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  • Ridgewood Specialty Care receives state’s highest ranking

    (December, 2019) Staff at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa are celebrating a perfect survey administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. They received zero deficiencies. This is the second consecutive year.

    There are 439 nursing facilities in Iowa. Generally, only 5 percent are found to be deficiency-free.

    Skilled nursing facilities are inspected annually to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, state surveyors arrive to interview, observe, and check records for several days. Surveyors determine compliance with regulations governing...

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  • Creston Specialty Care Business Office Manager Earns Always Improve Award

    Bailey Hodge, Business Office Manager at Creston Specialty Care, received the Always Improve Award at Care Initiatives’ annual awards brunch Friday, Dec. 6 in West Des Moines.

    The award is given to a Care Initiatives employee who embodies the company’s core value to always seek out ways to improve quality in every way.

    “Bailey’s knowledge base and expertise in the business office is a huge advantage to our entire facility,” said Administrator Lori Harvey. “She is very detail oriented and has put this skill set to work to make sure our office is following Care Initiatives...

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  • Missy Julius Earns Care Initiatives Be Kind & Honest Award

    Missy Julius, Environmental Supervisor with Sibley Specialty Care received the 2019 Be Kind and Honest Award at Care Initiatives annual awards brunch Friday, Dec. 6 in West Des Moines.

    Julius joined Sibley Specialty Care in 2009 and oversees maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. She is an active member of the team and is available 24 hours a day.

    “Missy helps the residents and families with any requests. They know she’ll get it done,” said Administrator Jessica McDyer. “Vendors comment about how helpful and pleasant she is.”

    “She communicates compassionately with...

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  • Dubuque receives gift in memory of resident

    A resident's family sent us a basket of prizes to give out at Bingo! What a great way to honor her memory! Thank you so much! The note read: Angela loved all kinds of activities. We thought what a better way to honor her name than to donate this basket in her memory. She loved bingo, so we included some prizes. Angela loved to bead and play Uno. Her favorite music was John Denver so we included that also.

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