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Our History

In 1981 Flor Pedroza, newly married and recently home from having her first child found herself struggling with the thought of returning to her 9 to 5 job at a local factory. She quickly came to the realization that she wanted the satisfaction of raising her first child, not a nanny. Flor needed a way in which she could work from home, raise her child, and still help support her new family. Her sister convinced her that the way to achieve this would be by moving to Mission Viejo and begin working in the same field she had recently started in. Moving to Mission Viejo neighboring the growing retirement community of Leisure World, Flor would market herself to families with loved ones who were no longer able to completely care for themselves and also not wanting to put their loved ones in an institutional type facility or large scale nursing homes. She would effectively rent a room in her home to an aging person who perhaps found they needed help with preparation of meals, laundry, and other daily activities around the home. The resident would have the comfort of still feeling "at home" and not like they were simply a patient "A" in room # 201. The care and assistance was much more personal and handled daily by the same person, a person who lived and shared the home with them.

Flor received her first resident in in April 1982 with a second soon to follow she was able to see her dream come true, having the residents become closer to an extended part of the family as opposed to just a resident. The new residents loved being able to live in a home-like atmosphere where birthdays were celebrated with cakes,candles and song around the dining room table. Christmas included trimming the tree, decorating the home and exchanging gifts with a surprise visit from Santa for some old fashion caroling. They watched Flor's two small children grow into toddlers and felt as though they were watching there own grandchildren grow. Flor quickly made a name for her self and her business in the area of South Orange County as a person who went above and beyond to make her residents feel comfortable, cared for and loved. Providing a beautiful and nurturing living environment for both her family and providing the assistance and care her residents needed.

As years passed as theses types of homes became increasingly more popular, soon laws were passed and guidelines put into effect by the Department of Social Services that would ensure that these types of homes were abiding to certain requirements and laws in order to operate, all the while keeping the well being and safety of the residents in mind. Flor grew with the changes, studying them and becoming well versed in the laws necessary to become licensed by the state of California. Flor has since opened several more homes abiding by the same core beliefs and values which helped her make her first home a success. Today, Flor and her family each with their individually owned homes have banded together under the name Horizon Group Homes to work together to become known as one of the industry examples of what homes such as these should be all while providing their residents the same level of comfort, care and love they deserve.

 
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Flor M. Pedroza
(949) 859 8391 & (949) 306-2091
24632 Artemia Avenue Mission Viejo, Ca 92691

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