If a loved one requires daily care, it may be advisable to get outside help. The first step is finding the type of help you need. What is an ICF, and what can you expect in terms of services?
When someone needs a little extra help but not necessarily around-the-clock care, an ICF may be a good choice. The experts at Highland Risk list several reasons people may seek out residency at an ICF:
- Mental disability
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Daily assistance with basic tasks
Intermediate care is also often a stepping stone to the next phase of more intense, long-term care. Residents who don’t quite need the full-time care of a nursing home may benefit from a stay at an ICF.
A residency at ICF is usually not covered by Medicare as the services offered are typically not medical in nature. Because they don’t provide medical services, however, these facilities are often less expensive than those that do. Residents may also have supplemental insurance policies that help alleviate the expense of care.
When daily living becomes more than someone can handle on his or her own, and ICF may provide a helpful solution. You can rest easy knowing that your loved one is having his or her basic needs met in a safe, homey environment.