Miami Cerebral Palsy
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About MCP

An affiliate of United Community Options, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida since 1947.  Miami Cerebral Palsy (MCP) was opened in 1984 by UCP of South Florida (now known as United Community Options of South Florida) to provide ICF/IID (Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities) long term residential care services for children and adults who are medically fragile, non-ambulatory and severely and profoundly intellectually disabled. MCP provides nurturing homes for 96 children and adults with developmental disabilities. There are four long term care residential facilities located on beautiful, spacious lots in beautiful neighborhoods, with each long term care facility having three homes (8 people per home) at each location serving a total of 96 individuals (people supported), combined between all locations. The floor plans and furnishings reflect those often found in typical homes with thoughtful consideration to adaptations for the people supported. The ICF/IID program provides 24 hour nursing care, 7 days a week, along with a full complement of therapeutic services to include, but not limited to; physical, occupational and speech therapy, dietary services under the supervision of a registered dietary clinician, respiratory therapy and direct support professionals, who are required to be registered by The National Alliance for Direct Support Professional.


Admission Criteria

Our Admission Criteria:

  • Individuals must have Florida Medicaid or be Florida Medicaid eligible.
  • Individuals must be in need of 24 hour supervision, coordination and integration of health and or individuals must be non-ambulatory or dependent upon a walker or wheelchair for mobility.
  • Individuals of all ages may be considered as long as the facility can meet, provide and arrange for the provisions of all services required and prescribed by the interdisciplinary team and as requested by the person needing support and or their guardian, if the person has been adjudicated incompetent by the court.
  • ICF/IID is available only for individuals in need of, and receiving, active treatment services. Active treatment refers to aggressive, consistent implementation of a program of specialized and generic training, treatment and health services. Active Treatment does not include services to maintain generally independent individuals who are able to function with little supervision and who do not require a continuous program of habilitation services.
  • States may not limit access to ICF/IID service, or make it subject to waiting lists, as they may for Home Community Base Waiver Services. Therefore in some cases ICF/IID services may be more immediately available than other long term care options. Many individuals who require this level of service have already established disability status and Medicaid eligibility.

Need for ICF/IID is specifically defined by states, all of whom have established ICF/IID level of care criteria. State level of care requirements must provide access to individuals who meet the coverage criteria defined in Federal law and regulation. In addition to level of care for active treatment, the need for active treatment must arise from an intellectual disability or a related condition. The definition of related condition is primarily functional, rather than diagnostic, but the underlying cause must have been manifested before age 22 (Agency for Persons with Disabilities in Florida enforces age 18) and be likely to continue indefinitely. States vary in practical application of the concept of related condition. In some states individuals applying for ICF/IID residence may be eligible for Medicaid under higher eligibility limits used for residents of an institution.




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