Types of Housing
Own your own home: This requires a high level of independent living skills and financial resources. There are programs available to provide counseling, down-payment assistance and low-interest mortgage rates.
Supported Independent Living: Apartment rental with intermittent staff supervision, training, and assistance.
Assisted Living Facility (ALF): Non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance for the care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or have a disability.
Group Home: A single residence (home) where several individuals with disabilities reside. Varying levels of service are available, and may include counselor, transportation, shopping assistance, health care services or 24-hour personal assistance.
Intermediate Care Facility for People with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR): Facilities with four or more beds for people with mental retardation, providing active treatment. The ICF/MR benefit is an optional Medicaid benefit.
Nursing Home: A facility in which the primary function is the provision, on a continuing basis, of nursing services and health-related services for the treatment and inpatient care of two or more non-related individuals. To find a Medicaid- or Medicare-certified nursing home, visit the Nursing Home Compare Web site. To find a privately funded nursing home, contact the Center for Quality Health Care Services at (804) 367-2102.Back to Top