About Us

Legacy of Care

Touching Hearts at Home was founded by Renae Peterson, who began providing professional caregiving services to seniors, older adults, and those in need in 1996. Integrity, empathy, and the belief in the dignity of all people is at the forefront of our work. Today, Touching Hearts at Home has independently owned locations serving individuals and families across the nation.

Touching Hearts founder with her mother

The Briesath Family

The local Brookfield office was opened in 2007. Keeping with the family values of our founder Renae, the Briesath’s started up their Touching Hearts office with Brandon, the son, and his parents, Scott and Laurie. Together, all three play key roles in the business striving to provide the best care available by hiring the greatest caregivers around!
The Briesath’s experience in customer service began in 1988 when Laurie purchased her first Merry Maids franchise, which later expanded to three total. Several years later, Scott (husband) joined the Merry Maids business, followed by their son Brandon after graduating from college in business. Laurie’s grandmother had lived alone in her home until age 92 and she realized how important senior care services can be in helping our elderly loved ones. The Briesath family decided to join Touching Hearts with its strong ties within the Merry Maids family as well as having the compassion to help others.

HR, Kali Wurm

Kali’s educational background is in social work and psychology, and she has been in the health and wellness industry for over 11 years. She provides human resource services including employee recruitment, record keeping, policy enforcement, and retention for all caregivers and staff.

Marketing Director, Jodi Wilterdink

Jodi’s background is in the non-profit sector where she founded a community based educational organization, serving as Executive Director for the past 15 years. During her tenure, she was responsible for networking, fund-raising and program development. Along with her bachelor’s degree, Jodi is certified as a Socio-Economic Diversity Trainer and Trauma Care Facilitator.

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Touching Hearts at home took the top honor, the #1 spot, in the small business category. Brandon Briesath was one of 3 CEO’s recognized for their leadership during a transitional year.
#1 Small Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin 2018, 2019, 2020, & 2021.
Special “Doers” Award Recipient — Journal Sentinel 2020 “At this company, we do things efficiently and well”
Special Award Recipient for Organizational Efficiency. — Journal Sentinel 2018.
Top Work Places 2019 for Southeastern Wisconsin. Special Award Recipient for Communication.

Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Best of Home Care Provider of Choice

Caregiver Jobs: Senior Caregiver Jobs

Service area includes: In Waukesha County: Big Bend, Brookfield, Butler, Chenequa, Colgate, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Elm Grove, Genesee, Genesee Depot, Hartland, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Lake, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Pewaukee, Sussex, Vernon, Wales, Waukesha. In Milwaukee County: Bayside, Brown Deer, Cudahy, Fox Point, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Oak Creek, River Hills, Saint Francis, Shorewood, South Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, West Allis, West Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay. Specializing in Hospital Recovery Rehab Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care, Respite Care, Companionship Care, Personal Care, Live-in Care, Senior At-Home Care, Rehab & Hospital Recovery Care – Compassionate Care for Seniors and their Families. Looking for senior home care in the greater Milwaukee, WI area? Contact us today!