Mission Health Services is dedicated to creating a vibrant living experience for the people they serve. At MHS all staff work in partnership with each other, therapy services, those they serve, and their families to provide excellent clinical care in a nurturing environment. Besides caring for the Elderly they also provide Intermediate Care for the Intellectually disabled.
“The Top Three Misperceptions of Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled”
Misperception #1: Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s) for the Intellectually Disabled are similar to nursing homes.
Reality: ICF’s for the Intellectually Disabled provide services specifically designed to protect the health and welfare of people coping with intellectual disablities and other developmental disabilities.
Misperception #2: Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled are like institutions and warehouses where people are trapped and isolated.
Reality: ICF’s for the Intellectually Disabled go beyond the label of ‘institution’ and ‘warehouse’ and instead involve caring communities where services and support are given individually.
Misperception #3: Staff at Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled are short staffed and receive inadequate training to deal with the intellectually disabled.
Reality: Staff are regulated and trained to provide individual care in a friendly, caring environment; and train the intellectually disabled to be an active part of the community in which they live; to be able to learn what they need to in order to live as independently as possible.
For more information about Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled, please contact Mission Health Services’ West Jordan Care Center at 801-282-0686.