Home Care Resources in Wilmington, NC
While home care allows people to safely remain in their own homes, it doesn’t mean they have to stay at home. Our caregivers can offer you the opportunity to enjoy some of the many events, activities, and great restaurants New Hanover County and Brunswick County have to offer.
Our caregivers can accompany you to medical appointments as well as to parks, libraries, church services, theaters, museums, or to participate in one of the many activities at our senior centers. They can take you out to Greenfield Lake, Hugh MacRae Park or Airlie Gardens during azalea season, or attend a local concert with you. Do you miss walking around a mall? A caregiver could also accompany you to Mayfaire, Independence Mall, or Lumina Station. Go for a stroll along the newly expanded RiverWalk or take a stroll back in time aboard the Battleship North Carolina.
For those who wish to stay at home, you can ask a caregiver to bring the community to you by bringing you a meal from your favorite restaurant or library books about a new subject you’d like to learn.
New Hanover County is blessed with an active senior center offering seniors volunteer opportunities, fitness and art classes, support groups, life enrichment, congregate lunches, home delivered meals and more.
Brunswick County has senior centers in Leland, Shallotte, Southport and Supply.
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (Formerly Alz NC)
Dementia Alliance of North Carolina supports individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia through community education, family support, public awareness and support of research.
Connections offers Monday tours of the Cameron Art Museum especially designed for the safety and enjoyment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The tours have recently opened to include those with disabilities who may also benefit from special accommodations. Tours are free but need to be scheduled in advance.
North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH)
The NCLBPH freely circulates thousands of books and magazines in large print, audio formats, or Braille to those who are eligible. They also freely loan audio players with special accessories such as remote controls, breathe switches, and extension levers as needed to operate.
Our local libraries have a number of audio books in different formats if reading has become difficult because of visual impairment.
Learn more about veteran benefits you may be eligible for by contacting the Wilmington Veterans Service Center at (910) 251-5704. They are located at 3205 Randall Parkway Suite 102, Wilmington, NC 28403.
WARM is a non-profit dedicated to completing safety-related home repairs and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties allowing these individuals to age in place with dignity. WARM was a recipient of the Jean Griswold Foundation grant in 2018.
Lifelong learning opportunities at UNCW for “seasoned learners 50+.”
Griswold Home Care of Wilmington in the News
“Health care workers in general have been very much in the news during the coronavirus pandemic, often hailed as heroes on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. And with the lion’s share of that well-deserved attention going to the doctors and nurses working in hospitals, the contributions of home health nurses and home care workers are often overlooked.”