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Respite Care Services in New Castle County

Are You a Family Caregiver in Need of a Break?

Caring for your elderly or disabled loved one takes a lot of work – emotionally and physically. Griswold Home Care of New Castle County offers respite care to assist these family caregivers so they can recharge and prevent burnout. We understand how caring for another person is an overwhelming, yet heroic task. Everyone needs personal time to focus on themselves, and that’s where our respite care services come in handy when you need a much-needed break.

Our respite care involves common non-medical tasks caregivers provide, including assistance with personal care, preparing meals, companionship, and running errands. We will adapt to your changing needs over time, as we fully understand some weeks are different from others. As your loved one ages, they will likely require ongoing adjustments to their care plans. For example, you may need a few hours of respite care today, while you may prefer more in the future. Our office staff at Griswold Home Care of New Castle County is here to adjust your care plans as needed.

Griswold Home Care of New Castle County is here to assist you and your family in any capacity, and we hope you realize that by enlisting our help, you aren’t shirking your responsibilities. Rather, you’re recognizing the need to strike a balance for you and your family, get a full night’s sleep, and find respite care if something else requires your attention at the last minute.

Let us be a part of the solution for you and your family. Contact us at (302) 416-6758 today to learn more about respite care services in New Castle County.

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  • “It was a pleasure to have Alix in my home. Having recently been hospitalized she helped me adjust to being home alone so I could be confident in my ability to care for myself. She helped when needed, stepped back as appropriate and was a cheerful pleasant companion.”
    - Norma Pressman
  • “While I have not had a need for the services of Griswold, I can certainly attest to their dedication to the community. As the director of the Howard Weston Community and Senior Center in New Castle, I have had the opportunity to deal with Griswold on numerous occasions. They have held many presentations on topics of interest to the members of our ...”
    - Vicki Sheraton
  • “Griswold is a great partner and very supportive. Incredibly responsive to referrals. The personal touch goes a long way.”
    - M.O.T. Senior Center
  • “Thanks to this organization for all their support with donating prizes to our annual Wii Bowling Banquet! The seniors get so excited to receive their gifts. Also thanks to the behind the scenes support in the Senior Population.”
    - Janice Schilling
  • “Christie has been a blessing. We have worked with Griswold Home Care for many years. The staff is great and very community oriented. They give back to seniors in their area as often as they can. They are always there to answer questions and/or help in any way they can. I highly recommend Griswold Home Care!”
    - Beverly
  • “As part of the New Castle County Senior Center Wii Bowling Council,, it's always a pleasure working with Christie Moretti. Christie, and Griswold, go above and beyond contributing to the Wii Bowling League. Christie also has immeasurable information concerning seniors and you can always count on her for assistance.”
    - Peggy Covert
  • “Working with Griswold has been a pleasure. They show concern for the seniors and are willing to invest back in them. They have made our Seniors here at ST Anthony's feel like family.”
    - ST. Anthony Senior Center
  • “Anne's help, guidance and support was a blessing to me and my 81 year old father. I called on Christmas Eve and Anne took the time out of her day to explain care to me and what steps I should take going forward. She didn't rush our call and went above and beyond to help. Unfortunately the care my stepmom needs requires a skilled nursing facility, ...”
    - Lisa K
  • “Griswold was highly recommended by a dear friend who required in-home care for her Mom. Now that my Mom requires around the clock care, I’m so thankful for the recommendation. Anne was able to find a care taker on very short notice when everyone else told me it was impossible. I can’t thank Anne and her team enough for their high level of ...”
    - Daniel M.

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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