About Heartful Homes

Welcome to Heartful Homes, where care, compassion, and family values come together to create a warm and welcoming home for seniors in their golden years. We are a family-owned and operated assisted living facility, and our passion for senior care runs deep. Our story began with a heartfelt mission to provide reliable, compassionate, and top-notch care for our family members when we faced the same challenges that many families encounter.

Meet the Team

Christina Ellis

MSN RN & Head of Nursing at Heartful Homes

With 12 years of gerontology and hospice nursing experience, Christina, a South Central Kansas native, brings her expertise to Heartful Homes.

Starting as a CNA, she shifted from her initial plan of medical school to embrace nursing, driven by a desire for more patient interaction. After becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2009, she continued her education, earning her BSN in 2012 and transitioning to ICU before returning to her passion for hospice care.

Christina holds a Master’s in Nursing Leadership and Management from Walden University and over the past 9 years has worked in Nursing Manager roles. She actively participates in Professional Nursing Organizations. Residing near Derby with her family, she balances her career and family dedication with a love for horse-back riding.

Lon Flippo

Heartful Homes Operator & CDC

Lon Flippo has a Doctor of Ministry from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and boasts extensive pastoral and educational experience. He spent most of his career as a head pastor and recently as a chaplain. Prior to Heartful Homes, he spent two impactful years providing solace for patients at Riverwalk Hospice.

Certified as a Home Plus operator, Lon brings his diverse skills to create nurturing environments. With years of management expertise, he has proven his leadership capabilities and has a passion for care. 

Lon was raised in Ottawa, Kansas and currently resides in East Wichita with his wife of 40+ years. His daughter and grandchildren live nearby and he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and traveling.

A Family Commitment to Senior Care

Heartful Homes is not just an assisted living facility; it’s a testament to our unwavering dedication to seniors. As a family-owned and operated establishment, we understand the value of family bonds and the importance of providing a loving and secure environment for your loved ones. Our commitment to excellence in senior care is rooted in our personal experiences, which inspired us to create a haven where seniors can thrive.

A Passion for Senior Care

At Heartful Homes, our passion for senior care is the driving force behind everything we do. We believe that every senior deserves the utmost respect, comfort, and care. Our team is comprised of compassionate and skilled professionals who share our commitment to enriching the lives of seniors. With our collective knowledge and experience, we ensure that our residents receive the highest quality of care, attention, and support they deserve.

Founded from Personal Experience

The Heartful Homes story is born out of personal experience. Our founders were faced with the daunting task of finding a reliable senior care living facility for their own family members. The challenges they encountered were the catalyst for change. This journey led them to envision a better way, and Heartful Homes was founded with the vision of providing the kind of care they had wished for their own loved ones.

Our founders’ personal experience shapes our approach to senior care. We understand the emotions, concerns, and expectations that families have when entrusting their loved ones to an assisted living facility. It’s why we go above and beyond to provide an environment that offers peace of mind and comfort.

The Heartful Homes Promise

At Heartful Homes, we promise to provide the love, care, and support that your loved ones deserve. Our family’s dedication to seniors, combined with our passion for senior care, ensures that we are committed to making each day special for our residents. Your family becomes our family, and we strive to create a nurturing and joyful atmosphere that promotes overall well-being.

Thank you for considering Heartful Homes as your partner in providing exceptional care for your loved ones. We invite you to visit us, meet our dedicated team, and experience the Heartful Homes difference for yourself. Together, we can create a brighter, more fulfilling chapter in the lives of your cherished seniors.