About Us

Touching Hearts at Home serves clients throughout Fayette county and the surrounding areas.

Our mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities to enhance their quality of life and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. We do that by providing companionship, personal care services, assistance with daily living activities, transportation and homemaking services.

Touching Hearts at Home – Fayette is locally owned and operated, combining the experience of owner Dianna Anderson with the resources of a national home care franchise that has been providing non-medical companionship, caregiving, transportation and homemaking services to seniors, adults with disabilities, and families battling illness since 1996.

We are committed to training our caregivers and providing the best in care to those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and all forms of Dementia.

Upon retirement from the U.S. Army, it was Dianna’s desire to become an independent business owner while allowing her to reach out to and service people in her local community. In June of 2014, Dianna opened Touching Hearts at Home. She strives to provide person-centered care by personally introducing each caregiver to each client and her ultimate goal is to keep her clients safe and happy in their homes. People deserve physical, emotional, and spiritual support and they will find that through Touching Hearts at Home.

Dianna Anderson, Owner

Dianna opened Touching Hearts at Home in Fayetteville after retiring from the U.S. Army. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Merchandising, from Emporia State University and a Bachelor of Business administration degree, Accounting, from Wichita State University. She served in the military for 27 years including a one-year deployment to Afghanistan. She is an active community member in Fayette County where she lives with her husband Terry and therapy trained dog, Sadie. Dianna and Terry have two grown daughters who live in Atlanta. Dianna is an active member of the Committee for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, and the American Legion. In her free time, Dianna enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

Kelly Riordan, Office Manager

Kelly graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Education. After teaching for two years at Newnan High School in Coweta County, she and her husband moved to Chattanooga, TN and then Mobile, AL. Twenty-five years and two daughters later, she is thrilled to be back in GA and reacquainting herself with her hometown. Being a caregiver to her mother inspired her to bring her administrative assistant skills into the home care industry. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new and exciting places.

Tiara Aikens, Hiring Manager and Scheduler

Tiara has worked in the healthcare field for 10 years. While working with clients as a CNA, Tiara attended St. Leo University where she received an associate degree in Business Administration with a focus on Medical Administration. After working as a Residential Services Coordinator for 7 years in Savannah, Tiara relocated to Jonesboro with her husband, 3 sons and puppy Halo. When she’s not recruiting great caregivers to join our team, Tiara enjoys baking, interior decorating, shopping and spending time with her family.

Janet Todd-Collins, RN

Janet brings 49+ years of nursing experience to the Touching Hearts at Home business. She holds an Associate Degree in Nursing from LaGrange College. Janet has 45+ years of Emergency Department nursing as well as nursing home experience. She was in charge of a Respite Care for Alzheimer’s clients. Janet has a passion for nursing and says that her grandmother instilled many of her core values – – kindness, respect, hard work, empathy and responsibility. Her son and stepson both live in the Atlanta area. She has been a resident of Fayetteville for the last 28 years and loves to walk with her two dogs, Teddy and Bailey.

Tonya Fanning, RN

Tonya’s career began as a receptionist at an emergency clinic where she transitioned to the back office and learned x-ray.  By volunteering at the fire department, she then became a registered EMT. Tonya graduated from Clayton State University in 1994 with an A.D. in nursing. She worked in the hospital setting from 1994-2005 and she has worked in office settings since including outpatient surgery.  Since the Covid pandemic, she returned to mental health nursing working with dementia patients. Tonya has been married for 17 years and lives on a farm with her husband and 2 children. She is an animal lover and has had horses her entire life.

Sadie, Office Therapist

Meet Sadie! Touching Hearts at Home official Greeter and Goodwill Ambassador. Sadie will meet you at the door and welcome you with a sniff and a wag. She is a loyal and dedicated member of our staff. She never complains about long hours or schedule changes. Sadie will give visitors a tour of the office upon request. She works for treats and an occasional scratch behind the ears, and never demands a raise!

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