Crestview Specialty Care receives highest rating seven years running

For the seventh year in a row, Crestview Specialty Care received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in January by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. There are 412 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free. The facility and its staff have every right to be proud. Crestview Specialty Care also continues to retain its 5-Star rating as calculated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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. With the increase in regulations, achieving the distinction of a “deficiency-free” rating is very prestigious.

“Having achieved deficiency free status for 7 years in a row is evident of how each and every staff member works as a team every day to provide the highest quality care,” says Administrator Cheryl Mercer.

Crestview Specialty Care is a 65-bed skilled nursing facility which offers 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 contact Crestview Specialty Care at 319-643-2551.