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Touching Hearts at Home

98 E Franklin St Ste A
Centerville, OH 45459-5906
(937) 558-9394
Fax: (937) 641-8273
Services Offered:
Transportation, Home Care, Security, Support Services, Referral Agencies
Touching Hearts at Home serves 45459, 45458, Oakwood, OH, Beavercreek, OH, Kettering, OH and more...
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    About My Business
    We all age in different ways, with different needs, at different times. Many adults with medical conditions, or seniors with the progressive changes that come with aging, choose to remain in the comfort of home. We make it possible by helping with the tasks of daily living. Our person-centered care provides the physical, emotional, and spiritual support that everyone deserves.

    Touching Hearts at Home (originally known as Caring Companions) is a non-medical homecare company that began in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1996. Our mission is to provide services for seniors in their own homes, maintaining each client's high quality of life by providing friendship, kindness and care through companionship that preserves a strong peace of mind for both the client and their family. We see the opportunity to provide caregiving services to seniors as a gift that we must respectfully receive and give back with great integrity, always putting empathy and the belief in the dignity of all people in the forefront of our work.

    Touching Hearts at Home originated from the natural compassion of Founder and CEO Renae Peterson, who received such a strong example of caregiving, kindness and concern from her mother, 92-year-old Melvina Peterson, that it became her passion. Melvina gave Renae and countless others in her life the gift of unconditional love, a legacy of love that Renae, through Touching Hearts at Home, has been able to share throughout the nation. The 100 miles that separate mother and daughter make Renae empathetic to those who live a distance from elderly parents, sparking concern and stress. Renae and our staff are committed to helping ease that stress for others.

    The need for care and companionship has grown dramatically in recent years as needs continue to rise, and Touching Hearts at Home has responded by expanding and taking our passion across the country through a network of offices nationwide. Our national launch began in January 2007, with plans to service all 50 states. Current family caregiver statistics show that more than 50 million people provide care for an ill, disabled or aging family member each year. Recognizing this, Renae knows the need for Touching Hearts at Home will keep increasing. Her vision is to build a legacy of care and compassion that enriches the lives of as many people in need as possible.

    Touching Hearts at Home - Dayton is locally owned and operated, combining the experience of owner Kelly George with the resources of a national home care company that has been providing non-medical companionship, caregiving, and homemaking services since 1996.

    Kelly grew up in Oakwood and Kettering, graduated from Fairmont High School, and later, Wright State University. She holds a BA degree in Sociology and spent her early career in business management, including ten years in retail branch management at Bank One in Dayton and PNC Bank in Centerville and Cincinnati. Before choosing to dedicate her career to enhancing the lives of older adults, Kelly's focus was on volunteering in her children's school, serving on the PTO Executive Board at Stingley Elementary, and working as a tutor for children attending Dayton Public Schools.

    The passion Kelly holds for helping families and individuals remain in the home of their choice and age with dignity grew from personal experience with family members trying to navigate through the challenges of aging and the additional complexities that come with dementia, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. She is an active volunteer with The Alzheimer's Association of the Miami Valley, The Centerville Noon Optimist Club, and Montgomery County's C.A.A.N.E. (Collaboration Against Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation) multi-disciplinary team.

    Kelly currently lives in Centerville with her husband Mike and their four children and feels privileged to serve families in Montgomery County and Greene County.
    About My Services
    • Friendly conversation
    • Discuss current or historical events
    • Play games, cards, or other mind stimulating activities
    • Help with hobbies or crafts
    • Rent and play videos/DVDs
    • Read and discuss books, papers, and magazines
    • Answer door and telephone
    • Bring in and sort mail
    • Letter writing and other correspondence
    • Birthday and anniversary reminders
    • Assist with gardening
    • Assist in decision making
    • Arrange family photos
    Meal Preparation
    • Meal planning, preparation and clean-up
    • Monitoring diet and eating
    • Record and arrange recipes
    • Grocery shopping
    • Monitor food expirations
    • Clip coupons for shopping
    Household Chores
    • Light housekeeping
    • Washing and arranging dishes
    • Taking out garbage
    • Change and wash linens
    • Ironing laundry
    • Change beds
    • Dust furniture
    • Organize and clean closets/cupboards
    • Sweep and wash floor
    • Clean kitchen appliances
    • Sewing or mending assistance
    • Care for house plants
    Transportation and Escort
    • Doctor Appointments
    • Airport, departure/arrival
    • Walks
    • Friends, relatives, social functions
    • Church, other religious functions
    • Entertainment events - Plays, Concerts, and Sports
    • Prescription pick-up
    • Dry cleaning drop-off/pick-up
    • Grocery shopping
    • Running miscellaneous errands
    • Medication reminders
    • Monitor medication usage
    • Assist in scheduling appointments
    • Pick up prescriptions
    Home Monitoring
    • Notify family of any changes in health or appearance of client
    • Correspond with and update family on client's activities
    • Supervise home maintenance
    • Monitor home safety
    Alzheimer's Care and Dementia Care
    • Positive and patient companionship for Alzheimer's patients
    • Prompting and cueing daily routines
    • Respite for those caring for loved ones with Dementia
    • Transport/Escort to appointments
    • Outings, activities and events appropriate for Alzheimer's patients
    • Personal organization help
    • Prevent wandering and unsafe behaviors
    Experience And Credentials
    BA Sociology
    Certified Dementia Practitioner
    Ongoing continuing education
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Private Pay, Dayton Veteran's Administration benefits, and long-term care insurance.

    $22/hour for visits of at least 2-hours
    $30 for a visit of 1-hour or less

    No hourly minimums
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
    24 hours/day, 7 days/week, including holidays
    Agency or Registry
  • Transportation
  • Transportation
    Customized locations and routes
    Local Destinations
    Long Distance Destinations
    Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacy
    Social and/or Recreational Outings
    Religious Services
    Congregate Meals
    Visit to spouse or partner
    Shopping and Personal Errands
    Work or Job
    Voting Polls
    Service Levels
    Stay at Destination
    Pickup and Delivery
    By Appointment or Charter
    Vehicles Ownership
    Vehicle Types
    Service for
    people with developmental disabilities
    people with physical disabilities
    people with dementia and/or memory loss
    Multiple Stops
    Primary Fee Structure
    Flat Rate
    Mileage Rate
    Professional (Paid)
    US Federal EIN
    Issued by U.S. Internal Revenue Service
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