ICFs and HCBS Waivers

As of October 1st, 2021, county boards of developmental disabilities are required to list the following resources for Intermediate Care Facilities or ICFs.

Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF)

ICF is a short way of saying “Intermediate Care Facility”.

An ICF is a place where someone with a disability can choose to live and get the services that help him/her live their life.

An ICF has staff that can help you 24 hours a day. 


Frequently Asked Questions

A waiver is a way that Medicaid can pay for services to keep you in your home so you do not have to move to a long-term care facility or nursing home. Your home is where you choose to live.

Yes, your local County Board of Developmental Disabilities or the County Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) representatives can give you information.

You apply for a waiver at your County DJFS Office. Tell your local County Board of Developmental Disabilities that you have applied, and on what date you applied.

You must need the same level of care as people who live in a long-term care facility, and you must meet the income requirements for Medicaid Waivers.

Each County Board of Developmental Disabilities establishes waiting lists when there are not enough resources to meet the needs of everyone requesting service. If you ask for a service that has a waiting list, a County Board will document your request along with the date and time, and place your name on the list if you would accept the services within the next 12 months.

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