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Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) provide 24-hour active treatment and services for persons with intellectual disabilities and other related conditions.
Residential Care Facilities (RCF) provide organized continuous 24-hour care and services for persons who need supports other than nursing care.
Nursing facilities provide 24-hour care for individuals who need nursing or skilled nursing care. Medicaid helps with the cost of care in nursing facilities, but you must be medically and financially eligible for care in a nursing facility.
"Who is eligible?"
Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain groups of people based on income levels. In addition to meeting certain income levels, you need to be in eligibility groups before you can be considered for Medicaid.
How do you apply?
Use this convenient DHS Service Portal to find out if you are eligible.
Where do you get assistance?
Depending on where you reside, find out where you can get assistance in Iowa.
"Nursing Home Compare"
This is a web-based portal administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that provides detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country and allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. Use this information along with other information that you gather about nursing home facilities to help you make choices for you and your family. Nursing Home Compare is run by Medicare.
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