Sibley Specialty Care Passes State Survey with Zero Deficiencies

staff photo at Sibley

Sibley Specialty Care is pleased to announce it has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in March 2016 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.

“I’m amazed by our team. To have a deficiency free survey shows that our staff provide quality care every day to our residents and rehab patients. I want to thank everyone who was involved in the survey, especially our residents. We are here for them,” says Jessica McDyer, Administrator.

Sibley Specialty Care is a 51-bed skilled nursing facility offering rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care. It is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care and hospice care provider.  With headquarters in West Des Moines, Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 55 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living and hospice locations throughout Iowa. For more information about Care Initiatives, visit or call 712.754.3629.