The Jean Griswold Foundation, a private charity established in 2010, was created by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all, not just the privileged few. The foundation’s vision is a future in which all seniors, including those with limited financial means, will have the opportunity to age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes.
In order to carry out this vision, and to give back to the communities it serves, the foundation provides grants for select community programs such as the Delaware Quality of Life Coalition. The coalition, which was founded in 2000 as the Delaware End of Life Coalition, is a viable force in Delaware working in concert with other related organizations to provide professional and public education related to end-of-life planning, options and other related issues. The membership is composed of nurses, physicians, social workers, palliative care providers, hospice staff, clergy and others.
Jean Griswold Foundation received 180 proposals this cycle from nonprofits in need of dollars to support their mission. The proposals were carefully reviewed by the foundation’s grants committee to determine which programs best aligned with its mission and funding priorities.
The Delaware Quality of Life Coalition is one of the organizations chosen in recognition of its dedication to providing statewide education on advance directives and the Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment.
Coalition Vice President Keith Markowitz said the $500 grant will allow the Delaware Quality of Life Coalition to help achieve its goal that all Delawareans have the information needed to make fully informed decisions about end-of-life issues and care. For more information about the coalition, go to www.deolc.org.
Since its foundation, Griswold Home Care has grown to become one of the nation’s leading non-medical, in-home care companies. For more information go to www.GriswoldHomeCare.com/sussex-kent-county or call 302-644-6990.