Creating the Art of Senior Care.

Cedar Health

Our History

Dr. Salisbury built Salisbury Nursing Home in 1958, which was operated as Salisbury Baptist Home until 2007. It then was bought by ACC Enterprises. Numerous updates were added to the two story structure. In 2014, Mike Steinkruger of MMS Healthcare LLC., purchased Cedar Health and continued to create the art of Cedar Services that includes Cedar Health and Cedar Bridge (Rehab to Home).

Meet Our Owner


Mike Steinkruger
Owner / Director of Operations

Mike Steinkruger
Owner / Director of Operations

Mike comes to Cedar Health following 30 years in the healthcare field.  He started out as a nursing professional at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the internal medicine department.  After six years he completed a two year program becoming a long term care administrator.  For 25 years Mike has developed, built and managed all levels of the senior continuum including independent and assisted living, dementia care and post acute care that included ventilator care.

After learning the art of senior care and developing a team building culture in buildings that he consulted in, Mike decided to take the plunge and buy his first nursing home here in Charles City.  With the generous assistance of the previous Cedar health ownership, Mike purchased Cedar Health in November of 2014.  He has added rehab to home and state of the art rehab facilities at Cedar Health in addition to continued building improvements.


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Admission Process

Inquire with Director of Resident Services.
If you are coming from home, a history and physical will need to be completed within 30 days prior to admission. If coming from the hospital or another facility, request paperwork be sent from facility to Cedar Health.
Admission team will discuss the needs of you or your loved one to see if we can provide required services. Director of Resident Services will be in contact with you when a decision has been made.
On the day of admission, you or your loved one will need to complete admission paperwork with Director of Resident Services. Please bring identification, any insurance information, and power of attorney or conservatorship/guardianship paperwork (if applicable). /div>

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Memory Care?
Ruth’s Way is our memory care unit which provides a secure, separate residence that is peaceful and quiet, designed to provide supportive living for those suffering with cognitive and memory challenges. Ruth’s Way also provides a private outside patio area that is secure for residents to enjoy the outdoors.
What can my loved one bring with them?
To make each room feel as much like home as possible, we encourage residents to bring personal items with them when moving into our home. We do not limit any kind of furniture in residents rooms unless it invades the space of the resident’s roommate or poses a safety hazard to other residents, visitors or our employees. Many of our residents have brought their own recliners, end tables, plant stands and television sets.
How often can I visit my loved one?
Visiting hours are flexible and can be individualized for each resident.
Can I bring food in or eat with my loved one?
Check with the nursing staff or dietary manager because of our residents must follow a special diet for health reasons. Anytime you bring in food from home, be sure to store it in an air-tight container. Also, plan to arrive at meal or snack times when the food can be eaten, because nursing homes have strict guidelines for storing perishable food. Any items that are not wrapped, need to be put in an air-tight container. Cedar Health reserves the right to remove any food or snack item to prevent the presence of bugs.
Are cable TV and phone available?
Cable access is available in each residents room and the price is included in daily rate. Phone is the residents responsibility.
Who chooses my loved ones roommate in a semi private room?
Our Director of Resident Services will try to locate a room with someone who either shares the same interests or has a similar background to your loved one. If they later wish to move to another room, we will try to accommodate them as rooms become available.
Who schedule and transports for appointments?
When your loved one has an upcoming appointments the nurse will contact the family and discuss different options. The facility has a transportation coordinator to help meet the needs of your loved one and coordinate the transportation in the resident’s best interests.
What happens in case of emergency?
Depending on the situation, we will contact the responsible party listed in the resident’s chart. If we are unable to reach someone, we will take the necessary steps to ensure your loved one’s safety and continue our attempts to contact family and update family of medical changes.
Can couples share a room?
We have several different room options available for couples. Depending on availability, we can make attempts to meet the needs of couples as they are admitted into our care. Couples are not required to share rooms , but are offered their preference.
What payment resources are available?
There are many ways to pay for Long term care. Some of these options include Private Pay, Long Term Care Insurance, and Medicaid. Please contact the Director of Resident Services or Administrative Services for more information.
How do my loved ones clothes stay separated while being laundered?
We ask that all your loved ones items to be marked with initials. Please check with nursing staff before marking clothing to make sure that there is not another person with the same initials.
Can family participate in activities and events?
We encourage families to come and be a part of all our activities! You can request a monthly Activity Calender be sent to your home or e-mail through our Activity Director. When family fun nights are scheduled, we will announce them on our website and quarterly newsletter.
Can I take my loved one on outings or overnights?
Absolutely! We encourage our residents to continue to enjoy life in and out of our facility. Please give us a weeks notice so we can have medications and your loved one ready for their daily/overnight visits.
How do Beautician/Barber services work?
We have an onsite beautician that is happy to service all residents of Cedar Health. If you choose to continue services with your current beautician. They can make arrangements to use our beautician’s room when she is not using it.
Are religious services offered?
Cedar Health has several denominational services offered every month. Please see the Activity Calender for these items.
What types of therapy do you provide?
Northern Iowa Therapy offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Cedar Health will follow recommendations given by Northern Iowa Therapy to help maintain your mobility.
Can my loved one continue seeing their family doctor?
Yes. We encourage the use of personal physicians. They know the needs of their patients better than anyone. In most cases the physician must be local.
Are food preferences offered at meals?
With great food and menus, we think you will give our food services an excellent rating! You or your loved one can choose what they would like to eat for each meal, every day. Family is always welcome to join us for meals, at a price anyone can afford. We’ll even set up a private dining area for residents and their guests. Advanced notice is always appreciated.

Management Team

Learn more about our team of dedicated professionals.
Mike Steinkruger

Mike has worked for the past 25 years at various long term care facilities implementing improvements, culture change, developing therapy programs and skilled to home programs for our seniors.

Mike Steinkruger
Owner / Director of Operations
Janice Howe

Our Administrator oversees the daily operations. She assist with supervising and helps lead our management team. She helps create an atmosphere for resident centered care, providing a friendly and homelike atmosphere.

Janice Howe
Brandi Miller

Our Director of Resident Services oversees the social services department, coordinates all admissions and discharges, and assists residents and families with the transition into long term care.

Brandi Miller
Director of Resident Services
Casey Hackman

Our Director of Nutritional Services manages our dietary services department through creating meal plans, and monitoring the nutritional needs of each resident.

Casey Hackman
Director of Nutritional Services

Jason Moeller

Our Director of Maintenance Services maintains the building and grounds, keeping the building up to code as required by state and federal regulations.

Jason Moeller
Director of Maintenance Services
Lindsay Reams

Our Minimum Data Set Coordinator completes federally required MDS assessments, and assist our Director of Nursing with all areas of health care services.

Lindsay Reams
Minimum Data Set Coordinator
Angie Lines

Our Director of Administrative Services works with the monthly statements and can help answer questions about billing insurance, and resident trust.

Angie Lines
Director of Administrative Services

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807 5th Street
Charles City, IA 50616
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