FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about Non-Medical Home Care, Senior Home Care, and Elder Home Care

How do I decide how many hours a day I will need to have a non-medical home care Caregiver spend with a family member?

The amount of time a a non-medical home care Caregiver spends with someone will depend on how much non-medical home care assistance that individual needs. It is important to work with a reputable non-medical Home Care agency that can assist you with identifying your non-medical home care needs and preferences. Home care services should be tailored to a Client's needs and concerns. Griswold Home Care's CarePairing System assures you the dedicated attention of a Care Coordinator that will work directly with you to determine the appropriate level of care.


I have heard a lot of different words used for Home Ccare: Live-in Home Care; Residential Home Care; Non-Medical Home Care, and Respite Care. I am confused. What is the difference between these services?

Live-in home care is a service option that involves the Caregiver residing with a Client while providing home care services. In most cases, the Client is unable to live with family or friends. Live-in home care can be obtained for long-term purposes or short-lived instances. Residential home care refers to services provided by Caregivers to Clients living in a nursing home, residential group home or retirement community. Individuals in these settings often require a range of personal care, nursing and medical services. Respite care is temporary, short term relief provided by Caregivers to those who are caring for family members. It is a good way to prevent family Caregiver burn out.  Griswold Home Care's AnywhereCare Advantage program assures that your loved one will have the clinical access required from a senior housing community and the personalized companionship of a dedicated caregiver.


What steps does GRISWOLD HOME CARE take to assure the Client that the non-medical home Caregivers can be trusted?

The Care Assure Screening System is in place to safeguard the happiness and wellbeing of each client.  Our proprietary  screening process refers only the most professional, experienced and proven caregivers which includes: Pre-interview telephone screening; In-person, one-on-one, behavioral-based interviews; Extensive in-depth reference checks (at least 2 supervisory and 2 personal references); Statewide criminal record checks and more.  This exclusive system, first developed in 1982, focuses on understanding what families look for in a professional caregiver.


How flexible is GRISWOLD HOME CARE with individual non-medical home care needs?

GRISWOLD HOME CARE offers Clients a consumer-driven approach. Care is tailored to meet the specific and individual needs of our non-medical home care Clients.We offer hourly, overnight, and live-in non-medical home care options. Caregivers provide assistance to older adults and people with disabilities. We also offer non-medical home care respite to family care-givers needing a break from their care-giving responsibilities.


What type of services do GRISWOLD HOME CARE referred non-medical home care Caregivers offer?

Caregivers offer a variety of services including bathing, dressing and meal preparation. They also go shopping, run errands and do light housekeeping for the Client. Caregivers give assistance with administered medications and they offer transportation to Clients to doctor appointments. See our "Services for Seniors" page for more details. All services are offered at one affordable rate.


Do I need to pay a deposit?

A deposit is not required to initiate service.

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