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Griswold Special Care

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This story appears in the April 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

It was probably difficult enough being the first female business student at Rutgers University, earning a master's degree in education and dabbling in doctoral work in counseling. But add multiple sclerosis into the mix, and things sound unbearable.

For Jean Griswold, though, it was all just fuel for the fire. As founder of Griswold Special Care, a nonmedical health-care service based near Philadelphia, she's built her life-and her business-around matching responsible, honest individuals with elderly and disabled people who benefit from extra assistance with day-to-day living. Griswold franchisees spend their days recruiting and screening potential caregivers, then pairing them with clients. Currently, there are about 7,500 caregivers in the Griswold network.

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