The following admission criteria are not meant to be an all-inclusive listing, but an overview of the type of resident and services provided at Safehaven.  All cases will be assessed individually for any special considerations such as equipment or changes in amount charged for residents’ care.

The Jimmy Simpson Foundation’s Safehaven program is a twenty-four hour life long living traumatic brain injury facility.  The program is dedicated to providing quality care in a home environment helping each resident to maintain as much of his or her physical and cognitive abilities as possible.

  1. All residents will have a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury causing physical and cognitive impairment.
  2. Most resident’s cognitive abilities are between a three and a five on the Rancho Los Amigos Scale.
  3. Residents need to be non-ambulatory but may have a power chair.
  4. Residents may be able to tolerate a normal diet or need the assistance of a peg tube for feeding. All nutritional needs will be met as per physician’s orders.
  5. Trach and ventilator dependent residents are accepted.
  6. Residents are required to have their own durable medical equipment such as beds, suction machines, wheel chairs, etc. some exceptions are made and these considerations are done on a case-by-case basis.


The following is a listing of the services offered by the Safehaven Program.  This is not meant to be an all-inclusive listing, but an overview.

  • An individualized plan of care that includes a comprehensive assessment,   plan of service, progress notes and periodic reassessments.
  • 30 hours weekly of cognitive stimulating activities including group and individual activities.
  • Twenty-four hour/day skilled nursing care.
  • Direct nursing care to meet all physical care needs including assessment of skin, bowel, bladder and pulmonary issues.
  • Ongoing supervision and monitoring of the residents health status including:
    • Supervised visits with Respiratory Therapist daily.
    • Registered Dietitian to monitor nutrition needs.
    • Skilled nursing staff will be communicating collaboratively with treating physicians.
  • On call consultation with Physiatrist experienced in Traumatic Brain Injury and a Staff Primary Care Physician.
  • On call consultation with Staff Primary Care Physician.
  • Managing and ordering of all disposable supplies.
  • Disposable supplies included in per diem are daily hygienic supplies (soap, shaving cream, toothpaste, and laundry supplies).
  • Monitoring of durable Medical Equipment needs and maintenance.


  • Physician/Dental Visits
  • Transportation (Non-Emergency/Emergency)
  • Therapy Services and Supplies (PT, OT, Speech)
  • Hospitalization
  • Wound Care and Supplies
  • Ostomy Supplies
  • Specialty Bed/Mattress
  • Tracheotomy Supplies and Equipment
  • Diagnostic and Lab Testing
  • Medications/Feeding Supplies
  • Disposable supplies for hygienic purposes (blue pads, briefs, etc.)