Quality, Affordable In-Home Care In Your Community
Elaine Gordon was educated in Johannesburg South Africa at the Greenoaks Private College for Girls. She studied Holistic Healing Modalities and Nutrition, including Massage Therapy and Reflexology with Jack Reuben and Chris Stormer. She furthered her Reflexology studies (Masters Program) with the Fylde Institute in the United Kingdom.
In 1988, Elaine, her husband and two children immigrated to Massachusetts where they lived for the duration of their children’s undergraduate education. In 1998 Elaine and her husband (Russ) relocated to New Jersey.
Prior to Griswold Special Care, Elaine and Russ owned and operated an organic food restaurant in South Orange, New Jersey called “It’s a Wrap”. After selling the restaurant, both Elaine and Russ were determined to work in an industry which concentrated on helping people. “It was a natural progression” moving into this burgeoning industry which we have grown to love. Assisting seniors to live independently in their own homes is an extremely gratifying process to be part of. I love what I do and every client is treated like they are my parent”.
Elaine opened the Griswold Special Care, Passaic County office in August 2006 and has sustained continual positive growth, achieving a reputation for compassion, kindness and extraordinary customer care. She expanded her territory and now services Sussex County, as well. Her husband, Russ, joined her in 2007 and assumed the task of handling all financial matters.
Elaine is passionate about Home Care and giving dignity to older folks who have contributed and worked so hard to pay off their homes and live out their old age there. She is also passionate about the holistic approach to caregiving. There is no “Cookie Cutter” plan. Each and every client is different and unique in their own special way. It’s about being respectful, addressing each issue that comes up and finding a solution. Families that come to us for help are normally in crisis. Being a part of their solution is not only personally gratifying, but spiritual, as she watch families regain the space they need to exhale and resume their balanced parent-child relationship. Elaine feels blessed to be a part of this solution.
Caregivers provided by my offices are valued and respected for the work they do. Not only do Russ and Elaine make sure that every caregiver is given the tools to do their job efficiently, they also give them the tools to create long lasting relationships with their clients. Families grow to love the person that cares for their loved one, who makes them feel safe, honored and comfortable in the home that they love.
We are on-call 24/7 and pride ourselves on keeping an open line of communication between our office, clients and their loved ones. Most of the caregivers whom we refer have been registered with the Morris County office for many years and have been carefully screened and selected based on their compassion, patience, and skill level.
As co-directors, Russ and Elaine are looking forward to assisting you and your loved ones for many years to come.
You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing,” – George Bernard Shaw