News & Events

  • Wapello Specialty Care welcomes new administrator

    (December, 2020) Alexa Saco has joined the staff at Wapello Specialty Care as Administrator. She is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in health and human physiology and a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

    A native of the great Chicagoland area, Saco returned to Chicago for a few years and worked in software sales. During this time, she became an advocate for her grandfather who was living in a nursing home.

    “I really loved Iowa City so I decided to come back and after my experience with my grandfather, I knew I wanted to work...

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  • Cedar Rapids Hospice Volunteer Spotlight: Tom McKee

    We are excited to shine the volunteer spotlight on an inspiring gentleman who goes far beyond expectations. Tom McKee is one of Care’s most versatile volunteers. He has done just about everything, including patient visits, phone call companionship, writing personal notes of care, answering phones in the office, and even making deliveries from time to time. This volunteer extraordinaire truly walks the walk.

    Tom joined our hospice volunteer team in 2016 after moving to Cedar Rapids with his wife Cindi. He was a natural fit, having worked professionally in community-based care and...

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  • Care Initiatives Hospice – Cedar Rapids Earns Deficiency Free Survey

    October, 2020 – Hospice service providers are highly regulated and must adhere to hundreds of standards and regulations. Locally, Care Initiatives Hospice – Cedar Rapids has demonstrated that they provide a high level of care and service and meet every regulation. In the most recent state inspection and survey administered by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Care Initiatives Hospice – Cedar Rapids received zero deficiencies.

    Hospice providers are inspected every three years to evaluate services and renew state licensure. Unannounced, state surveyors arrive to...

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  • Delivering health and happiness

    Wednesday, August 19, was a really great day for Cindy Williams Director of IT & Informatics and  Financial Consultants Nick Stimson, Jade Carper and Jessica Holcomb. It was even better for many skilled nursing staff and residents in Eastern Iowa where quarantining and a devastating storm have taken a toll on everybody’s mood.

    On Wednesday, Cindy and her team dropped off the first iPads affixed to rolling stands for residents to use for telehealth purpose and connecting with family and friends. Since each Care Initiatives location will be receiving 2 of these iPad units, there’...

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