Rank no.140-Griswold Home Care-US

Rank no.140-Griswold Home Care-US

Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.140-Griswold Home Care-USA


Products & Services: Nonmedical home-care services

Number of Locations: 254

Total Investment: $93.83K – 116.44K

Founded: 1982

Began Franchising: 1984

About Griswold Home Care

A geriatric counselor and clergyman’s wife, Jean Griswold founded Griswold Home Care in 1982 to help people remain independent in their homes. She started the program after an elderly parishioner from her husband’s church died of kidney failure because she was left alone to care for herself. The company’s first caregivers were local seminarians until certified nursing assistants replaced them in 1984. Griswold was already battling multiple Sclerosis when she began franchising that same year.Griswold Home Care provides in-home care for people who are disabled, bed or wheelchair-bound, living alone, recovering from hospitalization or nursing home stays or who have special needs. The service can also be used as respite care for family members in need of assistance. Caregivers provide personal care, cook and prepare meals, do light housekeeping and laundry, shop and run errands, assist with medication and do transfers.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 243 0 0 11
2012 191 0 0 9
2011 137 0 0 9
2010 104 0 0 9
2009 90 0 2 12
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $93,825 – $116,450
Franchise Fee: $45,000 – $50,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 3.5-4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Financial Requirements

Net Worth: $275,000
Liquid Cash Available: $75,000


Franchise can be run from home. 35% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1 – 2. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 10 days. Field visits as needed, monthly webinars, mentor program
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #140 (2013), #161 (2012), #222 (2011), #300 (2010), #398 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #40 (2013), #64 (2012),
Low-Cost: #73 (2010), #88 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #30 (2013), #35 (2012), #66 (2011), #86 (2010),

At Griswold Home Care, we understand that selecting a home care provider can be confusing. We aim to provide the best home care services possible while helping families and their loved ones understand the benefits of in home care and available care options.

The Benefits of Home Care Services

  1. Keeping the comforts of home: The chair you love, the backyard with a garden, friends and family that stop by for the holidays, and a kitchen for the morning coffee are all comforts we call home. The #1 advantage of in home care is keeping the things that you love close by.
  2. Personalized, One-on-One Care: The caregiver that arrives at your loved one’s door has only one purpose, and that’s to ensure your loved one gets 100% of his or her attention and quality care. With a Griswold-referred caregiver, providing care is a personal affair. Your loved one gets one-on-one care at the necessary level to achieve ultimate comfort — whether it is Overnight or Live-In Care, or a few hours a day of compassionate Companion Care.
  3. Affordability: Not only is a professional caregiver’s care of high quality, but it’s affordable as well. In most cases, keeping your loved one at home costs less per hour than your local lawn care personnel or traditional sitter. This is especially true when the home care company you choose makes a commitment to reasonable rates and simple pricing models, without monthly or annual contracts.
  4. Independence, Confidence, and Comfort: Where is your loved one most comfortable? Where does he or she feel most confident and open to participating in activities? The answer, most likely, is their own home. Not only is the recovery process easier and faster in the calming familiarity of the home environment, but with a range of home care services, your loved one also has the control and ability to lead a meaningful, independent life. These home care services range from medication reminders and assistance with range-of-motion activities to daily chores, meal preparation and grocery shopping.
  5. Family Support & Participation: A quality home care network makes more than just a commitment to only providing a professional caregiver for your loved one. A Care Coordinator is committed to involving your family in the care process and keeping everyone in clear and regular communication. This includes monthly calls and quarterly in-person visits with your loved one at no additional charge. And if your loved one’s well-being is at all in question, you and your family members are immediately contacted and the necessary changes to the Personalized Care Plan are made.
  6. Your Peace of Mind: When you bring a Griswold-referred caregiver into your loved one’s life, you’re doing more than ensuring premium care for your loved one. You’re also ensuring peace of mind for you. In most cases, it’s simply not possible to provide the range and level of care your loved one needs and deserves. With kids, a job and a life of your own, it’s unreasonable to layer the additional demands and responsibility of being a full-time caregiver to your loved one. Taking advantage of a professional caregiver is not giving up on your loved one or being selfish. On the contrary, you’re being selfless by bolstering your own love and support with professional, quality care while enabling you to spend time enjoying their company.

Common Caregiver Services

Flexible Services on Your Terms
What are non-medical home care services?

Non-medical home care assists with activities of daily living, or, the things that we normally do to remain functional at home.

What type of care do you need?

A Care Coordinator at each office is trained on working with you to understand your needs. You may have an idea of what home care services you need help with today, but most clients are amazed at the variety of services that a referred caregiver can assist with to make you and your loved one more comfortable. Before a caregiver is referred, a Care Coordinator will speak with you over the phone and meet in person for a home care needs assessment, free of charge or obligation.

Could you use a little help with the following? Review this list of home care services to determine what type of non medical home care might be right for you:

Personal Care Services
  • Bathing
  • Bed bath
  • Tub bath
  • Shower
  • Sponge bath
  • Shave
  • Shampoo
  • Oral/mouth care
  • Brush teeth
  • Denture care
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Comb or brush hair
  • Skin care
  • Perineal care
  • Change adult briefs
  • Assist with bedpan
  • Assist with urinal
  • Assist with commode
  • Reposition bed-bound clients to help prevent skin breakdown
  • Assist with active range-of-motion activities
  • And many more based on client requests…
Homemaking Care Services
  • Meal planning
  • Cooking
  • Meal preparation – according to taste/diet
  • Serve meals
  • Wash dishes
  • Light housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting, cleaning client’s bathroom, kitchen maintenance and more)
  • Personal laundry and linens
  • Make/change bed
  • Shopping
  • Help with organization – clean closets, sort photos
  • Errands
  • Grocery shopping
  • Incidental transportation
  • Out-of-town travel assistance
  • Pet care
  • Plant care
  • And many more based on client requests…
Senior Companion Care Services
  • Conversation
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Projects
  • Gardening
  • Appointments
  • Attend events
  • Visit friends
  • Outings
  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Record memoirs
  • Correspondence
  • And many more based on client requests…
Personal Assistance & Supportive Care
  • Transfers
  • Ambulation
  • Feeding
  • Assist to bathroom
  • Assist with self-administered medication
  • Limit or encourage fluids
  • Record food intake
  • Record urinary output
  • Record bowel function

By working with Griswold Home Care, you’ll gain access to the best caregivers in the world. Our specific service model varies by state. In some states, our service is solely to refer caregivers. In other states, we employ and supervise the caregivers. In every state, we’re 100% focused on quality services and responsiveness to your needs. Please contact your local office to learn exactly how we can best help you and your family.

Corporate Office

Griswold Home Care
120 West Germantown Pike
Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Call 855.803.6202


Source:Griswold Home Care official website