Griswold Opens Newest Home Care Location in San Diego, CA

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San Diego Residents Launch National In-Home Senior Care’s First Location in the Region

Griswold, the in-home senior care franchise with 170 locations in 31 states, is celebrating its most recent opening in San Diego thanks to local residents April and Scott Kohnen. April’s mother and grandmother were also professional caregivers, which led her to a job working in a residential care setting early in her career. Now, she’s taking that experience and following in their footsteps to continue her family’s legacy of care with Griswold.

There are more than 3.3 million people age 65 and older living in San Diego County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and American Community Survey. That number is expected to double in the next 25 years as the population continues its aging trend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects. Griswold Home Care for North San Diego, will help the growing number of seniors in the region by providing in-home care that allows them to stay in a familiar environment and retain their independence. Without the astronomical costs of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, home care provides seniors with the ability to live in the comfort and security of their homes.

“Providing a service that allows seniors and adults with illness or disability in our community to remain at home while receiving companionship and care is greatly rewarding,” said April Kohnen. “I was inspired by first responders during the pandemic to create something meaningful, so when I was looking at opportunities for business ownership, Griswold was the perfect fit.”

Founded in 1982 as the first non-medical home care franchise in the United States, Griswold is backed by over 40 years of experience providing quality home care to the elderly, disabled adults, and individuals recovering from illness or surgery. Griswold was founded by Dr. Jean Griswold, a senior care professional who had multiple sclerosis and recognized firsthand that the elderly often lacked the assistance they needed to remain independent at home.

Providing everything from companionship, personal care, and homemaking to fall prevention and recovery, to overnight and 24/7 care, Griswold Home Care for North San Diego’s comprehensive service helps keep people safe, healthy, and cared for in their own homes.

The Kohnens are prioritizing building a workforce of professional in-home care providers who are experienced, skilled, and compassionate. They are also implementing state-of-the-art technology to remotely monitor clients’ health. The wearable device, exclusively designed for older adults, notices the small changes that can precede serious risks like falls, malnutrition, depression, and UTIs – enabling early attention days before something more serious occurs.

“The care we provide to our communities is something we’re extremely proud of, and we are excited to bring that same level of care to San Diego,” said Griswold CEO Mike Slupecki. “We are confident that April and Scott are the perfect partners to help us provide our high-level of quality in-home care in their area.”


With 170 locations in 31 states, Griswold is one of the country’s top home care companies, providing professional, compassionate caregivers 24/7. Griswold’s “Live Assured” promise gives both clients and their loved ones peace of mind, so they so they can live without the weight of worry. Griswold helps adults maintain quality of life despite advanced age, onset of illness, or post-surgery recovery through services including companion care, home services, personal care and respite care. Founded by the late Dr. Jean Griswold in 1982, the company has maintained its founder’s profound sense of empathy for older and disabled adults and those living with chronic conditions. For more information, visit or call 215.402.0200.

April and Scott Kohnen own and operate Griswold Home Care for North San Diego, which opened in 2023 to provide comprehensive in-home care services to seniors and adults in the San Diego region. April Kohnen is a Southern California native and a third-generation professional caregiver, following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps. She began her career as a caregiver before becoming a certified administrator and then launching a successful 17-year career in commercial real estate. Scott Kohnen’s professional background also includes business and real estate, and he currently serves as senior vice president for a San Diego-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). They live in San Diego’s Carmel Valley with their daughter.

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