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Making the Most of Savings, Pensions & Retirement When Paying for Home Care

Families who do not receive veterans' benefits or have long-term care insurance often use a combination of their Social Security benefits, private pensions, savings, home equity, or reverse mortgages to pay for home care. These options are sometimes the most immediate means of covering the expense of home care.

Our home care experts provide recommendations for care that meet your family’s needs while being sensitive to cost and helping you to get the most out of your savings. We also have additional resources and information on home care assistance programs that can help reduce the financial burden of caring for a loved one.

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 today.

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Do I need to sign a contract with Griswold if I need care?

You would sign a non-binding service agreement (non-binding meaning the agreement has no set time period and can be canceled at any time for any reason). For example, care could be for one day or months at a time. The agreement has no binding length of service provisions, so you can choose care to start right away or whenever you are ready to after signing. Signing the contract is simply a guarantee that fees will be paid once care begins.

Who do I pay for the services provided?

It depends on the office you are working with and the structure of their organization. However, for Griswold services rendered, you will always pay the local Griswold office directly. Contact your local office to find out more!

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