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.

On behalf of all of our family, I want to thank you and all the staff for the excellent care for XXXXX during his time with you. Everyone was always so kind, loving, helpful and compassionate. We know he was well cared for. I appreciate that I was called with reports of even the littlest things concerning his care and health. We trusted all of you to give him your best. 

Linda S.

Corydon Specialty Care

I was visiting my brother at your facility...I was very impressed. The staff, nurses, volunteer are supportive caring and dedicated. ....this is a shining example of how this type of facility needs to be run ...It is done is such a way that you show respect and a caring attitude about each member of the community. I want to extend my appreciation and thanks for a job well done. You are God's special blessing to lots of people.

John B.

LaPorte City Specialty Care

We can not thank you enough for all you did for XXXXX and our family. You are amazing, caring and thoughtful in all you do. 

Dennis & Karla H. and family

Hospice Care

Thank you to the group home staff and aids for the help given us. It's been a great honor to be under your excellent care here in the group home by your staff and aids for this I thank you.


LaPorte City Specialty Care

Thank you for taking care of my mom. With her not able to speak English, i was impressed with therapy, CNAs and nurses going above and beyond to please her. Not only did they find ways of communicating with her, they took care of her as if she was their own family. All of the staff was amazing, including management. 

Edina K.

Pinnacle Specialty Care

Your staff are to be commended for the job everyone did in taking care of B. You all made me and my family feel very welcomed and comfortable. Your staff is now a part of our family. Thank you.

B's family

Atlantic Specialty Care

We would like to thank all for giving Betty the fine care and tender love. We know she enjoyed and liked all of you. Your staff went out of their way to give that extra care, gentle love and support. You welcomed our family and made us feel at ease. We can't tell you enough - Thank you for all you do and the love you give. 

Mike & Sherry G.

Atlantic Specialty Care

I spent three weeks in the rehab wing of NorthCrest after major surgery. I could not be more complimentary of the wonderful staff and care I received. Every staff person made me feel that my recovery was their primary goal. I never comment on public postings but feel I must in this case. Waterloo is fortunate to have this facility.

Jim R.

NorthCrest Specialty Care