With the support of the Jean Griswold Foundation, we were able to present a grant to Oak Hill Assistive Technology, a local non-profit that designs and builds smart homes for differently-abled and older adults. Check out the grant presentation and the tech making it possible in the video above!
You are part of a complex community and we know that caring is a two-way street. We share our company-wide experience of 30 years of senior home care very actively with the health care and wider communities and we rely on other professionals to support us. We know what’s where, who’s who and where there’s financial support.
We offer you many sources of comfort. For example: we’ll consult with your insurance; Yale’s Dr. Baker of the CT Fall Prevention Coalition trained our case coordinators; we initiated a program with the State (CCCI) to provide more affordable senior care. The Parkinson’s Association chose Griswold exclusively for respite care and we provide it for the the Alzheimer’s Association.
Families consider us the hub to coordinate skilled care from the VNA and Hospice. Midstate Hospital; Apple Rehab, Farmington; Avery Heights, Hartford; Brittany Farms, New Britain; Salmon Brook, Glastonbury and Hughes Health & Rehab, West Hartford are a few of the facilities who trust us with their patients.
Our clients live also in communities such as Cedar Mountain Commons, Newington; Wadsworth Glen, Middletown; Bradley Home & Pavilion; Meriden.
Our engagement with articles, events and workshops, some oriented to family members, some to professionals, brings relief to many. This year at the Capitol we sponsor a full day conference, Same Story Different Age: Sexuality, Money & Mental Health.
At the Annual Alzheimer’s Conference in Cromwell, people flock to us for the latest in research and our resources. We’re often a selected 90-minute workshop presenter where presentations are arduously vetted months in advance. The Fearless Caregiver Conference is another scene for our presentations. We are known for activities that support longevity and well–being for seniors, caregivers and baby boomers for we believe that the arts and healing go hand in hand.
At Elmwood Senior Center, West Hartford, “Nifty Fifties”, a performance and open dance that had everyone singing and laughing, was our production. We also gave logistical and financial support to the Center’s Greater Hartford Guide comparing all services and prices of registered home care companies.
We have deep respect for storytelling and writing. The Yale School of Nursing’s Creative Writing Awards are named for us. Stories at http://nursing.yale.edu/creative-writing-awards. (We also match seniors with writers in Griswold Life Tales. Stories at www.homecare-ct.com/lifetales.
Lesley Mills, Director of our 5 Connecticut offices hosted a radio show for 10 years that aired baby boomer and senior issues. She has also been a featured speaker, lecturing on Alzheimer’s; The Caregiving Relationship and more.
Griswold Home Care of Hartford, Litchfield, and Tolland County in the News:
“We’d like to wish a very happy holiday to all our clients, caregivers, professionals and otherwise, who selflessly endeavor to keep the spirit of Jean Griswold alive and thriving. Sadly, Jean Griswold passed away earlier this year at age 86, but we see her vision in action in Hartford, Litchfield, and Tolland every day.”