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In January of 1982, former geriatric counselor Jean Griswold received bitter news. Her husband, Presbyterian minister Dr. Lincoln Griswold informed her that an elderly woman in their parish had died because she could not find someone to help her with daily activities. Troubled by the news, Jean pressed for details. She learned that without support, the woman had stopped eating and drinking and eventually passed away from kidney failure. Jean was deeply saddened by what she felt was an easily preventable tragedy. She was driven to act.
Having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1969, Jean understood the importance of getting help in whatever capacity was necessary. Within days of receiving the news, she had assembled a group of competent, caring individuals to help other older parishioners stay safe and healthy in their homes. Armed with a master’s in education and degrees in business and economics, Jean realized she could extend her vision beyond her parish. Calling to check on elderly parishioners from her kitchen table became the seed of her life’s work: a national organization recognized as one of the oldest non-medical in-home care registries and one of the first home care services to find caregivers who could provide 24-hour care to disabled, elderly, or at-risk individuals.
For over 30 years, Griswold Home Care has helped hundreds of thousands of seniors live independently and age in place. The company refers experienced caregivers for personal care, homemaking, companionship, and other vital services to an ever-growing population of seniors and disabled adults. Today, Griswold Home Care has more than 200 locations throughout the United States, referring over 10,000 caregivers per year. Since its foundation, Griswold Home Care has received dozens of industry and community awards and has grown to become one of the nation’s leading non-medical in-home care companies.
In recognition of this continuing service commitment, Griswold Home Care has been profiled in Forbes, Success and Entrepreneur magazines as well as on NBC’s Today Show, as one of the nation’s top in home care companies. Jean Griswold has personally received numerous regional and national awards and honors for her outstanding service and remarkable achievements in the field of home care for elders.
By working with Griswold Home Care, you’ll gain access to the best caregivers and senior in home care in the world. 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.
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.Learn More
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.Learn More
Our proprietary screening process allows us to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers. We focus on understanding what families look for in a non-medical in-home caregiver. The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes.
Before matching you with a carefully screened professional, we use your input to ensure that we refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you. Caregivers are referred based upon each client's personality, service needs and desired schedule.
Peace of mind, sense of security, understanding that this is the right way to do things. Knowing that someone is here, like the caregivers from Griswold, have given my life back...
Right now, the people that Griswold has chosen for my dad, I have no qualms whatsoever. If I have to leave for a day or I can’t see him for a day, or whatever, I never worry...
And it really worked out fine. I’ve liked her from day one. And we’ve gotten along very well...
What we liked about Griswold was the flexibility that they provide. They provide all kinds of service. They're very respectful of our conditions. They help where we need them...
I was thinking, "I don’t know whether I'm going to like somebody else in the house," and just the things she told me about Gertrude. She said, "Oh, I have just the lady for you...
My son, probably the easy way out for him would be to put me in a nursing home or something. Then he'd know that I’d be . . . Get the care that I need but I’d lose my independence and I’d lose a place that I worked hard for all my life...