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Tyrone seniors learn about non-medical home care

Joy Hoover, Director of the Blair County Office of Griswold Special Care, recently spoke to attendees of the Tyrone Senior Center about the growing need for non-medical home care.
Hoover explained that although some people choose to move to cottages or apartments with assisted living availability, others opt to live out their lives in the homes where they have raised their families. This choice is appropriate for most people, even when disabled, because of the availability of non-medical home care.
Hoover explained how Griswold Special Care refers highly-screened caregivers to people in need, and strives to maintain reasonable rates to keep the option of staying at home affordable. She also recommended choosing a non-medical company that is willing to quote rates over the phone (Griswold Special Care rates are $12.60/hour with decreased rates for overnight and 24-hour care), will match caregiver to client appropriately according to needs and personalities, and continues to follow-up with client and caregiver to ensure continuation of good care.
Questions were answered at the end of her informative talk. The group was serenaded by Hoover singing \”My Funny Valentine\”, in honor of the holiday.