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Hospice & Palliative Support Services

The Home Care Support You Need, When You Need It

Griswold Home Care refers professional caregivers to support clients receiving hospice and palliative care services. Palliative care focuses on making a sick person feel comfortable and is not designed to cure an illness. Hospice care is sometimes referred to as end-of-life care and is a type of palliative care for patients who are in the last stages of a serious illness and have opted not to continue with curative treatments. The purpose of hospice support is to focus on comfort, symptom relief, and emotional-spiritual support.

Caregivers offer palliative and hospice support care for clients, whether at home or in a care facility, that allows family members to spend quality time with their loved one. Caregivers can assist with a wide variety of everyday non-medical services, including:

  • Companionship for the sick individual

  • Activities of daily living such as bathing, hygiene, and continence care

  • Providing social interaction

  • Medication reminders

  • Emotional support

  • Assistance with home chores

Contact Griswold Home Care today at (877) 268-3277 to learn more about hospice and palliative support services.

The Benefits of Palliative & Hospice Support Services

Palliative and hospice support services are designed to make your loved one as comfortable as possible, whether in their home or in a care facility. Often, among the doctor's visits, treatments and hard decisions, the awareness that one ultimately deserves to be comfortable can be forgotten. Caregivers want to make sure your loved one’s dignity remains intact and that they have time to enjoy more of what they love, whether that’s hobbies at home or spending precious remaining time with their loved ones. Palliative support can also help you avoid the additional costs that come with prolonged hospital stays.

Always Here for You

If you’re seeking palliative or hospice support services, we will aim to refer a professional caregiver within 48 hours from your request, if not sooner. We have over 40 years of experience recruiting and referring caregivers and are fully prepared to provide your loved one with the compassionate care they deserve while maintaining their dignity.

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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