Intermediate Care Facility Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IDD) Group Homes

ICF is a program supported by tax dollars, and there is no waiting list. Potential residents must simply be out of high school, need support with daily living task, have a determination of an intellectual disability before the age of 18 or a developmental disability before the age of 22.

Down Home Ranch has four 6 bed ICF group home on site at the Ranch.

  • Six-person capacity plus live-in staff
  • Large individual, private bedrooms, decorated to personal taste
  • Private or semi-private bathroom
  • Single-sex and co-ed houses
  • Fees paid by federal and state tax dollars
  • Potential Ranchers must be eligible for Medicaid and have a determination of an intellectual disability to qualify

Make sure to lets us know you are interested in living at the Ranch.

HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCS) GROUP HOMES

HCS is a waiver program for which there exists a 10-15 year waiting list. Ranchers live in the city limits of Elgin and are transported to the ranch daily for programs. Learn more about the HCS wavier.

Down Home Ranch has three 3 bed HCS group homes in Elgin, TX.

  • Three-person capacity plus live-in staff
  • Large individual, private bedrooms, decorated to personal taste
  • Private or semi-private bathroom
  • One home for women, two for men
  • Fees paid by federal and state tax dollars
  • Potential Ranchers must be eligible for Medicaid and have a determination of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) to qualify

If you have HCS and would like to receive service from the Ranch, let us know.

Private Pay (PP) Group Home

Down Home Ranch has one private pay group home on site at the Ranch.

  • Three-person capacity plus live-in staff
  • Large individual, private bedrooms, decorated to personal taste
  • Private or semi-private bathroom
  • Co-Ed, but may be single sex.
  • Private Pay $3,600 per month, per person
  • 1 current opening

Contact the Ranch program staff using our form, email [email protected] or by phone (512) 856-0128 to learn more about the available private pay option.

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Down Home Ranch has 2 two bed cottages and 3 micro homes on site at the Ranch.

In addition to meeting the general Criteria for Residency, candidates for SIL must demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility:

Able to manage without direct assistance:

  • One and Two person homes, no live-in staff
  • Large individual, private bedrooms, decorated to personal taste
  • Private or semi-private bathroom
  • Single sex, married couple or live partner
  • Fees paid by the Rancher

Due to the low level of supervision, any Rancher seeking a SIL placement must demonstrate a high level of autonomy and self motivation. The SIL Ranchers must mange with limited assistance:

  • Grooming and personal hygiene
  • Prepare breakfast and clean up afterwards
  • Report to work on time
  • Take care of personal needs such as kitchen chores, light housework and laundry with minimal help
  • Get along with housemate (for two-person households)
  • Plan menus and shopping
  • Maintain home and yard
  • Prepare simple meals
Sarah House & Timothy House
  • Two person home
  • 2-bedroom, 2-bath suites
  • Large private individual bedrooms and bathrooms, decorated to personal taste
  • Common living, kitchen and dining areas
  • Single sex, married couple or life partners
  • Private Pay $3,600 per month, per person
Micro-Homes & Cedar Cabin
  • One person home
  • 1-bedroom, 1-bath
  • Kitchen/living area
  • Front porch