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.

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

Good food. I liked it - good selection. Bingo and music OK. Therapy pushes you a little bit, because I haven't done any exercise for years. I chose to come back for outpatient because they are helping me get back to who I was. Staff is friendly.

Arthur K.

Ravenwood Specialty Care

Thank you all so much for your kindess, support and great care throughout mom's rehab journey back to good health. 

Jacci H., Jerry K. & Elly K

Sibley Specialty Care

The care I received while in your facility assisted me in becoming more independent and once again able to live in the apartment complex where I resided prior to my illness. I am also very appreciative of the care my wife was given during her stay of 4 1/2 years. She was treated with respect and careful hands. 

Jon Y.

Stratford Specialty Care

I know from my time spent in your facility that there were so many of you who touched my uncle's life. I can't tell you how proud I was to see such a wonderful caring and outgoing team of employees working together day after day. Thank you for a job well done and I know from the bottom of my heart that my uncle wouldn't have been as successful without your assistance.

Pam W.

Ridgewood Specialty Care

Those who come to this world and make a job of taking care of anyone who needs it. Those people are “The CareGivers,” and that is what all of you are at NorthCrest Specialty Care.

I know XXXXX was happy with the care he received and so am I. Thank you very much for everything you have done. 

Merlyn S.

NorthCrest Specialty Care

We would like to sincerely thank everyone at Sibley [Specialty Care] for all of the great care. It's an excellent place to be when needed. Everyone has a caring attitude and are so helpful. We greatly appreciate everything you do.

Doug, Dee and Alvina B.

Sibley Specialty Care

My family and I are so thankful for the care that was given to both my Dad and Mom by April and her team at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids, IA. We are all on the journey of life and when it comes to the final stage of life it is great to have a small town nursing home staff give such great care to your loved ones when you can not be there all of the time.  They all do a fantastic job!  God Bless!

Shari V.

Lyon Specialty Care