Valley View Specialty Care earns top rating

Valley View staff photo

Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center has received a “Deficiency Free” result on its annual survey in  July  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.

“The staff has been working as a quality team dedicated to resident care and safety,” said Administrator Susan Eichmeier. “We have been very pro-active and want the best for our residents.” 

“It is our hope that earning this title will give our residents, families and community a sense of security and pride in what we offer at Valley View,” Eichmeier added. 

Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center (NRC) is a non-profit 72-bed skilled nursing facility certified by Medicare and Medicaid. Valley View NRC has a dedicated area for short-term patients in need of rehabilitation treatments before returning home. Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy is also available.

Congratulations to the exceptional staff providing care for the residents and patients at Valley View.

To inquire about the services offered at Valley View  or to learn about the admissions process, call 641- 858-5422 or email

Valley View NRC is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care provider. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid, Care Initiatives includes nursing homes, assisted livings and senior living facilities in 56 locations throughout the state, and offers a separate not-for-profit Care Initiatives Hospice service throughout 63 counties in Iowa.  Care Initiatives strives to provide Iowans with the best skilled care along with physical, occupational and speech therapy services.