What exactly is an intermediate care facility (ICF)? 

ICF/IIDs provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a protected residential setting. This may be a permanent home or an option for individuals awaiting community placement, providing the perfect opportunity for a smoother transition into the community. If such an individual is admitted to an ICF, he or she does not lose their place on the Medicaid Waiver (community placement) wait list.  

Families must apply through the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). APD is required to place applicants who meet Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) criteria within 90 days.  

In order to be eligible for services, an individual must have a developmental disability that occurred prior to age 18. Disabilities served include Intellectual Disability, Autism, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome and Down Syndrome. APD will request proof of disability. Documentation may include school records, testing or medical records.
Whether you’re seeking a home at an ICF/IID or are looking for transitional accommodations, at Pensacola Care, Inc. developmental centers, we strive to prepare residents to live as independently as possible. Our center staff are prepared to assist you with the application process and any questions you may have. 

Helpful Links

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Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)

Please click learn more to apply for placement in a Pensacola Care, Inc. Developmental Center or for more information about the application process

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Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (FARF)

Florida ARF is a statewide, professional industry association that provides advocacy, information, and networking for individuals with disabilities and the community agencies that serve them. 

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Pyramid, Inc.

Many Pensacola Care, Inc. Developmental Center residents opt for attending Pyramid, Inc., a critically acclaimed day program that focuses on individual needs and offers an exciting visual and performing arts program under the guidance of arts professionals. 

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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC)

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is committed to advocating and promoting programs, practices and innovative initiatives that enchance the independence, productivity, inclusion and self-determination of individuals with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life.

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Disability Rights

Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit, statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Their services are free and confidential. 

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Arc of Florida

The Arc of Florida is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
They work with local, state and national partners and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community.