California has a network of state funded organizations called Regional Centers which ensure individuals with developmental disabilities (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Delay, etc) receive the services and support they need to be able to live healthy lives and be a valued member of the general community.
For over 20 years, Maxim has partnered with Regional Centers in California to provide a variety of services designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Personal Assistance (PA) Program
Designed for individuals transitioning into adulthood, and older individuals, our PA program provides a qualified and compassionate caregiver to assist individuals in accessing the community and performing various tasks of daily living. Our personal assistance services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each one of our clients and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays and weekends.
Our level of service and highly trained and screened Personal Assistant workers meet and exceed the healthcare industry’s highest standards.
Some of the areas our Personal Assistance can help: (varies by regional center)
- Escorting to appointments and events
- Attending college and afterschool programs
- Assistance with personal care (bathing, grooming, etc.)
- Assistance with pet care
- Stand-by assistance with walking and transfers
- Helping start the day and end the day (getting out of and into bed, dressing)
- Reminders (medications, appointments, dates, routines)
- Preparing meals and feeding
- Performing light housekeeping
- Errands (prescription pick-up, dry cleaning)
- Organizing, shipping, and reading mail
- Sitter services are available both in the home and in facility settings
In-Home Respite Program
Our In-Home Respite Program provides families with a break from the daily responsibility of caring for a loved one with developmental disability. Our screened and trained caregivers can be scheduled at the parents’ request to provide safety and supervision for their child within the comfort of their own home, allowing a much needed break and opportunity to take care of themselves.
Some families prefer to have someone they already know (Neighbor, Friend, Relative) provide the respite care authorized by the Regional Center. Maxim can accommodate these requests following an expedited hiring process to hire and pay the person of the family’s choice as their Respite caregiver.
The homemaker program helps safeguard the individual within their home, assisting with most aspects of daily living, personal care, and home maintenance.
Intensive Behavior Support
Our Intensive Behavior Support program was created at the request of some regional centers for a program that can provide respite relief to the primary caregiver or family member, for individuals with more challenging behaviors. Our thoughtful approach to designing a care plan for each individual and providing extensively trained direct care staff have allowed us to provide services for families that other programs have been unsuccessful with. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is very involved in planning the care for each client and performs regular supervisory visits with all direct care staff to ensure the safety and success of the client, and workers.
Maxim has a variety of other specialty programs around the state designed to meet the unique needs of each family. To learn more about what is available in your area, please contact your local Maxim office, or your Service Coordinator from your Regional Center.