Embrace the challenge.

On With Life specializes in the rehabilitation of individuals who have sustained a brain injury, stroke, concussion or other neurological condition. Because of our sole focus on neuro rehabilitation, we dedicate all of our resources and staff expertise to providing you with the latest research and treatment options within these specialty areas. 

  • 10% %
    Average Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Score Change from Inpatient Admission to Discharge
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    One of only two skilled inpatient rehabilitation programs in the world ACCREDITED BY CARF as a CIIRP in brain injury & stroke for adults & children.
  • 10
    Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS) on staff
  • 10% %
    Outpatient long-term goals met
  • 100 %

    “Courteousness of staff” was rated 100% in both inpatient and outpatient programs

  • 53 %

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

    Our persons served see an average of 53 percent increase on their FIM score. This measure is another test towards returning to independence.
  • 61

    Average length of stay

    Average length of stay in the Post-Acute Inpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Traditional program is 61 days. Average length of stay for persons served in the Disorders of Consciousness program is 121 days.
  • 93 %

    93% satisfaction of support given to persons served and their family members/caregivers

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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.
  • 76

    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 76 are certified brain injury specialists.
  • 4

    Four full-time nurses on staff are credentialed as Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses

  • 8

    Our inpatient therapists on staff average 8 years of service

  • 79 %

    Inpatient Persons Served Discharge to Home

    79% 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.
  • 81 %

    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.
  • 10.3

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

  • 97 %

    Satisfaction Rate

  • 4.3

    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

  • 11

    Years as a Top Workplace

    On With Life values the input of its employees and conducts frequent surveys to ask feedback on engagement and satisfaction.
  • 77 %

    77% of persons served in our Disorders of Consciousness program emerge to our traditional rehab program during their stay

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Program Outcomes

Our focus on person-centered rehabilitation and individualized treatment based on your personal goals has allowed On With Life to have superior outcomes when compared to our peers. Learn more about our outcomes by program by selecting one of the levels of care below. 


Family Testimonial
“We wanted what was best for our son, Chase, and, in every interaction we had with On With Life, we felt like it was our best decision. We were included in everything Chase did so we could grow along with him. We feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with Chase's team. We are so glad that we chose On With Life. It is the best decision we could have made for Chase and for our family." – Laine, Chase's Mom

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