Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma was established by Rick & Denise Guttenberger in 2014 to assist families who need help navigating the often complex and confusing options of senior care.
Like you, Rick and Denise have had many conversations with family, friends, and acquaintances in recent years centered on the subject of senior care. Conversations about how to even begin the process and what the next steps might be for loved ones needing such care. Through these discussions, it became clear that a trusted, local group was needed that could help families understand the costs and benefits of the many choices available and then walk with them through the pertinent steps necessary to find the right care solution.
Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma was created to provide such a service without cost to families needing this information and assistance. Rick and Denise have personally visited each of the care communities and services they refer. Clients and families are never charged. Fees are 100% covered by the care partners and service providers who work with Senior Care Referral Services of Oklahoma.
Rick Guttenberger, Partner
Rick honed his business, management, and service skills with an impressive 30+ year career in the hotel and hospitality industry. As a General Manager for Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson and other hotel companies, Rick learned how to establish connection and credibility with customers and employees quickly, and has an impressive record of building high performing hotels with strong service cultures. Rick believes that the senior care industry is very similar to the hotel industry. It is a people service industry that requires trust and care, but it also has a physical component that needs to be cared for as well (the physical buildings that house seniors). Rick's ability to determine the qualities that make a good hotel operation are the same ones he uses to ascertain whether a senior care community is offering a high quality service or product. Rick is excited about this new venture and using these same skills to help the families of seniors find the perfect care option.
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Denise Guttenberger, Partner
Denise has been serving others for many years as well. Denise began her career as a radio personality in New Orleans, connecting with people through entertainment. Soon after marrying Rick, Denise became a full time mother of triplets adopted from South Korea and spent the next 20 years caring for and raising two sons and a daughter. Additionally, Denise has taught women's Bible studies over the last 20 years, and she continues to teach local Bible studies while also speaking at women's conferences across the country. With a keen ability to connect with people instantly, Denise has a God-given gift to encourage people that may be going through difficult times or might be faced with making complex decisions in their lives. Her wit and wisdom are inspiring and she is well-prepared to walk with families who are faced with making senior care choices for themselves or loved ones.
Married for over 25 years, Rick and Denise Guttenberger have spent their careers serving others with a conviction that this is God's will and purpose for their lives. The call to now serve seniors is an extension of this purpose and continues their calling to serve the local community.