Wisconsin Facilities Serving People
with Developmental Disabilities (FDDs)
What is a Facility Serving People with Developmental
A Facility Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (FDD)
is a residential facility for three or more unrelated persons with
developmental disabilities. FDDs are also known as Intermediate Care
Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID).
What Services Are Provided by an FDD?
FDDs provide treatment to individuals with developmental
disabilities so to help them maintain
and improve their current skills and to develop new skills (e.g.,
work, social, activities of daily living, education, etc.).
FDDs are regulated under Chapter
Wisconsin Administrative Code (exit DHS).
about the Department's role in regulating FDDs.
Looking for an FDD in Wisconsin?
Aging and Disability
Resource Centers (ADRC): ADRCs provide information on broad
range of programs and services, help people understand the various
long term care options available to them, help people apply for
programs and benefits, and serve as the access point for
publicly-funded long term care. These services can be provided at
the ADRC, via telephone, or through a home visit, whichever is more
convenient to the individual seeking help.
County-By-County Directories of
Wisconsin Residential Care Providers: Locate a health or
residential care provider in a specific county.
Locate a health or residential care provider and obtain compliance
Statewide FDD Directories
Directory (PDF, 15 KB)
Assisted Living facilities (group homes)
- check individual providers for services to the appropriate
for People with Developmental Disabilities
Consumer Information Reports for Wisconsin Nursing Homes
and Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities. These
reports give information about inspection results, nursing staff
turnover and nurse staffing for individual nursing homes.
Wisconsin Residential Care Options: Learn more about the compliance history of individual facilities for the four assisted
living provider types regulated by the Department.
Learn more about the information
included on the facility profiles.
Provider Search: Locate a
health or residential care provider and obtain compliance history
Resources for Choosing an FDD
The Department of Health Services
does not refer residents for placement in FDDs and does not provide
guidance for selecting nursing homes, besides providing compliance history
information. However, there are state and national resources that
provide guidance for selecting nursing homes.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC): ADRCs provide
information on broad range of programs and services, help people
understand the various long term care options available to them,
help people apply for programs and benefits, and serve as the access
point for publicly-funded long term care. These services can be
provided at the ADRC, via telephone, or through a home visit,
whichever is more convenient to the individual seeking help.
on Aging & Long Term Care: (exit DHS) The
Board on Aging and Long Term Care advocates for the interests of
Wisconsin's long term care consumers, informs those consumers of
their rights and educates the public about health care systems and
long term care. The Board also operates the
Long Term Care Ombudsman (exit DHS),
Volunteer Ombudsman (exit DHS)and
Medigap Helpline (exit DHS) Services.
Disabilities Services and Programs
Complaints Regarding Wisconsin Health and Residential
The Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance is responsible for
assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of
any individual believes that a caregiver, agency, or Department regulated facility has violated State or Federal laws
pertaining to regulated entities, that individual has the right to
file a complaint.
Wisconsin Client Rights: Anyone who is receiving services for
mental illness, a developmental disability, or substance abuse in
the state of Wisconsin has specific rights under Wisconsin Statute
51 (State Alcohol, Drug Abuse, Developmental Disability and Mental
51.61 and 51.30. (exit DHS) (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Advance Directives: An advance directive describes, in writing, your
choices about the treatments you want or do not want or about how health
care decisions should be made for you if you become incapacitated and
cannot express your wishes.
Last Updated: September 12, 2014