Technology-dependent Care

ChildServe provides 24-hour skilled nursing care for children and young adults needing support for a variety of complex medical needs, including those needing technology-dependent care. Our pediatric experts provide IV treatments, enteral feedingEnteral feeding involves delivering nutrients needs directly into a person’s stomach, or bowel. Common methods of enteral feeding include NG, gastrostomy, and jejunostomy. ChildServe supports all of these feeding options.
, and infusion therapy. Through partnership with ChildServe Respiratory Care, we serve children who are ventilator or tracheostomy dependent. We offer these medical treatments and technology-dependent care in our kid-friendly, family-focused environment at our inpatient programs, Homecare and Medical Childcare.

Why choose ChildServe?

Pediatric Experts
ChildServe’s pediatric experts, including our nurses and therapists, have specialized training and additional knowledge to support children with complex medical needs.
We want kids to be kids!

We help children and young adults who rely on technology-dependent care to participate in recreational therapy, community events, aquatics, and music therapy.

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.
Individual Needs
Our team collaborates with a variety of specialty physicians to manage each individual’s unique medical needs.

Who We Serve

ChildServe’s Technology-dependent Care program provides 24-hour specialized nursing for children and young adults (infant through 22 years old) with complex medical conditions including the following:

Genetic Disorders

Respiratory Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders

Seizure Disorders

Premature Birth

Traumatic Injury


Our Approach

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We Know Kids

Our entire organization is built around kids! ChildServe’s pediatric specialists provide healthcare designed for the needs of children and young adults. Our pediatric experts have specialized knowledge and medical skills to help kids and young adults maximize health. Our facilities and equipment are designed to make kids feel comfortable, safe, and inspired.
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We Care about Families

As part of ChildServe’s continuum of care, our specialists partner with parents regarding their child’s condition and care plan. We train and educate parents regarding proper care of medical equipment. Our open-door policy ensures that parents can visit their child 24-hours a day. Our Medical Social Workers offer care coordination to help children and their families make the transition to another care facility as the child prepares to age out of eligibility at ChildServe.
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Pediatric Rehab

To help children safely access their world and stay comfortable, we provide a variety of on-site services including occupational, physical, speech, and respiratory therapy; medical nutrition; and adaptive equipment program. To enhance daily life and help kids be kids, we also offer recreational, musical, and aquatic therapy.
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Expert Medical Care

ChildServe’s specialists support children and young adults with a variety of complex care needs including management of enteral feeding, TPN, IVs, dialysis, and antibiotic therapy. We collaborate with specialty physicians to manage each individual’s unique medical needs.

Our Team of Pediatric Specialists

Our team includes a variety of healthcare professionals including the following:
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Certified Wound Care Nurse
Certified Rehabilitation Nurse
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
Respiratory Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Speech Language Pathologist
Music Therapist
Aquatic Therapist
Medical Social Worker
Therapeutic Recreational Specialist
Assistive Technology Professional

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Contact our Access Specialist by calling 515-331-8106.

How are services authorized and funded?

Program costs are authorized and funded through commercial insurance and Iowa Medicaid. Specific fees will be discussed during the intake/admission process.

Where are services provided?

Technology-dependent Care is offered in the inpatient program at ChildServe in Johnston. We also provide technology-dependent support through our Homecare and Medical Childcare programs.

When are services provided?
Technology-dependent Care services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Us!

ChildServe – Johnston
5406 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 727-8750

ChildServe Center - Johnston

ChildServe improves the health and well-being of over 3,600 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.
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