I’ve never heard of a professional caregiver. What should I know?
Like nurses and doctors, professional caregivers have chosen a career in
caring for others. Many are Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health
Aides and Private Care Assistants. Less than 5% of all applicants meet
our screening standards, and we only refer caregivers we would trust in
our own home.
How does Griswold attract the best caregivers?
Our founder set a high standard in 1982, and we still use it every day.
Like any great working professional, the best caregivers look for organizations
that share their drive to help others and treat them with respect. In
answer, we encourage you to meet one of our local Directors. The compassion
and empathy they show you are the same they show to caregivers.
What if I don’t like a caregiver?
Office teams do their best to stay in touch with you about your satisfaction
with a caregiver, but if you are unhappy, we would expect you to reach
out and share your feelings. Another caregiver will be provided quickly
and at no additional cost.
Will I have a choice in selecting the caregiver?
Absolutely! Feedback from clients indicates that a personality match is
the #1 factor in a caregiver-client relationship, so we highly encourage
your input! We also work with each family in an initial home visit to
understand what unique skills and personality they are looking for in
What is the process of finding a caregiver?
Finding a home care service provider should be simple, and it should be
quick! Just give us a call to tell us about your needs. We’ll set
up a meeting at your home or in a place of your choosing. During that
visit, we will make sure we understand everything you need, and you can
let us know if you have any additional questions or requests before we
provide you with a caregiver. We do our best to make all this happen within 24 hours.
Can home care services help with Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Yes. Home care is often critical to managing this disease at home. In fact,
according to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, approximately
70 percent of people with dementia or cognitive impairment live at home.
The only exception is for clients in the late stages of the disease who
need intensive medical care.
Remaining at home and in familiar surroundings that include friends, family,
and routines is particularly important to those with Alzheimer’s
and dementia. Caregivers can help create balance and consistency for clients.
Can caregivers assist with medication?
Medication adherence is extremely important to remaining safe at home.
Caregivers cannot administer medication, but they can remind clients when
it is time to take their medication and work with the family to make sure
that pillboxes are sorted and accurate. 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
How flexible is Griswold Home Care with individual home care needs?
Service plans are tailored to meet your specific needs. If your needs change,
your services can change, too!