Griswold Home Care of Asheville is a referral service that matches you with an independent professional caregiver based on your preferences; it is not a licensed Home Care Agency but rather empowers you to self-manage your own home care arrangement. The office thoroughly screens all caregivers before they are eligible for referral to you. The screening includes a criminal background check, references, and a personal interview.
This office is a locally-owned and operated caregiver referral service. We offer referrals of professional, screened, quality caregivers who can provide affordable in-home care in the Asheville region.
When Rae Booth was a young girl she would stand in her backyard and call over to the neighbor’s kitchen window, “What did you bake today, Grandma Malloy?” Grandma Malloy would respond with a cheerful voice, “I have fresh homemade donuts for us to snack on. Go ask your mom if you can come over for a visit.” Without haste, Rae ran to find her mom to ask permission to visit with the elderly neighbor next door.
Rae knew early on that older people’s lives would play a big part in hers; she just didn’t know how that would all be combined into a vocation. In 2006, Rae began working on the referral team for Griswold Home Care in New Castle, Delaware. On that first day, she expressed to Mary Ann Murray, the Director of the Griswold Home Care New Castle office,that she wanted to learn everything about the home-care referral business.
Rae discovered that day that a part of her had been missing for years as she worked in corporate America in the human resources field. She saw how 20+ years working for a chemical manufacturing company, financial services company, and pharmaceutical company had prepared her for this next venture in her life. Rae was going to own and operate her own Griswold Home Care Referral Service. She was going to start this business nestled in the Asheville, Hendersonville areas of North Carolina.
During the five years serving the aging community of Delaware, Rae worked on several community projects. One such project was developing a “Senior Shelter System” for folks who needed to be removed from a violent situation into a safe home for a brief period of time. Rae worked with the State’s Attorney General’s Office, Adult Protective Services and several of the leaders in the New Castle Community to design, develop and implement a fail-safe way to deal with a growing need in the community. Rae worked on a campaign that taught people the signs of abuse and what to watch for and educated the public on actions they could take if they encountered or came across such a situation. The campaign lasted 2 years, and a shelter solution was put in place. It was a big success as the media assisted in the cause and the visibility of a terrible problem was brought out in the light.
Rae was awarded the Griswold Home Care Presidential Award in 2010. This award was presented for the high standards by which the Delaware office operated, and she operates the Griswold Home Care Referral Service of Asheville office at that same high standard. She is also a Certified Senior Advisor. Rae’s life is filled with compassion and joy as she looks forward to the future and referring caregivers to help folks to age with dignity in their own homes or wherever home might be.