News & Events

  • 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...

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  • Two Upcoming Volunteer Trainings with Care Initiatives Hospice

    As a hospice volunteer, your service is essential to the hospice team. Your time commitment is flexible, and you choose where to serve based on your talents and comfort level.

    You can provide the gift of companionship by working side-by-side with professional staff to address patient needs in meaningful ways such as reading, playing music, playing games, or simply listening. Or you can volunteer your time helping our team in the office. Wherever you choose to serve, Care Initiatives Hospice provides the training you need to begin and ongoing support as you serve.


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  • Care Initiatives Board Announcements

    Care Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members, Mary Jane Carothers and Betsy Rust, as well as the promotion of current board member Denise Strum, to board chair.   

    Mary Jane Carothers is a lifelong Iowan who brings nearly 40 years of healthcare experience to her new role. Mary Jane’s professional accomplishments include serving as the Vice President of Quality Improvement & Clinical Affairs for the Iowa Health Care Association, serving on multiple committees for the American Healthcare Association, and serving on advisory boards for Telligen...

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    {Des Moines, Iowa, May 17, 2022} – Care Initiatives launches CNA Mentorship Program.

    Care Initiatives has launched a 12-location pilot program for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) staff development. The CNA Mentorship Program is designed to give newly-hired CNAs a consistent point of contact from orientation through their initial six months of their employment. The program will include orientation, training, and professional mentoring by an experienced CNA selected by facility leadership to serve as a mentor.

    Care Initiatives’ hope is to guide and engage all...

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