A Personal Message From......
Lesley Mills, Owner
I was the first girl born into our English family after five generations of single boys: born in my Granddad's living room on Nanna's birthday. No wonder I had such a close relationship with them! After coming to America, it seemed natural to me that at 22, when Nanna died, my Granddad should live with me. It was a joy and a strain to fit him into our growing household with two children and a fledgling business. Simultaneously, Jean Griswold the wife of a minister, was founding GRISWOLD HOME CARE. Remembering those times, and sharing altruistic eldercare philosophies, drew me to GRISWOLD HOME CARE in 1993.
We now serve six offices. Our success comes from a commitment to high-quality, affordable home care, our respect for our caregivers and our willingness to manage difficult problems. Simply, in addition to serving our clients, we serve equally the families who are trying to support their loved ones at home.
Lesley Mills was educated at Temple and Yale Universities in Health Services Research and brings more than 30 years experience to the company. Widely published on matters of health care reimbursement, she is also a frequent national and local speaker. Among many professional honors, Mills is the 2001 International Franchise Association winner, 1999 Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the Year and one of Business New Haven's Rising Stars. She is also a Yale University Fellow and chair of the Speaker's Bureau for the Partnership on Aging. She established the "LifeTales" trust, a grant program to aspiring writers, in 2000. A resident of Milford, she has two grown children, Gwen and Derek, and a mother, Ivy, all of whom help with GRISWOLD HOME CARE.