My name is Jim Barth. I’m the director of the Cincinnati-Tri County office of Griswold Home Care. In 2004, a friend I had known for many years told me he had opened a home care business aimed at serving seniors in the Cleveland area. He told me that I should look into it because he thought it would be a good fit. I told him that I wanted to be in a business that “made a difference in peoples lives.” As a result of that conversation, I contacted the home office of Griswold Home Care (then Griswold Special Care). I was immediately impressed by their emphasis on quality of the referral service. I have since seen the difference that an in-home non-medical caregiver can make in a person’s life. That is the most rewarding thing about this work.
Prior to working in home care, I was a pastor for 17 years of a christian non-denominational church, that grew out of a campus ministry in Bowling Green, Ohio. I then worked in the financial industry for approximately 10 years before concluding that I wanted to get back involved in helping people. Griswold Home Care has made that happen. My wife has recently started working with me in the business after years of working in her field as a licensed professional counselor. She now handles our marketing and is a natural. We have four grown children, three of whom are married and live in the Cincinnati area. Family is very important to us. We are both involved in a local church, and in our free time we like to play golf, bike, and take walks.
Since 2004, when Jim Barth opened the Cincinnati-Tri County office of Griswold Home, the Cincinatti-Tri County team has worked hard to refer caregivers to provide the best home care services. Staff include Debbie Young, senior care coordinator, Laura Weinberger, administrative assistant, and Valerie Barth, marketing. The staff genuinely cares about the quality of the referral service provided to every home care or senior care client.
All of the caregivers we refer are carefully screened. A behavioral-based interview process, along with reference checking, and background checks allow us to refer quality caregivers. Our motto has always been – If we wouldn’t refer this caregiver to our own parents, why would we refer them to yours?