Flexible Services on Your Terms
What are common caregiver services?

Non-medical caregivers can assist with activities of daily living, or the things that we normally do to remain functional at home.

What type of care do you need?

A case coordinator at each office can work with you to understand your needs. You may have an idea of what non-medical in home care services you need help with today, but most clients are amazed at the variety of services that a referred caregiver can assist with to make you and your loved one more comfortable. Before a caregiver is referred, a care coordinator will speak with you over the phone and meet in person for an in home visit to discuss your needs and desires, and tell you about the unique Griswold model of in home care.

Could you use a little help with the following? Review this list of in home care services to determine what type of non-medical home care might be right for you:

Personal Care Services
  • Bathing
  • Bed bath
  • Tub bath
  • Shower
  • Sponge bath
  • Shampoo
  • Brush teeth
  • Denture care
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Comb or brush hair
  • Skin care
  • Perineal care
  • Change adult briefs
  • Assist with bedpan
  • Assist with urinal
  • Assist with commode
  • Reposition bed-bound clients to help prevent skin breakdown
  • Assist with active range-of-motion activities
  • And many more based on client requests…
Homemaking Care Services
  • Meal planning
  • Cooking
  • Meal preparation – according to taste/diet
  • Serve meals
  • Wash dishes
  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting, cleaning client’s bathroom, kitchen maintenance and more)
  • Personal laundry and linens
  • Make/change bed
  • Shopping
  • Help with organization – clean closets, sort photos
  • Accompaniment on everyday errands
  • Pet care
  • Plant care
  • And many more based on client requests…
Senior Companion Care Services
  • Conversation
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Projects
  • Gardening
  • Appointments
  • Attend events
  • Visit friends
  • Outings
  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Record memoirs
  • Correspondence
  • And many more based on client requests…
Personal Assistance & Supportive Care
  • Transfers
  • Ambulation
  • Feeding
  • Assist to bathroom
  • Assist with self-administered medication
  • Limit or encourage fluids
  • Record food intake
  • Record urinary output
  • Record bowel function

By working with Griswold Home Care, a respected non-medical in home care referral service, you’ll gain access to the best caregivers in the nation. Our specific service model varies by state. In some states, our service is solely to refer caregivers. In other states, we employ and supervise the caregivers. In every state, we’re 100% focused on quality services and responsiveness to your needs. Please contact your local office to learn exactly how we can best help you and your family.

*Based on licensure and state-specific requirements, we currently offer companionship services only in NY state.

Frequently Asked Questions on Common Services
Can home care services assist with those diagnosed with Alzheimers and Dementia?
Yes. Except in clients with late stages of this disease where other options might be more appropriate, non-medical in-home care is a critical part in managing this disease at home. In fact, according to the Alzheimers Association, approximately 70 percent of people with dementia or cognitive impairment are living at home. (reference http://www.alz.org/national/documents/phase_4_home_care_recs.pdf) Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family, and routines are important to those affected with Alzheimers and Dementia. Working with the family caregivers and a client’s physician, non-medical in-home care services enable balance and consistency when managing Alzheimers and Dementia.
What services are included in non-medical home care?
Three main categories of care services are included in non-medical home care:
Personal Care – often a mental and physical challenging task for a family caregiver, personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting can all be handled by a professional caregiver.
Homemaking – ensuring the house is kept up, warm and well-cooked meals are prepared, and safe transportation to errands and appointments are all part of non-medical home care.
Companionship – Caregivers provide direct companion services and can ensure transportation to social activities, errands, and shopping trips.
Can Griswold Home Care assist with medication?
Medication adherence is critically important to remaining safe at home. Caregivers referred by Griswold Home Care can assist with medication reminders only. Drug treatment plans that include sorting and administering medications should only be handled by a family caregiver, nurse, or physician who is authorized and qualified to provide this service.
How flexible is Griswold Home Care with individual non-medical home care needs?
Griswold Home Care offers clients a consumer-driven approach to at-home care. Care is tailored to meet your specific and individual needs. If your needs change, you are in control to make any adjustments to your approved referred caregiver, shift duration, or scope of service during a shift.