In-Pact currently maintains eight group homes, also known as Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). ICFs provide a safe, long-term, nurturing environment for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disability. Homes are licensed and governed by state and federal regulations and have an annual recertification which includes Life Safety. The Group Homes Department has been CARF Accredited since 2002.
The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) is the placing authority for In-Pact and other state-regulated group homes. To be eligible for services, an individual must meet the required Intermediate Care Facility for the Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) level of care. A family must specifically ask for group home placement to take advantage of supervised group living.
Family members are encouraged to visit frequently. Participation in all program planning and development is highly encouraged. Each home offers intensive, individualized programming designed to allow everyone to reach their fullest potential in the following areas:
- Behavioral management
- Communication training
- Personal hygiene
- Independent living skills
- Participation in community activities and recreation
Funding for Group Homes is through Medicaid. Traditional Medicaid provides full health care coverage to individuals with disabilities residing in ICFs. For those who meet Indiana Medicaid eligibility guidelines, a daily rate covers costs with exception to personal items. Eligibility is based on the income of the individual needing service, not the combined family income.