a very special birthday party on Nov. 15. 

     

  • Belle Plaine Veterans 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care's Veterans Day Program included members of the local Legion and a performance by Belle Plaine High School Choir.

  • Belle Plaine Veterans 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care's Veterans Day Program included members of the local Legion and a performance by Belle Plaine High School Choir.

  • Belle Plaine Veterans 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care's Veterans Day Program included members of the local Legion and a performance by Belle Plaine High School Choir.

  • Belle Plaine Veterans 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care's Veterans Day Program included members of the local Legion and a performance by Belle Plaine High School Choir.

  • Ravenwood Veterans 2017

    We paid tribute to our veterans on Thursday with a trip to the Elks lodge for lunch and on Friday with an assembly here...and cupcakes!

  • Ravenwood Veterans 2017

    We paid tribute to our veterans on Thursday with a trip to the Elks lodge for lunch and on Friday with an assembly here...and cupcakes!

  • Ravenwood Veterans 2017

    We paid tribute to our veterans on Thursday with a trip to the Elks lodge for lunch and on Friday with an assembly here...and cupcakes!

  • Ravenwood Veterans 2017

    We paid tribute to our veterans on Thursday with a trip to the Elks lodge for lunch and on Friday with an assembly here...and cupcakes!

  • Ravenwood Veterans 2017

    We paid tribute to our veterans on Thursday with a trip to the Elks lodge for lunch and on Friday with an assembly here...and cupcakes!

  • Employee appreciation Montezuma

    November is Thanksgiving month so Montezuma Specialty Care held an employee appreciation dinner. Topped off by a performance of songs from Sound of Music by young, local talent.

  • Employee appreciation Montezuma

    November is Thanksgiving month so Montezuma Specialty Care held an employee appreciation dinner. Topped off by a performance of songs from Sound of Music by young, local talent.

  • Employee appreciation Montezuma

    November is Thanksgiving month so Montezuma Specialty Care held an employee appreciation dinner. Topped off by a performance of songs from Sound of Music by young, local talent.

  • Employee appreciation Montezuma

    November is Thanksgiving month so Montezuma Specialty Care held an employee appreciation dinner. Topped off by a performance of songs from Sound of Music by young, local talent.

  • Avoca Thanksgiving 2017

    It was a full house at Avoca Specialty Care on Saturday when they got the Thanksgiving celebration on a little ahead of schedule, but what a turn out!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 2017

    It was a full house at Avoca Specialty Care on Saturday when they got the Thanksgiving celebration on a little ahead of schedule, but what a turn out!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 2017

    It was a full house at Avoca Specialty Care on Saturday when they got the Thanksgiving celebration on a little ahead of schedule, but what a turn out!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 2017

    It was a full house at Avoca Specialty Care on Saturday when they got the Thanksgiving celebration on a little ahead of schedule, but what a turn out!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Atlantic Vet Day 2017

    We treasure our veterans so much we held a celebratory breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and T-shirts for those who served. Thank you so much!

  • Atlantic Vet Day 2017

    We treasure our veterans so much we held a celebratory breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and T-shirts for those who served. Thank you so much!

  • Atlantic Vet Day 2017

    We treasure our veterans so much we held a celebratory breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and T-shirts for those who served. Thank you so much!

  • Atlantic Vet Day 2017

    We treasure our veterans so much we held a celebratory breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and T-shirts for those who served. Thank you so much!

  • Atlantic Vet Day 2017

    We treasure our veterans so much we held a celebratory breakfast featuring Belgian waffles and T-shirts for those who served. Thank you so much!

  • Lantern Park Herky 11.17

    Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville got to host some very special guests before the football game last Saturday. Thanks for coming by!

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Ravenwood Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    We sure had fun on Halloween! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park PCC

    We launched our new electronich health recording program Nov. 1!

  • Ridgewood go live

    The staff cut the cords and launched their new electronic health reporting system. 

  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Halloween fun at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween!

  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween!

  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween!

  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween!

  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween!

  • Atlantic Halloween 2017

    We were the happening place for Halloween. 

  • State Center Halloween 2017

    Something "smurfy" was going on Halloween at State Center Specialty Care.

  • Avoca Halloween 2017

    Avoca Specialty Care had a great Halloween! 

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine Halloween 2017

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine Halloween 2017

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine Halloween 2017

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine Halloween 2017

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine Halloween 2017

    It was a fun Halloween for some kindergartners at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Greenfield Hospice Hallowee 17

    Hospice - Greenfield participated in the Spook the Loop festivities on Halloween. Susan Finehout and Denise Spear dispensed the goodies.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Corning Trunk or Treat

    We rule Halloween! Winners of the Corning Trunk or Treat contest. Hope the kiddies liked their treats.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corydon Halloween 2017

    Corydon Specialty Care costume contest winners are: (left to right) Third Place - Ken Moorman as The Prisoner; Second Place - 2nd place was Toni Brikland as Princess Poppy; and First Place. Residents and staff served as judges. Games and refreshments were enjoyed afterward.

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Stratford cupcakes 10.17

    Last Friday Stratford got a real treat when Scratch Cupcakery showed up curbside at Stratford Specialty Care. A little chilly, but worth it.

  • Stratford cupcakes 10.17

    Last Friday Stratford got a real treat when Scratch Cupcakery showed up curbside at Stratford Specialty Care. A little chilly, but worth it.

  • Stratford cupcakes 10.17

    Last Friday Stratford got a real treat when Scratch Cupcakery showed up curbside at Stratford Specialty Care. A little chilly, but worth it.

  • NorthCrest Pumpkin Auction 10.17

    Our pumpkin auction raised $196 and many residents have a cool new decoration.

  • CF-WLoo Hospice 30th anniversary

    With a little help from the Cedar Falls-Waterloo Hospice Team, Thomas and Janet Marbach celebrated their 30th anniversary in style.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Odebolt Cookies 10.17

    Cookie's Barbecue drove up from Wall Lake to treat the residents at Odebolt Specialty Care to a Senior Q last Friday.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Cookies 10.17

    Cookie's Barbecue drove up from Wall Lake to treat the residents at Odebolt Specialty Care to a Senior Q last Friday.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Cookies 10.17

    Cookie's Barbecue drove up from Wall Lake to treat the residents at Odebolt Specialty Care to a Senior Q last Friday.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Cookies 10.17

    Cookie's Barbecue drove up from Wall Lake to treat the residents at Odebolt Specialty Care to a Senior Q last Friday.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Chariton Retire, Bday 10.17

    Last week, Chariton Specialty Care staff and residents bid a bon farewell as Donna Isaacson prepared to retired and Happy 97th Birthday to Charles. 

  • Chariton Retire, Bday 10.17

    Last week, Chariton Specialty Care staff and residents bid a bon farewell as Donna Isaacson prepared to retired and Happy 97th Birthday to Charles. 

  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Halloween 2017

    Getting into the spirit of the season at Creston Specialty Care. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Octoberfest 2017

    Odebolt Specialty Care had its official Octoberfest party...big meal, German music and beer.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Octoberfest 2017

    Odebolt Specialty Care had its official Octoberfest party...big meal, German music and beer.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Octoberfest 2017

    Odebolt Specialty Care had its official Octoberfest party...big meal, German music and beer.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Octoberfest 2017

    Odebolt Specialty Care had its official Octoberfest party...big meal, German music and beer.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • La Porte City College Career Fair 10.17

    La Porte City Specialty Care was represented well at the Allen College Career Fair in Waterloo Oct. 17.

  • Lyon Pink Day 10.16

    Staff and residents at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids teamed up to wear pink Oct. 13 to raise breast cancer awareness.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Pink Day 10.16

    Staff and residents at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids teamed up to wear pink Oct. 13 to raise breast cancer awareness.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Chariton homecoming 10.17

    The Chariton Chargers, cheerleaders, dance squad and band paid a Homecoming Week visit to Chariton Specialty Care. And we crowned King Kenneth and Queens Shirley and Mabel. Go Chargers!

  • Chariton homecoming 10.17

    The Chariton Chargers, cheerleaders, dance squad and band paid a Homecoming Week visit to Chariton Specialty Care. And we crowned King Kenneth and Queens Shirley and Mabel. Go Chargers!

  • Chariton homecoming 10.17

    The Chariton Chargers, cheerleaders, dance squad and band paid a Homecoming Week visit to Chariton Specialty Care. And we crowned King Kenneth and Queens Shirley and Mabel. Go Chargers!

  • Chariton homecoming 10.17

    The Chariton Chargers, cheerleaders, dance squad and band paid a Homecoming Week visit to Chariton Specialty Care. And we crowned King Kenneth and Queens Shirley and Mabel. Go Chargers!

  • Centerville bowl n breakfast 10.17

    Nothing goes better with breakfast than nice round of bowling at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville bowl n breakfast 10.17

    Nothing goes better with breakfast than nice round of bowling at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville bowl n breakfast 10.17

    Nothing goes better with breakfast than nice round of bowling at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville bowl n breakfast 10.17

    Nothing goes better with breakfast than nice round of bowling at Centerville Specialty Care.

  • La Porte City fall bus trip 10.17

    It was a lovely day to go for a drive and check on the harvest, changing leaves and some bison at La Porte City Specialty Care.

  • La Porte City fall bus trip 10.17

    It was a lovely day to go for a drive and check on the harvest, changing leaves and some bison at La Porte City Specialty Care.

  • La Porte City fall bus trip 10.17

    It was a lovely day to go for a drive and check on the harvest, changing leaves and some bison at La Porte City Specialty Care.

  • La Porte City fall bus trip 10.17

    It was a lovely day to go for a drive and check on the harvest, changing leaves and some bison at La Porte City Specialty Care.

  • La Porte City fall bus trip 10.17

    It was a lovely day to go for a drive and check on the harvest, changing leaves and some bison at La Porte City Specialty Care.

  • SC Hospice Wellness Fair 10.17

    Care Initiatives Hospice attended the Le Mars Wellness Fair Oct. 15. About 350 people joined them.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Halloween 17

    Staff and volunteers threw an early costume party to get in the Halloween spirit. And Volunteer Kathy Dekker made some special seasonal quilts to gift to our patients. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Halloween 17

    Staff and volunteers threw an early costume party to get in the Halloween spirit.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Halloween 17

    Staff and volunteers threw an early costume party to get in the Halloween spirit.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Halloween 17

    Staff and volunteers threw an early costume party to get in the Halloween spirit.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Jimmy Crack Corn

    Staff and volunteers made Halloween/seasonal decorations for each patient.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Jimmy Crack Corn

    Staff and volunteers made Halloween/seasonal decorations for each patient.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Jimmy Crack Corn

    Staff and volunteers made Halloween/seasonal decorations for each patient.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Cherokee fishing 10.17

    When Mother Nature offers up warm fall days, the folks at Cherokee Specialty Care get an extra day on the docks to fish.

  • Cherokee fishing 10.17

    When Mother Nature offers up warm fall days, the folks at Cherokee Specialty Care get an extra day on the docks to fish.

  • Cherokee fishing 10.19

    When Mother Nature offers up warm fall days, the folks at Cherokee Specialty Care get an extra day on the docks to fish.

  • Crestview Food Truck 10.17

    With the unseasonably warm weather, Crestview Specialty Care staff and residents got to take part in the food truck movement.

  • Southern Hills baby shower 10.17

    The staff at Southern Hills is looking forward to meeting Dietary Consultant Jessica Jones' baby in November. 

  • New London Alz Walk 2017

    A team of walkers from New London Specialty Care set out for Burlington Saturday, Oct. 16 to Walk to End Alzheimer's after raising $1206 for the cause. 

  • Centerville FFA 10.17

    The High School FFA Girls brought their animals for a visit. 

  • Centerville FFA 10.17

    The High School FFA Girls brought their animals for a visit. 

  • Centerville FFA 10.17

    The High School FFA Girls brought their animals for a visit. 

  • Centerville FFA 10.17

    The High School FFA Girls brought their animals for a visit. 

  • Centerville FFA 10.17

    The High School FFA girls visited with their animals. 

  • Centerville volunteer tshirt

    Happy coincidence that these two buddies wore the same shirt on the same day. 

  • Centerville decorating pumpkins 10.17

    Prepping for Halloween! 

  • NorthCrest food truck

    A Filipino food truck came to NorthCrest last Friday from 11-2. They ran out of food by 12:45! It was a GREAT turnout and a lot of staff from Allen College and Hospital came by to get some food and chat with our staff.

  • Corning BBQ 10.6.17

    Corning Specialty Care sponsored the First Friday BBQ and served walking tacos.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning BBQ 10.6.17

    Corning Specialty Care sponsored the First Friday BBQ and served walking tacos.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Chariton Hall's Animal Farm 9.17

    Puppies and bunnies and hedgehogs and ferrets and a mini pony from Hall's Animal Farm delighted everyone at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Chariton Hall's Animal Farm 9.17

    Puppies and bunnies and hedgehogs and ferrets and a mini pony from Hall's Animal Farm delighted everyone at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Chariton Hall's Animal Farm 9.17

    Puppies and bunnies and hedgehogs and ferrets and a mini pony from Hall's Animal Farm delighted everyone at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Chariton Hall's Animal Farm 9.17

    Puppies and bunnies and hedgehogs and ferrets and a mini pony from Hall's Animal Farm delighted everyone at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Chariton Hall's Animal Farm 9.17

    Puppies and bunnies and hedgehogs and ferrets and a mini pony from Hall's Animal Farm delighted everyone at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Valley View 50th 9.17

    Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a big community picnic!

  • Valley View 50th 9.17

    Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a big community picnic!

  • Valley View 50th 9.17

    Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a big community picnic!

  • Valley View 50th 9.17

    Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sept. 23 with a big community picnic!

  • Mechanicsville Alz Walk 9.17

    The Mechanicsville team participated in the Cedar Rapids Walk to End Alzheimer's. Nice work!

  • Manly Alz Walk

    Staff members from Manly Specialty Care laced up their walking shoes and hit the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Mason City last weekend and they heard from special guest Senator Amanda Ragan. Thanks for representing!

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Alz Walk

    Staff members from Manly Specialty Care laced up their walking shoes and hit the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Mason City last weekend and they heard from special guest Senator Amanda Ragan. Thanks for representing!

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Alz Walk

    Staff members from Manly Specialty Care laced up their walking shoes and hit the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Mason City last weekend and they heard from special guest Senator Amanda Ragan. Thanks for representing!

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care participated in the 2017 Homecoming Parade showing off their Panther pride.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Northern Mahaska Walk to End Alzheimer's 9.17

    Team Northern Mahaska Specialty Care participated in the Sept. 16 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Ottumwa.

  • Corydon Homecoming 9.17

    Dwight and Edna Brown represented Corydon Specialty Care was Homecoming King and Queen during the Wayne High School Homecoming Parade. 

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Northern Mahaska Go Live 10.1

    Sunday was a big day for Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa. The team transitioned to a new electronic health record keeping system. Congratulations!

  • Westridge Go Live 10.1

    Sunday was a big day for Westridge Specialty Care in Knoxville. The team transitioned to a new electronic health record keeping system. Congratulations!

  • Odebolt music 9.17

    A great enthusiastic crowd turned out for Next of Kin playing at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt music 9.17

    A great enthusiastic crowd turned out for Next of Kin playing at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt music 9.17

    A great enthusiastic crowd turned out for Next of Kin playing at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Dubuque outdoor concert 9.17

    An outdoor concert with Janet Lieb at Dubuque Specialty Care.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque outdoor concert 9.17

    An outdoor concert with Janet Lieb at Dubuque Specialty Care.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque pumpkins 9.17

    Residents at Dubuque Specialty Care are embracing the fall season by decorating some creative jack-o-lanterns!

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood Walt retire 9.17

    For years Walter Cuvelier, our head of maintenance, has been keeping us running like clockwork. However, he felt it was time to retire, so we threw him a party!

  • Ravenwood Cattle Congress 9.17

    Nothing says 'fall in Iowa' than a trip to the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo. Our residents loved it!

  • Ravenwood Cattle Congress 9.17

    Nothing says 'fall in Iowa' than a trip to the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo. Our residents loved it!

  • Ravenwood Cattle Congress 9.17

    Nothing says 'fall in Iowa' than a trip to the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo. Our residents loved it!

  • Ravenwood Cattle Congress 9.17

    Nothing says 'fall in Iowa' than a trip to the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo. Our residents loved it!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • NorthCrest Door Decorating 9.17

    Residents and staff had a door decorating contest to get into the seasonal spirit. So many favorites!

  • Fonda inservice 9.17

    Staff at Fonda Specialty Care really got into character for their in-service on blood-born pathogens.

    From location: Fonda Specialty Care
  • Fonda inservice 9.17

    Staff at Fonda Specialty Care really got into character for their in-service on blood-born pathogens.

    From location: Fonda Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine bus trip 9.17

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care residents boarded 2 busses for a scenic trip to Hannen Lake.

  • Odebolt pillows 9.17

    New pillows for everybody at Odebolt Specialty Care! A truck full of new pillows was donated to the facility and graciously delivered by Gail Schenk (Administrator Kelsey's mom) who works for Holiday Inn & Express in Sioux Center.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Italian lunch 9.17

    Odebolt residents enjoyed a traditional Italian lunch complete with mood lighting, table side service and wine. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt accordion man 9.17

    Wayne the Accordion Man has become a fast favorite of our residents in Odebolt.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt bunny visit 9.17

    Baby bunnies visited in late September.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt bunny visit 9.17

    Baby bunnies paid residents a visit in late September. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine Homecoming 2017

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got into the Homecoming Spirit. The Belle Plaine High School Marching Band, Flag Twirlers, Cheerleaders, and Football Team visited for Homecoming week! The band played and the cheerleaders did a cheer! Thanks to the Belle Plaine High School!

  • Belle Plaine Homecoming 2017

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got into the Homecoming Spirit. The Belle Plaine High School Marching Band, Flag Twirlers, Cheerleaders, and Football Team visited for Homecoming week! The band played and the cheerleaders did a cheer! Thanks to the Belle Plaine High School!

  • Belle Plaine Homecoming 2017

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got into the Homecoming Spirit. The Belle Plaine High School Marching Band, Flag Twirlers, Cheerleaders, and Football Team visited for Homecoming week! The band played and the cheerleaders did a cheer! Thanks to the Belle Plaine High School!

  • Belle Plaine Homecoming 2017

    The Belle Plaine High School Marching Band, Flag Twirlers, Cheerleaders, and Football Team visited for Homecoming Week! The band played and the cheerleaders did a cheer! Thanks to the Belle Plaine High School!

  • Creston bake, social hour 9.20.17

    Creston Specialty Care residents made muffins during their Wednesday morning cooking class. Everyone got to enjoy them later during social hour on the patio.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston bake, social hour 9.20.17

    Creston Specialty Care residents made muffins during their Wednesday morning cooking class. Everyone got to enjoy them later during social hour on the patio.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Avoca Alz Walk 2017

    Staff (and family members) from Avoca Specialty Care traveled to Harlan on Saturday to Walk to End Alzheimer's.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Our Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice Alz Walk 2017

    Care Initiatives Hospice Sioux City staff and volunteers were excited to be a part of a great day to Walk to End Alzheimers!  

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Home office Alz Walk 9.17

    Staff from the West Des Moines office of Care Initiatives teamed up to Walk to End Alzheimers Sept. 16 and raised $4000 for the cause.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Parkridge Alz Walk 2017

    Great teamwork from Parkridge Specialty Care as they Walk(ed) to End Alzheimer's Sept. 16 in Des Moines.

  • Parkridge Alz Walk 2017

    Great teamwork from Parkridge Specialty Care as they Walk(ed) to End Alzheimer's Sept. 16 in Des Moines.

  • Creston Bake Sale 9.17

    Creston Specialty Care put out quite a spread for a bake sale they held during the Balloon Days Parade. Proceeds will go toward Christmas gifts for residents.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park Alz Walk 9.17.17

    United team at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville Walking to End Alzheimer's!

  • Lantern Park Alz Walk 9.17.17

    United team at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville Walking to End Alzheimer's!

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Belle Plaine Grandparents Day BBQ

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a belated Grandparents Day celebration with a BBQ that brought in the masses! 

  • Creston Art Day 9.2017

    Another fun day at Creston Specialty Care thanks to Blake who will be leading Tuesday's Arts & Crafts.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Art Day 9.2017

    Another fun day at Creston Specialty Care thanks to Blake who will be leading Tuesday's Arts & Crafts.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Art Day 9.2017

    Another fun day at Creston Specialty Care thanks to Blake who will be leading Tuesday's Arts & Crafts.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Art Day 9.2017

    Another fun day at Creston Specialty Care thanks to Blake who will be leading Tuesday's Arts & Crafts.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Gparent Day 2017

    Residents and guests at Creston Specialty Care got to enjoy the musical stylings of Glory to God Christian Music to celebrate Grandparents Day.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Gparent Day 2017

    Residents and guests at Creston Specialty Care got to enjoy the musical stylings of Glory to God Christian Music to celebrate Grandparents Day.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Gparent Day 2017

    Residents and guests at Creston Specialty Care got to enjoy the musical stylings of Glory to God Christian Music to celebrate Grandparents Day.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Lyon Grarnparents Day 2017

    Residents and visitors at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids celebrated Grandparents Day with a hot dog lunch.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Grarnparents Day 2017

    Residents and visitors at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids celebrated Grandparents Day with a hot dog lunch.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Grarnparents Day 2017

    Residents and visitors at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids celebrated Grandparents Day with a hot dog lunch.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Odebolt UI v ISU 2017

    The staff at Odebolt Specialty Care got their "team on" for the UI v ISU game. It was a good game!

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • ISU v UI 2017

    Staff in the Des Moines office kicked off "Iowa's Superbowl" with an early tailgate. Clones v. Hawks tomorrow at 11 am.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Ridgewood pinecones 9.17

    Ridgewood residents in Ottumwa aren't ready to let summer go just yet so they transformed autumn pinecones into lovely zinnias with a little paint. 

  • Ridgewood pinecones 9.17

    Ridgewood residents in Ottumwa aren't ready to let summer go just yet so they transformed autumn pinecones into lovely zinnias with a little paint. 

  • Ridgewood pinecones 9.17

    Ridgewood residents in Ottumwa aren't ready to let summer go just yet so they transformed autumn pinecones into lovely zinnias with a little paint. 

  • Joe retirement Cherokee 9.17

    Thank you Joe for your years as maintenance supervisor at Cherokee Specialty Care. Enjoy your retirement!

  • Social Worker Burrier retires

    Thank you to Karen Burrier who retired today after many years working as a social worker in Hospice. She joined Care Initiatives Hospice in May 2011 and has brought so much compassion and care to so many families in the past 6 years.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Atlantic PCC go live 9.1.17

    It took several weeks of training but Atlantic Specialty Care finally converted to electronic medical record keeping as of Sept. 1.

  • Crestview PCC go live 9.1.17

    It took several weeks of training, but Crestview converted to electronic medical record keeping as of Sept. 1. 

  • Atlantic Family Meeting 8.17

    Family members of residents at Atlantic Specialty Care gathered for a family meeting to discuss concerns, plan events and learn about a Nov. 27 meeting when an Iowa representative will be visiting to discuss health care.

  • Dubuque resident fishing 8.17

    Dubuque Specialty Care resident Leroy was thrilled when a family friend asked if he wanted to go on a fishing trip. Looks like a good catch too! 

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • SC Hospice Senior Expo 8.17

    Sioux City Hospice Volunteer Kathy and Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss spent Aug. 25 at the Prime Senior Health Expo sharing information out our services with attendees. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Clone of SC Hospice Disney 8.17

    Sioux City Hospice Volunteer Diane and Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss planned an all-Disney theme visit for patients at Westwood Specialty Care. Dressed as Minnie they entertained residents with Disney songs and passed out Mickey Mouse prizes. 

  • SC Hospice Disney 8.17

    Sioux City Hospice Volunteer Diane and Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss planned an all-Disney theme visit for patients at Westwood Specialty Care. Dressed as Minnie they entertained residents with Disney songs and passed out Mickey Mouse prizes. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Clone of SC Hospice eclipse Westwood

    Hospice Volunteer Olivia helped Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss in getting some photos of the eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 to share with residents at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City. 

  • SC Hospice eclipse Westwood

    Hospice Volunteer Olivia helped Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss in getting some photos of the eclipse Monday, Aug. 21 to share with residents at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Clone of SC Hospice volunteer gifts

    Hospice Volunteers Pat and Irene shared some of the special scrapbook items they put together for patients in Dunlap Specialty Care. 

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • SC Hospice volunteer gifts

    Volunteers Pat and Irene shared some of the special scrapbook items they put together for patients in Dunlap Specialty Care. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Belle Plaine antique auto 8.17

    Rick and Bev Chilcote were kind enough to drive in their antique autos so residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care could admire them.

  • Belle Plaine antique auto 8.17

    Rick and Bev Chilcote were kind enough to drive in their antique autos so residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care could admire them.

  • Belle Plaine antique auto 8.17

    Rick and Bev Chilcote were kind enough to drive in their antique autos so residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care could admire them.

  • Creston dancing 8.17

    Residents at Creston Specialty Care enjoyed a special afternoon social hour with homemade tortilla roll ups and dancing to Shining Star Karoake.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston dancing 8.17

    Residents at Creston Specialty Care enjoyed a special afternoon social hour with homemade tortilla roll ups and dancing to Shining Star Karoake.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Tortilla 8.17

    Residents at Creston Specialty Care enjoyed a special afternoon social hour with homemade tortilla roll ups and dancing to Shining Star Karoake.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood foodie week 8.17

    The "foodies" at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo had a double treat last week. First the annual family barbecue complete with entertainment. Then Onery's BBQ Food Truck rolled in later in the week.

  • Ravenwood foodie week 8.17

    The "foodies" at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo had a double treat last week. First the annual family barbecue complete with entertainment. Then Onery's BBQ Food Truck rolled in later in the week.

  • Ravenwood foodie week 8.17

    The "foodies" at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo had a double treat last week. First the annual family barbecue complete with entertainment. Then Onery's BBQ Food Truck rolled in later in the week.

  • Dubuque Def Free 8.2017

    Staff at Dubuque Specialty Care celebrated their Deficiency Free survey on Aug. 24, 2017.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine tractors 8.24.17

    Maybe they missed all the excitement from the State Fair. Whatever the reason, the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care sure enjoyed seeing the tractors DCJ Farms brought out today. Harvest is just around the corner!

  • Belle Plaine tractors 8.24.17

    Maybe they missed all the excitement from the State Fair. Whatever the reason, the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care sure enjoyed seeing the tractors DCJ Farms brought out today. Harvest is just around the corner!

  • Belle Plaine tractors 8.24.17

    Maybe they missed all the excitement from the State Fair. Whatever the reason, the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care sure enjoyed seeing the tractors DCJ Farms brought out today. Harvest is just around the corner!

  • Belle Plaine tractors 8.24.17

    Maybe they missed all the excitement from the State Fair. Whatever the reason, the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care sure enjoyed seeing the tractors DCJ Farms brought out today. Harvest is just around the corner!

  • Prince Norman 8.17

    From Care Initiatives Hospice - Albia: This is Prince Norman. He is a new pet volunteer. Norman just finished his obedience class and will be starting therapy training later this year. We are looking forward to getting to know him and have him visit our patients and facilities.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent.

  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent.

  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent.

  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent.

  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent.

  • Centerville fishing 8.17

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care found the perfect day for a fishing trip. They headed out to Centerville Reservation and cast their lines. Only caught a few small throwbacks, but definitely a summer day well spent. 

  • Creston Webster 8.17

    Webster the (Incredible) Therapy Duck visited folks at Creston Specialty Care today! Webster is pretty cool. He gets to ride shotgun when he goes on trips!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Webster 8.17

    Webster the (Incredible) Therapy Duck visited folks at Creston Specialty Care today! Webster is pretty cool. He gets to ride shotgun when he goes on trips!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Webster 8.17

    Webster the (Incredible) Therapy Duck visited folks at Creston Specialty Care today! Webster is pretty cool. He gets to ride shotgun when he goes on trips!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Bedford eclipse 8.21.17

    All eyes were on the sky watching the eclipse at Bedford Specialty Care.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Atlantic eclipse 8.21.17

    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird...it's a plane...no, its the moon eclipsing the sun! Atlantic Specialty Care

  • Belle Plaine Bingo 8.17

    Belle Plaine bingo players had a couple extra helpers on Friday.

  • Belle Plaine Bingo 8.17

    Belle Plaine bingo players had a couple extra helpers on Friday.

  • Stratford hats 8.17

    Stratford Specialty Care residents enjoyed a photo shoot day trying on hats and caps from all over the world.

  • Stratford hats 8.17

    Stratford Specialty Care residents enjoyed a photo shoot day trying on hats and caps from all over the world.

  • Stratford hats 8.17

    Stratford Specialty Care residents enjoyed a photo shoot day trying on hats and caps from all over the world.

  • Stratford hats 8.17

    Stratford Specialty Care residents enjoyed a photo shoot day trying on hats and caps from all over the world.

  • Stratford hats 8.17

    Stratford Specialty Care residents enjoyed a photo shoot day trying on hats and caps from all over the world.

  • Creston pet show 8.17

    Creston Specialty Care brought the fair to them by holding a pet show Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston pet show 8.17

    Creston Specialty Care brought the fair to them by holding a pet show Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston pet show 8.17

    Creston Specialty Care brought the fair to them by holding a pet show Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston pet show 8.17

    Creston Specialty Care brought the fair to them by holding a pet show Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine Clown

    How about a little clownin' around at breakfast? That's what residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care did with Skeeter one August morning.

  • Belle Plaine Clown

    How about a little clownin' around at breakfast? That's what residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care did with Skeeter one August morning.

  • Belle Plaine Clown

    How about a little clownin' around at breakfast? That's what residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care did with Skeeter one August morning.

  • Belle Plaine outside 8.17

    Residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been taking advantage of the slightly-cooler-than-normal temperatures and enjoying the outdoor veranda.

  • Belle Plaine outside 8.17

    Residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been taking advantage of the slightly-cooler-than-normal temperatures and enjoying the outdoor veranda.

  • Belle Plaine outside 8.17

    Residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been taking advantage of the slightly-cooler-than-normal temperatures and enjoying the outdoor veranda.

  • Belle Plaine outside 8.17

    Residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been taking advantage of the slightly-cooler-than-normal temperatures and enjoying the outdoor veranda.

  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms beach day

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice monograms

    Volunteers have been busy at Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City! For each new patient team members customize a monogrammed letter reflecting the patient's interest. Delivering them is the best part! Then, on Aug. 3, there was a lunch and learn where volunteers created stained glass window artwork for patients and enjoyed a beach-theme party including a costume contest and prizes.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Panorama Days 8.17

    Panora Specialty Care and Assisted Living were represented well in Saturday's Panorama Days Parade.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panorama Days 8.17

    Panora Specialty Care and Assisted Living were represented well in Saturday's Panorama Days Parade.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panorama Days 8.17

    Panora Specialty Care and Assisted Living were represented well in Saturday's Panorama Days Parade.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panorama Days 8.17

    Panora Specialty Care and Assisted Living were represented well in Saturday's Panorama Days Parade.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Bedford Pie Fundraiser

    Department managers at Bedford Specialty Care decorated jars to collect donations to give to the Alzheimer's Association. The managers bringing in the most money were "rewarded" with a pie in the face. That's a tasty $200 for the Alzheimer's Association!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford Pie Fundraiser

    Department managers at Bedford Specialty Care decorated jars to collect donations to give to the Alzheimer's Association. The managers bringing in the most money were "rewarded" with a pie in the face. That's a tasty $200 for the Alzheimer's Association!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford Pie Fundraiser 7.17

    Department managers at Bedford Specialty Care decorated jars to collect donations to give to the Alzheimer's Association. The managers bringing in the most money were "rewarded" with a pie in the face. That's a tasty $200 for the Alzheimer's Association!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford Pie Fundraiser

    Department managers at Bedford Specialty Care decorated jars to collect donations to give to the Alzheimer's Association. The managers bringing in the most money were "rewarded" with a pie in the face. That's a tasty $200 for the Alzheimer's Association!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Greenfield hospice teamwork 7.17

    During one of their regular meetings, the staff at Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield were challenged to "work as a team" during a beach blanket waterballoon toss. The photos are proof that these guys make a pretty good team!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Stratford Watermelon Day 7.17

    The folks at Stratford Specialty Care decided to spend an afternoon highlighted by watermelon. There was a watermelon roll, seed spitting contest and of course, just enjoying a slice of summer.

  • Stratford Watermelon Day 7.17

    The folks at Stratford Specialty Care decided to spend an afternoon highlighted by watermelon. There was a watermelon roll, seed spitting contest and of course, just enjoying a slice of summer.

  • Stratford Watermelon Day 7.17

    The folks at Stratford Specialty Care decided to spend an afternoon highlighted by watermelon. There was a watermelon roll, seed spitting contest and of course, just enjoying a slice of summer.

  • Stratford Watermelon Day 7.17

    The folks at Stratford Specialty Care decided to spend an afternoon highlighted by watermelon. There was a watermelon roll, seed spitting contest and of course, just enjoying a slice of summer.

  • Creston at David Young Senior coffee

    Creston Specialty Care was well represented at a senior coffee held by Rep. David Young. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Sibley staff and residents 7.2017
    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley staff and residents 7.2017
    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley staff and residents 7.2017
    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley staff and residents 7.2017
    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley building

    Welcome to Sibley Specialty Care!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Lyon safety inservice 7.17

    The recent safety inservice at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids had staff members as audience participants.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon staff inservice 7.17

    The recent safety inservice at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids had staff members as audience participants.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Creston hosts Spotlight Dancers 7.17

    The talented youth of Spotlight Dancers put on quite a show for residents at Creston Specialty Care.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Specialty Care dazzled by magic show 7.17

    Red, White and You arrived at Creston Specialty Care and dazzled with their magic tricks! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Specialty Care dazzled by magic show 7.17

    Red, White and You arrived at Creston Specialty Care and dazzled with their magic tricks! Where did that bunny come from? 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Hospice staff travel to DC

    Three members of Care Initiatives Hospice staff traveled to Washington DC this week to participate in the Hospice Advocacy Network Conference. Hospice Aide Kathleen Stoll (Des Moines), Volunteer Coordinator Kristie Sents (Waterloo) and Social Worker Sue Fleming (Sioux City) met with Iowa's elected officials to discuss the importance of supporting hospice services and healthcare services for the elderly.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Hospice staff travel to DC

    Three members of Care Initiatives Hospice staff traveled to Washington DC this week to participate in the Hospice Advocacy Network Conference. Hospice Aide Kathleen Stoll (Des Moines), Volunteer Coordinator Kristie Sents (Waterloo) and Social Worker Sue Fleming (Sioux City) met with Iowa's elected officials to discuss the importance of supporting hospice services and healthcare services for the elderly.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Hospice staff travel to DC

    Three members of Care Initiatives Hospice staff traveled to Washington DC this week to participate in the Hospice Advocacy Network Conference. Hospice Aide Kathleen Stoll (Des Moines), Volunteer Coordinator Kristie Sents (Waterloo) and Social Worker Sue Fleming (Sioux City) met with Iowa's elected officials to discuss the importance of supporting hospice services and healthcare services for the elderly.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • West Ridge bean bags 7.17

    Residents at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville enjoyed a game of Bean Bag Toss on the patio with our favorite summer volunteers Janae and Halle Baker.

  • Sibley Osceola County Fair 2017

    It's County Fair time all around Iowa, and Sibley Specialty Care was sure to represent at Osceola County Fair.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Parkridge def free 7.2017

    Staff at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill celebrated their second consecutive deficiency free survey on Wednesday. Everybody got a sweatshirt and enjoy a catered lunch.

  • Parkridge def free 7.2017

    Staff at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill celebrated their second consecutive deficiency free survey on Wednesday. Everybody got a sweatshirt and enjoy a catered lunch.

  • Parkridge def free 7.2017

    Staff at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill celebrated their second consecutive deficiency free survey on Wednesday, July 12. Everybody got a sweatshirt and enjoy a catered lunch.

  • Stratford Bluegrass parade 7.2017

    It was Red, White & Bluegrass in Stratford last weekend. Stratford Specialty Care took home second prize in the parade!

  • Stratford Bluegrass parade 7.2017

    It was Red, White & Bluegrass in Stratford last weekend. Stratford Specialty Care took home second prize in the parade!

  • Stratford Bluegrass parade 7.2017

    It was Red, White & Bluegrass in Stratford last weekend. Stratford Specialty Care took home second prize in the parade!

  • Belle Plaine 4th of July 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care was represented in the 4th of July parade by Hallie and Jessie.

  • Panora dunk tank 7.17

    Residents at Panora Specialty Care enjoyed dunking staff so much last year, they opted to do it again. Not a bad way to spend your time on a hot day!

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora dunk tank 7.17

    Residents at Panora Specialty Care enjoyed dunking staff so much last year, they opted to do it again. Not a bad way to spend your time on a hot day!

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora dunk tank 7.17

    Residents at Panora Specialty Care enjoyed dunking staff so much last year, they opted to do it again. Not a bad way to spend your time on a hot day!

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora dunk tank 7.17

    Residents at Panora Specialty Care enjoyed dunking staff so much last year, they opted to do it again. Not a bad way to spend your time on a hot day!

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Barb Brown retires from Southridge

    After 25 years of helping take care of Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown, Barb Brown retired but not without an appreciation party first.

  • Stratford fishing 6.17

    Lovely early summer weather provided the perfect day to cast a line and have a picnic lunch at Stratford Specialty Care.

  • Stratford fishing 6.17

    Lovely early summer weather provided the perfect day to cast a line and have a picnic lunch at Stratford Specialty Care.

  • Stratford fishing 6.17

    Lovely early summer weather provided the perfect day to cast a line and have a picnic lunch at Stratford Specialty Care.

  • Stratford fishing 6.17

    Lovely early summer weather provided the perfect day to cast a line and have a picnic lunch at Stratford Specialty Care.

  • Stratford fishing 6.17

    Lovely early summer weather provided the perfect day to cast a line and have a picnic lunch at Stratford Specialty Care.

  • Atlantic entertainers 6.17

    Entertainment by the Golden Heirs at Atlantic Specialty Care.

  • Ravenwood Bucks 6.17

    We ❤️ Bucks baseball!

  • Ravenwood Bucks 6.17

    We ❤️ Bucks baseball!

  • Pinnacle PCC go live May 1

    The staff at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrate their new electronic health recording program. 

  • Bedford fishing 6.2017

    Bedford Specialty Care is kicking off summer with a bang - old fashioned hot dog cook out followed by a day of fishing at Bibbons Park.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2017

    Bedford Specialty Care is kicking off summer with a bang - old fashioned hot dog cook out followed by a day of fishing at Bibbons Park.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2017

    Bedford Specialty Care is kicking off summer with a bang - old fashioned hot dog cook out followed by a day of fishing at Bibbons Park.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford grill out 6.17

    Bedford Specialty Care is kicking off summer with a bang - old fashioned hot dog cook out followed by a day of fishing at Bibbons Park.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford grill out 6.17

    Bedford Specialty Care is kicking off summer with a bang - old fashioned hot dog cook out followed by a day of fishing at Bibbons Park.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Hospice Caregiver Conference

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Hospice Caregiver Conference

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Ravenwood Caregiver Conference 6.17

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

  • Ravenwood Caregiver Conference 6.17

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

  • La Porte City Conference

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

  • LaPorte City Caregiver Conference 6.17

    Care Initiatives was represented well at the Northeast Iowa Caregiver Conference with staff members from La Porte City Specialty Care, Ravenwood Specialty Care and Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo. 

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • Ridgewood dog birthday 6.17

    Everybody's favorite Ridgewood mascot, Remee, celebrated her first birthday with the residents and a cake created in her image. Remee's primary human is DON Lisa Knight.

  • LaPorte City Business of the Year

    Having been named 2017 Business of the Year, La Porte City Specialty Care took a spot in the Family Fun Night Parade and went "Wheelin' in to Summer".

  • LaPorte City Business of the Year

    Having been named 2017 Business of the Year, La Porte City Specialty Care took a spot in the Family Fun Night Parade and went "Wheelin' in to Summer".

  • La Porte City Business of the Year

    Having been named 2017 Business of the Year, La Porte City Specialty Care took a spot in the Family Fun Night Parade and went "Wheelin' in to Summer".

  • La Porte City Business of the Year

    Having been named 2017 Business of the Year, La Porte City Specialty Care took a spot in the Family Fun Night Parade and went "Wheelin' in to Summer".

  • Longest Day 2017

    Here at the home office in West Des Moines, we celebrated the first day of summer with a fundraiser to support the Alzheimer's Association and recognize The Longest Day.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Centerville beautician assistant

    When your grandmother is a beautician at Centerville Specialty Care, training starts young.

  • Southern Hills fishing 6.17

    It was an awesome day to hit Q Pond in Osceola where staff and residents from Southern Hills Specialty Care cast a line or two.

  • Southern Hills fishing 6.17

    It was an awesome day to hit Q Pond in Osceola where staff and residents from Southern Hills Specialty Care cast a line or two.

  • Centerville art show 6.17

    Artist Mark Hull shows his work at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville art show 6.17

    Artist Mark Hull shows his work at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville art show 6.17

    Artist Mark Hull shows his work at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Centerville art show 6.17

    Artist Mark Hull shows his work at Centerville Specialty Care. 

  • Avoca Fathers Day 2017

    Staff, residents and family members got a real treat on Father's Day. Members of the Knights of Columbus grilled up a tasty lunch at Avoca Specialty Care!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Fathers Day 2017

    Staff, residents and family members got a real treat on Father's Day. Members of the Knights of Columbus grilled up a tasty lunch at Avoca Specialty Care!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Fathers Day 2017

    Staff, residents and family members got a real treat on Father's Day. Members of the Knights of Columbus grilled up a tasty lunch at Avoca Specialty Care!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Fathers Day 2017

    Staff, residents and family members got a real treat on Father's Day. Members of the Knights of Columbus grilled up a tasty lunch at Avoca Specialty Care!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Fathers Day 2017

    Staff, residents and family members got a real treat on Father's Day. Members of the Knights of Columbus grilled up a tasty lunch at Avoca Specialty Care!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Creek Days 2017

    Creek Days was great fun and a great day for a grand parade featuring staff, residents and family from Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Creek Days 2017

    Creek Days was great fun and a great day for a grand parade featuring staff, residents and family from Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Creek Days 2017

    Creek Days was great fun and a great day for a grand parade featuring staff, residents and family from Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Lyon Beaver 7.16

    Look who stopped by Lyon Specialty Care Sunday! Jerry Mathers...you remember Beaver Cleaver, right?! He stuck around a while visiting and signed lots of autographs.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon welcomes Beaver 6.17

    Look who stopped by Lyon Specialty Care Sunday! Jerry Mathers...you remember Beaver Cleaver, right?! He stuck around a while visiting and signed lots of autographs.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park Extra Mile award 6.17

    CNA Judy Curley (far right) from Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch was honored at the fourth annual "Going the Extra Mile" event hosted by the Johnson County Long Term Care Quality Committee. This ceremony recognizes outstanding CNAs as nominated by their respective Johnson County long term care facilities. Recipients received televised recognition and a certificate from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, gift bags, and a breakfast celebration.

  • Crestview Extra Mile Award 6.17

    CNA Judy Curley from Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch was honored at the fourth annual "Going the Extra Mile" event hosted by the Johnson County Long Term Care Quality Committee. This ceremony recognizes outstanding CNAs as nominated by their respective Johnson County long term care facilities. Recipients received televised recognition and a certificate from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, gift bags, and a breakfast celebration.

     

     

  • Cherokee flag fold 6.17

    Members of the Boy Scouts presented a Flag Folding Ceremony at Cherokee Specialty Care on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. They described what each of the 13 folds of the flag represent.  The Boy Scouts also took down our tattered flag and raised our new flag. 

  • Cherokee flag fold 6.17

    Members of the Boy Scouts presented a Flag Folding Ceremony at Cherokee Specialty Care on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. They described what each of the 13 folds of the flag represent.  The Boy Scouts also took down our tattered flag and raised our new flag. 

  • Cherokee flag fold 6.17

    Members of the Boy Scouts presented a Flag Folding Ceremony at Cherokee Specialty Care on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. They described what each of the 13 folds of the flag represent.  The Boy Scouts also took down our tattered flag and raised our new flag. 

  • Cherokee flag fold 6.17

    Members of the Boy Scouts presented a Flag Folding Ceremony at Cherokee Specialty Care on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. They described what each of the 13 folds of the flag represent.  The Boy Scouts also took down our tattered flag and raised our new flag. 

  • Hospice Father's Day card making

    Sioux City Hospice staff and volunteers got together and had a Father's Day card making party to hand out to patients this weekend.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sibley Summertime Parade 6.17

    Sibley Specialty Care staff and their kids had a great time at the Good Ole Summertime Parade June 10.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Summertime Parade 6.17

    Sibley Specialty Care staff and their kids had a great time at the Good Ole Summertime Parade June 10.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Lantern park baking 6.17

    Residents at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville wave to the camera before they slice into the fruit pizza they created. Happy Summer!

  • Heritage grill out 6.17

    Rain or shine the Staff Appreciation Grill-out will go on according to Administrator David Snyder.

  • Creston Fishing 6.17

    The residents and staff of Creston Specialty Care spent a lovely June afternoon fishing at Lake McKinley.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Fishing 6.17

    The residents and staff of Creston Specialty Care spent a lovely June afternoon fishing at Lake McKinley.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Manly room

    Private room.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly birds

    Our front entrance.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Rock Garden

    The staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care have created a Memorial Rock Garden under a tree in the yard as a way to honor and remember those who have passed. Each stone has a loved one's name on it to pay tribute to those who touched our lives. Rocks will be available anytime to residents, staff and family members. 

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Rock Garden

    The staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care have created a Memorial Rock Garden under a tree in the yard as a way to honor and remember those who have passed. Each stone has a loved one's name on it to pay tribute to those who touched our lives. Rocks will be available anytime to residents, staff and family members. 

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Memorial Rock Garden

    The staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care have created a Memorial Rock Garden under a tree in the yard as a way to honor and remember those who have passed. Each stone has a loved one's name on it to pay tribute to those who touched our lives. Rocks will be available anytime to residents, staff and family members. 

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine popsicle 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine summer popsicles 6.17

    Bring on the heat! And the popsicles!

  • Odebolt piglets 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt piglets 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • odebolt

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt piglets 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt piglets 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt piglets 6.17

    Piglets from the farm made their way to visit residents at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Sioux City Hospice volunteers take Alzheimer's class

    Sioux City Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss and several volunteers recently took the opportunity to complete an Alzheimer’s “Healthy Living for your Brain & Body” program conducted by our local Alzheimer’s Association at Western Iowa Tech community college. We received a lot of valuable information about this disease and were able to interact with others also working with Alzheimer patients. Learning is always good power for the BRAIN!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice initials

    Personalized first name initials were created by Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City volunteers and given to patients to brighten their rooms and lift their spirits.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice initials

    Personalized first name initials were created by Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City volunteers and given to patients to brighten their rooms and lift their spirits.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • SC Hospice initials

    Personalized first name initials were created by Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City volunteers and given to patients to brighten their rooms and lift their spirit.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Cherokee Rodeo Parade 6.17

    It was a lovely day (June 3) to enjoy the annual Rodeo Parade in Cherokee!

  • Cherokee Rodeo Parade 6.17

    It was a lovely day (June 3) to enjoy the annual Rodeo Parade in Cherokee!

  • Dunlap Auxiliary picnic 6.2.17

    What a Great Day for a Picnic! Dunlap Specialty Care welcomed in summer with a picnic hosted by our Auxiliary board on June 2. Our hearts and our stomachs are full after fun filled noon. We celebrated and deeply appreciate our hard working Auxiliary board that does so much for us...volunteering, fundraising and lots of things behind the scenes. It's women like these who put the 'home' in hometown!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Auxiliary picnic 6.2.17

    What a Great Day for a picnic! Dunlap Specialty Care welcomed in summer with a picnic hosted by our Auxiliary board on June 2. Our hearts and our stomachs are full after fun filled noon. We celebrated and deeply appreciate our hard working Auxiliary board that does so much for us...volunteering, fundraising and lots of things behind the scenes. It's women like these who put the 'home' in hometown!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Heritage Go Live 6.1

    Yesterday (June 1) was a big day! After several weeks of training, we went live with our new electronic healthcare record program, PointClickCare.

  • Sibley Porch on Main

    When summer arrives, ya gotta go for ice cream! Residents at Sibley Specialty Care stopped down at Porch on Main for a sweet treat. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Porch on Main

    When summer arrives, ya gotta go for ice cream! Residents at Sibley Specialty Care stopped down at Porch on Main for a sweet treat. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Porch on Main

    When summer arrives, ya gotta go for ice cream! Residents at Sibley Specialty Care stopped down at Porch on Main for a sweet treat. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Porch on Main

    When summer arrives, ya gotta go for ice cream! Residents at Sibley Specialty Care stopped down at Porch on Main for a sweet treat.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Avoca Buck Snort BBQ

    Residents at Avoca Specialty Care went out for dinner last night. Delicious ribs at Buck Snort!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Pinnacle NNHW 2017

    Staff members and residents at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrating 2017 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Pinnacle NNHW 2017

    Staff members and residents at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrating 2017 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Pinnacle NNHW 2017

    Staff members and residents at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrating 2017 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Pinnacle NNHW 2017

    Staff members and residents at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrating 2017 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Pinnacle NNHW 2017

    Staff members and residents at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls celebrating 2017 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Avoca with AHST Baseball

    It was a fun day yesterday when high school students from AHST visited the residents at Avoca Specialty Care. Everyone frosted cookies, played Bingo and then a few innings of baseball outside!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca with AHST Bingo

    It was a fun day when high school students from AHST visited Avoca Specialty Care. Everyone frosted cookies, played Bingo and then a few innings of baseball outside!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Sioux City volunteer creates custom decor

    Volunteer Shelley enjoys making custom art work for patients. She also made a special Bingo card for one patient who is blind but still enjoys a weekly game. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Hospice volunteers honor veterans

    Sioux City volunteer made patriotic plaques for their veteran patients and delivered them with a rousing rendition of "God Bless America".

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Southridge cooking class 5.17

    Nothing as good as a pre-lunch snack, especially when you build your own mini pizza! Another round of cooking class at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown.

  • Southridge cooking class 5.17

    Nothing as good as a pre-lunch snack, especially when you build your own mini pizza! Another round of cooking class at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown.

  • West Ridge NNHW 2017

    The Spirit of America was on display at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville on May 19 to end National Nursing Home Week. Thirteen residents/veterans were given hand-made quilts in the Quilt of Valor presentation. For more on the story, click here

  • West Ridge NNHW 2017

    The Spirit of America was on display at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville on May 19 to end National Nursing Home Week. Thirteen residents/veterans were given hand-made quilts in the Quilt of Valor presentation. Musician Rick Ludwig performed.

  • West Ridge NNHW 2017

    The Spirit of America was on display at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville on May 19 to end National Nursing Home Week. Thirteen residents/veterans were given hand-made quilts in the Quilt of Valor presentation. Musician Rick Ludwig performed. 

  • Panora NNHW 2017

    It was a messy celebration of National Nursing Home Week at Panora Specialty Care as the management team took pies to the face.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora NNHW 2017

    It was a messy celebration of National Nursing Home Week at Panora Specialty Care as the management team took pies to the face.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora NNHW 2017

    It was a messy celebration of National Nursing Home Week at Panora Specialty Care as the management team took pies to the face.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 minute

    Staff at Odebolt Specialty Care held Minute to Win It challenges to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 minute

    Staff at Odebolt Specialty Care held Minute to Win It challenges to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 minute

    Staff at Odebolt Specialty Care held Minute to Win It challenges to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 minute

    Staff at Odebolt Specialty Care held Minute to Win It challenges to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 minute

    Staff at Odebolt Specialty Care held Minute to Win It challenges to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 carnival

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a mini carnival in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 carnival

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a mini carnival in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 cookout

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a mini carnival in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 cookout

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a community cook-out in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 cookout

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a community cook-out in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NNHW 2017 cookout

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care held a community cook-out in celebration of National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt balloon release 5.17

    Residents of Odebolt Specialty Care released dozens of balloons to kick off National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Sibley Volunteer Day 4.17

    Volunteer Appreciation Day at Sibley Specialty Care included lunch and a special presentation on upcycling old furniture. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Volunteer Day 4.17

    Volunteer Appreciation Day at Sibley Specialty Care included lunch and a special presentation on upcycling old furniture. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Mother's Day 2017

    Sibley Specialty Care hosted a special Mother's Day "sip and plant" event they called Mother's and Mimosas while dabbling with flowers.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Mother's Day 2017

    Sibley Specialty Care hosted a special Mother's Day "sip and plant" event they called Mother's and Mimosas while dabbling with flowers.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Centerville magic 5.2017

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care enjoyed watching Magician Jim Austin and assistant/volunteer Mason on May 19. 

  • Centerville magic 5.2017

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care enjoyed watching Magician Jim Austin and assistant/volunteer Mason on May 19. 

  • Centerville magic 5.2017

    Residents of Centerville Specialty Care enjoyed watching Magician Jim Austin and assistant/volunteer Mason on May 19.

  • Centerville Mother's Day 2017

    Mother's Day was celebrated with a special lunch at Centerville Specialty Care.

  • Centerville Mother's Day 2017

    Mother's Day was celebrated with a special lunch at Centerville Specialty Care.

  • Centerville volunteer 2017

    Centerville Specialty Care hosted a volunteer appreciation brunch on April 28.

  • Centerville volunteers 2017

    Centerville Specialty Care held a volunteer appreciation brunch on April 28.

  • Sibley Buss 40 year retire

    Congratulations to Phyllis Buss! After 40 years as an LPN at Sibley Specialty Care she has more than earned her right to retirement! Enjoy and thank you for all your years of dedication and caring!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2017 Drum Circle

    Creston Specialty Care residents enjoyed a course in social drumming.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2017 Preschool

    A visit from some local preschoolers putting on a song a dance for residents at Creston Specialty Care.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 armory

    Closing out National Nursing Home Week, residents of Atlantic Specialty Care took a tour of the Armory building in Atlantic which has been remodeled. There was a special memorial to honor fallen soldiers from Iowa. We also were able to look at old uniforms, bombs and were given a tour of what some of our local people have done to improve the Armory.

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 armory

    Closing out National Nursing Home Week, residents of Atlantic Specialty Care took a tour of the Armory building in Atlantic which has been remodeled. There was a special memorial to honor fallen soldiers from Iowa. We also were able to look at old uniforms, bombs and were given a tour of what some of our local people have done to improve the Armory.

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 armory

    Closing out National Nursing Home Week, residents of Atlantic Specialty Care took a tour of the Armory building in Atlantic which has been remodeled. There was a special memorial to honor fallen soldiers from Iowa. We also were able to look at old uniforms, bombs and were given a tour of what some of our local people have done to improve the Armory.

  • Ravenwood Vietnam 5.2017

    It was an historic day Thursday at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. A group of residents traveled to see a half-sized scale of the Vietnam Ware Memorial.

  • Ravenwood Vietnam 5.2017

    It was an historic day Thursday at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. A group of residents traveled to see a half-sized scale of the Vietnam Ware Memorial.

  • Southridge Mother's Day 2017

    The ladies of Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown were treated to Mother's Day Makeovers from volunteer Marcia Fricke.

  • Southridge Mother's Day 2017

    The ladies of Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown were treated to Mother's Day Makeovers from volunteer Marcia Fricke.

  • Southridge Mother's Day 2017

    The ladies of Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown were treated to Mother's Day Makeovers from volunteer Marcia Fricke.

  • Ridgewood NNHW 2017 Tourist Day

    Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa celebrated National Nursing Home Week with Tourist Day on Wednesday. Goofy outfits were welcomed!

  • Ridgewood NNHW 2017 Tourist Day

    Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa celebrated National Nursing Home Week with Tourist Day on Wednesday. Goofy outfits were welcomed!

  • Lantern Park NNHW 2017 grill

    Rain or shine the staff at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville will have their annual National Nursing Home Week grill out thanks to a dedicated Dietary Services Manager.

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 ice cream

    Homemade ice cream

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 ice cream

    Homemade ice cream

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 aux lunch

    Once a year, the Auxiliary ladies bring in lunch to show support and appreciation for the staff.

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 aux lunch

    Once a year, the Auxiliary ladies bring in lunch to show support and appreciation for the staff. 

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 painting

    Painting class

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 painting

    Painting class

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 painting

    Painting class at Atlantic Specialty Care. 

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 Mother's Day

    Mother's Day Tea

  • Atlantic NNHW 2017 Mother's Day

    Mother's Day Tea

  • Chariton NNHW 2017 - music

    Throwback Thursday during National Nursing Home Week had staff at Chariton Specialty Care reliving bygone eras of music.

  • Chariton NNHW 2017 -patriotic

    Patriotic Day for National Nursing Home Week.

  • Chariton NNHW 2017 -patriotic

    Patriotic Day for National Nursing Home Week.

  • Chariton NNHW 2017 -sports

    Support your team day for National Nursing Home Week.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    A visit to the petting zoo for National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    Baby goats bring out the kid in all of us! Happy National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    Baby goats bring out the kid in all of us! Happy National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    Baby goats bring out the kid in all of us! Happy National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    Baby goats bring out the kid in all of us! Happy National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2017 goats

    Baby goats bring out the kid in all of us! Happy National Nursing Home Week at Cherokee Specialty Care.

  • Manly NNHW 2017 Minute

    Manly Specialty Care has been living it up for National Nursing Home Week. Wednesday challenged staff members in Minute to Win It games.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly NNH

    Manly Specialty Care has been living it up for National Nursing Home Week. On Tuesday, back by popular demand, the residents chose a "victim" for their Silly String attack.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly NNHW 2017 Campout

    Manly Specialty Care has been living it up for National Nursing Home Week. On Monday, they set up camp and enjoyed smores and reminisced about camping/fishing trips

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Lyon NNHW 2017 gardening

    Residents of Lyon Specialty Care are making their corner of Rock Rapids beautiful doing some spring planting during National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon NNHW 2017 gardening

    Residents of Lyon Specialty Care are making their corner of Rock Rapids beautiful doing some spring planting during National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2017 Patriotic

    Creston Specialty Care got patriotic celebrating the Spirit of America during National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Mother's Day 2017

    Creston Specialty Care celebrated moms with a Mother's Day Tea complete with hats, corsages, cake and entertainment.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Southridge NNHW 2017 pie in face

    Nothing says 'It's National Nursing Home Week' like a pie in the face! Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown held a trivia contest among staff members. If they answered in correctly, POW! right in the kisser with a cream pie.

  • Southridge NNHW 2017 pie in the face

    Nothing says 'It's National Nursing Home Week' like a pie in the face! Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown held a trivia contest among staff members. If they answered in correctly, POW! right in the kisser with a cream pie.

  • Southridge NNHW 2017 pie in the face

    Nothing says 'It's National Nursing Home Week' like a pie in the face! Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown held a trivia contest among staff members. If they answered in correctly, POW! right in the kisser with a cream pie.

  • Sibley NNHW 2017 German pancakes

    Residents and staff at Sibley Specialty Care got a taste of the old county with specken dicken - German pancakes - served up fresh and hot this morning.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2017 German pancakes

    Residents and staff at Sibley Specialty Care got a taste of the old county with specken dicken - German pancakes - served up fresh and hot this morning.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood NNHW - ring toss, car

    Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week featured a car show, ring toss games, root beer floats and Bingo.

  • Ravenwood NNHW - ring toss

    Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week featured a car show, ring toss games, root beer floats and Bingo.

  • Ravenwood NNHW - ring toss

    Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week featured a car show, ring toss games, root beer floats and Bingo.

  • Ravenwood NNHW - ring toss

    Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week featured a car show, ring toss games, root beer floats and Bingo.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016-ring toss

    Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week featured a car show, ring toss games, root beer floats and Bingo.

  • Northern Mahaska NNHW 2017

    Staff at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa got their silly on for National Nursing Home Week. Mismatched clothes, silly hats and crazy hair! (How do they get it to stick up like that?)

  • Avoca NNHW 2017 Preschool

    During National Nursing Home Week, Avoca Specialty Care residents hosted the local preschool for a recital.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca NNHW 2017 Preschool

    During National Nursing Home Week, Avoca Specialty Care residents hosted the local preschool for a recital.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca NNHW 2017 Teacher Appreciation

    During National Nursing Home Week, Avoca Specialty Care decided to recognize that May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. They hosted an open house and teachers received goodies. 

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca NNHW 2017 Teacher Appreciation

    During National Nursing Home Week, Avoca Specialty Care decided to recognize that May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. They hosted an open house and teachers received goodies. 

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Southern Hills NNHW 2017 grilling

    Staff at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola enjoyed a tasty National Nursing Home Week celebration when they were treated to some masterful grilling done by none other than their Maintenance Super. Hank and his wife Krystal.

  • Belle Plaine NNHW 2017 FFA

    The residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got a real treat for National Nursing Home Week when local FFA students brought the barnyard to visit.

  • Belle Plaine NNHW 2017 FFA

    The residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got a real treat for National Nursing Home Week when local FFA students brought the barnyard to visit.

  • Belle Plaine NNHW 2017 FFA

    The residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got a real treat for National Nursing Home Week when local FFA students brought the barnyard to visit.

  • Belle Plaine NNHW 2017 FFA

    The residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got a real treat for National Nursing Home Week when local FFA students brought the barnyard to visit.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Kentucky

    National Nursing Home Week fun continues! Residents celebrated Kentucky by making derby hats, participating in races and finally watching the Kentucky Derby.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Kentucky

    National Nursing Home Week fun continues! Residents celebrated Kentucky by making derby hats, participating in races and finally watching the Kentucky Derby.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Kentucky

    National Nursing Home Week fun continues! Residents celebrated Kentucky by making derby hats, participating in races and finally watching the Kentucky Derby.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Kentucky

    National Nursing Home Week fun continues! Residents celebrated Kentucky by making derby hats, participating in races and finally watching the Kentucky Derby.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Kentucky

    National Nursing Home Week fun continues! Residents celebrated Kentucky by making derby hats, participating in races and finally watching the Kentucky Derby.

  • Lyon NNHW Ventriloquist 5.16.17

    Residents at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a special guest entertainer - a ventriloquist!

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Hawaiian Day

    Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo is kicking off National Nursing Home Week with Hawaiian Day. The weather actually cooperated and it felt a bit tropical!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Hawaiian Day

    Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo is kicking off National Nursing Home Week with Hawaiian Day. The weather actually cooperated and it felt a bit tropical!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Hawaiian Day

    Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo is kicking off National Nursing Home Week with Hawaiian Day. The weather actually cooperated and it felt a bit tropical!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2017 Hawaiian Day

    Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo is kicking off National Nursing Home Week with Hawaiian Day. The weather actually cooperated and it felt a bit tropical!

  • Ravenwood Nurse Week Breakfast 5.17

    Nurses and other staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to an all-day breakfast feast in celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

  • Ravenwood Nurse Week Breakfast 5.17

    Nurses and other staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to an all-day breakfast feast in celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

  • Ravenwood Nurse Week Breakfast 5.17

    Nurses and other staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to an all-day breakfast feast in celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

  • Ravenwood Nurse Week Breakfast 5.17

    Nurses and other staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to an all-day breakfast feast in celebration of National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

  • Belle Plaine band 5.17

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care got to enjoy an early Spring concert featuring the local high school band.

  • Parkridge Simpson tour

    Parkridge Specialty Care welcomed about a dozen students from Simpson College's healthcare administration course. The students toured the location and quizzed Administrator Shawn Mikels about the details of taking care of Iowa's elderly.

  • Bedford Deficiency Free 2017

    Staff at Beford Specialty Care celebrated its second year Deficiency Free! 

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford Deficiency Free 2017

    Staff at Beford Specialty Care celebrated its second year Deficiency Free! 

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Chariton National Nurse Week 17

    The staff at Chariton Specialty Care had a little fun for National Nurses Week. Today was opposite day! Activity Coordinator Donna dressed as Administrator Selena and Administrator Selena dressed as Maintenance Super Rusty; Jamie, Kasey, Bridgette and Stephanie were left and right and up and down. 

     
  • Creston Cinco de May0 2017

    Cinco de Mayo called for a little fiesta at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Cinco de May0 2017

    Cinco de Mayo called for a little fiesta at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Cinco de May0 2017

    Cinco de Mayo called for a little fiesta at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Cinco de May0 2017

    Cinco de Mayo called for a little fiesta at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Chariton Nurses Week 5.17

    The nurses at Chariton Specialty Care had a nice surprise waiting for them this morning. The bulletin board was filled with letters of thanks and appreciation in honor of National Nurses Week!

  • Belle Plaine spring 5.17

    Shaking off the rainy days and taking in some sun at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine spring 5.17

    Shaking off the rainy days and taking in some sun at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine spring 5.17

    Shaking off the rainy days and taking in some sun at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine spring 5.17

    Shaking off the rainy days and taking in some sun at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Belle Plaine spring 5.17

    Shaking off the rainy days and taking in some sun at Belle Plaine Specialty Care.

  • Ravenwood Cinco de Mayo 2017

    Nachos and watermelon and a whack at a pinata...that's how they do Cinco de Mayo at Ravenwood Specialty Care!

  • Ravenwood Cinco de Mayo 2017

    Nachos and watermelon and a whack at a pinata...that's how they do Cinco de Mayo at Ravenwood Specialty Care!

  • Ravenwood Cinco de Mayo 2017

    Nachos and watermelon and a whack at a pinata...that's how they do Cinco de Mayo at Ravenwood Specialty Care!

  • Ducklings make home at Bedford Specialty Care

    Christan Ambrose, activity coordinator at Bedford Specialty Care, acquired 15 ducks eggs in early April. On Monday, the first of the baby birds broke through its shell and the little fluff balls have been a hit with residents and guests alike. 

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Ducklings make home at Bedford Specialty Care

    Christan Ambrose, activity coordinator at Bedford Specialty Care, acquired 15 ducks eggs in early April. On Monday, the first of the baby birds broke through its shell and the little fluff balls have been a hit with residents and guests alike. 

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Ducklings make home at Bedford Specialty Care

    Christan Ambrose, activity coordinator at Bedford Specialty Care, acquired 15 ducks eggs in early April. On Monday, the first of the baby birds broke through its shell and the little fluff balls have been a hit with residents and guests alike. 

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Eldora sign
    From location: Eldora Specialty Care
  • Manly staff walk for MS 4.17

    Staff and family members of Manly Specialty Care in the annual Walk MS in Mason City on April 22.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Southridge Easter 2017

    The Easter Bunny made a stop at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown to get a few photos in with his biggest fans.

  • Southridge Easter 2017

    A whole sea of kids showed up for Southridge Specialty Care's Easter Egg Hunt in Marshalltown.

  • Pinnacle PCC

    Today is the day at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls! The new electronic healthcare record system the staff has been learning for the past few weeks goes live!!

  • Pinnacle PCC

    Today is the day at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls! The new electronic healthcare record system the staff has been learning for the past few weeks goes live!!

  • Cherokee Specialty Care hosts volunteer brunch

    Cherokee Specialty Care showed their volunteers just how much they mean to the staff and residents. On April 20, we hosted a brunch, enjoyed the local high school choir, and presented each volunteer with a 4-pack of annual flowers. Thanks for all you do!

  • Cherokee Specialty Care hosts volunteer brunch

    Cherokee Specialty Care showed their volunteers just how much they mean to the staff and residents. On April 20, we hosted a brunch, enjoyed the local high school choir, and presented each volunteer with a 4-pack of annual flowers. Thanks for all you do!

  • NorthCrest PCC Live May 1

    Today is the day at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo! The new electronic healthcare record system the staff has been learning for the past few weeks goes live!!

  • NorthCrest PCC Live May 1

    Today is the day at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo! The new electronic healthcare record system the staff has been learning for the past few weeks goes live!!

  • NorthCrest PCC Live May 1

    Today is the day at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo! The new electronic healthcare record system the staff has been learning for the past few weeks goes live!!

  • Atlantic volunteer bfast 4.17

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care hosted their dedicated volunteer troop to a midweek breakfast in appreciation for all that they do!

  • Belle Plaine volunteer 4.17

    At Belle Plaine Specialty Care we appreciate our volunteers everyday, but on Tuesday the volunteers who put in more than 2900 hours in 2016 gathered for pie and ice cream. Each received a certificate of appreciation and a token gift. Thanks a million times over! 

  • Belle Plaine volunteer 4.17

    At Belle Plaine Specialty Care we appreciate our volunteers everyday, but on Tuesday the volunteers who put in more than 2900 hours in 2016 gathered for pie and ice cream. Each received a certificate of appreciation and a token gift. Thanks a million times over!

  • Belle Plaine volunteer 4.17

    At Belle Plaine Specialty Care we appreciate our volunteers everyday, but on Tuesday the volunteers who put in more than 2900 hours in 2016 gathered for pie and ice cream. Each received a certificate of appreciation and a token gift. Resident Volunteer of the Year is Janet Humble. Thanks a million times over!

  • Belle Plaine volunteer 4.17

    At Belle Plaine Specialty Care we appreciate our volunteers everyday, but on Tuesday the volunteers who put in more than 2900 hours in 2016 gathered for pie and ice cream. Each received a certificate of appreciation and a token gift. Community Volunteer of the Year went to Fran Magdefrau. 

  • Creston Volunteer lunch 4.17

    Volunteers with Creston Specialty Care were honored with personalized gifts and a special appreciation luncheon held Tuesday, April 25. Thank you for all the work and love you bring to our building and residents.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Volunteer lunch 4.17

    Volunteers with Creston Specialty Care were honored with personalized gifts and a special appreciation luncheon held Tuesday, April 25. Thank you for all the work and love you bring to our building and residents.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Volunteer lunch 4.17

    Volunteers with Creston Specialty Care were honored with personalized gifts and a special appreciation luncheon held Tuesday, April 25. Thank you for all the work and love you bring to our building and residents.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Albia Hospice volunteer presentation board

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Albia volunteer Beth Barnes put together an enlightening display board explaining what Hospice is. She is a student at William Penn University and completed the project for a human services practicum. There are so many opportunities for volunteers with Hospice!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Chariton admin day 4.17

    In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, we tipped our hat to Business Office Manger Penny Williams. She received a gift certificate and a candy bouquet in thanks for all the hard word that she does daily for all residents and staff.

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Chariton volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.

     

  • Chariton Volunteer brunch 4.17


    Chariton Specialty Care staff honored their volunteers with a Wednesday morning appreciation brunch and personalized gifts to each of the 24 attendees. We can’t thank them enough for all that they give not just with their time but with their heartfelt warmth, joy and attention to our residents.
    Additionally, we also honored long-time Lucas County Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Baynes who sets up all our volunteer needs at Chariton Specialty Care. She will be retiring in June and greatly missed.
     

  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017
    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Specialty Care Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

     

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Deficiency Free 2017

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Specialty Care celebrates Deficiency Free

    Tuesday, April 25 was the perfect time to celebrate a Deficiency Free Survey at Lamoni Specialty Care. Catering from Olive Garden!

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Creston SWCC basketball 4.17

    Residents and staff at Creston Specialty Care welcomed the Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team for a celebration on Tuesday, April 18.  They autographed photos and joined us for cake and punch. This celebration meant so much to our residents. Lots of fun with these fine young men!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Egg winner 4.17

    It was a very Happy Easter for this little 'bunny' - the winner of Creston Specialty Care's Golden Egg! 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Valley View sign

    Valley View sign

  • Atlantic Easter 2017

    Residents and staff at Atlantic Specialty Care celebrated Easter with a visit from a very large bunny. 

  • Atlantic Easter 2017

    Residents and staff at Atlantic Specialty Care celebrated Easter with a visit from a very large bunny.

  • Cherokee Easter 2017


    Last week, the Easter Bunny hopped into Cherokee Specialty Care and very carefully handed out very special Easter eggs with treats to all the residents.
     

  • Cherokee Easter 2017


    Last week, the Easter Bunny hopped into Cherokee Specialty Care and very carefully handed out very special Easter eggs with treats to all the residents.
     

  • Cherokee Easter 2017


    Last week, the Easter Bunny hopped into Cherokee Specialty Care and very carefully handed out very special Easter eggs with treats to all the residents.
     

  • Belle Plaine Easter party 4.17

    Last week, Belle Plaine Specialty Care played host to some very special guests. The Easter Bunny came to visit and brought gifts for local preschoolers.

  • Belle Plaine Easter party 4.17

    Last week, Belle Plaine Specialty Care played host to some very special guests. The Easter Bunny came to visit and brought gifts for local preschoolers.

  • Westwood - Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City formed the Hippity Hoppity Gang and along with their mascot made deliveries of handmade Easter gifts while singing old fashioned Easter songs to residents at Westwood Specialty Care.

  • Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City formed the Hippity Hoppity Gang and along with their mascot made deliveries of handmade Easter gifts while singing old fashioned Easter songs.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City formed the Hippity Hoppity Gang and along with their mascot made deliveries of handmade Easter gifts while singing old fashioned Easter songs.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City formed the Hippity Hoppity Gang and with their mascot Rose made their deliveries of handmade Easter gifts while singing old fashioned Easter songs.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City really know how to lead in the "eggcitement" for the upcoming Easter holiday! Volunteers made each hospice patient their own Easter gift. Then the Hippity Hoppity Gang along with their mascot made their deliveries while singing old fashioned Easter songs.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Easter

    Staff and volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City really know how to lead in the "eggcitement" for the upcoming Easter holiday! Volunteers made each hospice patient their own Easter gift. Then the Hippity Hoppity Gang along with their mascot made their deliveries while singing old fashioned Easter songs.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Eldora Def Free 4.17

           

    It was a great day for a party to celebrate Eldora Specialty Care's 2017 Deficiency Free rating. Barbecue from Hickory Park was brought in and everyone got some serious pats on the back! 

    From location: Eldora Specialty Care
  • Sibley Easter egg hunt 4.17

    Staff and residents at Sibley Specialty Care held their first annual Easter egg hunt a week before the celebratory day. Good turn out!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley's first Easter egg hunt 4.17

    Staff and residents at Sibley Specialty Care held their first annual Easter egg hunt a week before the celebratory day. Good turn out!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Easter egg hunt prep

    Staff and residents helped prepare for their first annual Easter egg hunt.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Easter egg hunt prep

    Staff and residents helped prepare for their first annual Easter egg hunt.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Easter decoration

    Easter decorations went up to welcome in Spring!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley omelet brunch 4.17

    Staff were treated to an omelet brunch breakfast to kick off Spring!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley omelet brunch 4.17

    Staff were treated to an omelet brunch breakfast to kick off Spring!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine puppy 4.17

    What day doesn't get a little brighter when a puppy comes and sits in your lap!

  • Belle Plaine puppy 4.17

    What day doesn't get a little brighter when a puppy comes and sits in your lap!

  • Belle Plaine puppy 4.17

    What day doesn't get a little brighter when a puppy comes and sits in your lap!

  • Belle Plaine puppy love 4.17

    What day doesn't get a little brighter when a puppy comes and sits in your lap!

  • Baby goats visit residents at Kingsley Specialty Care!

    Baby goats visit residents at Kingsley Specialty Care!

  • Baby goats visit residents at Kingsley Specialty Care!

    Baby goats visit residents at Kingsley Specialty Care!

  • Ravenwood goes live with electronic healthcare records

    Staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo launched their electronic healthcare records program on April 1...no foolin'!

  • DM Hospice Retreat 3.29.17

    The Care Initiatives Hospice - Des Moines team held a retreat on Wednesday at WestEnd Salvage. Here, Team Director Jennifer Hopley holds a book that was given to her containing supportive naratives written by her coworkers.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Southridge Marshalltown Men Chorus 3.17

    The Marshalltown Men's Chorus stopped by Southridge Specialty Care on a recent Sunday afternoon to regale a very appreciative audience with a handful of musical selections!

  • Southridge Marshalltown Men Chorus 3.17

    The Marshalltown Men's Chorus stopped by Southridge Specialty Care on a recent Sunday afternoon to regale a very appreciative audience with a handful of musical selections!

  • Sioux City Hospice St. Patrick's Day

    Care Initiatives Hospice staff and volunteers in Sioux City celebrated St. Patrick's Day all week long!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice St. Patrick's Day

    Care Initiatives Hospice staff and volunteers in Sioux City celebrated St. Patrick's Day all week long!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice St. Patrick's Day

    Care Initiatives Hospice staff and volunteers in Sioux City celebrated St. Patrick's Day all week long!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice St. Patrick's Day

    Care Initiatives Hospice staff and volunteers in Sioux City celebrated St. Patrick's Day all week long!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Hospice team celebrates National Social Worker Month

    In royal fashion to celebrate March as Social Worker Month, the Des Moines Hospice team treated their social workers (Karen Burrier, Brenda Beeman, and Judy Porter) like queens for a day assigning them crowns and the works!

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Southridge St. Pats

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a treasure hunt, following the "rainbow" to discover treasures like hats, sunglasses and wreaths.

  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - staff

    Staff encouraged a hearty celebration for St. Patrick's Day.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - Stowell

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - Smith

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - Minnick

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - McIntosh

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - Jones

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 Hoepker

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 - Ehrsam

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17- Driskell

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17 Cihak

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston St. Pat's 3.17

    It was a very festive and photogenic St. Patrick's Day celebration at Creston Specialty Care!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • La Porte St. Patrick's

    La Porte City Specialty Care celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a visit from second graders and Paddy the Leprechaun!

  • Crestview Def Free 2017

    Seven years deficiency free! The crew at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch celebrated with lunch from Olive Garden!

  • Chariton St. Patrick's Day

    Chariton Specialty Care went all out for St. Patrick's Day!

  • Atlantic welcomes Abe Lincoln

    The residents at Atlantic Specialty Care welcomed Honest Abe Lincoln for an afternoon presentation about his early life and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address.

  • Hospice Wellness winners

    Two participants in Care Initiatives' "I Care about Wellness" program were chosen by random to receive $100 Visa cards for completing the first phase of the program. Pictured left to right: Marylynn Wallace office coordinator, Dena Chapman, Wellness Coordinator and Nikki Walker Team Director. 

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Chariton Wellness 3.17

    At the beginning of the year, Care Initiatives rolled out the “I Care About Wellness” program. Over the last two months, employees have been signing up to become wellness aware, completing their online health risk assessment and earning rewards like those modeled by staff at Chariton Specialty Care.

  • Chariton Wellness 3.17

    At the beginning of the year, Care Initiatives rolled out the “I Care About Wellness” program. Over the last two months, employees have been signing up to become wellness aware, completing their online health risk assessment and earning rewards like those modeled by Chariton Specialty Care Administrator Selena Humphrey, Director of Nursing Jody Seddon and the rest of their team.

  • Mechanicsville PCC launch

    The staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care celebrated their official launch into electronic health care record keeping on March 1.

  • La Porte PCC Live March 1

    The staff at La Porte City Specialty Care celebrated their official launch into electronic health care record keeping on March 1.

  • Chariton January birthdays

    Chariton residents helped several of their neighbors celebrate birthdays in January!

  • Chariton January birthdays

    Chariton residents helped several of their neighbors celebrate birthdays in January!

  • Chariton January birthdays

    Chariton residents helped several of their neighbors celebrate birthdays in January!

  • Oakwood 105 birthday

    We all helped Verna turn 105 last Friday! She had a blast telling everyone she was 19! She worked for Hollywood as a secretary and then moved to Iowa and worked for Meredith Corp. Now she spends her time petting Herky when he comes on Fridays.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Panora AL

    Welcome to Panora Assisted Living.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora sign

    Welcome to Panora Specialty Care.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Southridge Valentine concert

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown have been enjoying this February. They held a Valentine's Day party crowning their King and Queen and a lovely concert.

  • Southridge Valentine king queen

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown have been enjoying this February. They held a Valentine's Day party crowning their King and Queen and a lovely concert.

  • Southridge Valentine

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown have been enjoying this February. They held a Valentine's Day party crowning their King and Queen and a lovely concert.

  • Southridge Valentine

    Residents at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown have been enjoying this February. They held a Valentine's Day party crowning their King and Queen and a lovely concert.

  • Creston Valentine's Day Collage 2017

    Creston Specialty Care threw a smashing Valentine's Day party with a special lunch, musical entertainment and crowning their new King and Queen.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Correctionville Valentine 2017

    On Valentine's Day, staff and residents at Correctionville Specialty Care crowned their new queen and king, Maurine and Lawrence.

  • Sibley Valentine entertainment 2017

    Sibley Specialty Care held its Third Annual Sweetheart Valentine's Dinner with entertainment provided by piano man Kevin Anderson.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Specialty Care Valentines Dinner

    Staff from every department helped put on Sibley Specialty Care's Third Annual Sweetheart Valentine's Dinner. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Valentine's Volunteers

    Volunteers and staff with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City spread a little love and cheer for Valentine's Day.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Sioux City Hospice Valentine's Volunteers

    Volunteers and staff with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City spread a little love and cheer for Valentine's Day.

    From location: Hospice Care
  • Centerville Valentine's King and Queen 2017

    Staff and residents at Centerville Specialty Care celebrated Valentine's Day with a party celebrating their newly crowned Queen and King.

  • Mechanicsville PCC training Skeeziks

    Skeeziks, mascot for Mechanicsville Specialty Care, got a wake-up call when training started for the new electronic healthcare records system.

  • Mechanicsville PCC training Skeeziks

    Skeeziks, mascot for Mechanicsville Specialty Care, got a wake-up call when training started for the new electronic healthcare records system.

  • Atlantic Valentine Day 2017

    The residents at Atlantic Specialty Care enjoyed a special Valentine's Day meal and then crowned their new "king and queen".

  • Belle Plaine VDay 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care had a dual celebration today - a birthday and the crowning of the Valentine's Day Queen and King!

  • Belle Plaine VDay 2017

    Belle Plaine Specialty Care had a dual celebration on Valentine's Day - a birthday and the crowning of the Valentine's Day Queen and King!

  • Corydon PCC training last day

    After 2 weeks of hands-on training, the staff at Corydon Specialty Care are ready to "cut the cord" to make the switch to electronic healthcare records. 

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Chariton PCC last day training

    After 2 weeks of hands-on training, the staff at Chariton Specialty Care are ready to "cut the cord" to make the switch to electronic healthcare records. 

  • Lantern Park Goes Red for Women

    Residents and staff (including, left to right: Alicia Sandoval, Rachel Lambert, Taylor Grangaard and Emily Bryant) at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville showed their support for women's heart health by Going Red for Women on Feb. 3.

  • Oakwood sign

    Welcome to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Corydon Specialty Care launches PointClickCare

    The staff at Corydon Specialty Care celebrated their successful conversion to electronic health records with the launch of PointClickCare on Feb. 1.

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon squaredance 2.17

    Petticoat Junction Square Dancers came to Corydon Specialty Care Center and spent the evening dancing and visiting with the residents. One of the couples that were square dancing her mother is a resident here. 

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Southridge NYE

    Staff and residents celebrated the end of 2016 and welcomed 2017.

  • Southridge NYE 2016

    Staff and residents celebrated the end of 2016 and welcomed 2017.

  • Southridge Soup Supper 12.16

    Southridge Specialty Care's Holiday Family Soup Supper featured some fun and games.

  • Southridge Soup Supper 12.16

    Southridge Specialty Care's Holiday Family Soup Supper featured some fun and games.

  • Southridge Gingerbread House 12.16

    In preparation for the holidays, residents built and decorated gingerbread decorations.

  • Southridge Gingerbread House 12.16

    In preparation for the holidays, residents built and decorated gingerbread decorations.

  • Chariton PCC Launch Feb.1

    The staff at Chariton Specialty Care were eager to “cut the cord” and convert to electronic health records with the launch of PointClickCare on Feb. 1.

  • Chariton PCC Launch Feb.1

    The staff at Chariton Specialty Care were eager to “cut the cord” and convert to electronic health records with the launch of PointClickCare on Feb. 1.

  • Chariton PCC Launch Feb.1

    The staff at Chariton Specialty Care were eager to “cut the cord” and convert to electronic health records with the launch of PointClickCare on Feb. 1.

  • La Porte City appreciation gift

    The family member of a former resident of La Porte Specialty Care let the staff know how much they appreciated their dedication with a lovely gift basket.

  • Ravenwood Cubs World Series Trophy

    It may have taken a lifetime, but these Chicago Cubs fans from Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo finally had the chance to see the World Series Touring Trophy at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in downtown Waterloo on Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

  • Ravenwood Cubs World Series Trophy

    It may have taken a lifetime, but these Chicago Cubs fans from Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo finally had the chance to see the World Series Touring Trophy at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in downtown Waterloo on Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

  • Ravenwood Cubs World Series Trophy

    It may have taken a lifetime, but these Chicago Cubs fans from Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo finally had the chance to see the World Series Touring Trophy at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in downtown Waterloo on Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

  • Ravenwood Cubs World Series Trophy

    It may have taken a lifetime, but these Chicago Cubs fans from Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo finally had the chance to see the World Series Touring Trophy at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in downtown Waterloo on Tuesday, Jan. 31. 

  • Westwood room

    Bedroom at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City.

  • Westwood fireplace

    Fireplace lounge at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City.

  • Westwood gazebo

    Gazebo in the courtyard at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City.

  • Westwood building

    Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City.

  • West Ridge art show

    Art show during the summer of 2016 at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge shucking corn

    Shucking corn at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge Veterans Day 2016

    Veterans Day presentation at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge Stepping Stone

    Stepping Stones day care at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge holiday display 2016

    Living Windows Display at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge therapy gym

    Therapy gym at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge conference room

    Conference/meeting room at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville.

  • West Ridge building

    West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville

  • West Ridge sign
  • Wapello car show

    Wapello Specialty Care hosted a classic car show in the summer of 2016.

    From location: Wapello Specialty Care
  • Valley View RAGBRAI visitors

    Some RAGBRAI riders who traveled through Eldora and camped at Valley View Specialty Care the summer of 2015, came back for a visit in the summer of 2016. 

  • Stratford skunk visit

    In the spring of 2016, Stratford Specialty Care residents had a very unique visitor.

  • Stratford skunk visit

    In the spring of 2016, Stratford Specialty Care residents had a very unique visitor.

  • Stratford skunk visit

    In the spring of 2016, Stratford Specialty Care residents had a very unique visitor.

  • Sibley PCC 2

    The new electronic health record program went live November 1 at Sibley Specialty Care.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley PCC

    The new electronic health record program went live November 1 at Sibley Specialty Care.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood Activities Professional Week

    In recognition of Activities Professionals Week (Jan. 23-27), staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to a potato and soup luncheon.

  • Ravenwood Activities Professional Week

    In recognition of Activities Professionals Week (Jan. 23-27), staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo were treated to a potato and soup luncheon.

  • Parkridge PCC live

    The new electronic health record program went live July 1 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill.

  • Parkridge PCC live

    The new electronic health record program went live July 1 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill.

  • PCC at Parkridge

    The new electronic health record program went live July 1 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill.

  • EHR go live

    The new electronic health record program went live July 1 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill.

  • Pinnacle ribbon cutting

    Pinnacle Specialty Care opened its doors on Sept. 1, 2016 in Cedar Falls.

  • Southern Hills receives annual award

    The staff at Southern Hills Specialty received Care Initiatives 2016 Superior Care Award.

  • Southern Hills celebrates 2017 Deficiency Free

    The staff at Southern Hills Specialty Care were treated to a fried chicken, mashed potato and homemade cinnamon roll lunch Thursday, Jan. 26 to celebrate their 2017 Deficiency Free Survey.

  • Odebolt BBQ 2016

    Enjoying some Cookies BBQ.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt celebrates Bronze

    Odebolt Specialty Care team celebrates AHCA Bronze Quality Award.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt garden planning

    2016 Spring planting meeting at Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Easter 2016 2

    Odebolt Specialty Care Easter Egg Hunt for 2016.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Odebolt Easter 2016

    Odebolt Specialty Care Easter Egg Hunt for 2016.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Oakwood zoo day 5

    Visitors from Blank Park Zoo arrive at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood zoo day 4

    Visitors from Blank Park Zoo arrive at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood zoo day 3

    Visitors from Blank Park Zoo arrive at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood zoo day 2

    Visitors from Blank Park Zoo arrive at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood zoo day

    Visitors from Blank Park Zoo arrive at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 pie face

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days and activities during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 pie face

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days and activities during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 pie face

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days and activities during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 photo booth

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 auction

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Montezuma NNHW 2016 music dancing

    The staff and residents at Montezuma Specialty Care enjoyed themed days during 2016 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Mechanicsville 35 years

    A big thank you to Linda Johnson for 35 years of service at Mechanicsville Specialty Care!

  • Corning chili cook off cinnamon

    Director of Nursing Judy Johnson holds this year's title of Corning Specialty Care Chili Champion. Everyone loved the chili and cinnamon rolls.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning chili cook off taste

    Corning Specialty Care held its annual Chili Cook-off Tuesday, Jan. 24. All the entries were a hit with everyone.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning chili cook off

    Director of Nursing Judy Johnson holds this year's title of Corning Specialty Care Chili Champion. Everyone loved the chili and cinnamon rolls.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Lyon PCC launch -2

    Staff at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids received weeks of training to transition to an electronic health care record system. PointClickCare went live on Nov. 1, 2016.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon PCC launch

    Staff at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids received weeks of training to transition to an electronic health care record system. PointClickCare went live on Nov. 1, 2016.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Coffee 8.16 - 3

    Staff from People's Bank in Rock Rapids came and served coffee and visited with residents at Lyon Specialty Care.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Coffee 8.16 - 2

    Staff from People's Bank in Rock Rapids came and served coffee and visited with residents at Lyon Specialty Care.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lyon Coffee 8.16

    Staff from People's Bank in Rock Rapids came and served coffee and visited with residents at Lyon Specialty Care.

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park Def Free 2016

    Lantern Park Specialty Care received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in July by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

  • Lantern Park 36 year dietary aide

    Congratulations Carol and thank for 36 great years of service! 

  • Lantern Park Father Day 2016

    Celebrating Father's Day with a cook out at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville.

  • LaPorte dog days

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a few four-legged visitors.

  • LaPorte dog days

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a few four-legged visitors.

  • LaPorte therapy dogs

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a few four-legged visitors.

  • LaPorte guinea pig

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a new member of their family, Lilo the guinea pig.

  • LaPorte guinea pig

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a new member of their family, Lilo the guinea pig.

  • La Porte guinea pig

    The residents at La Porte Specialty Care welcomed a new member of their family, Lilo the guinea pig.

  • Lamoni craft

    Residents at Lamoni Specialty Care explore their creativity.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni kabobs

    A resident and guests help assemble kabobs for grilling.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Cowboy day

    A tribute to the All-American cowboy.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Specialty Care

    A tribute to the All-American cowboy.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni resident with pet

    A resident at Lamoni Specialty Care cuddles up with a four-legged visitor.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Estabrook Lodge

    The award-winning assisted living apartment complex, Estabrook Lodge in Eldora.

    From location: Eldora Specialty Care
  • Eldora SC at 2016 Hardin County Fair

    Staff from Eldora Specialty Care represented at the 2016 Hardin County Fair.

    From location: Eldora Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Assisted Living dinner 4

    Residents of Dunlap Assisted Living host a dinner for family and friends.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Assisted Living dinner 3

    Residents of Dunlap Assisted Living host a dinner for family and friends.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Assisted Living dinner 2

    Residents of Dunlap Assisted Living host a dinner for family and friends.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Assisted Living dinner

    Residents of Dunlap Assisted Living host a dinner for family and friends.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Assisted Living lunch

    Residents of Dunlap Assisted Living host a dinner for family and friends.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Christmas 2016 2

    Merry Christmas!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Christmas 2016

    Merry Christmas!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Santa 2016

    Residents welcomed Santa for a very merry Christmas.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap prom 2016

    Residents at Dunlap Specialty Care got to see the latest in prom fashion. 

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Bingo

    Everybody loves Bingo!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Red Hat ladies

    The Red Hat Ladies of Dunlap Specialty Care enjoy a walk on a nice day. 

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dubuque PCC live 2

    Staff at Dubuque Specialty Care received weeks of training to transition to an electronic health care record system. PointClickCare went live on Oct. 1, 2016.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque PCC live

    Staff at Dubuque Specialty Care received weeks of training to transition to an electronic health care record system. PointClickCare went live on Oct. 1, 2016.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park Therapy Gym 2

    Lantern Park Therapy Gym in Coralville, Iowa.

  • Lantern Park Therapy Gym

    Lantern Park Therapy Gym in Coralville, Iowa.

  • Cherokee NYE 2017 4

    Residents at Cherokee Specialty Care made sure to ring the New Year in right! Volunteers made special hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Entertainment was provided by Elaine Peacock.

  • Cherokee NYE 2017 3

    Residents at Cherokee Specialty Care made sure to ring the New Year in right! Volunteers made special hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Entertainment was provided by Elaine Peacock.

  • Cherokee NYE 2017 crowd

    Residents at Cherokee Specialty Care made sure to ring the New Year in right! Volunteers made special hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Entertainment was provided by Elaine Peacock.

  • Cherokee NYE 2017

    Residents at Cherokee Specialty Care made sure to ring the New Year in right! Volunteers made special hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Entertainment was provided by Elaine Peacock.

  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent 2017.4

    The second Friday of every month throughout the school year, residents at Corydon Specialty Care host 45-50 fourth grade students who come and spend time with their "adopted grandparent".

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent 2017.3

    The second Friday of every month throughout the school year, residents at Corydon Specialty Care host 45-50 fourth grade students who come and spend time with their "adopted grandparent".

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent 2017.2

    The second Friday of every month throughout the school year, residents at Corydon Specialty Care host 45-50 fourth grade students who come and spend time with their "adopted grandparent".

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent 2017

    The second Friday of every month throughout the school year, residents at Corydon Specialty Care host 45-50 fourth grade students who come and spend time with their "adopted grandparent".

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Northern Mahaska building, sign

    Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska entry

    Entry to Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska entry hall

    Entry hall to Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska fireplace

    Fireplace lounge at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska activities room

    Activities room at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska dining room

    Dining room at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska lounge

    Gathering spot at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska family gathering space

    Family gathering space at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska private bedroom 2

    Private bedroom at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska private bedroom

    Private bedroom at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Northern Mahaska private bathroom

    Private bathroom at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa

  • Atlantic Snowman month

    January 18 is World Day of the Snowman but residents at Atlantic Specialty Care have been celebrating snowmen all month including an "invitation to lunch".

  • Kingsley Fall decor 2016

    Admiring the outdoor fall decor at Kingsley Special Care.

  • Kingsley Red Hat 2016

    Kingsley Special Care Red Hat Ladies.

  • Kingsley St. Patrick's Day 2016

    Kingsley Special Care celebrates St. Patrick's Day.

  • Kingsley Spring Luncheon 2016

    Kingsley Special Care celebrates their volunteers with a Spring Luncheon.

  • Kingsley Spring lunch 2016

    Kingsley Special Care celebrates their volunteers with a Spring Luncheon.

  • Ravenwood Christmas 2016

    Santa made an early stop at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. He brought a gift for each resident and wished them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Ravenwood Christmas 2016

    Santa made an early stop at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. He brought a gift for each resident and wished them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Ravenwood Christmas 2016

    Santa made an early stop at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. He brought a gift for each resident and wished them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Ravenwood Christmas 2016

    Santa made an early stop at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo. He brought a gift for each resident and wished them all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • stratford Christmas 2016

    Staff and residents at Stratford Specialty Care held their annual Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 21. Family and friends came to enjoy goodies and open presents. And everyone loved the ugly sweaters!

  • stratford Christmas 2016

    Staff and residents at Stratford Specialty Care held their annual Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 21. Family and friends came to enjoy goodies and open presents. And everyone loved the ugly sweaters!

  • stratford Christmas 2016

    Staff and residents at Stratford Specialty Care held their annual Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 21. Family and friends came to enjoy goodies and open presents. And everyone loved the ugly sweaters!

  • stratford Christmas 2016

    Staff and residents at Stratford Specialty Care held their annual Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 21. Family and friends came to enjoy goodies and open presents. And everyone loved the ugly sweaters!

  • Stratford Christmas 2016

    Staff and residents at Stratford Specialty Care held their annual Christmas party Tuesday, Dec. 21. Family and friends came to enjoy goodies and open presents. And everyone loved the ugly sweaters!

  • Ravenwood Christmas cookies 2016

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo indulged their holiday sweet tooth and spent the afternoon decorating Christmas cookies.

  • Ravenwood Christmas cookies 2016

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo indulged their holiday sweet tooth and spent the afternoon decorating Christmas cookies.

  • Ravenwood Christmas cookies 2016

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo indulged their holiday sweet tooth and spent the afternoon decorating Christmas cookies.

  • Lantern Park Christmas 2016

    Lantern Park Specialty Care NAHCA Team Leader Terri Hemm took the time to contact the Iowa City homeless shelter to see if her team at Lantern Park could help make the holidays a bit brighter for some kids. Six kids are currently staying at the shelter, so the staff at Lantern Park, got together and gathered gifts and even some HyVee gift cards to give to the kids' parents.

  • Valley View Christmas 2016

    The staff at Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora gave residents and guests a real surprise when they joined the location's Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Where did those costumes come from?!

  • Dubuque puzzle 12.16

    The staff at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City came together from all departments to solve a puzzle...a real puzzle. They were challenged to piece together a poster-size version of Care Initiatives Core Values to demonstrate how each team member contributes to the day-to-day care of their residents.

  • Westwood puzzle

    The staff at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City came together from all departments to solve a puzzle...a real puzzle. They were challenged to piece together a poster-size version of Care Initiatives Core Values to demonstrate how each team member contributes to the day-to-day care of their residents.

  • Westwood Christmas 2016

    Westwood Specialty Care held their resident and family Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 18. Around 250 family members and friends joined their loved ones for great food and good company. Every resident received a present from under the Christmas Tree. Santa made an appearance and passed out candy canes. And West Middle School Jazz Choir entertained with Christmas carols. The party was a huge success!

  • Westwood Christmas 2016

    Westwood Specialty Care held their resident and family Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 18. Around 250 family members and friends joined their loved ones for great food and good company. Every resident received a present from under the Christmas Tree. Santa made an appearance and passed out candy canes. And West Middle School Jazz Choir entertained with Christmas carols. The party was a huge success!

  • Westwood Christmas 2016

    Westwood Specialty Care held their resident and family Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 18. Around 250 family members and friends joined their loved ones for great food and good company. Every resident received a present from under the Christmas Tree. Santa made an appearance and passed out candy canes. And West Middle School Jazz Choir entertained with Christmas carols. The party was a huge success!

  • Sibley Christmas 2016

    The staff at Sibley Specialty Care got into the holiday spirit with their "festive" sweaters (and leggings) for their holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 21. Food was catered from The Beach House, dietary department made homemade goodies and each staff member received a jacket.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Christmas 2016

    The staff at Sibley Specialty Care got into the holiday spirit with their "festive" sweaters (and leggings) for their holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 21. Food was catered from The Beach House, dietary department made homemade goodies and each for each staff member received a jacket.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Avoca Santa 2016

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea featuring special guest, Santa!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Santa 2016

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea featuring special guest, Santa!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Santa 2016

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea featuring special guest, Santa!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Santa 2016

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea featuring special guest, Santa!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Specialty Care hosts Christmas Tea

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea. Singer Aaron Shoemaker serenaded the crowds with Christmas songs.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Specialty Care hosts Christmas Tea

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea. Singer Aaron Shoemaker serenaded the crowds with Christmas songs.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Specialty Care hosts Christmas Tea

    Residents of Avoca Specialty Care invited family and friends to join them for a special Christmas Tea. Singer Aaron Shoemaker serenaded the crowds with Christmas songs.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Christmas carolers

    Last week, Dunlap Specialty Care was filled with holiday cheer. Carolers visited Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Thursday night caroling was a big production that has been going on for 12 years now. Organized by Vincent Leinen and Marilyn Grote the lobby was filled with carolers of all ages. The group also left behind 300 carnations to be handed out to residents and staff to show appreciation and gratitude for the care center. We all had a great time!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Christmas carolers

    Last week, Dunlap Specialty Care was filled with holiday cheer. Carolers visited Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Thursday night caroling was a big production that has been going on for 12 years now. Organized by Vincent Leinen and Marilyn Grote the lobby was filled with carolers of all ages. The group also left behind 300 carnations to be handed out to residents and staff to show appreciation and gratitude for the care center. We all had a great time!

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood Pajama Day 12-2016

    Staff and residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo are kicking off the week leading up to Christmas by taking it easy with Pajama Day. 

  • Centerville holiday dinner 2016

    Residents at Centerville Specialty Care invited family and friends to an early Christmas feast!

  • Centerville Christmas singers 2016

    Singers with the Lakeview 6th Grade Choir rang in the spirit of the season with a few classic carols.

  • Centerville ugly sweater 2016

    Tis the season for ugly sweaters. Centerville Specialty Care staff donned their worst and residents made their own.

  • Centerville ugly sweater 2016

    Tis the season for ugly sweaters. Centerville Specialty Care staff donned their worst and residents made their own.

  • Centerville Christmas 2016 decorate

    Residents and staff at Centerville Specialty Care have been celebrating the holidays all month long. They started the month with a combination birthday party/deck the halls.

  • Centerville Christmas birthday

    Residents and staff at Centerville Specialty Care have been celebrating the holidays all month long. They started the month with a combination birthday party/deck the halls.

  • NorthCrest Xmas 2016 Twister

    As part of their holiday festivities, residents at NorthCrest Specialty Care of Waterloo held a Twister Gift Give-Away. Community partner, Quota, donated $250 worth of gifts for residents and their families. The gifts were laid out on a Twister mat and residents tossed a plastic snowflake and where it landed is the gift the resident got to take. Delores, Selma and Lucy also had great takeaways.

  • NorthCrest Xmas 2016

    As part of their holiday festivities, residents at NorthCrest Specialty Care of Waterloo held a Twister Gift Give-Away. Community partner, Quota, donated $250 worth of gifts for residents and their families. The gifts were laid out on a Twister mat and residents tossed a plastic snowflake and where it landed is the gift the resident got to take. Ken won a gift to give his wife. 

  • NorthCrest Twister Christmas 2016

    As part of their holiday festivities, residents at NorthCrest Specialty Care of Waterloo held a Twister Gift Give-Away. Community partner, Quota, donated $250 worth of gifts for residents and their families. The gifts were laid out on a Twister mat and residents tossed a plastic snowflake and where it landed is the gift the resident got to take. Ken won a gift to give his wife.  

  • Ravenwood mitten tree

    Staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo collected mitten to decorate a tree and then donate to a local non-profit. 

  • Ravenwood resident Christmas

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held a Christmas party on Sunday with live music, bingo and a smorgasbord of meatballs, little smokies, meat and cheese tray, cookies and cake.

  • Ravenwood resident Christmas

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held a Christmas party on Sunday with live music, bingo and a smorgasbord of meatballs, little smokies, meat and cheese tray, cookies and cake.

  • Ravenwood resident Christmas

    The residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held a Christmas party on Sunday with live music, bingo and a smorgasbord of meatballs, little smokies, meat and cheese tray, cookies and cake.

  • Centerville CNA Week

    Celebrating 2015 National CNA Week.

  • Centerville NNHW 2015

    Celebrating 2015 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Centerville NNHW 2015

    Celebrating 2015 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Centerville NNHW 2015

    Celebrating 2015 National Nursing Home Week.

  • Belle Plaine Veterans Day

    On Veterans Day, Belle Plaine Specialty Care honored all our veteran residents with a flag and certificate from the branch they served in.

  • Valley View Specialty Care is Deficiency Free

    Staff at Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora celebrating their deficiency free rating.

  • State Center Specialty Care is Deficiency Free

    Staff at State Center Specialty Care celebrate their second year deficiency free.

  • Parkridge Def Free 2016

    Staff at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill celebrating their deficiency free survey.

  • Montezuma Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Montezuma Specialty Care celebrating their second year deficiency free.

  • Dunlap sign 2
    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dunlap sign
    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • La Porte City Def Free 2016

    Staff at La Porte City Specialty Care celebrating a deficiency free survey.

  • Atlantic Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Atlantic Specialty Care celebrating their second year deficiency free.

  • Avoca Casino 12.16

    Kris and Dianne winning big at the casino!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Christmas Decor

    Avoca Specialty Care enjoying the Christmas decor.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Chariton Bell Ring 4

    Staff at Chariton Specialty Care are ringing Salvation Army bells for the second year in a row to help raise funds this holiday season .The bell ringing starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between a empty kettle and one that raise $30 per hour - enough to provide two bags of groceries or shelter for the night for someone in need.

  • Chariton Bell Ring 3

    Staff at Chariton Specialty Care are ringing Salvation Army bells for the second year in a row to help raise funds this holiday season .The bell ringing starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between a empty kettle and one that raise $30 per hour - enough to provide two bags of groceries or shelter for the night for someone in need.

  • Chariton Bell Ring 2

    Staff at Chariton Specialty Care are ringing Salvation Army bells for the second year in a row to help raise funds this holiday season .The bell ringing starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between a empty kettle and one that raise $30 per hour - enough to provide two bags of groceries or shelter for the night for someone in need.

  • Chariton Bell Ringers

    Staff at Chariton Specialty Care are ringing Salvation Army bells for the second year in a row to help raise funds this holiday season .The bell ringing starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between a empty kettle and one that raise $30 per hour - enough to provide two bags of groceries or shelter for the night for someone in need.

  • Mechanicsville Deficiency Free 2016

    The staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care enjoyed a catered lunch from Olive Garden to celebrate their Deficiency Free Survey. 

  • Panora living room

    Panora Specialty Care living room

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora Reha2Home suite

    Panora Specialty Care Rehab to Home private room 

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora private bath

    Panora Specialty Care Rehab to Home private bath

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora Rehab2Home dining

    Panora Specialty Care Rehab to Home dining room

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora therapy gym

    Panora Specialty Care therapy gym

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora therapy gym

    Panora Specialty Care therapy gym

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora OT Kitchen

    Panora Specialty Care Rehab to Home occupational therapy kitchen

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora spa

    Panora Specialty Care Rehab to Home Spa

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Parkridge sign
  • Parkridge building
  • Parkridge room 2

    Private room

  • Parkridge private room

    Private room

  • Parkridge Lounge

    Lounge

  • Parkridge chapel

    Chapel

  • Parkridge Community Computer

    Computer for resident use.

  • Avoca Thanksgiving 8

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 7

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 6

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 5

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 4

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving 3

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Thanksgiving

    Residents and their family members at Avoca Specialty Care had a real treat on Saturday. Staff and volunteers threw an early Thanksgiving and it was a smashing success! Great job Avoca!

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Heritage ramp build 10.16

    Heritage Specialty Care is a member of the Elderly Consortium in Cedar Rapids. Each year, the group identifies a nonprofit to benefit from a day's worth of service. This year, in early October, the group helped the Wheelchair Ramp Accessability Program to build a ramp for a local resident.

  • Heritage ramp build 10.2016

    Heritage Specialty Care is a member of the Elderly Consortium in Cedar Rapids. Each year, the group identifies a nonprofit to benefit from a day's worth of service. This year, in early October, the group helped the Wheelchair Ramp Accessability Program to build a ramp for a local resident.

  • NorthCrest sign
  • NorthCrest building
  • NorthCrest private room

    Private room with bathroom at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • NorthCrest theater

    In-home theater at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • NorthCrest Therapy Gym

    Therapy gym at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • NorthCrest Spa

    Spa at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • NorthCrest fireplace

    Lounge at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • NorthCrest dining room

    Dining room at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • Westwood Veterans Day

    Westwood Specialty Care hosted a Veterans Day Brunch. American Legion volunteers did a flag folding ceremony for residents, veterans and visitors. It was a wonderful celebration of our veterans - past and present! 

  • Westwood Veterans Day

    Westwood Specialty Care hosted a Veterans Day Brunch. American Legion volunteers did a flag folding ceremony for residents, veterans and visitors. It was a wonderful celebration of our veterans - past and present! 

  • Westwood Veterans Day

    Westwood Specialty Care hosted a Veterans Day Brunch. American Legion volunteers did a flag folding ceremony for residents, veterans and visitors. It was a wonderful celebration of our veterans - past and present! 

  • Heritage sign
  • Heritage building

    Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage lounge

    Family room at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage dining

    Dining room at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage therapy gym

    Therapy gym at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage therapy gym

    Therapy gym at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage rehab kitchen

    Practice kitchen at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage spa

    Spa at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage private room

    Private room at Heritage Specialty Care in Cedar Rapids.

  • Heritage private bathroom

    Private bathroom.

  • Crestview building
  • Crestview courtyard

    Courtyard at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.

  • Crestview courtyard

    Courtyard at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch.

  • Crestview room

    Private room.

  • Lantern Park nursing station

    Nursing station at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville.

  • Lantern Park family room

    Family room at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville.

  • Lantern Park Alzheimer Walk

    Staff members and family members turned out for a great day for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

  • Sibley pre-Thanksgiving 2016

    As it has been the tradition in the past many years, staff at Sibley Specialty Care fired up the Thanksgiving spirit early by holding their own pre-feast in appreciation of what each and every staff member brings to the table. A special shout out to Director of Nursing Susan Wiertzema who once again provided 40lbs of turkey and dressing!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley pre-Thanksgiving 2016

    As it has been the tradition in the past many years, staff at Sibley Specialty Care fired up the Thanksgiving spirit early by holding their own pre-feast in appreciation of what each and every staff member brings to the table. A special shout out to Director of Nursing Susan Wiertzema who once again provided 40lbs of turkey and dressing!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Corydon reading

    On the second Friday of the month, Corydon Specialty Care hosts area 4th graders to come and practice their reading skills with the residents. 

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corydon Veterans Day 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care staff member Doris Randolph made this lovely quilt to honor resident Hugh on Veteran's Day.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Crestview Veterans Day

    A group of area veterans stopped by Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch to visit with their fellow veterans on Veterans Day.

  • Avoca Dietary look alike

    Apparently there was a very limited memo about last Friday's dress code at Avoca Specialty Care.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Dunlap Veterans Day

    Staff and residents Dunlap Specialty Care held a cake and coffee social to honor locaal veterans on Veterans Day. The cake was a decorated flag, name tags identify the veterans, and the resident’s helped make a personal flag that adorn the wall. 

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Chariton Veterans Day pin

    Chariton Specialty Care honored our veterans with an assembly presented by Lucas County Veteran’s Affairs. Pens, hats and flashlights were presented to all veterans and veterans' spouses for their service and sacrifice. Employees also received a goody bag.

  • Chariton Veterans Day pin

    Chariton Specialty Care honored our veterans with an assembly presented by Lucas County Veteran’s Affairs. Pens, hats and flashlights were presented to all veterans and veterans' spouses for their service and sacrifice. Employees also received a goody bag.

  • Chariton Veterans Day

    Chariton Specialty Care honored our veterans with an assembly presented by Lucas County Veteran’s Affairs. Pens, hats and flashlights were presented to all veterans and veterans' spouses for their service and sacrifice. Employees also received a goody bag.

  • Centerville Veteran's Day 2016

    Centerville Specialty Care Activity Director Juanita Lund hosted a program for Veteran's Day. She introduced Doyle Bailey, James Shipman, Billy Anderson and Jack Marvin and told the audience a bit about each of their military service. Thank you Doyle, James, Billy and Jack - we are immensely proud to know you.

  • NorthCrest Alz Walk 2016

    NorthCrest Specialty Care's team to Walk to End Alzheimer's finally got to have their event. Due to flooding in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the walk was postponed and finally held on Oct. 15.

  • Atlantic 35th anniversary

     Atlantic Specialty Care threw a potluck on Thursday, Nov. 3, to celebrate Brenda Holaday's 35 YEARS of care!!! Thank you so much Brenda...and make sure to have dessert at least twice!

  • Atlantic 35th anniversary

     Atlantic Specialty Care threw a potluck on Thursday, Nov. 3, to celebrate Brenda Holaday's 35 YEARS of care!!! Thank you so much Brenda...and make sure to have dessert at least twice!

  • Creston Halloween 2016

    The staff at Creston Specialty Care is ready for trick or treaters tonight! They are very  :)

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Corydon Chili Cook off 10.16

    Corydon Specialty Care has crowned a new Chili Master! At it's Chili Cook-off held yesterday, judges Pastor Josh Appel, Dennis Clayton from the Smoke Shed and Administrator Bruce Bjorn tasted six different chilis made by staff. Audra Bennell came in first, with Paula Nickell in second place and Suzann Williamson coming in third. After the contest, residents and staff enjoyed the rest of the chili (or potato soup) and homemade pie made by Cheryl Rouse.

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Panora pumpkin patch 10.2016

    Residents from Panora Specialty Care enjoyed a lovely fall day at Deal's Pumpkin Patch.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Crestview Walk to End Alz

    The Crestview Crew on the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

  • Corning David Young visit 10.19.2016

    Representative David Young visited staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care on Wednesday.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning David Young visit 10.19.2016

    Representative David Young visited staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care on Wednesday.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning David Young visit 10.19.2016

    Representative David Young visited staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care on Wednesday.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Sibley AHCA Bronze 2016

    Administrator Jessica McDyer accepts the 2016 American Health Care Association's Bronze Quality Award for Sibley Specialty Care.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Odebolt AHACA Bronze 2016

    Administrator Nancy Snyder accepts the 2016 American Health Care Association's Bronze Quality Award for Odebolt Specialty Care.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • Correctionville Bronze 2016

    Administrator Tanner Mackey accepts the 2016 American Health Care Association's Bronze Quality Award for Correctionville Specialty Care.

  • New London Alz Walk 2016

    Team New London Specialty Care trekked over to Burlington to participate in the Oct. 8 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Good lookin' group!

  • CR Hospice volunteer recognition 2016

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Cedar Rapids volunteer team received a group award ath the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held Sept. 23. Pictured are (l to r) Volunteer Sheryl Hein, Team Director Angie Deters and Volunteers Ann and Steve Howell. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Greenfield hospice volunteer recognition 2016

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield Volunteer Diane Acker (left) and Volunteer Coordinator Denise Speer attended the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held Sept. 23.

     

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Sioux City Hospice volunteer recognition 2016

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City Volunteer Diane Paugh (left) and  Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss attended the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held Sept. 23. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Waterloo volunteer recognition 2016

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Waterloo Volunteer Coordinator Kristen Sents (left) attended the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held Sept. 23 along with Warren and Dee Lindaman. Warren was honored as a Veteran Volunteer. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • DM Hospice volunteer recognition 2016

    Two volunteers with Care Initiatives Hospice – Des Moines were recognized for their services at the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held Sept. 23. Heather Farnum was nominated for Volunteer of the Year. Harold Kilcrease was recognized as a Veteran Volunteer. Congratulations! And thanks for all that you do!

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Sibley October calendar
    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Lamoni at Des Moines Alz walk

    A couple of Lamoni staff made it to the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Des Moines held Sept. 8.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Atlantic Governor Award 9.2016

    Governor Terry Branstad presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities to Atlantic Specialty Care today, Friday, Sept. 23. Great attendance! Great day! Great award! Congratulations to the entire team at Atlantic Specialty Care!!!

  • Atlantic Governor Award 9.2016 speaker

    Governor Terry Branstad presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities to Atlantic Specialty Care today, Friday, Sept. 23. Great attendance! Great day! Great award! Congratulations to the entire team at Atlantic Specialty Care!!!

  • Atlantic Governor Award 9.2016

    Governor Terry Branstad presented the 2016 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities to Atlantic Specialty Care today, Friday, Sept. 23. Great attendance! Great day! Great award! Congratulations to the entire team at Atlantic Specialty Care!!!

  • Creston Homecoming 9.2016

    Creston Specialty Care went with the classic who-dun-it board game, Clue, as their theme for their homecoming float. That's some impressive work!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Homecoming 9.2016

    Creston Specialty Care went with the classic who-dun-it board game, Clue, as their theme for their homecoming float. That's some impressive work!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Walk to End Alzheimers 2016

    The day started out a bit gloomy for the Sept. 10 Walk to End Alzheimers in Dubuque, but the sun finally came out for Team Dubuque Specialty Care.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Pinnacle aerial
  • Pinnacle aerial patio
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home entrance
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour pool
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour therapy
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour kitchen
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour bath
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour sun room
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour dining
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour room
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour private bath
  • Pinnacle Rehab to Home tour therapy
  • Pinnacle tour patio
  • Pinnacle tour fireplace
  • Pinnacle tour dining room
  • Pinnacle tour dining room
  • Pinnacle tour Common area
  • Pinnacle tour barber shop/salon
    Pinnacle Barber Shop/Salon
  • New London School Supply Drive

    New London Specialty Care held a School Supply Drive throughout the month of August. With community support, they were able to collect quite a few supplies and some monetary donations for milk money. Have a great school year Clark Elementary! Pictured from back row left to right:  NAHCA Members Sadie VanAmerongen, Caitlyn Holtkamp, Mikayla Kinzenbaw, Clark Elementary Principal Todd Palmatier, NAHCA Team Captain Kerry Luko, and in front NAHCA member Angela Parkhurst.

  • Parkridge Dunk Tank 8.16

    Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill held a field day August 19 with a bake sale, a quilt raffle and fun games for staff and residents, including a dunk tank. Administrator Shawn Mikles and Director of Nursing Jeri Godfrey were soaked! Funds were raised to support their NAHCA team.

  • Hospice - SC Hog Wild 8.16

    On Tuesday, August 16 the staff from Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City went HOG WILD at the Fun in the Sun community event at the Moville Fairgrounds. RN Transition Coordinator Patti Sauvain, Volunteers Caroline & Rose Torno and Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss shared information about our wonderful Hospice Care Team.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Hospice - SC Hog Wild 8.16

    On Tuesday, August 16 the staff from Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City went HOG WILD at the Fun in the Sun community event at the Moville Fairgrounds. RN Transition Coordinator Patti Sauvain, Volunteers Caroline & Rose Torno and Volunteer Coordinator Deb Poss shared information about our wonderful Hospice Care Team.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Avoca Taco Tuesday

    Avoca Specialty Care staff celebrated a good ole fashioned Taco Tuesday with a potluck on Aug. 16.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca Taco Tuesday

    Avoca Specialty Care staff celebrated a good ole fashioned Taco Tuesday with a potluck on Aug. 16.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Bedford Corn Fest staff

    Residents and staff at Bedford Specialty Care can't get enough of Iowa's signature crop. So tasty, there had to be a picnic day to enjoy more sweet corn!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford Corn Fest

    Residents and staff at Bedford Specialty Care can't get enough of Iowa's signature crop. So tasty, there had to be a picnic day to enjoy more sweet corn!

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Oakwood Victorian Days parade 8.16

    Joy Orona, RN, overlooks the construction of an Alice in Wonderland themed float that represented Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia's Victorian Days Parade, August 13. 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Paint It Purple 8.16

    Dubuque Specialty Care Julie Headlee, LPN was busy promoting Paint the Town Purple Day on Aug. 10 to raise awareness of the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. 10. She rallied staff to wear purple all day and then, with her walk committee, washed windows and spread the word to the community. Afterward, the group participated in a Create It Paint the Town Purple event held at one of the local assisted living centers.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Paint It Purple 8.16

    Dubuque Specialty Care Julie Headlee, LPN was busy promoting Paint the Town Purple Day on Aug. 10 to raise awareness of the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sept. 10. She rallied staff to wear purple all day and then, with her walk committee, washed windows and spread the word to the community. Afterward, the group participated in a Create It Paint the Town Purple event held at one of the local assisted living centers.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Good old fashioned sweet corn feed

    On Tuesday the residents at Bedford Specialty Care shucked sweet corn for a fresh, home-grown meal on Wednesday - sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, cucumber and onions, watermelon, and sloppy joes.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Good old fashioned sweet corn feed

    On Tuesday the residents at Bedford Specialty Care shucked sweet corn for a fresh, home-grown meal on Wednesday - sweet corn, fresh tomatoes, cucumber and onions, watermelon, and sloppy joes.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Stratford Bluegrass parade 7.2016

    Staff and residents of Stratford Specialty Care welcomed Stratford's 32nd annual Bluegrass Festival by joining in the parade with a theme of Christmas in July. Stratford's float got third place!

  • Creston Chalk the Town

    There are some talented chalk artists in Creston! Over the 4th of July weekend, Creston Specialty Care was one of several businesses to welcome members of the Creston Arts Council for the Chalk the Town event. The residents enjoyed watching the artists work.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford fishing 6.2016

    Staff and residents of Bedford Specialty Care made the most of the weather last Thursday (June 30) and headed to Bibbin's Park for a day of fishing.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Creston Fishing trip 6.2016

    Friday, June 24, residents and staff at Creston Specialty Care made their way to McKinley Lake for a bit of fishing. They caught 5 in all so they had pizza delivered instead.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • mechanicsville CNA week 2016

    Staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care had some unique challenges during CNA Week. Toilet paper mummy winners!

  • mechanicsville CNA week 2016

    Staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care had some unique challenges during CNA Week. Stacking cookies on a tongue dispenser looks tricky.

  • mechanicsville CNA week 2016

    Staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care had some unique challenges during CNA Week. Finding a gum ball in a dollop of whipped cream proved to be the messiest and silliest!

  • Bedford campfire 6-2016

    On Thursday, June 16, the residents at Bedford Specialty Care had a special evening with a campfire and s'mores.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Centerville Father's Day 2016

    Centerville Specialty Care celebrated Father's Day a day early with rib eye steaks on the grill, baked potatoes and all the sides. Celebrating a day early was totally worth it.

  • Corning CNA week

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care celebrated National CNA Week with a special barbecue and T-shirts!

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning CNA week

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care celebrated National CNA Week with a special barbecue and T-shirts!

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning CNA week

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care celebrated National CNA Week with a special barbecue and T-shirts!

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning CNA week

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care celebrated National CNA Week with a special barbecue and T-shirts!

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Lantern Park day care visit 6-2016

    A local daycare has been visiting the residents at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville. The kids come each month to read or make crafts.

  • Lantern Park stroll 6-2016

    Taking a nice leisurely afternoon stroll on a pleasant spring day always feels good.

  • Bedford CNA Week 2016

    CNAs at Bedford Specialty Care recieved new T-shirts and a pizza party to kick off National CNA Week, June 9-16.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Oakwood 4H flowers

    A few of the local 4-H members came to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia and planted potted flowers for the residents to enjoy.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Mechanicsville Red Nose Day

    The staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care got in on the "fun-raising" Thursday, May 26, by showing their support for Red Nose Day.

  • Mechanicsville Red Nose Day

    The staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care got in on the "fun-raising" Thursday, May 26, by showing their support for Red Nose Day.

  • Mechanicsville Red Nose Day

    The staff at Mechanicsville Specialty Care got in on the "fun-raising" Thursday, May 26, by showing their support for Red Nose Day.

  • Ravenwood Older Americans Walk 5.2016

    Ravenwood Specialty Care sponsored the Older Americans Walk today (May 25) in downtown Waterloo. Looks like everybody had a good time and appreciated the bags.

  • Ravenwood Older Americans Walk 5.2016

    Ravenwood Specialty Care sponsored the Older Americans Walk today (May 25) in downtown Waterloo. Looks like everybody had a good time! Resident Coordinator even ran into a former resident from Ravenwood's rehab to home program.

  • Ravenwood Older Americans Walk 5.2016

    Ravenwood Specialty Care sponsored the Older Americans Walk today (May 25) in downtown Waterloo. Looks like everybody had a good time! Included in the group are Assistant Administrator Kayla Harken, DON Cheryl Dryer, Resident Coordinator Casey Henry and LTC Nurse Manager Emily Foster.

  • Hospice Albia Chariton NNHW 2016

    For National Nursing Home Week, Care Initiatives Hospice - Albia brought some homemade treats to Chariton Specialty Care...and took a hand/heart photo!

  • Corning NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a community barbecue to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a community barbecue to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a community barbecue to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a community barbecue to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. 

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2016

    Friday of National Nursing Home Week was Patriotic Day at Creston Specialty Care. The local VFW performed the Folding of the Flag ceremony and celebrated with cake and punch.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2016

    On Farmer's Day, staff at Creston Specialty Care dressed in their farming clothes and welcomed miniature horse, Rosie.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2016

    Creston Specialty Care hosted an antique car show during National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2016

    Creston Specialty Care hosted an antique car show during National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston NNHW 2016

    Creston Specialty Care kicked off National Nursing Home Week with a Mother's Day luncheon.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Sibley Deficiency Free 2016

    The staff at Sibley Specialty Care gathered Thursday, May 19 to celebrate receiving a Deficiency Free Survey. They heard high praise for their efforts and enjoyed made-to-order omelettes! Way to go guys!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Deficiency Free 2015

    The staff at Sibley Specialty Care gathered Thursday, May 19 to celebrate receiving a Deficiency Free Survey. They heard high praise for their efforts and enjoyed made-to-order omelettes! Way to go guys!

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016 rehab

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day.  A Rehab Reunion celebrated with our rehab patients and our residents.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016 ice cream

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day. A Friendship Ice Cream Social brought in many visitors.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016 kid race

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day. Kids from Bright Beginnings Daycare show off their track skills.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016 minute

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day. The staff enjoyed a few challenges in Minute to Win It contests including Cookie Face - using their face muscles to move a cookie from their forehead to their mouth.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day. The staff enjoyed a few challenges in Minute to Win It contests including which team could toilet paper-mummy wrap the fastest.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley NNHW 2016 museum

    National Nursing Home Week at Sibley Specialty Care brought about different activities each day. Museum Curator Jan Stofferan stopped by to visit with residents about Main Street Sibley from the 1930’s-now.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Avoca NNHW 2016

    Avoca Specialty Care ended National Nursing Home Week with a carnival for staff and families.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca NNHW 2016

    Avoca Specialty Care ended National Nursing Home Week with a carnival for staff and families.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Manly NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care wrapped up National Nursing Home Week with a NAHCA Team fundraiser. For those who contributed, they got a can of Silly String and aimed for Charge Nurse Julie Bogle until she was completely covered.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care wrapped up National Nursing Home Week with a NAHCA Team fundraiser. For those who contributed, they got a can of Silly String and aimed for Charge Nurse Julie Bogle until she was completely covered.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care wrapped up National Nursing Home Week with a NAHCA Team fundraiser. For those who contributed, they got a can of Silly String and aimed for Charge Nurse Julie Bogle until she was completely covered.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Manly Specialty Care wrapped up National Nursing Home Week with a NAHCA Team fundraiser. For those who contributed, they got a can of Silly String and aimed for Charge Nurse Julie Bogle until she was completely covered.

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - winner

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - link

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - link

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - link

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - egg

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - egg

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - egg

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day - egg

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 race day

    Staff Olympics returned to Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia on Friday, the last day of National Nursing Home Week. First up, the Cheese Race where contestants have a slice of cheese placed on their forehead and have to get it to their mouth without using their hands. Then Egg on a Spork Around the Nurse's Station. And finally, Link Arms Up and Down the Hall race. Then after a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissor the grand winner was selected and took home a new grill!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 dump day

    On Thursday of National Nursing Home Week, the staff of Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia "dumped" all over their department heads. Staff were challenged with trivia questions about each of the department heads and whoever got the question correct, got to decide what they would dump on their department head. Choices included chocolate pudding, yogurt with cottage cheese, green syrup water with graham cracker crumbs, tartar sauce, barbecue brine, oatmeal, pickles and coffee grounds. Says Activity Coordinator Amanda Prevo, "It was SO gross, but the staff really enjoyed themselves." 

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Chariton NNHW 2016

    Residents, families and staff celebrated National Nursing Home Week at Chariton Specialty Care with a Fun Fair featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn snow cones and live music.

  • Chariton NNHW 2016

    Residents, families and staff celebrated National Nursing Home Week at Chariton Specialty Care with a Fun Fair featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn snow cones and live music.

  • Chariton NNHW 2016

    Residents, families and staff celebrated National Nursing Home Week at Chariton Specialty Care with a Fun Fair featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn snow cones and live music.

  • Chariton NNHW 2016

    Residents, families and staff celebrated National Nursing Home Week at Chariton Specialty Care with a Fun Fair featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn snow cones and live music.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Administrator Lori Bellinger got the full treatment with chocolate sauce to boot.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Administrator Lori Bellinger got the full treatment with chocolate sauce to boot.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week. Administrator Lori Bellinger prepares for her turn to get creamed.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - pie in face

    Because a pie in the face is always a laugh...the staff and residents of Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo held the messy event to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Stratford NNHW 2016

    Stratford Specialty Care put on a good ole-fashioned fair to celebrate National Nursing Home Week.

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Atlantic NNHW 2016

    Staff and residents at Atlantic Specialty Care spent one day of National Nursing Home Week just clowin' around!

  • Cherokee NNHW 2016

    Residents and staff at Cherokee Specialty Care enjoyed a carnival during National Nursing Home Week.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2016

    Residents and staff at Cherokee Specialty Care enjoyed a carnival during National Nursing Home Week.

  • Cherokee NNHW 2016

    Residents and staff at Cherokee Specialty Care enjoyed a carnival during National Nursing Home Week.

  • Northern Mahaska Def Free 2016

    The staff at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa celebrated their Deficiency Free Survey on Thursday. A catered Chinese lunch was served and everyone was congratulated for his/her hard work.

  • Northern Mahaska Def Free 2016

    The staff at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa celebrated their Deficiency Free Survey on Thursday. A catered Chinese lunch was served and everyone was congratulated for his/her hard work.

  • Northern Mahaska Def Free 2016

    The staff at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa celebrated their Deficiency Free Survey on Thursday. A catered Chinese lunch was served and everyone was congratulated for his/her hard work.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - hearts

    A wall of hearts reminds Ravenwood Specialty Care staff and residents that they are appreciated during National Nursing Home Week.

  • Centerville NNHW 2016 - YMCA

    On Tuesday Centerville Specialty Care celebrated National Nursing Home Week with an All American Day.  Jeff and Nancy Beal played music featuring tunes that had different states in each song. Then we did the Chicken Dance and the YCMA before lunch.

  • Bedford Deficiency Free 2016

    The staff at Bedford Specialty Care celebrated their Deficiency Free Survey on May 5 with a picnic.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 crazy hair

    Talk about getting creative! The residents at Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia had to be tickled when they saw this 'do on Crazy Hair Day for National Nursing Home Week.

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016-mini horse

    On Good Ole Country theme day of National Nursing Home Weeks, residents welcomed a special guest - a mini horse!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016-mini horse

    On Good Ole Country theme day of National Nursing Home Weeks, residents welcomed a special guest - a mini horse!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016-mini horse

    On Good Ole Country theme day of National Nursing Home Weeks, residents welcomed a special guest - a mini horse!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016-mini horse

    On Good Ole Country theme day of National Nursing Home Weeks, residents welcomed a special guest - a mini horse!

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016 - grill

    The fun continues Wednesday of National Nursing Home Week with a noontime grill out for lunch.

  • Centerville Mother'sDay

    Centerville Specialty Care's dietary staff put on quite a spread for Mother's Day.

  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 sports

    At Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia celebrating National Nursing Home Week brings a different theme every day. Tuesday was Sports Day with Shoot a Ping Pong Ball off a Tee with a Squirt Gun Challenge. Too much fun!

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 donut

    At Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia celebrating National Nursing Home Week brings a different theme every day. Monday was Pajama Day with Eat a Donut Challenge (no hands involved).

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Oakwood NNHW 2016 donut

    At Oakwood Specialty Care in Albia celebrating National Nursing Home Week brings a different theme every day. Monday was Pajama Day with Eat a Donut Challenge (no hands involved).

    From location: Oakwood Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    Tuesday was Hat Day for National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16 at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    The staff at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo enjoyed Pajama Day to kick of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16. 

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    Residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo tried their skill at sinking ping pong balls into cups during National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16. 

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    Residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo explored their artistic side to kick of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16. 

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    Residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo explored their artistic side to kick of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16. 

  • Ravenwood NNHW 2016

    Residents at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo explored their artistic side to kick of National Nursing Home Week, May 8-16. 

  • Lantern Park Mother's Day 2016

    The staff at Lantern Park Specialty Care in Coralville held a special Mother's Day Tea on Saturday, May 7 for residents and their families.

  • Eldora Administrative Day

    The NAHCA Team at Eldora Specialty Care thanked their Business Office Manager Diana Stowe with a lovely arrangement of flowers.

    From location: Eldora Specialty Care
  • Ridgewood Easter 3.16

    Easter egg hunter at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Oskaloosa.

  • Ridgewood girl scouts 3.2016

    A Girl Scouts troupe stopped by Ridgewood Specialty Care and did Easter themed arts and crafts with the residents.

  • Ridgewood Social Worker gifts 2016

    Might be a little "cheesy", but Ridgewood's Social Workers are "na-cho" average!

  • Ridgewood St. Pat's 2016

    Bygosh and bygora! Ridgewood Specialty Care really does St. Patrick's Day right!

  • Bedford serves omelets

    Staff with Bedford Specialty Care came in early one morning last week to set up made-to-order omelet bar. The residents loved it! #ImprovingQualityofLife

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • N. Mahaska history

    Retired teachers Steve Heiting and Terry Sheesley visit residents at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa each month for a trip down memory lane. Each month, they review a different decade. We love having them!

  • Manly Popcorn popper 4.16

    Manly Specialty Care purchased a theater style popcorn popper thanks to a generous donation from the family of Roger Felker! Thank you!

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • Manly Popcorn popper 4.16

    Manly Specialty Care purchased a theater style popcorn popper thanks to a generous donation from the family of Roger Felker! Thank you!

    From location: Manly Specialty Care
  • LaPorte nurse/firefighter

    Congratulations Windy Anderson! The La Porte City Specialty Care restorative nurse received a beautiful plaque recognizing her 10 years of service as an Evansdale firefighter.

  • Parkridge staff 15+years

    That's some dedication! These staff members are each celebrating 15 or more years with Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill. Congratulations!

    (Left to Right: Front row): Genieve Douglas - Laundry, Carla Mahaffey - LPN, Shawn Mikles - Administrator, Jackie Wambsgans - Activity Assistant

    (Left to Right: Middle Row): Heather Cronk - Housekeeping, Debbie Bishop - Laundry/Housekeeping, Barb Flagg - Admissions Coordinator, Linda Geisinger - Laundry

    (Left to Right: Back Row): Nancy Huss - CNA, Amanda Fox - CNA, and Rosiland VanGorp - RN/Nurse Manager

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved!

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved!

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved!

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved!

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved!

  • Crestview Def Free 2016

    On Wednesday, April 20, the staff at Crestview Specialty Care celebrated their SIXTH CONSECUTIVE Deficiency Free survey! A made-to-order pasta and baked potato bar was served, topped off by cheesecake. Well deserved! 

  • Clone of Clone of QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Clone of QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Clone of Clone of QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Clone of QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • QAPI skit 4.16

    Administrators from Lyon, Sibley and Cherokee Specialty Care came together to perform a skit to kick off their QAPI program - Quality Assurance Performance Improvement. The skit demonstrated the steps to take to improve as situation with a resident who has many alarms. 

    From location: Lyon Specialty Care
  • Sioux City Hospice bear donation

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City office participated in the Mike Ruehle Cancer Drive in early April. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals were collected to give to the Children’s Miracle Network to give to children suffering from cancer. Mike (Bear) Ruehle passed away from cancer in 2015 and the drive to collect stuffed animals is coordinated by his family.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Sioux City Hospice bear donation

    Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City office participated in the Mike Ruehle Cancer Drive in early April. Teddy bears and other stuffed animals were collected to give to the Children’s Miracle Network to give to children suffering from cancer. Mike (Bear) Ruehle passed away from cancer in 2015 and the drive to collect stuffed animals is coordinated by his family.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Sioux City Hospice volunteers make picture frames

    On April 7, Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers met at the Sioux City office to create some beautiful personalized picture frames for each of our patients at Westwood Specialty Care and Touchstone.  Twelve patients received a decorated picture frame that was given to each of them during their weekly volunteer visits.  

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Sibley Volunteer Day 4.16

    On Tuesday April 12 Sibley Specialty Care held a volunteer appreciation luncheon entitled “Volunteers are Scent-sational.” Chiropractor Melissa Rupp chiropractor and Massage Therapist Ashley Daggett talked about essential oils in everyday living and its benefits. We enjoyed a chocolate fondue pot with all the fixings and other delicious foods. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley Volunteer Day 4.16

    On Tuesday April 12 Sibley Specialty Care held a volunteer appreciation luncheon entitled “Volunteers are Scent-sational.” Chiropractor Melissa Rupp chiropractor and Massage Therapist Ashley Daggett talked about essential oils in everyday living and its benefits. We enjoyed a chocolate fondue pot with all the fixings and other delicious foods. 

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Windsor tours Pinnacle

    On Friday, April 8, staff members with Windsor Specialty Care got to tour the future residence of Pinnacle Specialty Care. "It was a cold and windy day but worth it to see the progress being made on the new building," said Administrator Teri Osborn. Pictured: Jacob Bates, student, Andrea Coen Assistant Director of Nursing, Teri  Osborn, Adminstrator, Deb Schilling,Director of Nursing, and Nicole Siegel, MDS Coordinator.

    From location: Windsor Specialty Care
  • SC Hospice art frames

    On Thursday, April 7 Care Initiatives Hospice volunteers met at the Sioux City office to create some beautiful personalized picture frames for each of our patients at Westwood Specialty Care and Touchstone.  Twelve patients received a beautifully decorated picture frame that was given to each of them during their weekly volunteer visits. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • SC Hospice Bear Drive 4.16

    Staff members with Care Initiatives Hospice - Sioux City helped collect stuffed teddy bears and other stuffed animals for the Mike Ruehle Cancer Drive to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. The drive was in memory of Mike (Bear) Ruehle who had passed away from cancer last in 2015. He had been diagnosed with Cancer 12 years before and was an active Sioux City community member.  His family has continued to collect stuffed animals to be given away in his memory so that young cancer patients might have a happy moment in their day while they are going through the difficult stages of cancer.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Chariton volunteer lunch 4.16

    On Friday, April 15, Chariton Specialty Care hosted a luncheon to honor all their dedicated volunteers. 

  • Chariton volunteer lunch 4.16

    On Friday, April 15, Chariton Specialty Care hosted a luncheon to honor all their dedicated volunteers. 

  • Chariton volunteer lunch 4.16

    On Friday, April 15, Chariton Specialty Care hosted a luncheon to honor all their dedicated volunteers. 

  • Creston volunteer lunch 4.16

    Our lunch was April 14th-Our volunteers help with Bingo, crafts, religious services, decoration for special events, story time, special events, adopt a Grandparent, play games or just to visit one on one. 

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine Volunteer of the Year 2016

    On April 13, Belle Plaine Specialty Care held a pie and ice cream social to honor their volunteers. Wilma Wilson was named Volunteer of the Year and accepted a give from Activity Director Deanna Sutphin.

  • Crestview Volunteer Appreciation 2016

    During National Volunteer Week April 10-16, Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch held a party to honor and recognize their volunteers for their continued service to Crestview.

  • Memories of March Madness

    Valley View Specialty Care staff and Care Initiatives Hospice staff members came together to throw a special March Madness party for Marcella Creps who, as a sophomore in 1934, helped her Wellsburg basketball team win a State Championship. Click here to read the article.

  • Cherokee residents take a painting class

    Several residents at Cherokee Specialty Care let their creative sides shine during an April 8 painting class.

  • Staff supports coworker's son with autism

    Staff members from Creston Specialty Care got together to raise $203 for Autism Speaks and participated in the annual walk held April 2. They were showing their support for coworker CNA Melissa Chapman whose youngest son was diagnosed with autism in 2013 at 3 years old. “Every day with Conner is a challenge, but also a blessing,” Melissa says.

     

    Good job team!

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Easter 2016

    Easter was a blast at Creston Specialty Care! We had three winners in our golden egg Easter egg hunt.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Easter 2016

    Easter was a blast at Creston Specialty Care! Rosie, a miniature horse, dressed in bunny ears, came for a visit. And we had three winners in our golden egg Easter egg hunt.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Creston Easter 2016

    Easter weekend was a blast at Creston Specialty Care! Residents made "bird's nests" for a Spring time snack.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Senior Wellness Expo 2016

    Staff from Dubuque Specialty Care took part in Congressman Rod Blum’s 2016 Senior Wellness Fair at the Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center here in Dubuque on Saturday, March 26. Accompanied by CNA Julie Laraia (left), Admissions Coordinator Julie Headlee, LPN said "It was good to touch base with the other vendors as well as Congressman Blum. I took the opportunity to talk with him about the struggles our elderly population have with the changing Medicaid system and that Care Initiatives is doing our best to assist the residents and their families through the transition."  

    "I also spoke with a few visitors about the long care, skilled care, and outpatient services provide at Dubuque Specialty Care and that although our name has changed, we continue to provide the same quality care," Headlee said.  

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Centerville Easter

    The ground at Centerville Specialty Care was covered in Easter eggs Saturday, March 26. Residents watched will kids searched for eggs.

  • Centerville Easter

    The ground at Centerville Specialty Care was covered in Easter eggs Saturday, March 26. Bev Hanson is joined by a young friend watching while other kids scramble for eggs.

  • Centerville Easter

    The ground at Centerville Specialty Care was covered in Easter eggs Saturday, March 26. The local 4H group volunteered to help hide the goodies and the kids had no problem picking up after them.

  • Centerville Easter

    The ground at Centerville Specialty Care was covered in Easter eggs Saturday, March 26. Director of Rehab Rhonda Myers helps her son Cooper pick up eggs.

  • Centerville Easter

    The ground at Centerville Specialty Care was covered in Easter eggs Saturday, March 26. The local 4H group volunteered to help hide the goodies and the kids had no problem picking up after them.

  • Clone of Dubuque Day on the Hill

    Julie Headlee, LPN, is the admissions coordinator with Dubuque Specialty Care and is also serving as the chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. She, along with several of her committee members, spent The Day on the Hill March 23 meeting with the state's political leaders. She said, "I reminded Governor Branstad how hard the aides and nurses work taking care of our elderly population and that Care Initiatives is a major supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association here in Iowa." Way to go, Julie!

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Dubuque Day on the Hill

    Julie Headlee, LPN, is the admissions coordinator with Dubuque Specialty Care and is also serving as the chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. She, along with several of her committee members, spent The Day on the Hill March 23 meeting with the state's political leaders. Way to go, Julie!

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Day on the Hill

    Julie Headlee, LPN, is the admissions coordinator with Dubuque Specialty Care and is also serving as the chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. She, along with several of her committee members, spent The Day on the Hill March 23 meeting with the state's political leaders. Way to go, Julie!

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dubuque Day on the Hill

    Julie Headlee, LPN, is the admissions coordinator with Dubuque Specialty Care and is also serving as the chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. She, along with several of her committee members, spent The Day on the Hill March 23 meeting with the state's political leaders. She said, "I reminded Governor Branstad how hard the aides and nurses work taking care of our elderly population and that Care Initiatives is a major supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association here in Iowa." Way to go, Julie!

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    Everybody's waiting on the kids for an early Easter party!

  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care celebrated Easter a little early. There was craft time and an Easter egg hunt. And a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care celebrated Easter a little early. There was craft time and an Easter egg hunt. And a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care celebrated Easter a little early. There was craft time and an Easter egg hunt. And a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

  • Belle Plaine Easter party

    Residents and staff at Belle Plaine Specialty Care celebrated Easter a little early. There was craft time and an Easter egg hunt. And a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Avoca St. Patty's Day party

    The staff at Avoca Specialty Care had a fun time putting on a St. Patrick's Day party for the residents.

    From location: Avoca Specialty Care
  • Bedford show calf

    Jeremy Swartz stopped by Bedford Specialty Care on Monday morning with his daughter's show calf to show the residents and his grandmother.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Hospice Greenfield horse

    The Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield team was able to make patient's birthday extra-special. He was a lifelong cowboy and was very passionate about horses. We were able to arrange to have Hank from Southern Hills in Osceola bring one of his horses to Creston during our patient's birthday party. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Hospice Greenfield horse

    The Care Initiatives Hospice - Greenfield team was able to make patient's birthday extra-special. He was a lifelong cowboy and was very passionate about horses. We were able to arrange to have Hank from Southern Hills in Osceola bring one of his horses to Creston during our patient's birthday party. 

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Care Initiatives with Alzheimer's Association 2015 awards

    Kay Rader (center) with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Iowa stopped by Care Initiatives' office in West Des Moines to share a couple of awards the organization earned with our help. 
    The local chapter received the Board Cup and Rising Star award. Both Char and Gina are very involved in the annual fundraising walks.

    From location: Corporate Headquarters
  • Lantern Park Easter 2016

    Lantern Park Specialty Care held a family Easter egg hunt and party on Saturday, March 19. The Bunny Bait and cotton candy were a hit!

  • Lantern Park Easter 2016

     

    Lantern Park Specialty Care held a family Easter egg hunt and party on Saturday, March 19. 

  • Belle Plaine Easter eggs

    Easter is a little more than a week away so the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been busy filling over 2,000 Easter eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt. Looks like fun!

  • Belle Plaine Easter eggs

    Easter is a little more than a week away so the residents at Belle Plaine Specialty Care have been busy filling over 2,000 Easter eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt. Looks like fun!

  • Centerville Ball Play

    Ava, the granddaughter of our BOM Deb Cossolotto dropped by on St. Patrick's Day to play a little ball. 

  • Montezuma Business Expos

    Montezuma Specialty Care participated in the 2016 Business Expo. Our representatives greeted visitors and talked about Montezuma Specialty Care and hospice services.

  • Wapello career day

    Wapello Specialty Care participated in a local career day held March 3 at the high school. We were talking about working in the healthcare industry.

    From location: Wapello Specialty Care
  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Cherokee Specialty Care celebrated an awesome accomplishment - Deficiency Free for 2016! On Thursday, March 9, the group was treated to a catered lunch from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.

  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Cherokee Specialty Care Administrator Kristi Schubert offered babysitting services during their Deficiency Free celebration on Thursday, March 9.

  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Cherokee Specialty Care celebrated an awesome accomplishment - Deficiency Free for 2016! On Thursday, March 9, the group was treated to a catered lunch from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.

  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Cherokee Specialty Care celebrated an awesome accomplishment - Deficiency Free for 2016! On Thursday, March 9, the group was treated to a catered lunch from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.

  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Cherokee Specialty Care celebrated an awesome accomplishment - Deficiency Free for 2016! On Thursday, March 9, the group was treated to a catered lunch from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.

  • Cherokee Deficiency Free 2016

    Staff at Cherokee Specialty Care celebrated an awesome accomplishment - Deficiency Free for 2016! On Thursday, March 9, the group was treated to a catered lunch from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant.

  • Stratford NAHCA 2015

    The Stratford Specialty Care NAHCA team were pretty enthusiastic at the NAHCA 2015 conference. 

  • State Center Specialty Care Def Free

    State Center Specialty Care is pleased to announce that it has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in August, 2015 by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

  • Southern Hills NAHCA 2015

    Staff and residents at Southern Hills Specialty Care welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA for a May pep rally.

  • Parkridge Alz Walk 2015

    Parkridge Specialty Care team members greeted participants at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Des Moines Saturday, Sept. 19. 

  • Panora NAHCA 2015

    Panora Specialty Care staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell from NAHCA.

    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Panora ribbon cutting
    From location: Panora Specialty Care
  • Odebolt NAHCA 2015

    The staff at Odebolt Specialty Care enjoyed a rousing pep rally with NAHCA co-founders Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell.

    From location: Odebolt Specialty Care
  • NorthCrest Xmas 2015

    Administrator Phil Maxey might be a regular guy most of the year, but around the holidays he doubles as St. Nick.

  • NorthCrest Xmas 2015

    Administrator Phil Maxey might be a regular guy most of the year, but around the holidays he doubles as St. Nick.

  • NorthCrest Xmas 2015

    Administrator Phil Maxey might be a regular guy most of the year, but around the holidays he doubles as St. Nick.

  • NorthCrest Xmas 2015

    Administrator Phil Maxey might be a regular guy most of the year, but around the holidays he doubles as St. Nick.

  • NorthCrest Alz Walk 2015

     NorthCrest Specialty Care had a very well visited booth at this year’s Alzheimer's Walk 2015. People of all ages enjoyed trail mix as they walked the trail remembering and honoring those with Alzheimer's Disease. This year’s booth had an artistic addition as our very own business office manager Stacy Pajazetovic painted the faces of young and old alike. NorthCrest T-shirts (designed and voted on by NC staff)  were also a hit as we reminded all, "That time goes in one direction; memory goes another and NorthCrest brings it back to you." NorthCrest, personally had an amazing and dedicated team that were present to show their support inside and outside of the facility.

  • NorthCrest Alz Walk 2015

     NorthCrest Specialty Care had a very well visited booth at this year’s Alzheimer's Walk 2015. People of all ages enjoyed trail mix as they walked the trail remembering and honoring those with Alzheimer's Disease. This year’s booth had an artistic addition as our very own business office manager Stacy Pajazetovic painted the faces of young and old alike. NorthCrest T-shirts (designed and voted on by NC staff)  were also a hit as we reminded all, "That time goes in one direction; memory goes another and NorthCrest brings it back to you." NorthCrest, personally had an amazing and dedicated team that were present to show their support inside and outside of the facility.

  • NorthCrest Alz Walk 2015

     NorthCrest Specialty Care had a very well visited booth at this year’s Alzheimer's Walk 2015. People of all ages enjoyed trail mix as they walked the trail remembering and honoring those with Alzheimer's Disease. This year’s booth had an artistic addition as our very own business office manager Stacy Pajazetovic painted the faces of young and old alike. NorthCrest T-shirts (designed and voted on by NC staff)  were also a hit as we reminded all, "That time goes in one direction; memory goes another and NorthCrest brings it back to you." NorthCrest, personally had an amazing and dedicated team that were present to show their support inside and outside of the facility.

  • New London NAHCA 2015

    New London Specialty Care staff and residents enjoyed a visit from Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA.

  • Lamoni Specialty Care

    Lamoni Specialty Care staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May 2015.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni Specialty Care

    Lamoni Specialty Care staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May 2015.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni NAHCA 2015

    Lamoni Specialty Care staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May 2015.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Lamoni NAHCA 2015

    Lamoni Specialty Care staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May 2015.

    From location: Lamoni Specialty Care
  • Kingsley NAHCA 2015

    Kingsley Specialty Care staff and residents enjoyed hosting Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May, 2015.

  • Kingsley NAHCA 2015

    Kingsley Specialty Care staff and residents enjoyed hosting Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May, 2015.

  • Kingsley NAHCA 2015

    Kingsley Specialty Care staff and residents enjoyed hosting Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a NAHCA pep rally in May, 2015.

  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent

    Fourth grade students at Wayne Elementary in Corydon "adopt a grandparent" throughout their school year. The kids visit the second Friday of each month to do crafts, read aloud, or play games. 

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon Adopt a Grandparent

    Fourth grade students at Wayne Elementary in Corydon "adopt a grandparent" throughout their school year. The kids visit the second Friday of each month to do crafts, read aloud, or play games. 

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

     

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

     

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

     

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

     

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

     

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Corydon VDay Family Night 2016

    Corydon Specialty Care held Family Night on Feb. 15. Residents and guests enjoyed a buffet, live music and a little dancing.

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • Sibley VDay 2015

    Jennie Bents and family enjoy the Valentines Meal on February 12 at Sibley Specialty Care.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley VDay 2015

    Resident Irma Tounget and family enjoy the Valentines Day meal at Sibley Specialty Care.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Sibley VDay 2015

    The Sibley Specialty Care NAHCA team sponsored our Sweetheart Valentine’s Dinner on February 12. Volunteers from the kitchen, housekeeping, social services, activities, administration, and nursing all participated in the fun-filled event.

    From location: Sibley Specialty Care
  • Heritage NAHCA 2015

    Buenos dias NAHCA! Staff at Heritage Specialty Care celebrated Cinco de Mayo with NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell.

  • Heritage NAHCA 2015

    Buenos dias NAHCA! The staff at Heritage Specialty Care celebrated Cinco de Mayo with NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell.

  • Fonda NAHCA 2015

    Fonda Specialty Care staff welcomed NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a pep rally in May, 2015.

    From location: Fonda Specialty Care
  • Dubuque VDay 2016

    Residents and staff at Dubuque Specialty Care crowned a Queen and King of Hearts for Valentine's Day while also enjoying live music and a special meal.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Dunlap NAHCA 205

    Staff and residents at Dunlap Specialty Care welcomed NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell in May 2015.

    From location: Dunlap Specialty Care
  • Dubuque NAHCA 2015

    Staff at Dubuque Specialty Care broke out special custom made t-shirts to wear for NAHCA leaders in May 2015.

    From location: Dubuque Specialty Care
  • Ravenwood letter
  • Mechanicsville VDay 2016

    The local second grade class visited residents at Mechanicsville Specialty Care for a combined Valentine's Day party.

  • Mechanicsville VDay 2016

    The local second grade class visited residents at Mechanicsville Specialty Care for a combined Valentine's Day party.

  • Mechanicsville VDay 2016

    Mechanicsville staff and residents chose a King and Queen of Hearts for Valentine's Day.

  • Crestview NAHCA 2015

    Nothing like a bit of tie-dye and a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell to brighten up the day!

  • Crestview NAHCA 2015

    Nothing like a bit of tie-dye and a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell to brighten up the day! Sophie even got a special t-shirt.

  • Crestview NAHCA 2015

    Nothing like a bit of tie-dye and a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell to brighten up the day!

  • Crestview def free 2015

    Crestview Specialty Care celebrated its fifth consecutive deficiency free survey in April 2015. Way to go!

  • Creston NAHCA 2015

    Everyone at Creston Specialty Care enjoyed a spring visit from Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA.

    From location: Creston Specialty Care
  • Corydon NAHCA 2015

    Staff and residents welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a good old fashioned pep rally in May 2015.

    From location: Corydon Specialty Care
  • LaPorte City Specialty Care VDay 2016

    A little something extra special for Valentine's Day!

  • LaPorte City Specialty Care VDay 2016

    Residents and guests at La Porte City Specialty Care celebrated Valentine's Day with a Sweetheart Dinner. 

  • LaPorte City Specialty Care VDay 2016

    Residents and guests at La Porte City Specialty Care celebrated Valentine's Day with a Sweetheart Dinner. 

  • LaPorte City Specialty Care VDay 2016

    Residents and guests at La Porte City Specialty Care celebrated Valentine's Day with a Sweetheart Dinner. 

  • Correctionville NAHCA 2015

    The team at Correctionville Specialty Care welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell for a pep rally in May.

  • Bedford NAHCA 2015

    A nice day made even nicer for the staff and residents at Bedford Specialty Care. They welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Bedford NAHCA 2015

    A nice day made even nicer for the staff and residents at Bedford Specialty Care. They welcomed Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA.

    From location: Bedford Specialty Care
  • Corning NAHCA 2015

    The staff at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell in May, 2015.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning NAHCA 2015

    The staff at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell in May, 2015.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Corning NAHCA 2015

    The staff at Corning Specialty Care enjoyed a visit from NAHCA's Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell in May, 2015.

    From location: Corning Specialty Care
  • Cherokee Specialty Care

    Rocco was a hit with everyone at Cherokee Specialty Care. 

  • Cherokee NAHCA 2015

    Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA rallied the troops at Cherokee Specialty Care. Everyone got good and pumped up!

  • Cherokee NAHCA 2015

    Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell of NAHCA rallied the troops at Cherokee Specialty Care. Everyone got good and pumped up!

  • Lyon VDay 2016

    It was a very happy Valentine's Day at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids!

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