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.

La Porte City Specialty Care has always had a special place in my heart since my dad was there. I wanted all the residents and staff to know how much you matter to this world. 

Michelle S.

LaPorte City Specialty Care

Thank you for all the assistance you gave me during my stay. I felt respected and listened to. God's blessings on your work here. 

Barb G.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

My stay at NorthCrest has been very satisfying. The staff has been very accommodating and friendly. They didn’t make you feel like you were a burden and were most helpful. Every part of the facility was always clean and there was staff around no matter where you were. Everyone made me feel right at home. God bless you all!

Barb W.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

I like it here because I like the people here and the nurses are nice. I like all the activities, especially bingo! I really like being here.

Ruth O.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

My dad has received Amazing care from amazing people. I am so grateful that LaPorte City has this wonderful facility available to them.

Sheri J.

LaPorte City Specialty Care

The nurses are very good to us. Everybody seems friendly and we get to meet new people that are enjoyable to talk with. Everything is very neat and clean. CNA’s are happy to wait on all of us. There is church three times a week and it’s nice to have that opportunity. I like that visitors are always welcome.

Dolores A.

NorthCrest 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

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