Health

Intermediate Care Facilities


Horizon operates nine Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) located throughout Lynchburg and the surrounding areas. Horizon’s ICF programs offer adults with a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability with active treatment in functional skills to create an environment in which the individual can not only live safely but can excel. Horizon’s ICFs also support individuals with a variety of medical and behavioral needs that require extensive supports to be healthy. Services are provided by paid staff providing continuous, direct care for twenty-four (24) hours per day, with continuous oversight and on-call availability after normal, business hours. Horizon has been providing Intermediate Care services for more than 25 years.


Horizon utilizes an interdisciplinary approach assessing to develop care plans for those supported. Horizon’s Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals work with each of our residents to create an individualized plan that lays out the person’s needs and choices. Our staff encourage each resident to become a part of the community by encouraging participation in the individual’s plan. The care one receives in the Intermediate Care Facility promotes health, self-worth, and family/community involvement in the least restrictive setting.

Criteria for Admission: The client must be over 18 years of age and have a primary diagnosis of intellectual disability. Adults that have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and intellectual disability can also be served in our programs. All prospective residents shall have be assessed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to meet the criteria for an ICF program. Horizon’s Housing Admission team will also conduct a review to determine eligibility.