Hello! My name is Melissa DuLong. I am proud to be the Director of the Hampton-Newport News office of Griswold Home Care. Coming into the home care industry has been a life-long dream of mine. As a young child growing up with a close family member with advanced MS, I know what having care in the home is like. My mother was a Registered Nurse (RN) and worked in nursing homes exclusively, so I also saw what institutional care is like. Our family was committed not to place our loved one in a nursing home where he’d live without the company of his family, so we cared for him together. As a result of this, I have always wanted to be involved in helping families who are in similar situations.
I graduated in 1993 with a Master’s in Social Work and worked with foster children for several years. Then, after being a stay-at-home-mother for eight years, I began looking into the home care industry. When I heard about Griswold I knew I had found a home. Our commitment to satisfaction is unmatched. We truly want to refer caregivers who provide your loved one with the best care experience in their home, or wherever they call come. I thoroughly enjoy meeting families and referring a caregiver so they feel safe and secure with the knowledge that their loved one is being cared for by a professional, highly trained and compassionate caregiver.