Founder Story

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Founder Pat Williams, left, and son-in-law Daniel Flavin, president.

Founder Story

“Care like I wanted for my mother, Grace.”  
~ Patricia Dunn Williams, MAT, CSA, Founder

GraceFul Care takes it's name from my dearest role model, my mother, Grace Thompson Dunn. Her treasures were children, family, and friends. She lived her life spreading joy, comfort, understanding, and laughter. People naturally came to her with their problems. She always listened, never scolded, and usually found solutions with a giggle and a pinch of creativity. Grace taught us all, radiating love and good humor right to her death. In her image and memory, I created GraceFul Care.

~Patricia Dunn Williams, MAT, CSA, Founder

As her mother aged and needed a little assistance to retain her independence, Patricia Dunn Williams struggled to find that just-right caregiver who could lend a helping hand and attentive heart. The experience inspired Patricia to found GraceFul Care in 1995.
GraceFul Care takes its name from my dearest role model—my mother, Grace Thompson Dunn. Her treasures were children, family, and friends. She lived her life spreading joy, comfort, understanding, and laughter. People naturally came to her with their problems. She always listened, never scolded, and usually found solutions with a giggle and a pinch of creativity. Grace taught us all, radiating love and good humor right to her death. In her image and memory, I created GraceFul Care.      
GraceFul Care provides assistance, care, and companionship to those who need in-home support of a non-medical nature. We work with seniors and others who are experiencing temporary or ongoing physical or mental challenges. We can help with meal prep, light housekeeping, shopping, and transportation. We can help by simply being present when you cannot. The list goes on.
We are not a franchise corporation. We are a family- and veteran-owned business that prides itself on improving the quality of life for each individual we serve. We take time to interview each client so we can match clients and caregivers by personality and interest to ensure camaraderie and connection. We have caregivers who are specially trained to meet a variety of care needs, including Alzheimer’s and dementia.
In June of 2014, Pat’s son-in-law, Daniel Flavin, took over operations at GraceFul Care. He plans "to help carry on the same great love of service and assistance."
Based in Northern Virginia, GraceFul Care serves Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington counties, as well as Maryland's Montgomery County. We are expanding our base of operations all the time. We specialize in private-duty, in-home care by capable, compassionate caregivers. Our team cares about the seniors they serve and we look forward to building a long-term relationship with you.

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