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Cheryl Bright
Executive Director

2501 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Public: (714) 957-5000
TDD: (714) 957-5512

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Program Descriptions

Fairview Developmental Center (FDC) provides services to individuals who require General Acute Care (GAC), Nursing Care (NF) and Intermediate Care (ICF) for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. There are two residential programs which operate under the administration of an appointed Program Director. Following is a summarized description of the services provided:

Residences 215, 203, 207/8, and 209

Fairvew Developmental Center

Individuals served in Program 2 have a diagnosed medical and/or physical condition that requires a greater intensity of nursing care and medical intervention. Many individuals served in this environment have multiple physical disabilities and nursing care needs. Those served in this medical nursing program require assistance in daily living and ongoing management of chronic and/or multiple health conditions. Individuals served require assistance in all areas of personal care. Most individuals require the use of adaptive equipment and /or staff support/assistance for transfer and mobility needs. One of the residences serves individuals who are returning from a Community Hospital and they require nursing care prior to them returning to their home residence. The individuals also receive transitional support as they transition into the community. This program also oversees the following services provided: Chaplaincy Services, Beauty/Barber Shop, and Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program.

Residences 318, 336, 338/39

Program 3 provides services to individuals on 4 different residences. The individuals who reside in this program have moderate to severe behavioral challenges with mild to severe intellectual disabilities. Individuals served have various levels and range of abilities. Services provided focus on improving communication skills, team partnership, group participation, appropriate interaction, learning new positive replacements behaviors and developing functional coping and stress management skills. Services provided also assist with developing independence in the areas of social, leisure, work, life, and transition into community living. This program also oversees the following services provided: Adult Training and Habilitation, Vocational Services, and the Greenhouse project.

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Residence 37

Under the administration of Program 3, the Southern STAR (Stabilization, Training, Assistance, and Reintegration) provides short-term crisis stabilization for up to five individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Individuals are admitted due to an acute crisis, pursuant to Section 4418.7. The Southern STAR treatment team provides mental health and behavioral treatment for severe psychiatric and behavioral conditions in a home-like setting while maintaining and enhancing independent living skills, vocational and leisure skills and communication coping skills. The goal of the acute crisis center is to provide person-center treatments that will expedite the person’s return to either their prior residence or a more suitable community-based residential setting.

Last Updated: 9/6/2018