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.

To all the CNAs in blue: Thank you for your care and patience during my stay. You helped my recovery. You are angels in blue. 

Barb G.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

My mother had to go to Westwood Specialty Care (in Sioux City) because of a stroke. I am very impressed with the kind and professional staff at Westwood. Their speech therapy department is the best of the best. After only a few weeks, she is speaking coherent sentences. I am very happy with Westwood Specialty Care and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a safe and well run facility.

Daneel P.

Westwood Specialty Care

I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the special attention and caregiven to my wife during her stay in rehab and Hospice. Suzie became my wife's favorite nurse. She promised to visit her in Hospice and she kept that promise. She brightened my wife's day with ever visit. Suzie's professionalism and tender care brought great comfort to my wife and the rest of us.

Bud H.

Creston Specialty Care

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

Thank you to the group home staff and aids for the help given us. It's been a great honor to be under your excellent care here in the group home by your staff and aids for this I thank you.


LaPorte City Specialty Care

Thank you all so much for the care you gave our mother and our family. You made our situation more comforting and you really have a great staff. 

Dorwin & family

Lamoni Specialty Care

A Big Thank You to everyone at Kingsley Specialty Care. It's great to be home. One day at a time. Knee and balance (are) doing well, of course my puppies won't let me out of their sight. Keep up the good work. Very appreciated all that was done for me. God bless you all.

Karen L.

Kingsley Specialty Care

We were very pleased with the care at Ravenwood. They were attentive to Mom and always answered any questions we had. We wouuld highly recommend Ravenwood. 

Wanda P.

Ravenwood Specialty Care