Comprehensive Rehabilitation Experts
ChildServe’s Multi-trauma Rehab program helps children and young adults restore function following a traumatic accident. We provide expert care for wide range of complex needs in one location. We offer intensive medical and nursing services; care coordination by a whole team of pediatric experts; physical, occupational, and speech therapies; access to our adaptive equipment and orthotics program; and cutting-edge technology. As children and young adults reach their health and independence goals, our pediatric specialists support them by coordinating with schools and outpatient or community services for a smooth transition to home.
Why choose ChildServe?
ChildServe’s Multi-trauma Rehab program has the only board-certified pediatric rehab doctor in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. As the only board-certified pediatric rehab doctor in Iowa, Dr. Fred’s years of experience and knowledge in pediatric care are a valuable resource.
, MD, who treats children and young adults in the inpatient and outpatient programs.
Our pediatric experts have specialized training and additional knowledge to provide exceptional rehab to children and young adults.
We hold CARF accreditationsBeing CARF-accredited means that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities recognizes ChildServe as an organization that meets rigorous guidelines for service and quality and conforms to nationally and internationally recognized standards.
in pediatrics, brain injury, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
ChildServe offers cutting-edge facilities and specialized technology including our therapeutic pool, the Functional Electrical Stimulation bike (FES), body-weight supported treadmill, and whirlpool tubs for wound management.
Who We Serve
ChildServe offers Multi-trauma Rehab to children and young adults (birth through 21 years old) who may be experiencing multiple medical issues due to their accident or trauma including the following:
Traumatic brain injury
Respiratory conditions (tracheostomy, ventilator or oxygen support)
Feeding difficulties (tube or oral feeding)
Muscle weakness due to a long hospitalization
We Know Kids
Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the developmental needs of children and young adults. The pediatric experts in our Multi-trauma Rehab program, like our Therapists, Certified Wound Care Nurses, and Dietician, have specialized knowledge and skills to treat kids and young adults. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make children feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
Expert Medical Care
ChildServe’s pediatric specialists help children and young adults manage complex medical needs after being discharged from an acute care hospital. Our medical experts provide care to help kids heal from injuries; increase mobility, balance, and strength; develop independence and improve function; and emphasize nutrition to promote healing. We equip each child as needed with adaptive equipment like wheelchairs and walkers.
Our Pediatric Rehab Nurses and Therapists create customized rehab plans for each child. Plans may include physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with therapeutic recreational activities, aquatic therapies, pet therapy, and music therapy. Our therapists help children and young adults learn or rebuild skills to help them transition to home.
We Care about Families
As part of ChildServe’s continuum of care, our rehab specialists train parents regarding their child’s condition and how to provide care at home. We offer a home and vehicle assessment to ensure safety upon discharge. Children and young adults may transition to outpatient therapy programs to continue receiving support from ChildServe’s expert therapists. Our medical social workers offer care coordination for the transition to ChildServe’s programs and other community resources as needed.
Our Team of Pediatric Specialists
ChildServe employs a variety of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following positions:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Wound Nurse
Certified Rehabilitation Nurse
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Speech Language Pathologist
Medical Social Worker
Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
Assistive Technology Professional
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive services?
ChildServe’s Multi-trauma Rehab program offers services to children and young adults (birth – 21 years) who have been discharged from an acute care hospital, but continue to require complex medical care.
How are referrals made?
To make a referral or request information, call our Access Specialist at 515-331-8106, or use the contact form below.
How are services authorized and funded?
Program costs are authorized and funded through commercial insurance and Medicaid. Specific fees will be discussed during the intake/admission process.
Where are services provided?
Multi-trauma Rehab services are offered at ChildServe in Johnston.
When are services provided?
Multi-trauma Rehab services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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ChildServe regularly gathers child and family satisfaction feedback, quality reports, and census data to monitor our services and continuously improve the care and services we provide.
ChildServe – Johnston
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
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ChildServe Center - Johnston
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 4,500 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.