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Client Testimonials

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

The Next Horizon was referred to us by a Case Manager who highly recommended Brenda’s Advocacy and Resources. My husband is a retired Veteran of 23 years and was needing Assisted Living care. Brenda came out on a Saturday afternoon and did a thorough evaluation of my husband’s medical needs, lifestyle, and recommending possibly more VA compensation. She helped us with everything – from recommending her professionals in updating our Will, Power of Attorney, as well as following up with the VA paperwork. Within a few weeks Brenda had my husband in the “right” AL community within our income range and assistance. Brenda was awesome…..follows up and made sure our moving arrangements were done. We have referred her to our veteran friends. Brenda is professional, kind, and cares about you as a person. Her being a military spouse was very helpful! Highly recommend!
LYNN

We contacted the Next Horizon from the Senior Mature Living Guide. Her Ad caught our eye as she is a military spouse and has many years of experience in the Senior & Military community. Being in the military, I did not have the time to research for my father who has Dementia and needed full time care. Brenda came out and after several hours later she had recommended several options along with contacting an Elder Attorney to update my father’s Power of Attorney. After Brenda scheduled for us to tour several Alzheimer communities and a Residential Care Home (RCH), we chose the personal Care Home as my father needed more one-on-one care 24/7. Brenda is very knowledgeable in working with Alzheimer and provided us with all the information we needed regarding the progression of this disease. My father adores Brenda as she follows up and visits him. We can contact her anytime and she follows up immediately! We could never be more pleased with The Next Horizon. Brenda is #1 in our life!!
Steve & Sharon

After contacting several Senior Placement agencies, we were very impressed with The Next Horizon’s owner, Brenda Dever-Armstrong, Not only being a military spouse of 29 years and in the Senior industry for 22 years plus, her knowledge of the Senior Industry is remarkable. She listens to the concerns, needs and makes excellent recommendations. She provides the top resources and services to the family members. You can contact Brenda almost any time of the day – quick response and moves quickly. Our mother is a Veteran (served 20 years) and Brenda walked us through the steps of the Aid & Attendance program and after a month or so, we applied for our mother and she now receives a small pension from this program. Brenda directed us every step of the way and mother is now receiving a small pension from this plan. Brenda looked at all options and what was the best community and medical care to meet our mother’s needs. Brenda is caring, compassionate, and loves her profession. Brenda treats you as her “family.” Brenda was a “God sent” to help us through a difficult time.
Robert – Son

My husband and I decided it was time to move from our home and into an Independent Living Senior Community. We met with Brenda who did an Evaluation. She listens to your needs and makes smart recommendations and referred great resources. Brenda took us to look at three different Senior Communities and narrowed down to a community in San Antonio, Texas. She helped us with all of the moving out and moving in process. She stays in touch with her clients. After two years we are using Brenda again for Assisted Living for my husband. She has recommended a beautiful private Residential Care Home and the care is above and beyond. Highly recommend The Next Horizon!
– Bea

The Next Horizon (Brenda Dever-Armstrong) was referred to our family by the Director of a Behavioral Hospital in helping our family to find the right senior community and medical care for our father. After a thorough evaluation, we hired Brenda to do the legwork, research, recommend the best resources and services. Brenda made several trips to visit our father going through an evaluation before being released from the hospital and took our family to tour several SR communities she recommended that met our father’s needs. We cannot say enough about Brenda’s knowledge of the Aid & Attendance program (father retired military, Korean War), educating our family about Independent Living vs Assisted Living. Brenda is very understanding of seniors’ needs and fears as they make another transition in their life. She is easy to talk about your concerns and we trust her completely. Highly recommend The Next Horizon!
– Teresa, Pam, Sheri & Jean

After doing extensive research looking for someone who could help me with Aid & Attendance (how to qualify and apply), and finding a good home for my husband (retired military) who has Alzheimer, The Next Horizon was highly recommended by another good source. Brenda was professional, understanding and compassionate. She spent several hours with us by listening and then making some recommendations. Brenda is knowledgeable in the Aid & Attendance program and walked us through the process. She also put us in touch with one of her attorneys who is certified in the knowledge of Aid & Attendance. A free one hour consultation she provided and reviewed our paperwork so we could move forward. Brenda is always following up with us (during and after placement) and does her research well. My husband is now in a private Residential Care Home with the best care and love that has made this transition easier for all of us. We have recommended Brenda to others in our church. Brenda is the best! Recommended The Next Horizon services to other friends and family members.
– Missy – New Braunfels, TX

I’ve known Brenda for five years or more and I saw the value she could bring when the time came for my parents and in-laws to seek Assisted Living. i did not think it would happen this early in life. My mother is only 64 years old and has suffered four mini-strokes in the last two years and Alzheimer has also set in. She also has end-stage renal failure and requires kidney dialysis three days a week. With all of this setting in it makes it very difficult to find a place that can handle memory care as well as the medical needs my mother needs. My mother was living in California and my family and I were moving to Glendale, Arizona. It would have been easy and understandable for Brenda to decline her services and recommend someone else in Arizona to assist me, but Brenda tackled all of the issues head on and found several places for my mom. Brenda contacted the facility in California, several facilities in Arizona and did all the research and phone calls for me and advised us on the best places for my mother. I recommend anyone that is facing the difficult task of placing their parent or loved one in any type facility to contact Brenda…She does the legwork and research for you! She helped to relieve a lots of stress and allows you to spend more time with your loved ones. Highly Recommend The Next Horizon – Brenda treats you like her family!
– Chad

We had contacted several Senior Locators but none wanted to help us with the task of doing a full evaluation and taking on a difficult situation for our parents. One parent needed higher level of care and the other parent did not want to leave her home but could not stay in the home nor could afford to have caregivers coming to the house on a daily basis. We contacted Brenda, who was referred to us by our friends, and she came out, did her full Evaluation (very thorough by the way), and recommended several options. Brenda spend several hours meeting our parents and talking to my mother, listening to her concerns. By the end of the evening, my mother was willing to tour several facilities and a private care home (both parents need medical attention) that Brenda had recommended. Within two months we moved my parents to a beautiful CCRC community, who are very happy and have the level of care, activities, good food, transportation. Brenda set up everything for us, from a Realtor to a Senior Mover, new physician for my parents (their long time physician had retired), estate sale. Brenda handles everything and recommends the best resources. Highly recommended Brenda to our friends who are working with her. Brenda treats everyone with respect, dignity, and goes above and beyond! She is in our lives forever!! Thank you!
– Doug

Best company working with seniors, military and their families is The Next Horizon. Contacted Brenda online and has been a wonderful help in educating me about my mother’s higher level of care and making the best recommendation for placement and referring a Geriatric Physician. Brenda educated me about Dementia and level of care for my mother who needs more personal attention. Brenda toured several residential care homes before we toured together. She met my mother and did her assessment with the recommendations. Currently, my mother has been neglected with her personal care and removal was immediate. Mother is very happy in her new environment and personal 24/7 care. Highly recommended The Next Horizon to friends and my church members.
– Debbie

What sets Brenda above the crowd is that she follows up on every call and stays right with you through the process until mission is complete and successful. In today’s business environment, there are so many people who will not follow up which can elevate the stress level. That’s not an item with Brenda. Additionally, she knows the ins and outs of the assisted living and independent living industry. Should a facility fail to deliver, she looks into the matter and works toward getting it resolved. I recommended Brenda for senior living placement services!
Service Category: Senior Living Placement
Year first hired: 2011
Top Qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
– Robert