Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled
Providing skilled residential long term homes in Ventura County including Ventura,
Oxnard, Simi Valley & Fillmore
Monday, January 7, 2013
An Intermediate Care Facility is a health facility that provides inpatient care to
those with developmental disabilities who are in need of skilled nursing supervision
and supportive care, but do not require continuous nursing care. Intermediate care
facilities provide active therapy and treatment that gives an opportunity for recovery
through structured individual care plans.
Intermediate Care Facilities range in size from the state developmental centers to
the smallest, the single family home. Providing the most normalized setting, the
six bed residential home provides for individuals to live in family units supported
by 8-10 full time trained staff. Each home is managed by a Qualified Developmental
Disability Professional & Administrator and clinical care overseen by the facility
Registered Nurse and Medical Director.
Residents in these homes have considerable self care deficits accompanied by medical
issues which require daily medication and some ongoing nursing care.
Residents here are more medically fragile then those in the ICF- H homes and therefore
require intermittent skilled nursing care. These residents may have G -tubes, sleep
apnea, colostomy needs, a catheter or other conditions that require close supervision
from medically trained personnel.