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Respite Care Service in Atlanta

In Home Care Services

While we do offer long-term care for your loved ones, we also provide "respite care" which provides short term care for family members who are in need of some time away. Allow our licensed and qualified caregivers in Atlanta to offer various home care options that work best for your unique situation. You can recover and recharge to be at optimum health to care for someone else.

The need for in-home care for the elderly is growing rapidly due to advances in medical technology lengthening human life expectancy. This wonderful advancement gives us the opportunity to spend more time with our loved ones who may need a little extra care as they age. Our in-home care services enable the elderly to stay at home and provide a sense of independence and dignity. Deciding to provide in-home care for your loved one has a lot of benefits including reduced risk of hospitalization, improved quality of live, and reduced familial stress.

Looking for respite care near you? Give us a call at (404) 567-5208 or contact us online today!

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Elderly Care Experts in Atlanta

You can expect the following from our team:

  • Reverent home care support inside and outside of the home
  • A commitment to your entire family’s health and well-being
  • Personalized care plans tailored to meet your family’s exact needs
  • Annual caregiver training to continue delivering the exceptional services you’re used to

Home care services aren’t always about the aging individual with a mental or physical condition. Often, our job is to support the family members assisting those with specific ailments and giving them a few hours of relief to focus on themselves. After all, caring for another person can be draining in all aspects, but you have a dedicated team ready to free up your time so you can concentrate on yourself.

At Griswold Home Care for Atlanta, our respite care services are second to none, offering customized assistance based on the entire family’s needs. As a family caregiver, we know you have a lot on your plate. Still, you must squeeze in time for self-care and reconnect with your family member in a way you haven’t been able to do in a long time.

Dial (404) 567-5208 or contact us online to learn more about home care near you!

How Do Families Benefit from Respite Care?

Griswold caregiver assisting elderly woman

The most apparent perk of respite care is having the time you need to take care of other things, including yourself. However, our respite services offer your aging loved one various benefits too. We aim to cultivate a lasting connection between our caregivers and your loved one so that you come to think of us as family. Building trust is of the utmost importance to our Atlanta team. Not only that, but safety and happiness are facets of our home care service that we take seriously.

That's why our team takes a personal approach to caring for your loved one. We like to tailor our services to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Your loved one can take advantage of the following:

  • Personal care assistance that includes bathing, dressing, and other hygiene tasks
  • Meal preparing and light housekeeping to maintain a clean and healthy environment
  • Helping run errands and accompanying clients to doctor’s appointments
  • Companionship for socialization and emotional engagement

How Long Can Respite Care Last?

Respite care typically lasts between one and two weeks, depending on the client's needs. The purpose of respite care is to provide temporary support to the primary caregiver. Examples of when respite care is needed are holidays, family emergencies, or vacations. Although respite care is a temporary position, our staff is comprised of skilled and highly trained professionals who provide exceptional elderly care. We specialize in respite care for dementia patients, adults with physical disabilities, adults with learning disabilities, and the elderly.

As a locally owned and operated caregiving service company, we take it as our mission to support families in our community. We’re passionate about helping aging individuals improve their quality of life and age comfortably and safely in place. We can follow through on this concept because we employ caregivers with the highest devotion to changing lives. When you require caregiving services designed to target your physical, emotional, and mental needs, you can count on Griswold Home Care.

Give our team a call at (404) 567-5208 or contact us online to learn more about senior help in Atlanta today!

About Jean Griswold

Our founder, Jean Griswold, was a care professional who became a visionary entrepreneur when she started the first non-medical home care franchise in the United States while running her own home care business.

Jean started at her dining room table in 1982 in suburban Philadelphia. Her husband, Minister and Doctor Lincoln Griswold, informed her that an elderly woman in their parish had died through the complications associated with malnutrition and dehydration because she had no support system to care for her. Jean was deeply saddened by what she felt was an easily preventable tragedy. She was driven to act.

Jean Griswold was an extraordinary leader. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1967 at the age of 36 but continued to work actively in her office until she was 79. She published a book, “Fears of the Elderly” in 2013.

Jean was born in New York City. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Douglass College and a master’s degree in personnel and guidance from Rutgers University. She received an honorary doctorate from Holy Family University in 2006. From 2003 to 2004 she was Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She won numerous awards, including the Spirit of Philadelphia Award, the Working Woman’s 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year honor, and the 2002 MS National Achievement Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Jean passed away on January 28th, 2017 at the age of 86. She was an inspirational woman and entrepreneur, and despite her passing, her values live on in Griswold Home Care today.

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