Forest Plaza is licensed and certified by the State of Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals as an Assisted Living provider since opening in 2001, and is locally owned and operated.

Forest Plaza Assisted Living was acknowledged by DIA for having an insufficiency-free monitoring visit  during the course of the on-site regulatory review by the State of Iowa, completed in November 2017.

Forest Plaza is a proud member of the Iowa Center for Assisted Living & Iowa Health Care Association.

Rick Burke

Rick Burke joined Forest Plaza Assisted Living as Facility Manager in January 2014.  Rick has worked in health care his entire career as a licensed Social Worker by the State of Iowa Dept. of Public Health.

Rick was previously Administrator at an assisted living community in Mason City, Iowa and Clinic Director for Hancock County Health Services at family practice settings in Britt, Garner, Kanawha and Wesley, IA.

Rick is Winnebago County representative on the Advisory Council for Elderbridge Area on Agency, and also volunteers for Meals on Wheels at the Forest City Senior Community Center.

Kelly Rayhons

Kelly Rayhons joined Forest Plaza in January of 2012 as the Dietary Manager and Activity Coordinator.

Born and raised here, Kelly has strong family and business ties to this community, operating a retail floral business in the ’90’s, and owning and operating a state registered child care business for 16 years before coming to Forest Plaza.

Kelly and her husband, Dale, reside in Forest City, and have five children.  Kelly enjoys reading, baking, trapshooting, football, and motorcycle riding.

Nursing Dept.

Ruth Merchant, RN, BSN – Full time / Service Coordinator; Forest City, IA

Teresa Clausen, RN, Part time Nurse – Mon./Wed./Friday; Mason City, IA