Caregiver Ethics: How to Choose a Reputable In-Home Caregiver

Thanks to the advances in modern medicine, the average 65-year-old American's life expectancy has increased by approximately 20 years. However, as life expectancy continues to increase, so does the need for competent in-home care. Over 40 million senior citizens have a chronic condition that affects their day to day lives, including 12 million who cannot live independently without an in-home caregiver. To make matters more complicated, many families are unable to provide sufficient care for their loved ones. That’s why an increasing number of Americans are turning to... Click to Read More

University of Florida Student Wins Griswold Home Care Scholarship

Griswold Home Care is honored to announce the winner of our bi-annual scholarship contest. Twice each year, Griswold Home Care extends a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding student who is pursuing a career in the caregiving field. To qualify, participants were encouraged to tell us about the personal challenges and rewards they encountered in caring for others. Scholarship participants also discussed how achieving a higher education would allow them to create a greater, more positive impact in their community.  We are pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to... Click to Read More

Oklahoma Student Wins Griswold Home Care Scholarship

Last year, Griswold Home Care announced the creation of our scholarship contest to award exceptional individuals a $1,000 scholarship to help them further their education.  We asked participants to offer their personal insights into the greatest rewards and challenges of providing care, as well as to share how their higher education goals would help them to impact the lives of others. Griswold Home Care is pleased to announce Hayden Sparks as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. Hayden is an exceptional and inspirational young man who is a recent... Click to Read More

Stuck in the Middle: Home Care Options & the Sandwich Generation

If you are feeling a squeeze on your time, wallet, and emotions, there is a good chance you are part of the sandwich generation. There are options available to you to help reduce some of the stress that comes with being stuck in the middle.The sandwich generation is defined as adults who care not only for their older parents but their children as well. Typically, this person will be juggling the various needs of both groups, but care for their parents tends to escalate as the parents... Click to Read More

Stuck in the Middle: Home Care Options & the Sandwich Generation

If you are feeling a squeeze on your time, wallet, and emotions, there is a good chance you are part of the sandwich generation. There are options available to you to help reduce some of the stress that comes with being stuck in the middle. The sandwich generation is defined as adults who care not only for their older parents but their children as well. Typically, this person will be juggling the various needs of both groups, but care for their parents tends to escalate as the parents age. According... Click to Read More

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Aphasia Home Care for Seniors

Many of us take our basic motor skills for granted. The ability to speak, write, read, and comprehend information is taken as a given. The vast majority of people are born with this “universal” set of actions, so it is only natural to assume they will never go away.Think for a moment what would happen if you suddenly lost the ability to do any one of these things. How would your life change? Chances are, the answer is something you cannot even imagine. You would likely be dependent... Click to Read More

ALS & Home Care Help for Seniors

Caring for someone with ALS typically requires a collaborative effort among several types of caregivers, including family members, nurses, physicians, and therapists. Fortunately there are many ways that home caregivers can help deal with the debilitating nature of ALS. Although the intensity of care will increase with the progression of the disease, a high quality of life isn’t out of reach for those with the right assistance.What is ALS?Also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the spinal cord and... Click to Read More

Arthritis & Home Care

People diagnosed with arthritis have a greater hindrance than most. The lack of a cure for this progressively worsening joint condition can be the source of much emotional stress. No one wants to be immobilized by something they have no control over, but the good news is there are ways to decrease the severity of arthritis.Osteoarthritis is the form the majority of elderly patients are affected by, as it specifically targets the cartilage between a person’s joints. In light of a large population of aging adults, the Center... Click to Read More

Maintaining Emotional Balance: The Elderly, Parkinson’s Disease & Home Care

When a person receives a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, it is frightening for the individual as well as for their loved ones. You want to know how the disease will progress, what treatments are available, how bad it’s going to get, and how long it is going to last.These are all valid questions, but there are no definitive answers. Vicki Conte, Program Manager for the Department of Neurology at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, leads a number of support groups for people... Click to Read More
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