Griswold Home Care Services Helps Busy Moms Care for Aging Loved Ones

By | March 9, 2015

Griswold Home Care is the perfect solution for busy moms who need help caring for aging loved ones.

After my grandfather passed away two years ago, I have become increasingly concerned with how my grandmother is going to manage on her own.  She is 84 years old and it is becoming harder and harder for her to get around and take care of simple household tasks.  Yet, understandably, my grandmother wants to remain in her own home and retain her independence.  So I help out whenever I can.  However, I never feel like I am doing enough.  As much as I want to help my grandmother, I also have my own family and home that needs my attention.

A few weeks ago, my grandmother had a health scare and ended up in the hospital for a few days.  After she returned home, it became obvious that she was going to need some outside help.  The medical side of things has been taken care of by the hospital as my grandmother has been receiving frequent home visits from nurses.  However, there are things that aren’t covered by those visits, like cooking and cleaning.

I would love to be available to help my grandmother at all times, but I have three children of my own who keep me busy.  So I can’t be there to help her out as much as I would like.  Fortunately help is available.  I recently learned about Griswold Home Care.  They offer in-home care for seniors that can help ease the burden on family members who are acting as caregivers.

Griswold Home Care is the perfect solution for busy moms who need help caring for aging loved ones.

Griswold Home Care offers non-medical services that can help seniors stay in their own homes and maintain some of their independence.  They offer a wide range of services.

  • Personal care – including bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Meal preparation – including planning, shopping, cooking, and washing dishes.
  • Light housekeeping – including making the bed, dusting, vacuuming.
  • Companionship
  • Supportive care – including feeding, bathroom assistance, and ambulation.

I was completely surprised to see how many services Griswold Home Care offers.   They can even help with things like taking care of pets and watering plants.  You can view their complete list of services offered here.  Griswold Home Care will work with you to assess your loved one’s needs, so they can match you with the best caregiver for your situation.

Caring for aging family members is a growing concern for many of us busy moms.  At times there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day and it can seem completely overwhelming.   It is nice to know that help is available should you need it.  If you need someone to help you with caring for an aging loved one, be sure to check out the Griswold Home Care Office Locator to find the location nearest you.

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If you are a caregiver who is taking care of your family, whether it be your children, aging loved ones, or both, then I have a special giveaway for you.  Griswold Home Care would like to bless one special caregiver with a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Entry is easy through the Rafflecopter form below.  The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends March 19th, 2015.

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Disclosure:  I will be receiving a gift card for sharing this information with you.  However, all opinions stated are my own.  A Heart Full of Love is not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize will be sent to the winner directly from the sponsor.

 

178 thoughts on “Griswold Home Care Services Helps Busy Moms Care for Aging Loved Ones

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  2. kj skib

    I like how easy it is to find care just by using your zip code.

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  3. Heather Stokes

    I learned that you use a proprietary screening process allowing you to refer professional, experienced and proven caregivers.

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  4. Pamela Gurganus

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has been referring caregivers who provide non-medical in-home care for over 30 years.

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  5. Anca

    I found lots of interesting information , it is good to know them

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  6. Barbara Montag

    Something I learned and liked – Griswold provides post surgery and rehab care.
    thank you

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  7. Heidi Embrey

    I learned Griswold Home Care is available in all 50 states! Thanks 🙂

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  8. Wilma P

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has a great Companion Care Service. It provides Social Events, help with shopping and errands, gardening & home projects.

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  9. Kassie Jo Lauhoff

    I read about it, but I actually take care of my grandmother. I am very lucky I am able to do this!

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  10. Dawn Monroe

    I learned that they offer several ways to pay for homecare and help you through the steps. I also noticed that I have two locations close to me.

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  11. Julie Wood

    I have been taking care of my Elderly Father for the last 6 years and it is so hard! I think that what I really need is to Respite care to have someone come in a few days a week and take care of my Dad!

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  12. McKim

    In 1982 Jean Griswold founded Griswold Home Care from her home in Erdenheim, PA. What began as a response to a personal tragedy in her life has grown into a mission shared by over 140 franchisees throughout the United States—serving more than 80,000 individuals and their families.

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  13. Sharon Kaminski

    I learned that griswold home care has a screening system to find the best care for your loved one.

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  14. Cherie Montorio

    I really like that if you’re not pleased with the professional caregiver they refer for any reason, they will identify and refer a replacement caregiver until they are certain you’re 100% satisfied. Guaranteed at no cost.

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  15. Cynthia C

    I don’t have a need for these services at this time, but I know how important outside help can be when caring for an aged relative.

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  16. Natalie

    I learned In the three decades since its inception as a homecare company, Griswold Home Care has helped more than 80,000 individuals and families throughout the United States, referring more than 9,000 caregivers in any given year.

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  17. LaTanya

    To make the cut as a Griswold referred caregiver, we spend over 20 hours conducting behavioral in-person interviews, criminal background checks, skills matching, personal & professional reference checks as well as other state-specific requirements for each applicant to find the perfect caregivers to refer to you.

    Reply
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  19. Austin Baroudi

    I learned that Jean Griswold founded Griswold Home Care from her home in Erdenheim, PA in 1982!

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  21. Cynthia R

    My elderly relative could do with the Homemaking Care Services. She is otherwise pretty healthy for her age but hard to keep up.

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  22. Lisa Brown

    I think the light housekeeping service could be of great help for an aged loved one, since most would find it difficult to near impossible to do the daily cleaning and household upkeep.

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  23. Julie Matek

    I love how user friendly the site is & that u have payment options.

    Jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  24. Lyndsey

    I learned how easy it is to find care and that they are in all states!

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  25. shelly peterson

    I learned that hey have 5 Ways To Pay For Home Care.

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  26. s.w.

    Learned that Jean Griswold founded it due a personal need/experience in her life.

    Reply
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  28. Janet W.

    The Alzheimer’s & Dementia care would be best for my mother in law. My father in law has been trying to take care of her these past few years but I think he needs help.

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  29. Carol Smith

    I learned that In 1982 Jean Griswold founded Griswold Home Care from her home in Erdenheim, PA. A personal tragedy in her life grew into a mission and now servies more than 80,000 individuals and their families.

    Reply
  30. Kelly Nicholson

    i would say Adults with Disabilities,but i really dont need that as of the moment..thanks

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  31. HS

    Light housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting, cleaning client’s bathroom, kitchen maintenance and more) will be helpful for my family.

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  32. shirley

    Learned—–The Griswold Golden Rule: We only refer caregivers we would trust in our own homes. Caregivers are referred based upon each client’s personality, service needs and desired schedule.

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  33. Rebecca Graham

    I learned about the payment options to pay for home care.

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  34. Selinda

    They have individuals to help with post-surgery and rehab care!

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  35. Crystal Sell

    I don’t have any loved ones that need that service yet, but I really like how they have several options on how you can help pay for it.

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  36. Linda White

    Companion care would be good for my mother in law. It would give me time to do things I need to do.

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  37. Kelly D

    I learned they have a guide for the 5 ways to pay for home care.

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  38. Kim Hampton

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has been referring caregivers who provide non-medical in-home care for over 30 years.

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  39. Kimberly O

    Companion care would be great for my mother-in-law. Thank you.

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  40. Thomas Murphy

    I learned Griswold Home Care has been referring caregivers who provide non-medical in-home care for over 30 years.

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  41. Ashley C

    I learned that they will provide post surgery care which is great! That is definitely a time when help is needed

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  42. Cheryl

    I learned that “In 1982 Jean Griswold founded Griswold Home Care from her home in Erdenheim, PA”.

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  43. Lynne

    I learned that if you are a veteran there are special options available to help reduce the cost of your home care.

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  44. Samantha Daleo

    I think the Homemaking Services would be beneficial to my parents, if not now, then very soon. My Dad is very weak from 2 battles with Colon Cancer and my Mom has a very bad hernia, bad knees and a bad neck. Getting the simplest of things done around the house is so difficult for them. I live across the country from them and my only other sibling works a lot and is still a few hours away. This is definitely something to look into for them that maybe my brother and I can help pay for.

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  45. Amanda Sakovitz

    I learned they have 140 franchisees throughout the us

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  46. Seyma Shabbir

    I love that they provide in home care and can refer someone if you need medical in home care.

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  47. Joseph Stowell

    My mother lived to just a month shy of 97 years old. My father died about 15 years before she did, so she lived alone for that last part of her life. Religion was a big part of her life and she went every day. She left the home in which I was raised and moved to be near me in the last 10 years of her life. She was very independent and thus wanted to live alone, but by the time she was 95, she was really slowing down and needed someone to take care of her. Luckily, there was a Catholic-run Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home about a hour away and she was able to move there. She was able to get to church every day and had people around here so that she wasn’t lonely and staff to take care of her. I know that when the time comes for me I would want to enjoy a similar arrangement.

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  48. Tracy Robertson

    I learned that caregivers are referred based upon each client’s personality, service needs and desired schedule. I am a caregiver myself and I think this is wonderful as I have seen a couple of other caregivers push their personal values, religions, etc…on the unwitting client and it wasn’t pretty! They aren’t working with us anymore, but a system to avoid placing them with the wrong clients to start with would be great.

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  49. Ashley Smith

    I learned that I can find care for my loved one by doing an easy search with my zip code. That is pretty convenient!

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  50. Vanessa Richard

    i love how they pair caregivers to clients by their personality needs and schedule we dont have anyone needing this serivice at this time but is good to know about them

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  51. Erin M.

    Companion care for my grandma, her husband and last sibling passed away all within this past year!

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  52. Tabathia B

    I think we would benefit from the disabled adult home care but more broader range.

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  53. Becky Moore

    I like the non medical home care…this would be great for my mother who is partially paralyzed.

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  54. cgould4178

    My elderly parents could use some help with housekeeping. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. tiffany matthew

    i like that they make it seem like they really care about the patient, not just the job and money. they seem so warm and loving. if i needed in home care i would definitely give them a call!!

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  56. Carly D.

    I like that the more one on one method of choosing a care giver rather than just hiring someone. It definitely helps to ensure each family gets what they want.

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  57. Joy

    I learned that Griswold Home Care implements a proprietary CareAssure Screening System which includes a comprehensive background check and screening for compassion, identity, integrity, and competence of their caregivers. Less than 5% of all applicants meet the stringent screen.

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  58. Allison Downes

    I visited Griswold Home care, and I believe companion care would be beneficial.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this 🙂

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  59. DanetteDW

    I think my family would benefit from Companion Home Care. Having someone to motivate them and socialize would be nice. I like that they do different activities with them.

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  60. Mira

    I don’t need home care now, but my mother may need it in the future. I will keep this in mind. Probably non-medical care to help her with some daily tasks.

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  61. Marthalynn

    My family has had much experience caring for our elderly loved ones. Unfortunately our grandparents and parents are no longer with us. The Respite Care that Griswold offers would have been so nice. It’s necessary for caregivers to take time away to recharge their batteries and take care of themselves.

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  62. Blab Blob

    I learned that they can offer in-home care for seniors that can help ease the burden on family members who are acting as caregivers.

    Reply
  63. Elizabeth Stacy

    Very interesting information about care of love one. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  64. David H.

    I learned that CareAssure Screening includes screening for honesty, and screening trustworthiness and reliability.

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  65. Susie Perri

    Very awesome it is always nice to have someone out there you can count on to take care of the people you love.

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  66. Kiara

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has been referring caregivers who provide non-medical in-home care for over 30 years.

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  67. Karen Giasson

    I like that they have a screening process for their workers. Can never be too careful who you let into your home.

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  68. Anita Mitchell

    I like that you can just use your zip code to find help.

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  69. Alison Tolar

    I learned that there are three main categories of service. Which are:
    Personal Care – often a mental and physical challenging task for a family caregiver, personal care assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting can all be handled by a professional caregiver.
    Homemaking – ensuring the house is kept up, warm and well-cooked meals are prepared, and safe transportation to errands and appointments are all part of non-medical home care.
    Companionship – Caregivers provide direct companion services and can ensure transportation to social activities, errands, and shopping trips.

    Read more: http://www.griswoldhomecare.com/frequently-asked-home-care-questions/#ixzz3UZLUxXit

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  70. Nicole Carter (Weasley)

    I learned that they have a rather extensive section about how to pay for home care which can be very beneficial.

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  71. Shauntea Crutcher

    I learned that the caregivers are referred based on each client’s personality, service needs and desired schedule.

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  72. Shauntea Crutcher

    I like that the caregivers are referred to each client based on their personality, service needs and schedule that is needed.

    Reply
  73. Carol

    I learned that griswold home care has a screening system to find the best care for your loved one.

    Reply
  74. Kimberley Thomas

    The screening process is very helpful. As a Certified Caregiver , Having a complete background and educational training,as I do, is essential if you have a non relative coming into your home!

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  75. Laura

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has been in business for 30 years and has helped more than 100,000 families!

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  76. Angela Thomas

    My 90 year old grandparents both passed away a year ago, one of the best services that they used was simple companion care. They had a wonderful lady that helped my grandmother make cookies for the holidays and played dominos. This is something that Griswold Home Care offers, and it makes a huge quality of life impact!

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  77. Melissa

    Post-Surgery Care & Rehab will be very helpful in the future for my family!

    Reply
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  79. Anita k

    I had no idea that there were so many helpful items to help aging loved ones.thanks so very very much for sharing.

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  80. Scarlett

    I don’t have any need for home care services at this time, but could in the future with our older family members. I like how easy it is to discover the different locations across the country.
    Scarlett recently posted..Weekly Menu Plan {16 March}My Profile

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  81. Kelly OMalley

    I learned that there are services that can help my family plan, as each of us ages and as our personal needs change. This is currently not an issue, but it is nice to know that there are services that can help us traverse the waters when the time comes.

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  82. Stacy

    I do not have an aging loved one, but I learned that The Veteran Affairs Aid & Attendance Pension program offers families and individuals an additional method of meeting or reducing vital home care costs. For qualifying veterans and their spouses, the A&A Pension provides up to $1,758 per month to a veteran, $1,130 per month to a surviving spouse or $2,085 per month to a couple. If my Mom did need are, since she is the spouse of a veteran it is nice to know that there would be benefits for her.

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  83. Jennifer Shelton

    Help to prepare meals and clean for my grandfather would be amazing. He will be 92 this year. I hate for him to have to leave his home.

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  84. Julie L

    We don’t have anyone in need right now but it’s nice to know that they try to match you up with someone that is compatible with you!

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  85. brandy c

    I learned Griswold Home Care operates in all 50 States in the US.

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  86. Jessica

    My mom is all alone. She could really use the Companion Care.

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  87. jennifer

    wow my grandmother could really benefit from companion care, it would make her so much happier I think.

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  88. Laurie Nykaza

    They have people there that help with post-surgery and rehab care which my family could use . My brother in law was in places for a year this sounds so much better to use.

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  89. Kathy Pease

    The Veteran Affairs Aid & Attendance Pension program offers families and individuals an additional method of meeting or reducing vital home care costs. For qualifying veterans and their spouses, the A&A Pension provides up to $1,758 per month to a veteran, $1,130 per month to a surviving spouse or $2,085 per month to a couple.

    Reply
  90. Theresa Smith

    I learned that Medicaid may pay for the care for some people.

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  91. Starla B

    This is such a great and informative website. If something like this would ever be needed I would go with personal care. This way I have someone that could help me take care of my loved one. This would be such a blessing whenever that time would come!

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  92. Barbara Long

    I learned that having a long-term care insurance policy in place prior to any major changes in the health and mobility of your loved one guarantees that they will have complete home care coverage assistance available if and when they need it.

    longbarb11@aol.com

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  93. Lisa V.

    My ill dad lives with me and we use a telehealth care. It takes all his vital and is sent to an assigned nurse. She calls when anything looks off.

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  94. Elissa Mahler

    I have a debilitating lower back injury so the homemaking care would be helpful!

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  95. Sarah Cool

    I learned about the carepairing system that ensures that they refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to us, caregivers are referred based upon each client’s personality, service needs and desired schedule. Very cool

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  96. Nancy

    I learned that they have a blog and that they provide non-medical home care also.

    Reply
  97. Sheila B

    I could have used Hospice care before my mom passed away. I was also caring for my dad who was in the veterans nursing home and doing as much as I could for my mom. She needed someone to sit with her and make meals for her and do some light housekeeping. It was so hard trying to care for both of them and my own family with no help from anyone. I really had my hands full but would do it all again in a heartbeat just to have them for a little longer.

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  98. Stephanie Larison

    I learned from the site you’re able to find care no matter what state you live in.

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  99. Lisa Davis

    I could use it myself. I am not elderly, but have a chronic illness and need help with cleaning the house and grocery shopping.

    Reply
  100. Michelle Tucker

    Companion care would be beneficial once in a while, as my husband is legally blind. It’d be helpful if I were working, that way he could still get out and do things during the day and have someone drive him and take him to do errands and such.

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  101. Betty C

    Light housekeeping and cleaning would be a great benefit. It’s amazing how much gets left on the floor because it’s too hard to keep picking things up. I did a location search and the closest one is over 150 miles away. Too bad.

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  102. Shakeia Rieux

    I’ve learned that before matching you with a carefully screened professional,they use your input to ensure that they refer a caregiver who has attributes which are important to you.

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  103. Carin Poore

    My grandparents are in their 80’s also but I too have a family of my own and I worry who will help take care of them when they get to that point. I will keep Griswalds in mind when the time comes. Thanks for everything you do!
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  104. Melissa Mazzur

    I like how you can easily find care with just your zip code!

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  105. kris mihalov

    Rehab would be very helpful, my mother in law is in recovery from a stroke

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  106. Trish

    I am impressed that Griswold Home Care Services has a thorough screening process.

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  107. Enrique Herrera

    I learned that the employees at Griswold Home Care, really love their friends they care for, because nothing makes you feel more at home, than having someone always there to be your friend. 🙂

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  108. Sherry Conrad

    My nephew is in the hospital right now and will be needing rehab so I am glad to learn that Griswold provides post surgery and rehab care.

    Reply
  109. clynsg

    I AM the ‘old’ one in the family, and although I do not currently need any form of home assistance, that doesn’t mean that I never well. I learned that there is a Griswold office in the Tulsa area.

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  110. Diana Smith Hill

    Don’t need it now but nice to know they offer Alzheimer’s & Dementia care!

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  111. Susan Smith

    I learned that Griswold Home Care has been referring caregivers who provide non-medical in-home care for over 30 years.

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  112. Melinda Stephens

    I learned that they work to find someone who matches the personality of the person who needs care.

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  113. Leela

    With a wide range of non-medical home care services, an aging or disabled loved one can have the control and ability to lead a meaningful, independent life.

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  114. Rene Chartier

    I love the reassurance of the system Griswold home care services have developed. From the extensive interview process in behavioral in-person interviews, criminal background checks, skills matching, personal & professional reference checks as well state-specific requirements. I love the in depth Care Pairing System to pair the caregiver to the client based upon the client’s personality and needs. I can appreciate the continuity in the system they have developed as a nurse practitioner and the reassurance it would provide for a family.

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  115. AEKZ2

    I learned that according to the Alzheimers Association, approximately 70 percent of people with dementia or cognitive impairment are living at home.

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  116. shea balentine

    I love that they have such a great screening process and try to match clients and caregivers with personality traits that will help ensure that they get along well =)

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  117. Donna Jacoby

    At the moment, our family does not need in-home care. I learned that the company offers a homemaking service. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  118. Bryan E.

    Griswold offers home care for elders and refers caregivers who provide non-medical care to mostly seniors and adults who need assistance with activities of daily living.

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  119. Hazell Perez

    Companion care, health advice in teaching them how to take care talking about the importance of drinking their med I have a hard time with my dad about it p, it would be so much help all the ways!

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  120. Sarah L

    I learned they provide Meal planning, preparation and service.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  121. KimberlyGayeta

    As a daughter/ grand daughter, it really breaks my heart as I watch my grand parents suffer even the simplest symptom of ageing, and of course, I find myself guilty at times, whenever I cannot do anything to help. It really is a blessing for me that there are care givers out there who knows exactly what to do, somethings I myself cannot initiate. They’re definitely a huge help not only for the elders but for the whole family as well.

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