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.

Very caring facilty. Staff was awesome and cared for the patients and answered the family questions.


Angela M.

Pinnacle Specialty Care

Everyone was so kind to our mother and to all of us while she was a resident. We really appreciate all of the support you have given us. Thank you so much!

The Family of Lois D.

Mechanicsville Specialty Care


Thank you (Greenfield) so much for the beautiful candle. Everything happened so fast. Had you spent time with Mom you would have enjoyed her sparkling personality. We applaud you for all that you do. We are so fortunate to have such compassion at our fingertips. Thanks again! 

The family of Joan C.

Hospice 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

The staff is great! They are professional, kinda, good-spirited people. I was able to ask for things; they were willing to help. The facility is nice, clean, I love the way the rooms are set up. The activities speaks volumes. You make sure there are things to do. With your care, I'm in better shape than when I came. 

Mary O.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

I chose Dubuque Specialty Care because it was close to my house and I knew another person who lived there. They were happy with the care they were given. The staff here treat me excellent. I was so sick when I came, my medications had me so confused that I couldn’t walk. I was falling down all the time. Today, I enjoy going to bingo, music, manicures and meeting with the residents. I enjoy the food here, especially the roast beef with onions and cheese, the desserts, fresh fruit and the coffee. The atmosphere energizes me.

Mary Jo H.

Dubuque Specialty Care

You and your staff are to be commended for the job of taking care of (Mom). Everyone went above and beyond the call of duty. You all made me and my family feel very welcomed and comfortable. Saying thank you just doesn't seem enough, but it's what we have. 

Tracy and family

Atlantic Specialty Care

Thank you for the thought you put into the visiting procedure that started today. I appreciate all the work you did to make this happen safely. You have a wonderful setup and process.I enjoyed my visit with Mom and look forward to doing it again.

Sheryl P.

Ravenwood Specialty Care