CurePSP and Griswold Home Care Partner to Provide Care

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Grant from CurePSP donor funds respite service

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Matt Murphy, CEO, Griswold Home Care

People with PSP often need intensive assistance with routine activities. We’re very comfortable with Griswold’s experience delivering the type of care they need.

CurePSP, the leading nonprofit advocacy organization focused on prime of life neurodegenerative diseases, has announced an exclusive nationwide partnership with Griswold Home Care to provide in-home services for people suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). The arrangement means delivery of care to PSP patients who need assistance with everyday tasks such as walking, navigating and eating, and whose symptoms can include vision problems, balance and gait issues, difficulty chewing and swallowing, and frequent falls.

PSP is a debilitating, progressive brain disorder that has no treatment or cure and often places families under devastating financial and emotional burdens.

“Being able to care for their loved one at home as long as possible is important for many families, but the cost of home care is prohibitive for most,” said Trish Caruana, Vice President - Patient and Carepartner Advocacy at CurePSP. “At the same time, people with PSP often need intensive assistance with routine activities. We’re very comfortable with Griswold’s experience delivering the type of care they need.”

The partnership was made possible through a gift to CurePSP by Lawrence Levien and family in loving memory of Cherie Levien, who passed away from PSP in 2016. The Cherie Levien Quality of Life Legacy Fund, administered by CurePSP, provides grants to families struggling with the burden of caregiving to enlist the services of Griswold Home Care to provide quality in-home care for their loved one. More information on the Cherie Levien Quality of Life Fund can be found at http://www.psp.org/cherie-levien-quality-life-legacy-fund.

"We are very honored to not only be a partner with CurePSP in raising much-needed awareness of these neurodegenerative diseases, but to also help provide the personalized care that can make a difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by these conditions,” said Matt Murphy, CEO of Griswold Home Care.

About CurePSP

CurePSP is the leading source of information and support for patients and their families, other caregivers, researchers and healthcare professionals on prime of life neurodegenerative diseases - a spectrum of fatal brain disorders that often strike during a person’s most productive and rewarding years. These include progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and others. Currently there is no treatment or cure for these diseases, which affect more than 150,000 people in the U.S. alone. For more information, please go to http://www.psp.org/

About Griswold Home Care

With 200 territories in 32 states, Griswold Home Care is one of the country’s top home health agencies, providing compassionate care 24/7 to its clients. Its mission is to give people the help they need to live in the place they love, and maintain quality of life despite advanced age or onset of illness, through services including companion care, home services, personal care, and respite care. Founded by Jean Griswold, the company is celebrating 35 years and has maintained its founder’s profound sense of empathy for older and disabled adults and those living with chronic conditions. For more information, visit http://www.griswoldhomecare.com, or call 215-402-0200.

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