The Residential Neuro Rehabilitation program is a 5-bedroom, 4-bath (2 full, 2 half) home in the Highland Park neighborhood of Des Moines. Located just north of the Highland Park Christian Church, the newly built home sits on a one-acre lot. The home was custom built with our persons served in mind, including their comfort, dignity and accessibility. All five bedrooms of the home are located on the main level, which also includes a living area, large family room, exercise room, staff office, and a large open kitchen and dining room.
On With Life developed a Residential Neuro Rehabilitation program to provide individually tailored programs and services to persons served as they transition out of an inpatient rehabilitation setting or as the need for a structured, residential program arises. From ongoing medical care and therapy to neurobehavioral services and supports, On With Life has designed a residential program that combines our philosophy of person-centered, dignity-based care with the brain injury expertise that has formed the foundation of our organization. The brain injury specialists at the new residential home engage persons served in the goal-setting process as they develop personalized rehabilitation programming and support plans.
In addition, we encourage persons served to incorporate their interests, passions and pre-injury roles into their rehabilitation programs. We provide continuous support and mentoring on a 24-hour basis at our facility and work on goal-oriented skills with persons served throughout the day. Additionally, residents receive two hours of formal outpatient therapy per week. The goal of the Residential Neuro Rehabilitation setting is to facilitate as successful transition as possible for our persons served as they return to their home communities.
Dave is an Iowa licensed Speech – Language Pathologist who has been practicing in the field of brain injury for 18 years and currently holds the position of therapy director at On With Life. Dave is a member of the BIA-IA board of directors and received certification as a Brain Injury Specialist Trainer through the…