Member Spotlight: Casi Strube of Anamosa Care Center

March 19, 2020

Casi Strube has held many different roles in the long-term care profession throughout her career. As the administrator at Anamosa Care Center, she loves building relationships with residents and helping guide the staff through their health care journey. IHCA thanks Casi for all she does for residents, and for the #sharethelovenotgerms campaign she started, which spreads the good news about ways long-term care facilities are helping residents and families connect during the COVID-19 crisis.

especially the #sharelovenotgerms campaign she started, which spreads the good news happening in long-term care facilities!

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
I began my career in long-term care in 2006 at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I started as a cook and absolutely fell in love with long-term care. I then became the activity director, and later was the admissions and marketing director and then became the HR director. During my time at Hilltop Care Center, I went back to school and received a degree in healthcare administration. From there, I took my first administrator position at Ruthven Community Care Center and later found my home at Anamosa Care Center in 2015.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
There is so much that I love about working in long-term care. I love that I get to spend every day with wonderful residents and tenants. I love that I get to hear their stories, and they have literally seen it all! I love that I get to work with an incredible staff and help guide them through their health care journey. And I love that I work with Healthcare of Iowa, a great leadership company that give us the tools and support we need to be successful.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
I have done a lot of different work outside of long-term care – food service, newspaper, sales and other work. Long-term care is by far the most rewarding. Taking care of residents, families and staff is gratifying. You get to leave work knowing you make a difference every day.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?
Everyone has a different idea, no one is right or wrong and everyone probably means well. We must come together to come up with one collective idea or one solution.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
Spending time with my kids, Aiden (15) and Landon (14), reading, exercising and watching some of my favorite shows on TV.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Little things make big things happen,” – John Wooden. Taking care of the small stuff is so important, and it means so much to people.

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