Griswold Home Care was first conceived in response to a tragedy that befell a member of the church where the Rev. Dr. Lincoln Griswold (our founder’s husband) was the pastor. An aging, widowed parishioner could not find anyone to help her after her primary caregiver fell and broke her hip. Although her family lived nearby, the woman was left alone and did not drink enough fluids. As a result, she passed away from kidney failure.
Inspired by this apparent growing need in her community, Jean Griswold started Griswold Home Care at her Erdenheim, Pa home in 1982. As the company’s reputation for affordable respite, overnight, live-in care and companionship services grew, requests for care started to come from beyond the local community. Additional home care centers were opened to meet the growing needs of each community; creating work opportunities for local professional caregivers who knew the area and who could better service neighboring clients, even in bad weather conditions.
What began as a grassroots organization of competent, compassionate individuals has since grown into the world’s oldest non-medical home care organization and one of the first home care companies to offer affordable 24-hour service to older, disabled and at-risk individuals.
In the three decades since the company’s inception, Griswold Home Care has helped more than 80,000 individuals and families throughout the United States, referring more than 9,000 caregivers in any given year.
As part of our dedication to providing quality in-home care services worldwide, only franchise Care Directors who share Jean Griswold’s philosophy of providing outstanding, compassionate service at an affordable rate are welcomed into the Griswold Home Care network.
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. Jean Griswold has personally received numerous regional and national awards and honors for her outstanding service and remarkable achievements.
By working with Griswold Home Care, you’ll gain access to the best caregivers 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.