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Common Home Care Services

Flexible Services on Your Terms

No two clients are the same, which means no two care plans should be, either. At Griswold Home Care, we offer a wide variety of services so that we can perfectly accommodate the unique needs of each of our clients. People often ask us what the phrases ‘home care services’ or ‘caregiver services’ mean. These phrases refer to a broad range of care types and the specific duties of each.

Caregivers can assist with activities of daily living that we would normally do ourselves to remain functional at home, like bathing, dressing, hygiene cooking and much more. Internal staff members from each office work with you to understand your needs. Before you are provided services, a care coordinator will speak with you over the phone and meet with you in person for an in-home visit to discuss your needs and preferences.

This list of home care services might help you decide what type of home care is right for you:

Personal Care

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Haircare
  • Oral care
  • Grooming
  • Skincare
  • General hygiene
  • Perineal care
  • Changing adult briefs
  • Repositioning if bed-bound
  • Supporting physical therapy exercise
  • Restroom assistance


  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with organization
  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal planning/prep
  • Bed-making
  • Changing bed linens
  • Plant care
  • Laundry
  • Pet care


  • Travel accompaniment to appointments
  • Shopping and errands
  • Assistance with correspondence
  • Prompting and reminders
  • Scrapbooking
  • Visiting friends
  • Safety and security
  • Accompaniment to events
  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Recording memoirs

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.

Find a caregiver

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 are attracted to organizations that provide more than the basics. They 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 the referral, but if you are unhappy with a caregiver, always feel free to reach out to the office. They will be happy to match you with another caregiver 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 match, so we highly encourage client input! We also work with each family in an initial home visit to understand what unique skills and personality they are looking for in a caregiver.

What is the process of finding a caregiver?

Finding a home care services partner 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’ll make sure we understand everything you need, and you can let us know if you have any additional questions or requests before we match you with a caregiver. We do our best to match you with a caregiver 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’s time to take their medication. 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 this service.

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!

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