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.

Good food. I liked it - good selection. Bingo and music OK. Therapy pushes you a little bit, because I haven't done any exercise for years. I chose to come back for outpatient because they are helping me get back to who I was. Staff is friendly.

Arthur K.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

When a person can no longer stay in their home safely, a family member can no longer take care of them safely, then I would highly recommend Stratford Specialty Care. They get good care, residents are treated like family, and so many fun activities and parties! Thank you staff for all you do for our loved ones!!

Verla M.

Stratford Specialty Care

The staff and the relationship with the residents is second to none. The community involvement is absolutely the best I’ve ever seen!!!

Michael L.

LaPorte City Specialty Care

Words cannot express how wonderful the entire staff is. From the dietary, housekeeping, laundry, aides and nurses, you are so caring and thoughtful of your residents. Jerry thought highly of all of you.

Family of Jerry S.

Dunlap Specialty Care

It’s obviously difficult and scary to think about a loved one’s time coming to an end, but for my family, it came down to the comfortability and helping my grandma feel loved in her final days. I didn’t know a lot about hospice until this point and that made me really nervous, but we had someone by our side from Care Initiatives through every step. They were very knowledgeable and answered every question with compassion. My family never felt alone, and I think it takes quality people to achieve that. I couldn’t have asked for better people to have at our side.

Olivia Imel

Hospice Care

Thank you for such a special day with the Christmas dinner and party. Thank you does not seem to cover all the blessings you brought to the residents and visitors. As I looked around, there were smiles, laughter, friends greeting friends and a joyous atmosphere that filled the home. The dinner was outstanding.

Sharon and Duane G.

Panora Specialty Care

After my husband passed, I caught Covid and I was having falls. It was hard for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. After working with the therapy team, I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and now I am able to go back home. All of the staff have been excellent. If it hadn’t been for the therapy staff, I don’t think I would have made it through.


Ravenwood 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