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The History of ElderCare Services

Established in 1996

When Jean Gay Mussleman's 92-year-old father broke his hip and suffered a massive stroke, she was unable to secure the experienced and reliable caregivers required for him to continue living at home. Sadly, he died in a nursing home six months later. In grief and frustration, she sat down and wrote a business plan for a company that could provide such a service. In 1996, in response to the un-met need that she experienced, Jean Gay founded ElderCare Services. Even though it was too late to help her own father, ElderCare has provided care and comfort to thousands of Shoals families.
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Founder, Jean Gay Mussleman & her son Current Owner, Dee Musslman

In 2017, Jean Gay's family noticed that she too needed a little extra help. She reaped the fruits of her and her son Dee's 20+ years of labor when ElderCare stepped in to assist her. Owner Dee Mussleman and the rest of Jean Gay's children felt reassured knowing that she had the very best of care. ElderCare would love to provide the same great care to your family that we provided to our own founder, Jean Gay Mussleman.

Meet The Owner

Local People You Can Trust

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Dee Mussleman

Owner & President

Dee has been with ElderCare since its inception in 1996. Dee enjoys helping senior citizens continue living in their own homes and providing a helping hand to their families. Dee is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). He is active in the local health care community and is a long-standing member of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA). He regularly attends HCAOA conferences to stay current on the latest trends and advancements in non-medical home care. He has lobbied on Capital Hill in Washington, DC on multiple occasions to support and protect the employees and clients not only of ElderCare Services, but also those of home care agencies across the nation. He has served on the non-profit boards of the Coalition of Alzheimer's and Related Disorders of Northwest Alabama (CARD), Regional Effective Action Care Transitions (REACT) and Rolling Riders Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program (for disabled children). Dee is currently the Shoals Advisory Board Chairman of the Better Business Bureau.

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