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.

We want to thank you for all your thoughtfulness and kindess in making our wish come true. Francis is a horseman through and through and so enjoyed his time with Misty. It also eased his mind to see how well she is doing. Thank you for giving us a day of special memories.

Family of Francis

Dunlap Specialty Care

We've enjoyed the time spent here with you and getting to know everyone. We appreciate the TLC the staff has given Charley which made his stay so comfortable. 

Charley & Jan

Lamoni Specialty Care

Those who come to this world and make a job of taking care of anyone who needs it. Those people are “The CareGivers,” and that is what all of you are at NorthCrest Specialty Care.

I know XXXXX was happy with the care he received and so am I. Thank you very much for everything you have done. 

Merlyn S.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

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

Brenda

Ridgewood Specialty Care

(Sioux City Hospice)

We want to extend our appreciation for the care and love that was shown to our father. We thank you for your kindness and support given to our family. All staff were good to us. Pam was especially helpful and Sue, the chaplain, touched our hearts and gave us God's peace and presence. Thank you again .

 

Stacie L., Donna S., Cathy L.

Hospice Care

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

The Family of Dorothy K.

Southern Hills Specialty Care

You have some really great workers, staff and administration in this facility. During my seven month stay, I enjoyed excellent care, good food and some pretty decent therapy as well.

Jon Y.

Stratford Specialty Care

 The residents speak so well of their staff. As a volunteer, I see candid interactions between the residents and their staff, witness the respect and care, the exchanged smiles, meaningful touches and conversation. Beautiful seasonal decor inside and outside.

Lilly S.

Parkridge Specialty Care