I posted this on another care site but figured that people should see it here as well:
The team at Griswold Home Care provided excellent support and home care for my then 87-year-old father following the unexpected death of my mother at 83 who had been his primary caregiver. Dad was in frail health with mobility issues and congestive heart failure and needed assistance with personal dressing, meal preparation, medications and general household and shopping needs. My siblings and I stayed overnight every night, provided dinner, and handled as much as we could but Dad was alone all day and needed additional support. He did not want to leave his home and did not want 'strangers in the house'. He was very resistant to the idea of a homecare aide until Morgan came to the house and spent an afternoon talking to him. We started the following week with 1 caregiver 2 days to help him in the morning through lunch. Over time we gradually increased to 3 caregivers who came every morning and eventually covered 4-5 nights a week including most weekends.
The caregivers were all wonderful with Dad, providing him with excellent care and gentle companionship. They drove him to Doctor's appointments for various things or to the barbershop and also did grocery shopping. They helped him get comfortable and accustomed with others outside his own children caring for him.
I am very grateful to the guidance of Morgan and Josh who managed the weekly schedules with courtesy and professionalism. As for all the Caregivers, they were all so wonderful and very caring to Dad.
Griswold Home Care of Fargo & Grand Forks is an in-home care provider serving Moorhead, MN and the surrounding area. Griswold Home Care of Fargo & Grand Forks offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. Contact the provider for more details on home care services and rates.