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Cedar Lake breaks ground on innovative intermediate care facility

Expected to be completed in 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 27, 2015) — Cedar Lake has broken ground on one of two 4-bed ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) homes in the Sycamore Run neighborhood in LaGrange.

300- 2The homes, the first of their kind in the state of Kentucky, will offer nursing care, therapeutic services, and behavior and psychological support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They also will provide adults who have high-intensity support needs with the opportunity to live in a neighborhood community.

Construction is expected to conclude by early 2016. Once completed, eight individuals will be moved out of Cedar Lake’s large facilities and into the two four-bed homes. The ICF model will provide 24-hour nursing care with RNs and LPNs, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy. In addition, a medical director and physician assistant will conduct weekly clinics and will be on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and multiple specialists will conduct rotating clinics monthly or quarterly.

The design of the Sycamore Run ICF homes incorporates the healthcare needs of their future residents, such as wider corridors, specialty bathing facilities, full mobility access, bariatric accommodations and the various background systems to allow for a safe and caring environment such as nurse call, security, fire safety and a storm proof shelter.