Intermediate Care

Wendell Foster’s licensed Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) for individuals with disabilities consists of four, eight bedroom/four bathroom homes for 63 individuals. Residential, active treatment, and nursing supports are offered 24 hours per day. Each person living in the ICF has a person-centered, individualized support plan, based on their strengths, interests, and needs.

The Intermediate Care Facility is focused on providing our individuals with the best life experiences possible.  Services include recreational services, buffet-style dining, nursing, residential, assistive technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Each person is evaluated and an individualized plan is developed to enable those living here to reach their goals and dreams.  Through teamwork and a focus on what each person wants out of life, we have achieved what others have considered to be the impossible.

Some of the great experiences that the ICF has achieved over the past few years include, skiing in Colorado, as well as vacations to Las Vegas, Disney Orlando and Panama City Beach, to name a few.  We are not just a home, but a support and family as well.  We strive to provide those who live in the ICF with the same life experiences as any other typical family.

Medicaid benefits pay for these supports.

Who is eligible?

From the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

An individual shall meet ICF/IID criteria if the individual requires physical or environmental management or rehabilitation for moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and meets the following criteria:

  • The individual has significant developmental disabilities or significantly subaverage intellectual functioning and requires a planned program of active treatment to attain or maintain the individual’s optimal level of functioning, but does not necessarily require nursing facility or nursing facility with waiver services;
  • The individual requires a protected environment while overcoming the effects of developmental disabilities and subaverage intellectual functioning while:
    • Learning fundamental living skills;
    • Learning to live happily and safely within his own limitations;
    • Obtaining educational experiences that will be useful in self-supporting activities; or
    • Increasing his awareness of his environment; or
  • The individual has a psychiatric primary diagnosis or if:
    • The mental care needs are adequately handled in a supportive environment (i.e., ICF/IID) and
    • The individual does not require psychiatric inpatient treatment.

For more information on Wendell Foster’s Intermediate Care Facility, please contact

Christal Thomson
Administrative Residential Director
270-683-4517
[email protected]