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.

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 love how all you Hospice caregivers are so involved with your patients and families. Caring for our loved ones, keeping us updated and explaining what is going on. I feel so much better for Dad that you are there for him. Supporting him, answering his questions, giving him someone to talk to that is knowledgeable about what is going on with Mom. 

Anonymous (Waterloo Hospice Office)

Hospice Care

I spent 3 weeks at NorthCrest in Jan 2018 recovering from major surgery. The following are my impressions of the facility. Physical building-the building was kept very clean, safe, and welcoming. The housekeeping staff seemed to be very thorough. The rooms are not large but were adequate for my needs. Food-the food was better than I expected in a nursing home environment. Staff-I cannot say enough nice things about the staff. Both nurses and CNA’s were excellent caretakers. Since returning home I have sung your praises everywhere!

James R.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

   If you should ever have to go throught a terrible time as we did, please remember Ridgewood and Care Initiatives Hospice - Albia. You will never be alone.

The Family of Terry B.

Hospice Care

Words are not enough to let you know how much we appreciate you. Your compassion in carring for Mom meant the world to us. 

Brenda V.

Southern Hills Specialty Care

I cannot possibly thank all those who took good care of (my wife). You not only looked after her but you were aware of my needs and helped me through a very trying time.

Jesse P.

Centerville Specialty Care

We want to thank you for all your thoughtfulness and kindess in making our wish come true. Francis is a horseman through and through and so enjoyed his time with Misty. It also eased his mind to see how well she is doing. Thank you for giving us a day of special memories.

Family of Francis

Hospice Care

We would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa, IA. My dad was recently there for 20+ days for physical therapy. Everyone was attentive, patient, and well-informed. We were truly impressed and appreciative of the care and PT my dad received. He improved so much and we are very grateful. Thank you, Ridgewood. 

Brenda

Ridgewood Specialty Care

I had four major surgeries at 2 different hospitals before going to Northcrest. Right away I met very helpful and nice people that made me feel comfortable and cared for.  They explained what they were doing and why, while making me feel at home. The people at Northcrest and Care Initiatives do really care. Hats off to all of you!

Kevin N.

NorthCrest Specialty Care