Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services

As a service of Urbandale Health Care Center, our TruRehab therapy program offers unique rehabilitation services to all of our Guests. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies with our own full-time staff. Specific therapy services are based on the initial clinical assessment of each TruRehab Guest. To supplement therapy sessions, our TruRehab nurses and CNA’s are trained to assist our Guests with activities of daily living and provide ongoing education that will benefit our Guest when they return home. Other unique features of our TruRehab program include private suites, complimentary local telephone services, flat-screen televisions, Cable TV services and private dining and lounge areas.

Urbandale offers the full spectrum of treatment for injuries and other medical conditions. This includes rehabilitation from hip and knee fractures, joint replacements, spine and shoulder surgeries, and other orthopedic conditions. Our therapists and nursing staff members are also trained and experienced in treating strokes, open heart and by-pass surgeries, and post surgical wound care.


Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists will work with our Guests to increase independence with activities of daily living (ADL’s) including bathing, eating, dressing, self-care and home management tasks. Safety awareness and fall prevention education is also provided by our Occupational Therapists.


Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists will work with our Guests to regain strength and balance and also improve mobility. Based on the findings of our initial assessment, individualized exercises and education will help the Guest meet their rehab goals as quickly and safely as possible.


Rehab To Home

The therapy team at Urbandale Health Care Center takes great pride in Guests achieving their goals and returning to the highest level of functional independence for them. Upon admission, our Therapy team will collaborate with Nursing, Dietary, Social Services and Activities to create an individualized plan of care for each Guest. Throughout their stay in our private rehab suites, each Guest can expect 24-hour nursing support along with quality therapy services. Each Guest receives complimentary local telephone service as well as a television with complimentary cable service.

As a Guest’s projected discharge date nears, the Social Worker will assist the Guest and/or family with any discharge planning needs. This includes making the appropriate referrals for Home Health, Hospice, Assisted Living arrangements and durable medical equipment.


Speech Therapy

The role of the Speech Therapist is to improve functional communication and cognitive skills of all of our Guests. They also monitor and modify swallowing techniques and introduce diet modifications and special feeding techniques when necessary for Guests who have decreased abilities in these areas.

If you or a loved one have been recently hospitalized and feel you may benefit from occupational therapy services, please contact us at (515) 270-6838 or email us at

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Shaylin Gladson
Community Liaison Director (515) 745-2573