Brenda was extremely helpful when we were navigating a complex, confusing set of choices. Finding a retirement community is not easy, and her local knowledge and real desire to help people have good lives made the whole process much, much better.

David Christiansen

Brenda is the best! It’s easy to feel lost when trying to navigate senior living options. Brenda stepped in and provided solutions while helping educate and evaluate with us the pro’s and con’s of the available options. In addition to being an expert in the industry and providing cost appropriate solutions, Brenda remains attached well after placement and throughout the transition. Brenda is an ongoing invaluable resource and extremely enjoyable to work with.

John DeLaittre

Brenda is kind, caring, and knows the ins and outs of the industry. She knows what to look for in a place and which ones to stay away from.

Trying to find the best place for your loved one when they’re no longer able to care for themselves is SO hard! Brenda walks beside you every step of the way! She’ll answer every question you have. Even cares and concerns months after placement! Brenda’s the best!

Sue Gregory

As a Social Services Director and discharge planner with a fast-paced skilled nursing facility, I worked closely with Brenda at Care Solutions on dozens of cases. I’ve seen her compassion, her dedication to her clients and their families, and her commitment to pursue only the best for each client with no limit to her attention and care. Her intimate knowledge of the region’s facilities, care homes, caregiver agencies, and other miscellaneous resources has proved invaluable to myself and to her clients. She has gone above and beyond to serve the community and I continue to refer to her because I’ve grown to trust her work ethic, her compassion, and her personal investment in each of her cases. Give her a call and meet her!

Erik Deurmeier

Our community has worked with Brenda for several years now and is one of our communities’ greatest resources. Brenda is one of the most competent, skilled, caring, devoted, and hardworking placement agents we have ever known. It is always a great pleasure and the highlight of our day when we are able to talk and work with Brenda. Every day she goes above and beyond working with her clients to ensure they are educated, happy, and safe. Brenda ensures each resident is placed in the best community possible for them, a home where they will be able to flourish and live a life that is best for them. As a community when Brenda brings us a client we never worry if they won’t make a great fit as we already know Brenda did an immense amount of work ensuring they would be perfect for us. In the very very rare instance when somebody is no longer able to reside in our community our first call is to Brenda to assist in supporting our families and finding a new home that will work for the resident. Brenda is a godsend who makes our lives easier as well as the families of our residents, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to work alongside of her.

Whitewood Gardens

Brenda Brenda Brenda WOW I can’t even put it into words to thank you for what you have done. You are AMAZING. You helped us in pinch trying to place my Mother N Law and found a place for her that is incredible. Thank you for your hours, great advice. You are an all around sweet person who care’s for the elderly. You truly love your job and boy does it show.
Thank you, Thank you again for all you have done.


Brenda S. was an answer to prayers when I needed to find and move my aunt to memory care right before the holidays. Brenda was professional, knowledgeable and prompt. I will be forever greatful for her determination to find a quality facility and for the loving care and sensitivity that made the move successful. Her advice was so helpful to me, and my aunt is thriving in a loving, stimulating environment. No words can adequately express our gratitude to Brenda.

Theresa Wagner

Brenda was a tremendous help to us when we needed to quickly find an appropriate setting for my mom. Our first meeting was scheduled quickly and was based on the most convenient setting for family, which was appreciated. Brenda was very knowledgable about the various care settings available throughout Portland, and the ones most suitable for mom. We were very focused on finding a location where family could easily visit, and where my mom can hopefully age in place. We could not be happier with Brenda’s suggestions and greatly appreciate her expertise.

Kristine P

Brenda was INVALUABLE to me when I moved my mother from an independent living situation in Reno, to an assisted living situation here in Portland.
There were so many things, doctor’s evaluations and skype placement interviews to name just two, that i had no idea were necessary for the move. Brenda guided me through it all, and was never too busy to go over what i needed to do, and why, one more time.
When my mother needed to be moved into memory care, Brenda made herself available again, and again was INVALUABLE. She knew just exactly which care home would be the best fit for my mother.
Brenda is a savvy professional, as well as kind, empathetic, and understanding of family dynamics…these qualities make her a perfect placement coordinator and a pleasure to work with.

Anna Keefer

Brenda provided knowledgeable, thoughtful support to our family when we needed to find a good care option quickly. She was able to manage the diverse expectations and personalities of everyone in our family and come up with a facility that we were all comfortable with and that meets the needs of our loved one. Her personal and intentional care makes a difficult process feel less scary.

Melody Burton