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Help with the Daily Care Routine

Most of us prefer to stay in the comfort of our home as we age rather than move to a retirement or long-term care facility. Successfully doing this though often requires some level of assistance. If you become ill or disabled, are recovering from surgery or simply facing the challenges of aging, there may come a time when getting around and taking care of yourself becomes more than you can handle on your own.

At Griswold Home Care, it’s our mission to accommodate as many non-medical needs as we can. Assistance with personal care activities like bathing, toileting and dressing can make the difference between someone remaining at home and requiring other living accommodations. Our personal care services are customized to meet the needs of the individual, but our goal is always to keep those we care for clean, comfortable, and looking their best.

Always Here for You When You Need Us

At Griswold Home Care, our clients have assistance when they need it. Help may be needed in the morning to shower, dress, and get ready for the day. Someone who gets up frequently during the night may need toileting assistance. Whatever the situation, our services can be scheduled at the times and frequencies that ensure these important needs are met.

Here’s a list of personal care services that clients commonly request from their caregivers:

  • Bathing
  • Toileting
  • Dressing
  • Hair care
  • Nail care
  • Skin care
  • Repositioning if bed-bound
  • Oral care
  • Grooming
  • General hygiene
  • Perineal care
  • Changing adult briefs
  • Supporting physical therapy exercise

In-Home Care Backed by Nearly 40 Years of Experience

Griswold Home Care is a pioneer in the non-medical home care industry and has been setting the standard since day one. Throughout our nearly 40-year history, we have helped over 100,000 families and we look forward to helping yours.

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  • “I just wanted to thank the both of you for the outstanding support you have provided us in very difficult situations! You provided care and comfort in a very trying time. Heather, you have gone above and beyond and I am so thankful!”
    - Ms. L.
  • “Griswold Home Care is very dependable, on top of things, and they’re concerned about my husband as well as myself. They send good caregivers and we feel like we are friends with the caregivers. They’ve very concerned about me as well and encourage me to go about my daily activities.”
    - Ms. E.
  • “Griswold Home Care NoVA West is dependable, knowledgeable, and very helpful in many different ways. We have been impressed with everybody, especially the owner and the nurse. They try to do what is best for our family.”
    - Ms. L.
  • “Griswold Home Care did a great job with Lisa, and they were professional and provided back-up when needed. They never left me hanging without a caregiver. The office staff called me regularly, worked out payments, and it worked well. Having them here allowed me to go back to work.”
    - Mr. D.
  • “I would recommend Griswold Home Care NoVA West to anyone because I have been very satisfied. My caregiver is like a member of the family. She is a good match for me because she is a very kind person and knows what I want before I have to say it.”
    - Ms. B.
  • “Griswold Home Care NoVA West made my life easier by having a caregiver to help me get out and go where I needed to go. Being in my apartment was like a prison without their services because I wasn’t able to go anywhere alone. The caregiver that Griswold provided had such a good connection with me. It was like we were meant to meet. She was fantasti ...”
    - Ms. F.

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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