Atlantic Specialty Care Passes State Survey with Zero Deficiencies

Atlantic Specialty Care is pleased to announce that it has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in October by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals.

The annual survey, which is conducted over several days, covers over  500 quality, safety and performance issues such as medication management, proper skin care, assessment of resident’s needs, respect for residents rights and dignity, food service, environment and administration. The complete evaluation includes a tour of the facility, review of residents’ clinical records, and interviews with residents and family members about life and the care they are receiving.

With the increase in regulations, achieving the distinction of a “deficiency-free” rating is very prestigious. These surveys, and their subsequent ratings, are a useful tool for current and prospective residents, their families, and health care practitioners to make informed choices about the quality of a long-term care facility.

 “At Atlantic Specialty Care we focus on each individual resident and their family.  Our entire team takes great pride in the work we do,” says Administrator Kellie Jimerson. 

Atlantic Specialty Care is a 90-bed skilled nursing facility offering outpatient therapy and long-term care nursing services. It is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care provider.  With headquarters in West Des Moines, Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 56 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living and hospice locations throughout Iowa. For more information about Care Initiatives, visit or call 712.243.3952.