On With Life

Care. Fully Crafted Around You.

It’s A Difficult Journey. We Know The Way.

You can get through this. And we’re here to help. Our extensive neurological services, combined with specialized expertise in brain injury rehabilitation, offer you the optimal opportunity to achieve your goals and get your life back on track.

Programs Include:

  • Post-Acute Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Skilled Care
  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Residential Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Supported Community Living
  • Neuropsychological Services
  • Independent Living
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Your neurological path to recovery.

There are a wide variety of neurological diseases affecting the brain and nervous system. Diagnosing and detecting the specific issues you or your loved one is dealing with is where we shine. We have a dedicated team of neuro-rehabilitation experts who are here to give you the best path to living the best life possible.

Programs Include…

  • Post-Acute Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Skilled Care
  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Residential Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Supported Community Living
  • Neuropsychological Services
  • Independent Living
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Overcoming is always underway.

Recovering from a stroke is one of the greatest challenges a person will ever face. At On With Life, we deliver a comprehensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care that successfully addresses the individual needs of each person served. Our trained staff and state-of-the-art facility will help restore physical and cognitive function. But most importantly — hope.

Programs Include…

  • Post-Acute Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Long-Term Skilled Care
  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Residential Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Supported Community Living
  • Neuropsychological Services
  • Independent Living
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Comprehensive concussion care.

Our transdisciplinary team of clinicians specializes in treating concussions with evidence-based approaches that will get you on the fastest road to recovery. The treatment at the outpatient concussion clinic relies on scientifically-proven research designed to focus on your unique injury.

Programs Include…

  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychological Services
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The journey is better traveled together.

Regardless of what stage of Parkinson’s disease you or your loved one are in, On With Life offers a variety of programs that are tailored to meet your specific needs. Our specialized programs and team of neuro-rehabilitation experts focus on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease, preventing falls and helping you get the most out of each day.

Programs Include…

  • Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation
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Few Can Do What We Do.

  • 50% %
    Inpatient Persons Served Discharge to Home
  • 10% %
    Satisfaction Rate
  • 0.0
    Average hours of therapy provided per day in our Inpatient program
  • 10% %
    Outpatient long-term goals met
  • 65 %

    Average Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score change from inpatient admission to discharge

    Our persons served see an average of 65 percent increase on their FIM score. This measure is another test towards returning to independence.
  • 110

    Average length of stay

    Average length of stay in the Post-Acute Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation is 110 days.
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    On With Life is one of only two skilled inpatient rehabilitation programs in the world ACCREDITED BY CARF as a CIIRP in brain injury & stroke for adults & children.

    On With Life is one of two freestanding skilled nursing rehabilitation programs in the world outside of hospital accredited by CARF as an Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation program in brain injury and stroke for both children and adults.
  • 85

    Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) on staff — employing 25% of all certified brain injury specialists in the state of Iowa

    On With Life’s team of experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive the best rehabilitation. Our staff receives extra training and education on neuro rehabilitation and 85 are certified brain injury specialists.
  • 80 %

    Inpatient Persons Served Discharge to Home

    80% of individuals served in our inpatient program will return home after On With Life – back to their home and their community.
  • 25

    States we have served outside of Central Iowa and 15 other countries

    Since opening in 1991, On With Life has served more than 4,000 individuals and their families from 25 states and 15 other countries.
  • 73 %

    Of long-term goals met in the outpatient program

    Our team is dedicated to helping you return to the fullest life possible. We’ll work with you on setting goals that are meaningful to you and find ways to incorporate those into your therapy sessions.
  • 8.3

    Nursing hours provided per day. More than double the state average.

  • 97 %

    Satisfaction Rate

  • 4.5

    Average hours of therapy provided per day in our Inpatient program

  • 5 X

    More therapy hours per week for our inpatient persons served compared to other skilled nursing facilities

  • 7

    Years as a Top Workplace

    We’ve been recognized as an Iowa Top Workplace numerous times, including most recently in 2019. On With Life values the input of its employees and conducts frequent surveys to ask feedback on engagement and satisfaction.
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Why On With Life
A whisper is sometimes worth shouting about.
At On With Life, we believe the smallest movements create the biggest waves, and we celebrate each step of your long, and often difficult journey. It’s our goal to always treat the person, not the diagnosis, with utmost compassion and skill for the greatest quality of life possible.