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Your Home Care Referral Team in Greater Rochester

It is truly our honor to refer caregivers to provide the premier non-medical, in-home care service in Rochester, NY. We take personal pride in referring the most qualified, sensitive, caregivers to our clients. Your peace of mind is always our concern. Our philosophy is simple and sincere; we would not refer anyone into your home that we would not want to care for our own family members.

Hello, my name is Frank Pettinaro. My wife, Mary, and I are the proud, independent owners and operators of Griswold Home Care of Rochester, NY. We are lifelong Rochesterians with deeply rooted family ties here. All of our educational, cultural and professional development has been nurtured and shaped by the Greater Rochester area. We have two adult children who also reside here.

I have been blessed throughout my career to have attained and experienced a variety of roles ranging from engineering disciplines with a local fortune 500 company to executive/leadership roles in the healthcare industry. My background and life experiences have inspired in me a deep understanding and ability to appreciate and recognize clients’ needs. Mary worked for Eastman Kodak Company for 26 years and is currently a Systems Administrator at the Graduate Medical Education Office at the University Of Rochester.

Additionally, Mary and I are passionate in volunteering our services to our community. Mary co-founded a grassroots, non-profit organization called the Pancreatic Cancer Association of Western NY, after the loss of a family member to this devastating disease.  It has successfully raised over $300,000 in 5 years.  In 2014, the money raised by this foundation resulted in a $2 million dollar federal grant awarded to the Wilmot Cancer Center of the University of Rochester for expanded research and clinical trials. She also volunteers her time monthly at Journey Home, a hospice center in Greece, NY, as a caregiver to residents there.

In my volunteer efforts, I serve as the Chairman of The Michael F. Contestabile Annual Memorial Golf Tournament, which has raised $56,000 in 5 years, all of which has also been donated to the Wilmot Cancer Center to aid in Pancreatic Cancer research as well.

Because of our personal experiences with our own elderly family members, Mary and I understand your concerns about the quality and experience of the caregivers we refer to you or a loved one. We have experienced the daily struggle to keep them safe and independent.  We know and understand the stress and concern it can cause the entire family to have a non-family member become the caregiver for you or a loved one. To that end, we always ask, “would we want this caregiver to care for our elderly loved ones?” In addition we provide the CareAssure Screening System where only 5% of the caregivers we screen are listed on our registry for referrals.

We would like to thank you in advance for your consideration of Griswold Home Care of Rochester to meet your in-home referral needs. It is our mission and desire to build lasting relationships with your family and with members of our community.

*This office operates as a caregiver registry, referring professional caregivers who can provide companion and homemaking services.

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