Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Intermediate Care Facility

03/05/12

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) are designed for those individuals whose disabilities limit them from living independently.  Services may be provided in an institutional or a community setting.   For the most part, ICFs serve individuals who are unable to care for their own basic needs, require heightened supervision and the structure, support and resources that define this program type.  ICFs provide 24-hour staffing supports for individuals with specific  adaptive, medical and/or behavioral needs and includes intensive clinical and direct-care services, professionally developed and supervised activities (day services) and a variety of therapies (e.g., physical, occupational or speech) as required by the individual’s needs.