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.