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.

I’ve certainly enjoyed staying at Ravenwood. The staff are very cheerful and have an excellent attitude. I have been pleased with all of your services. If I have a problem in the future that required a nursing home stay, I would choose to return to Ravenwood.


Ravenwood Specialty Care

Ravenwood treats Mom with dignity, respect and love. Every staff member we have had contact with is making a difference for Mom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! 

Sheryl P.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

Dedicated caregivers give us great peace of mind, since we're far from our loved one.

Diane W.

State Center Specialty Care

I first want to start by saying – this is why I wanted to come back to NorthCrest Specialty Care. I think all of your OT and physical therapy are great. I’ve learned a lot through them. The staff are great and helpful. Also, they are understanding and if you have questions, they always seem to have the answers and if they don’t know, they try to find out for you. Your nurses are great. If you need something, they get it if they can. I like all of you very much!

Rosalie K.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

Just want to say "thank you" and to pass it along to the nurses for all you do for my son, John, and the other residents! Your compassion and hard work is very much appreciated!
Happy Nurses Week!

Diana & Roger N.

Southern Hills Specialty Care

I think so often of you all and hope you are doing OK, staying safe and well. I look forward to when it becomes safer for me to travel again and I can come by for a visit and to thank you in person for your care of R.


Fonda Specialty Care

The care you have given my mother has been so appreciated! I know she was in the best hands she could be. Your thoughtfulness and care of Mom, as with any patient, takes dedication and I believe the hands of God work through you. Please know I and my family are so very thankful!

Vickie R.

Creston Specialty Care

The CNAs and nurses...were always helpful and had good attitudes and were encouraging throughout my stay and many stages of healing. 

Jon Y.

Stratford Specialty Care