Quality In-Home Care In Your Community
When we are asked “Why Home Care?” our response is always “It’s a God Thing”. We are strong believers that, if we follow God’s lead, He will place us where we are needed when we need to be there; and, that our past experiences and learnings will be the springboard for our new adventure.
This is certainly true of Arthur and Frieda Moseley when it comes to their involvement with Griswold Home Care. A few weeks before taking early retirement from Bank of America, the pair sat down and took stock of their strengths, experiences and passions. Within a week, while looking at other business opportunities outside of banking, Arthur and Frieda ran across Home Care and knew it was the thing for them. Their past experiences positioned them uniquely to work in the industry. The question became with whom to partner. Once they heard Jean Griswold’s story, the organization’s founder, and met the Griswold Home Care team in Erdenheim, PA the decision was very easy. Arthur and Frieda shared Jean’s values. Her commitment to referring caregivers who provide the best possible care in the most affordable way was one that the Arthur and Frieda admired and continue to emulate. Over eight years later, their choice has proven to be fulfilling.
Frieda’s dad was a Baptist minister for over 50 years. As a teenager, she had the opportunity to visit church members in their homes, hospitals and nursing facilities with him. On a number of occasions she was asked to sit with members who had just been discharged from the hospital and needed some extra assistance while their family was working. Later, between her sophomore year in college and transferring to nursing school, she worked as a nursing assistant in a skilled facility. The joy she got out of working with those residents carried through nursing school where she was honored with the Barbara K. Morey Humanitarian Award for her work with her patients.
Over the next thirty years Frieda practiced her craft in three hospital settings from Virginia Beach to Richmond to Tampa. She served as a charge nurse in each hospital, helping patients and also managing the other RN’s, LPN’s, and CNA’s on the floor. On the personal side, during the 90’s she watched her parents and their siblings care for her grandparent. She saw their dedication as caregivers and what a special blessing it was that her grandparent was able to be cared for many years in the home setting allowing them to live to 99 and 7 months of age. These experiences make Frieda uniquely qualified to oversee our caregiver screening, case coordination, and client satisfaction.
Arthur is responsible for the financial and marketing side of the business. His background has him uniquely positioned as well. It starts with firsthand knowledge of the challenges of aging gracefully in our society. He grew up surrounded by his grandparents and great grandparents and spent many a Sunday afternoon with them. He witnessed the aging process first hand and was well versed in it long before he and Frieda opened their office. Now, with parents in their eighties, he is acutely aware of the challenges facing seniors today.
Besides an appreciation for senior challenges and a personal knowledge dealing with those challenges, Arthur brings a degree in economics with a secondary focus on business and finance as well as thirty years in banking, most of it leading regional and national teams focused on providing service to small to medium sized businesses, to the business. He has worked with physician practice groups, hospitals and medical schools (one of his clients rolled out one of the first Assisted Living facilities in Virginia Beach). Arthur’s experience in this arena has provided him with both an understanding of the dynamics of the market and an appreciation for the perspectives of the providers and consumers.
It is not only what you know but also who you know. In order to maximize your effectiveness for your clients, it is also important to have a strong network of resources. To that end, Arthur has spent the last eigth years building a vast network of resources in Hillsborough County and has gained the reputation as one of the “go to people” for information on senior issues. Two of the groups he works with are the SALT Council and Better Living for Seniors.
Arthur serves as Vice Chairman of the SALT Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), which is made up of representatives from area law enforcement, the West Central Area Agency on Aging (now called the Senior Connection Center) and various non-profit and other government entities supporting the senior community like Bay Area Legal, the Department of Children and Families, the Elder Justice Center and, various for-profit entities like Griswold Home Care. The group discusses issues that affect senior citizens and takes that information back out to the community. Better Living for Seniors, of which Arthur is now the 2016-2017 Chairman, is focused on educating the member businesses and assisting them in their senior advocacy efforts.
Arthur has been a Caregiver Support Group Facilitator (with a focus on families dealing with Alzheimer’s) and is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Arthur is among only a handful of Home Care business owners in Tampa who have achieved the CSA accreditation. In addition to Arthur and Frieda, the Tampa Office is blessed with a team of experienced caring associates:
Karen Anderson- Referral Coordination
Joy Falcone- Referral Coordination
Christy Tai- Referral Coordination
Casey Moseley- Office Coordination
Jeanne Shanin- Community Liaison (East and South Hillsborough)
Pat Mullarkey- RN
Josh Moseley- Recruitment
Hilda Hellwig- Community Liaison (North Hillsborough)
Sue Ellefson- Community Liaison (West Hillsborough)
Nurse Registry Number: 30211332