The Bethesda Lutheran CommunitiesIntermediate Care Facility,700 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, Wis. will close Aug. 31, 2014. The decision, made by the Bethesda Lutheran Communities Board of Directors, was announced by John E. Bauer, Ph.D., president and CEO of Bethesda, on Tuesday, June 18. Seventy-three people with intellectual and developmental disabilities currently live at the Watertown Intermediate Care Facility (ICF). The state of Wisconsin will oversee the transition plan that will include representatives of Bethesda. This transition team will support people and their families and guardians to find homes that meet their needs and preferences in the community. If people supported at the facility desire to have Bethesda continue to provide supports for them, Bethesda will provide options that include adult family homes, apartments and duplexes in the area.