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.

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

A thank all of you for the wonderful work you do in caring for your residents. Kudos to all for your COVID-free status! Keep on keeping on during this challenging time. Our thoughts and our prayers are with all of you.

Friends at Waterloo First

LaPorte City Specialty Care

My father Robert B. has had the best care ever. All the staff has gone above and beyond to make sure all his needs were met. 

Family of Robert B.

Southern Hills 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

All of the staff took such great care of my dad! Thank you for everything you did! 

Jennifer S.

Heritage 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

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

The Family of Terry B.

Ridgewood Specialty Care

Had a great experience (at Parkridge Specialty Care). Ver clean and staff awesome and physical therapy was great! Pat motivated and I looked forward to (it). Thank you very much.

Iona W.

Parkridge Specialty Care