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Providing care in
Bloomington/South Metro
Dakota County
About Us
Becky Wilken - RN, BSN, Co-Owner, Executive Director
Working in both medical and psychiatric care for 30 years, Becky's highest standards are imprinted on every aspect of the agency. Caring for seniors and their families in transition is a natural progression in Becky's lifelong mission to help others. She oversees all new clients along with helping families assess the right level of care for their loved ones.
Jenny Cooper - BS, Care Coordinator
Jenny is responsible for scheduling, hiring, and training. She also supports our case manager with caregiver supervision, problem solving and client satisfaction. With over sixteen years of experience working with seniors in a variety of settings with Fairview/Ebenezer - primarily directing adult day programs - she possesses an innate understanding of the needs of our clients and families. She is devoted to her family, church and community.
Lisa Hansen - BA, Office Coordinator
Lisa has a hometown connection to both the owners. She brings many qualities and skills to her new role including organization, a family and community orientation, a team player, customer service and an overall belief in what we do to help people in need. At some point you probably will be talking to Lisa and will recognize her genuine warmth! She can be reached at:
Bill Wilken - Co-Owner, Operations Manager
His extensive business experience combined with the nursing background of wife, Becky, became the foundation of Touching Hearts at Home. With leadership steeped in health care, unique to non-medical agencies, this experience brings peace-of-mind to seniors and their families when situations can literally change overnight.
Legacy of Love

As the desire to live independently remains an important factor for many seniors, caregiving options have become more diverse. Seniors and their families can now choose services that maintain well-being and safety in one's own home, in addition to the nursing and assisted living options that have been traditionally available. 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.

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5 Great Reasons to Call
1. Only agency lead by 30-year practicing behavioral/psychiatric nurse.
2. Experienced and qualified in holistic care--administering to the mind, body and spirit.
3. Our Standard: "To engage, elevate and inspire every client we touch."
4. No set-up fees.
5. Service from a few hours to 24-hour live-in care.
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Touching Hearts at Home's mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities preserve their quality of life and remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. We do this by providing non-medical companionship, caregiving and homemaking services.
Meeting Your Unique Needs
Bullet Point Alzheimer's and dementia care
Bullet Point Light housekeeping and homemaker services
Bullet Point Grocery shopping and errands
Bullet Point Incidental transportation
Bullet Point Meal preparation
Bullet Point Monitoring hydration and nutrition
Bullet Point Medication reminders
...and much more!