The Heaven House offers care for your elderly loved one in a beautiful, well decorated home. The common areas are comfortably furnished, the grounds well-kept, and the individual spaces can be decorated and made personal in any way.
We provide 24-hour care from certified, well-experienced caregivers. Meals are served family-style in the kitchen or dining room. Activities are planned on a weekly basis and a personal trainer is provided for each resident two to three times a week to assist with mobility. We provide art and music therapy as well as entertainment or scheduled outings on occasion. Weekly visits by a beautician Monthly visits by a nail-tech are part of life at The Heaven House. Transportation to doctor appointments may be arranged.
With a 5-1 resident to caregiver ratio, the focus and attention surpasses any available in the Oklahoma City area.
Comforts Of Home
The elderly benefit tremendously from the smaller environment of the group home setting. Heaven House keeps your loved one from the isolation of "staying in their own home," yet it is not institutional living with large numbers sharing the dining room and other living activities. Often times, the social pressure of large living facilities is exactly opposite of what most elderly really need and want. The residential home offers a full life complete with social interaction, exercise, family visits, along with organized activities that are encouraged but optional.
Sandy Goldsworthy, daughter of Grace Nixon
David W. Duffner M.D., nephew of Marilyn Morrison
Teresa Brekke, daughter of Margaret Breuer.
Dylan Cole, Excell Home Care & Hospice
OWNER / ADMINISTRATOR
Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about the Heaven House. I want to share with you a bit about my history and how this journey started. For 13 years I cared for my aged mother in my home. She passed away at the age of 98, in January of 2010. In March of 2007, after she had suffered 4 strokes in one year, I was surrounded with wonderful full time help for her. During a time of deep sorrow for personal reasons along with my mother's declining condition, I was inspired by God to open a small group home for the elderly. I had no previous knowledge of such a facility. I was also inspired to let most of my mother's help go and begin the tedious process of caring for her myself.
The experienced help that worked for me at that time understood as I cut their hours in half and I told them I would be focused on opening an assisted living facility. They were kind and understanding. We have remained close and they are part of my current staff at the Heaven House. In the meantime, the elderly neighbor in his late 80's who has lived across the street from me for 31 years became a widower. He began eating lunch and dinner in my home in October of 2006. After a decline in health and a need for more supervision, he is now 92 and lives in my mother's quarters in my home.
I am a loving, capable, compassionate person. I see caring for the elderly as my true calling in life. This type of assisted living facility is the only living situation I would have considered for my mother. I have come to know there are many others who feel the same. Most of these individuals are currently caring for a loved one at home.
With the group home focus, I began what became a three and a half year quest for information on this type of facility. I have researched, visited homes, studied and attended classes. With the death of my mother, the time became right to open the Heaven House. On October 1, 2010 our first residents moved in!
I hold a degree in English from Oklahoma State University, have my teaching certification, and some courses towards a Master’s Degree. I owned and operated a florist for 10 years and was a Master Designer. I sold that business to assist my husband in his thriving cattle brokerage business. I did all the accounting while simultaneously caring for my mother. Today, I have scaled my life down to only having the Heaven House and my family life. I have attended and completed the Assisted Living Administrators’ Program for Certification for the past 9 years, as well as the training and certification for Medication Administration; both of these are required by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Along with my hands-on experience with the elderly of both the past and present, and the formal training I have received, I am confident the Heaven House successfully meets all the needs of its residents.
I look forward to meeting you and sharing more about our unique facilities.
- Diane Cooper-Timmerman
Brian Simms has been co-administrator of the Heaven House for 4 years. Brian is a vibrant contribution to the management and the residents love him. He is fun and funny and makes the residents laugh, especially when he asks the ladies to guess his age! They think he’s in high school, but he’s not!
Brian was the youngest of his grandmother's 14 grandchildren and enjoyed a close relationship with her. He had the additional advantage of living in the home with her from the age of 12. They talked, played games, and he was very involved as she aged until her death at 98. This is an experience that can only be learned by direct personal involvement and contact and is life changing.
Brian and his wife, Rebeka, live close by all the Heaven Houses with their two children Katherine, 4, and Daniel, 2.
Brian graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic high school and achieved a degree in Business & Communication from Concordia University, Irvine, California in 2003. He is dedicated, comfortable and a valuable contributor to the entire operation of the Heaven Houses & our team of staff, residents, and families.