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.

The building was kept very clean, safe and welcoming. The food was better than I had expected. The staff I cannot say enough nice things about. Both nurses and CNAs were excellent caretakers. 


NorthCrest Specialty Care

The care I received while in your facility assisted me in becoming more independent and once again able to live in the apartment complex where I resided prior to my illness. I am also very appreciative of the care my wife was given during her stay of 4 1/2 years. She was treated with respect and careful hands. 

Jon Y.

Stratford Specialty Care

I do believe this is one of the best. NorthCrest is wonderful!

Bernita V.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

Thank you all for the wonderful care you gave XXXXX and the friendships she enjoyed. God Bless All.

Earl & Arlene S.

Southridge Specialty Care

Thank you to all staff. You helped to get me back on my feet! The aides are kind and caring. You are the best! 

Marilyn F.

Mechanicsville Specialty Care

Our family wants to thank you so much for all the love, support, help and care we all received. XXXX were so well taken care of by all of you.


N. family

Eldora Specialty Care

The therapists were very professional, compassionate, and instrumental in strengthening and preparing our father to go home again. The nursing staff kept on top of all the medical needs our father needed during his recovery period here. They were very polite and kept us up to date with Dad’s medical progress. The nursing aids were kind, patient, and prompt with Dad’s personal needs and safety. 

Steve S.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

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

Best wishes! 

Larry P.

Southridge Specialty Care