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Tender Mercies Home Care


Tender Mercies assists seniors and their families with home care services in the Temple, Belton, Salado, Killeen, & Central Texas area. Our experienced and compassionate caregivers work with families who want to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable in their own homes.

In-Home Care for Those In Need

Who are we?

Tender Mercies is a locally-owned and operated business that provides in-home care for Bell County residents. The company is

co-owned by Chris & Lauren Glenn and Larry Templin. Tender Mercies has been providing in-home care for the elderly and disabled since 2010 when it was founded by Tony and Shana Jeter. The Glenns, Templins, and Jeters have all experienced, first hand, the challenges associated with advocating for loved ones, and we strive to provide the very best care possible by treating your loved ones the same way we want our loved ones treated.

Our Commitment

Our hope is that the care we provide to area seniors will honor the memory of our loved ones. Our commitment is to provide the highest level of compassionate care to our clients and their families.

Our Caregivers

At Tender Mercies, we understand that it’s not easy to bring a new face into your home to provide care. We work to make this transition a positive experience by matching our highly qualified caregivers with your care needs. We believe that a good match between client and caregiver is essential for peace of mind. We establish caregiving teams that work together to provide support to your family and consistent care for your loved one. We take into consideration your specific needs, goals for maintaining health and independence, and what types of activities and assistance will be most beneficial to your unique situation.

Our Process

Tender Mercies will begin considering your loved one’s individualized needs from the moment we receive your call or inquiry. To begin the process, we will ask you some basic questions to help us form an initial needs assessment. Prior to beginning service for your family, Chris, Lauren, and Quality Care Manager Jo Ann Shine will visit with you in person to learn more about how we can best assist you and your loved one. We will establish both an individualized care plan and special care instructions, which allow all our caregivers to work together to provide consistency and the best quality of care. 



Tender Mercies Senior Care

“I highly recommend Tender Mercies to anyone needing caregiving assistance. My recent experience with their caregivers exceeded my expectations. They did a fantastic job for me!”

Marilyn Sammons


"Tender Mercies was recommended to us by a friend that had used them to care for her parents, and they did not disappoint. They were professional, communication was excellent, they were skilled, and compassionate. Even when there were patient problems in the middle of the night, the caregivers were supported by management, on site if necessary, until the situation was resolved. When the time came for hospice, they worked extremely well with the hospice team as well. We would definitely use Chris and his Tender Mercies team again. We highly recommend them.

                                                                 - Michael McKinney

"Our family used Tender Mercies for years. They are caring, compassionate, and professional. The care they gave my husband was so appreciated." 

                                                                                    - Donna Britt


"Tender Mercies has been wonderful to work with! They customized a plan for my mom and have been consistent with the care givers she trusts and feels comfortable with. We highly recommend their services!"

-Louise Nabers

"I am thankful that my father's final year was spent in the loving care of Tender Mercies' 'angels.' They each brought their own special joy and kindness to his day." 

- Bert Debord


"I am thankful for the care my terminally ill husband received from Tender Mercies' caregivers. Their dedication and compassion exceeded my expectations. Tender Mercies was a trusted resource and advocate during this most difficult time. I highly recommend Tender Mercies to anyone needing help with the care of a loved one."

- JoAnn Wiglesworth


Thanks to Tender Mercies caregivers for all they did to make my father-in-law comfortable in his final days, going above and beyond for my family during this very difficult time."

Jake Herndon

I would definitely recommend Tender Mercies to anyone looking for excellent in-home care for a loved one."

- Jo Ann Wright

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