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.

We would like to [contribute] $25 to your holiday gift fund in honor of our mom who spent five Christmases with you . We always appreciated the little extras your staff provided in her care. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! 

Sherry, Janan & Karene

LaPorte City Specialty Care

...our thanks and appreciation for all that you, each in your own way, did to help H***** be more comfortable, physically & emotionally, these last 13 months. Especially thank you for your perfect timing on his 'last wish' outing. 

Alice T. and family

Hospice Care

We were stranded because of a winter blizzard, met an employee at the Casey's in town and told us to follow her to the care center. Put us up in an empty room, gave us meals, and were especially nice to my daughter. Rarely have I ever seen such hospitality, especially in such dire circumstances! Truly our heroes! Thank you so much for your kindness!


Manly Specialty Care

I wanted to show my appreciation for all you did for mom and me...I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for caring for her the way you did...I truly could see how much you cared for her...each of you who crossed mom's path left an impression on her heart and on mine. 


Chariton 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

Forget all the stereotypes of nursing homes - this place rocks! The food is good, everything is spic and span, concern for safety and infection control - no shortcuts. Every single encounter with ever staff was caring, competent, compassionate. The therapist treated us (family members) like we were part of the team and was interested in our success. God bless them! 

Sally K.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

My dealings with Ravenwood Care Initiatives was very positive when their caring staff cared for my 94yr old father recovering from a hip replacement. A caring and congenial staff is a direct result of the respect and care they receive from their employers. If I had a medical degree, I’d get a job at this facility in a heartbeat.

Brenda G.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

I was very impressed with the quality of the facility and especially the kind and caring staff that I met there. It was a pleasant experience to see your Mom at that fine, well-equipped, immaculately clean, modern facility. Your Mom looked better than I can remember seeing her in the past several years. A huge plus!

Uncle Larry

Westwood Specialty Care