Opportunities Unlimited

Rebuilding Lives. One step at a time.

Intermediate Residential Program

Opportunities Unlimited has 8 residential homes in our CARF accredited intermediate residential program.  Our intermediate residential program serves individuals who require assistance with self-cares and other skills needed to live in their community in a more independent setting.  This goal-driven program focuses on teaching individuals the skills they need to successfully transition to a lower level of care after receiving rehabilitation services.

Opportunities Unlimited’s intermediate residential homes provide person-centered care to individuals who require residential services to learn skills needed to successfully transition to a lower level of care.  Trained staff provide a structured program focusing on skill building and active treatment throughout the individual’s daily routine. This individualized program allows all persons served to work on skill building in multiple areas needed to successfully transition.

The 8 intermediate residential homes are located in a community setting in Sioux City, Iowa.   The homes are fully accessible for individuals of all mobility levels, allowing them to thrive in a home environment supporting their independence.  The homes include 4 bedrooms which each have their own half bath, a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub and shower, staff office, a large living room area, dining room, an accessible kitchen, laundry facilities, and access to Opportunities Unlimited’s community center for further rehabilitative services.

Admission Criteria

The person to be served:

  • Must have a brain injury diagnosis prior to age 22 if on state funded insurance
  • Must have a diagnosis of a brain injury or physical disability
  • Must have an assessed full scare IQ score of 70 or below
  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Has a viable funding source
  • Is medically stable and does not require 24-hour nursing cares, dialysis, or PICC/IV placement
  • Must be able to breath independently
  • Must not have behaviors so severe that the individual poses a threat to self or others
  • Must have the potential to benefit and participate in rehabilitation services
  • Has a legally appointed decision maker or guardian required to make decisions and informed choices if the person is not capable of making his/her own decisions.
  • Must have a clearly defined discharge plan upon admission
  • Must have a physician order needing ICF level of care.
  • Must have a neurophysiological evaluation done a minimum of 90 days before admission

All cases are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions and Discharge team to identify appropriateness of the individual for this program.

 Discharge Criteria

The person to be served:

  • No longer needs intermediate residential services
  • Is not medically stable or requires a level of care greater than what this intermediate program can provide
  • No longer has a viable funding source
  • Is demonstrating unsafe behaviors that are harmful to self or others
  • Has failed to pay for services, even after the funding sources has been given appropriate and reasonable notice for payment

Intermediate Residential Program Outcomes

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