Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

An Invitation to Visit an ICF/MR

You are encouraged to visit and tour a licensed Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/ID) in your area. VOR is happy to put you in touch with a member who can help arrange the visit.

Around the country, there are excellent ICFs/ID providing residential care and other supports to residents with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Some of these facilities also provide a myriad of health care and other services to individuals living in the surrounding communities. VOR would be happy to help arrange for a tour. Please contact Tamie Hopp at 605-399-1624; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A visit to a facility will help provide some perspective on three VOR priorities:

(1) The People Served: People with severe and profound intellectual disabilities and the specialized, Medicaid-supported services they require.

(2) Choice in Medicaid Long Term Care Options: The importance of a full spectrum of Medicaid services to meet the full spectrum of support needs, as supported by Federal law (Medicaid, Olmstead, etc.).

(3)  The Community Resource Center Model: A model that allows individuals living in community settings to access health care services at existing Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/ID), on an outpatient basis.

We feel strongly that your long term care discussions will be enhanced by an onsite review. Seeing is believing. Thank you for your consideration.