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ICF/ID Factsheet

What is ICF/ID?

ICF/ID stands for Intermediate Care Facility for people with Intellectual Disabilities. This group living environment is designed to meet the needs of individuals with moderate to severe/profound disabilities who require 24-hour supervision and structure. The ICF/ID provides intensive services designed to train individuals while addressing a variety of disability related situations. Services include skills training, activities, dietary management, health care and therapies.

How are ICF/ID services developed?

An Interdisciplinary team (IDT) is developed for each person served. The IDT is comprised of the person receiving services, service providers, and family members. Through discussion, the team designs goals and objectives based upon the desires, abilities and specific needs of the person receiving services. These goals and objectives become the framework for services provided by staff in the program.

Where are ICF/ID services provided?

Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. owns and operates one 8-bed group home licensed as an ICF/ID in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Who schedules and monitors the services?

Imagine the Possibilities employs an administrative level person with the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating the ICF/ID program. This individual supervises the direct support staff and participates in the delivery of services by coordinating IDT meetings, counseling, interagency coordination, and the writing and monitoring of the Individual Program Plan as outlined by the IDT.

How is the ICF/ID program funded?

The ICF/ID program is funded primarily by the Federal Medicaid Program with additional participation by the consumer and the State of Iowa. Consumers who are not eligible for Medicaid funding pay for services privately.

Who is eligible for the ICF/ID program?

Eligible persons must provide consumer consent to service, be at least 18 years of age, present a developmental disability, including Mental Retardation, not pose a serious threat to self or others, be medically stable – does not require higher level of care, show favorable prognosis for positive outcomes with programming, and be approved for payment of fees

How is the ICF/ID program accessed?

The ICF/ID program can be accessed by either contacting Imagine the Possibilities directly or Mahaska County Community Services. Screening will be done by IMAGINE staff to determine the ability to provide the needed support. Funding must be identified and secured.