Quality, Affordable In-Home Care In Your Community
Hello, my name is Maryanne Wright. I am the owner and director of the Volusia County office of Griswold Home Care. I began my career with Griswold Home Care as a caregiver in 2006. I took the job when I went back to college. The hours were flexible so they worked with my schedule. I had no idea how much my life was about to change…
I always kept in mind that my job was to make the people I cared for feel dignified and comfortable. I tried to demonstrate that I wasn’t just there to follow directions but I wanted to know who my clients were as people. What did they like to do, what did they find interesting? I was often surprised at how much I had in common with people who were up to 50 years older than me. I discovered that, while I was the caregiver, the client was the one who taught me. Through my daily interactions with clients, I found humility and patience in caring for others that I did not know was inside me. Being a caregiver, for me, became more than a stepping stone to some other vocation.
I opened my own Griswold Home Care office in 2010. It is definitely a different role to serve clients behind a desk that I once personally cared for, but I feel as though my hands-on experience as a caregiver offers me insight into both sides of this business. I truly understand the myriad of concerns that clients have about who will be in their homes. I have the benefit of having personally worked with many of the caregivers that I now refer, giving me sincere reassurance that every client will receive top quality care.
I learned numerous things about my own inner strength and abilities as a caregiver. I learned the importance of genuine kindness extended toward another human being and that the connection goes both ways. I became quite close to one very wonderful client, whom I truly felt was my friend. I looked forward to seeing her. To be with her was not a job, it was my privilege. She was eventually moved to a nursing home and her biggest worry was for her cat. She had no family and she didn’t know what would happen to him. I adopted her cat. Chester and I still live together. She was glad that Chester was in a safe home and I remember my friend fondly every time I’m greeted by her warm and sweet cat.
As a business owner I am sensitive to the special character and reliability that good caregivers possess. My goal is to deliver the best service to my clients. I lay out a realistic picture of what my business can offer and I value the relationships I have with both my clients and caregivers.
Nurse Registry Number: 30211232