Personal care and companionship
We provide a coordinated system in your home environment to promote, maintain, and/or restore health, and minimize the effects of illness and disability. This type of care typically caters to seniors, those recovering from injury or operations, new and expectant parents, and those who need a little extra help.
These services are available to families of all income levels who want to maintain independence in the comfort of home. Caregivers include Registered Home Care Aides, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) and other home health care professionals with patient care experience.
Types of Personal Caregiving
Personal Care (Hands-On)
Our qualified and compassionate caregivers work to keep you or your loved one healthy and safe by providing assistance with many different personal care activities. Our personal care services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each one of our patients and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays and weekends.
Our level of service and highly trained, screened, and credentialed healthcare professionals meet and exceed the healthcare industry’s highest standards.
Some of our services include:
- Assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.)
- Stand-by assistance with walking and transfers
- Helping start the day and end the day (getting out of and into bed, dressing)
- Assistance with toileting and incontinence
Our non-medical companions provide assistance in the home to help our patients feel more comfortable and allow them to remain independent.
- Escorting to appointments and social events
- Assistance with pet care
- Reminder (medications, appointments, dates, routines)
- Preparing meals and feeding
- Performing light housekeeping
- Errands (prescription pick-up, dry cleaning)
- Organizing, shipping, and reading mail
- Grocery shopping
- Entertaining (games, crafts, reading)
- Safety Supervision
- Sitter services are available both in the home and in assisted living facilities
- Respite / Relief for primary caregiver
The following questions and answers will assist you in determining care needs, in addition to how the program works.
Q. What are the differences between personal assistance and respite services?
A. Personal assistance is typically utilized by individuals learning to live a more independent lifestyle. Hours are scheduled on a consistent weekly basis and can be used outside of the home. Respite services are used only in the home and intended to give the parents or primary caregiver a rest.
Q. Where can I use the services?
A. Services may be provided in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to, day programs, schools, community, facilities, and in the home.
Q. How does an individual qualify?
A. To qualify, an individual must be registered with their local regional center and work with a service coordinator to determine eligibility.
Q. What are some things a caregiver can do?
A. Our caregivers can help with most activities of daily living as long as they do not require clinical judgement. This includes safety supervision, assistance with personal care (i.e., bathing, grooming, feeding, etc.) and companionship. One-to-one attention provided by caregivers can help manage challenging behaviors and keep individuals on task.
Q. Who do I contact for scheduling and number of hours?
A. You may call the local Maxim office anytime to schedule hours and find out how many are available.