Blue Stone Therapy Chosen by Care Initiatives as Rehabilitation Services Provider

Iowans to Benefit with Locally Focused Providers

West Des Moines, Iowa (Feb. 19, 2024) — Blue Stone Therapy, Iowa’s largest therapy provider, has been selected by Care Initiatives as the sole provider of rehabilitation services – including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy – for Care Initiatives’ skilled nursing and hospice locations, beginning April 1, 2024.

Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest operator of skilled nursing facilities, like Blue Stone Therapy, has been improving the health and quality of life for Iowans at the core of what they do. This new relationship provides Care Initiatives access to the largest network of therapists in Iowa, as well as specialized rehabilitation programs for seniors.

“As Care Initiatives works to improve the quality of life for Iowans and their families through life’s health transitions, we are proud to team up with Blue Stone Therapy for rehabilitation services,” said Michael Beal, President and CEO of Care Initiatives. “Like Care Initiatives, Blue Stone Therapy is a local company putting the care of our residents and their families first.” 

As a non-profit provider, Care Initiatives serves 2,500 Iowans daily while offering a wide range of healthcare services that include rehab to home, restorative therapy, and recreational activities designed to improve their residents' spiritual, emotional, and physical needs.

“We’re excited to enhance the lives of more Iowans through our new relationship with Care Initiatives,” said Doug Johnson, Founder & CEO of Blue Stone Therapy. “Our team is proud to work with such a great provider like Care Initiatives. Over the last 15 years, we’ve developed a strong presence in Iowa by staying true to our values, delivering outstanding outcomes, and providing support for our therapists. Our culture is strong and aligns well with Care Initiatives.”

Blue Stone Therapy specializes in therapy services for older adults and employs more than 500 therapists in Iowa. The company is currently seeking qualified physical, speech, and occupational therapist to join their team. Learn more at

About Care Initiatives:
Care Initiatives proudly serves more than 2,500 Iowans through 43 skilled nursing care locations, two assisted living locations, seven independent living locations, and seven hospice office locations. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Care Initiatives is committed to improving the quality of life for Iowans and their families during life’s health transitions through compassionate, individualized care.   

About Blue Stone Therapy:
Headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa, Blue Stone Therapy is the leading specialist in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) contract therapy services. The company was founded in 2009 and provides specialized Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology services to healthcare providers in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.