State Center Specialty Care receives highest rating third year in a row

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State Center Specialty Care has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in June by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. This is the third consecutive year the facility has achieved the highest ranking.

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 needs, respect for resident 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.

“Our entire facility, including residents, staff, families and volunteers work together as a team to make State Center Specialty Care a safe, comfortable living community for our cherished frail and elderly,” says Administrator Briana Sturm. 

State Center Specialty Care is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility offering rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care. It is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, which proudly serves over 3,000 Iowans through 44 skilled nursing care locations, eight assisted living locations, three senior housing apartment locations, and six hospice office locations. The home office is located in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Care Initiatives is  committed to providing compassionate care for Iowans through all of life’s health transitions.   For more information about Care Initiatives or State Center Specialty Care, visit or call 641.483.2812.