An intermediate care facility (ICF) is a place that offers long-term care, such as nursing and supportive care, to its residents. This care is provided on a doctor’s orders.
ICFs provide care for patients living with mental health conditions or declining health which makes it so they cannot provide this care for themselves. In general, those in an ICF require lower levels of care than those at a skilled nursing facility, but more care and attention than those who live in a residential care facility.
In addition to nurses, some ICFs may also employ physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, or social workers to make regular visits.