For All of Life's Health Transitions

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

Our Mission

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

Our Core Values

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

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Family Stories

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

One of the first things Mom asked after she came back was, "Am at the Care Center?" I told her she was home and she nodded. She loved the staff and residents. Thank you to absolutely everyone who helped Mom with care and compassion in her last days. Everything was greatly appreciated!

Joan A. family

Panora Specialty Care

During my entire stay at West Ridge, I have received nothing but the best care, especially during my 14 days of isolation. The girls would put costumes on and continue to provide the best care. I will forever be thankful!

Verma J.

West Ridge Specialty Care

This is one of the finest places, and it is as close to home as I could get. The staff here is outstanding. They appreciate my wife and me. The food is wonderful and the housekeeping is outstanding. Their care for myself and the other residents can't be beat. The office staff and nurses are very considerate at all times

Bernie L.

Avoca Specialty Care

A huge thank you to all of you. What you have been through has been stressful on your bodies and minds. You are very appreciated and very special.

Kaylen L. & Penny W.

Stratford Specialty Care

Thank you seems like such a simple word to tell you all how much we all appreciate the care given to our mothers these past four years. Please accept our sincere gratitude. Thank you for all the extra touches of loving and kind care given these past difficult weeks. You care for us too.

The family of Eunice G.

Southridge Specialty Care

Dubuque Specialty Care is like home. You can connect with many people.  The staff at Dubuque Specialty Care treat me very well. They aim to please and the staff have big hearts. I have progressed 100% in every aspect. They offer a variety of menu options and change up the menus as well. I enjoy having pizza day and going on outings to the casino. I have made new friends and learned new things.

Gary W.

Dubuque Specialty Care

They were very helpful when my mother in law had to go to rehab.

Lillyanne R.

State Center Specialty Care

I have been so pleased with the care I received and the therapy was wonderful. I'm so much better prepared to go home. I would recommend anyone needing rehab to this facility. 

Avilia B.

West Ridge Specialty Care