News & Events

  • Bedford Specialty Care Named Best Nursing Home

    (November, 2018) - Bedford Specialty Care has been designated a “Best Nursing Home” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes list for 2018-19. U.S. News evaluated 439 nursing homes in Iowa and thousands across the country. This designation places Bedford Specialty Care in the top 18% of Iowa nursing homes and in the top 12% of all nursing homes evaluated nationwide.


    The home was given top rating in the Overall category which reviews data from the federal Nursing Home Compare program, and incorporates the nurse staffing, health inspection and quality measures...

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  • Local LPN uses artistic talent to spread thankfulness

    Artistic talents and compassion come together beautifully at Lyon Specialty Care in Rock Rapids! Every fall, LPN Penny Behrens spends time with each resident asking what they are thankful for and creates a board or book with every resident's comment. This year she painted a tree with the leaves representing residents who have lived here this past year. The staff members are represented by the border around the tree. We are so thankful for Penny to take the time to make something very special for our residents and staff to enjoy!

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  • Hospice volunteer brings horse for visit

    Donald has had a lifelong love of horses...particularly paint horses. Volunteers Robin and Don brought their Appaloosa, Regis, to visit Donald in Grinnell. Donald's niece Janet and friend Rob also joined us for the occasion. Regis made a lot of people happy day! #MyHospice

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