Quality, Affordable In-Home Care In Your Community
Hello, I am Anne Eidschun, Director and one of the owners of Griswold Home Care in New Castle County. As a Certified Senior Advisor, and Certified Financial Planner, my 30 years of experience working with seniors have enabled me to lead our team in serving our clients well. I am an active speaker at the libraries, senior centers, churches and volunteer organizations in New Castle County and I enjoy these opportunities to engage with members of the community.
Prior to coming to Griswold Home Care, while working full time, I was a family caregiver for two years – working a full day and helping my loved one throughout the night. My responsibilities included meal preparation, socialization, assisting with personal hygiene and attending to any other requested needs. I relay this story because I have walked in the shoes of a family caregiver and I understand the concerns that clients and family members experience when there is a necessary transition to caregiving from complete independence.
Community involvement is very important to me and I have particiapted on many Boards over the years. Currently, I serve on the Mid-County Senior Center Board, I’m a member of the Advisory Group of the Delaware Association of Home and Community Care, and a member of the Delaware Business Resource Network. In 2012, I had the privilege of being President of the Rotary Club of Wilmington.
I look forward to speaking with you at any time to review your personal situation or that of a loved one who might need assistance at home.
Hello, I am Maryanne Murray, owner of your local Griswold Home Care office. I have a masters degree in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill. I spent 15 years teaching hospital administration and managing physician practice plans at the University of Maryland Medical System, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. In 1996, as the result of hospital mergers, I found myself unemployed. I decided I wanted to own my own business to control my own destiny and touch more people in a helping way.
Non-medical home care fit with my background and my goals. Jean Griswold offered me a job managing the Main Line Office, which gave me an opportunity to learn from the special person who started this business after a woman in her husband’s congregation died of dehydration because no one was checking on her to make sure she was eating and drinking. Jean started “Overnight Sitting Service” in 1982; she wanted to help people live independently in their homes and she found seminary students and their wives to sleep in people’s homes to provide this kind of assistance. I loved the mission, but I still wanted to own a franchise. In August of 1999 I bought the Wilmington, DE franchise; in 2003 I started a second office in Lewes, DE.
Owning these offices has been one of the most significant and meaningful parts of my life. Referring caregivers to help the people of Delaware stay safely in their homes has been a most gratifying professional and personal experience. During home visits, I love hearing rich stories of family and work life. The caregivers on our registry are wonderful, compassionate and caring people.
It has been an honor to be a part of Jean Griswold’s dream of referring caregivers to give families peace of mind and fulfill clients’ wishes to stay in their homes for as long as possible. I hope to continue this dream for many years to come.