Frequently Asked Questions

Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the admission process for an ICF-ID?

Admission is actually a very simple process. We begin by gathering four documents: 1. Psychiatric evaluation; 2. Social evaluation; 3. SIB-R assessment; 4. Level of care form signed by a doctor. All four of these forms must be current within the last 90 days. Additionally, the Psychiatric evaluation must determine an IQ level. These four documents are then reviewed by a nurse reviewer and eligibility is determined. Once eligibility is established, the admission process can begin.

3. How long does the admission process take for an ICF-ID?

The admission process varies depending on the availability of the required documents. We will provide support new individuals to gather these documents in order to get them submitted and reviewed. We always strive to ensure the placement is a good fit for the referral and future roommates, so a home visit is preferable when possible. With all admission documents in place, intakes can occur as quickly as 24 hours.

5. Is there a waiting list to be admitted to services?

We don't typically maintain a waiting list but we do track families or guardians who express interest and contact them when there is a vacancy. When vacancies become available, we look at the specifics of each situation to determine who is in crisis and who requires the most immediate services. We always welcome follow up calls from families or advocates to identify current placement opportunities.

6. What services are provided in an ICF-ID?

ICF-ID services are all inclusive with supports being provided by professionals including: OT, PT, Speech, Dietary, nursing, etc. These professionals, along with the family or advocate, make up the treatment team and will participate in making decisions regarding client care. ICF-ID environments offer structure for all residents as well as the ability to participate in active treatment. The basic components of active treatment are: assessment, individual plan, implementation, documentation and monitoring.

7. What does an ICF-ID home or facility look like?

Typically, the ICF-ID facility will look like a traditional family home. All bedrooms and common spaces are personalized to represent the unique taste of the people who live in that home. The distinctive dynamics of each home are evaluated in identifying potential roommates and every effort is made to ensure an appropriate peer group is established and maintained.

8. How much does it cost to receive ICF-ID supports?

For individuals who receive benefits through Medicaid and Social Security, their ICF-ID services will be fully funded. Medicaid benefits will cover all service and supports within an ICF. We do have administrative support staff who have extensive knowledge in benefits and eligibility and are equipped to answer most questions you may have.

10. What is the difference between ICF and Reshab?

Qualification and admission criteria is the same for both services. Social Security and Medicaid will be accessed to cover all costs of supports for both progams. The greatest difference between the two services is the Reshab program is community based and operates with less structure than an ICF-ID. Reshab programs do not offer active treatment or an inter-disciplinary team but can be a better option for someone requiring less support or who thrives in environments with less stimulation.