Services in Your Community
We have programs throughout the state that help individuals of all abilities build increasingly rich, independent lives in the communities they call home.
For people served by REM West Virginia, home is a place where they feel secure, surrounded by the things that belong to them and the people who share their lives. For many who come to REM West Virginia, choosing a new home is a comfortable transition from their own family home or previous living situation. For others, particularly those that come from highly structured settings, the community homes they choose to live in provide a first-ever sense of identity and belonging.
Intermediate Care Facilities
REM West Virginia’s Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) are small to medium size homes within the community, usually shared by four to eight individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and other complex needs. Our on-site staff provide comprehensive support options in each home tailored to the needs and abilities of each adult.
Our intermediate care facilities provide a safe and comfortable environment where people can receive services based on their individual support plan. We offer a variety of settings, including:
- Transitional: Our transitional residences encourage independence and help individuals practice daily living skills so they may transition to more independent living arrangements.
- Long-term: In our long-term residences, we provide ongoing support and focus on helping each resident build meaningful relationships in their home and community.
- Medically-fragile: Our medically-fragile homes provide extra support and treatment for individuals with complex medical needs. In addition to 24-hour staff support, our medically fragile homes offer LPN, RN and DSP services to aid in feedings, medication administration, transport and other daily activities.
In all of our ICFs, support services are tailored to the individual based on their service plan but may include assistance with:
- Daily living skills
- Personal hygiene
- Housekeeping and cooking
- Social skills development
- Financial management
- Coordination of medical and other professional services
- Participation in community events
REM West Virginia also offers smaller, community-based group homes that provide increased opportunities for growth and skill development as well as 24-hour staff support.
In our community residences, we tailor staffing levels to provide the right blend of program oversight and comprehensive support services which may include:
- Medication administration
- Coordination of appointments and other support services
- Money management
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills
- Behavior management
- Social skills development
Throughout our residential programs, we focus on helping people develop new skills and participate in community activities so they may increase their independence – knowing that our staff is there to help them every step of the way.