Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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The Top Three Misperceptions of ICFs/IID

Source: Studio 5, Salt Lake City

[ICFs/IID = Medicaid-Licensed Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]

Misperception #1: ICFs/IID are similar to nursing homes.

Reality: ICFs/ID provide services specifically designed to protect the health and welfare of people coping with intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities.

Misperception #2: ICFs/IID are like warehouses where people are trapped and isolated.

Reality: ICFs/IID go beyond the label 'warehouse' and instead involve caring communities where services and support are given individually.

Misperception #3: Staff at ICFs/IID are short staffed and receive inadequate training to deal with the intellectually disabled.

Reality: Staff are regulated and trained to provide individual care in a friendly, caring environment; and train the intellectually disabled to be an active part of the community in which they live; to be able to learn what they need to in order to live as independently as possible.

For more information about information about Utah's Mission Health Services' ICFs/IID call 801-282-0686, or watch this video. Seeing is believing.

 

 


 

 

Utah Health Care Association: ICFs/IID

Source: Studio 5, Salt Lake City

Located in nearly every state, Utah’s ICFs/IID (Medicaid-licensed Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities), provide loving environments, enriching learning opportunities and meaningful vocational programs that are crucial for the continued development of life skills, independence and overall quality of life.  

Unfortunately, there are myths and mistruths related to Utah's ICFs/IID. For the facts about the benefits, professional care and personal support services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities, and family testimonials, click here.

We encourage you to visit a local ICF/IID. In Utah, contact the Utah Health Care Association (801-486-6100). Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for tour opportunities in other states. Meanwhile, watch this video for more information about Utah's ICFs/IID. Seeing is believing.

 


 

 

 

Bellefontaine Habilitation Center

Take a visual tour of Bellefontaine Habilitation Center (BHC), led by one family whose son, John, has been a resident for 40 years. Meet some of the people that have kept John and his peers happy and comfortable throughout the years; experience the sights and sounds of the center; feel the soul and spirit of John's home. BHC is one of six State-operated facilities who's primary purpose is to provide individual habilitation services to Missouri citizens with mental retardation/developmental disabilities and who have severe maladaptive behaviors or limited adaptive skills.

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Fircrest School: A Vital Public Asset

Fircrest School provides support to about 200 people with developmental disabilities in a residential setting. Its employees take pride in providing excellent care and service to the individuals who reside at Fircrest. The mission of Fircrest is to provide specialized care and support to people with developmental disabilities who have challenging needs.

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Mount St. Joseph

Mount St. Joseph is a not-for-profit intermediate care facility for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF/IID). The women residing at the facility are at least twenty-three years of age. Mount Saint Joseph is inspected and licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an Intermediate Care facility with a capacity of 132 beds. The facility is location in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago – in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Meet some of the residents served, and their satisfied families.

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