I would LOVE to recommend an excellent agency in the San Jose/Bay Area. I used to work for Maxim, and stumbled upon an agency in San Jose (it's actually based in Orangevale/Sacramento area, but they are branching out down here). It's called "Always Home Professional Nursing Service." Let me tell you....totally different from Maxim. They are family owned, and the nursing/staffing team really cares about you and is very involved. There's a facility on Lincoln Avenue in San Jose called "My Friends Pediatric Day Healthcare" (the same owners as Always Home). Let me know if you want more info about either one of these places (just google "Always Home Nurisng Agency" and it should be the first on the list). Also google "My Friends Pediatric" and that will come up as first on the list as well.
Hope this helps b/c I know what you mean....I'm so glad I found them!