BrightStar Care is a US-based home-care franchise company.[1][2]

Brightstar Care
FounderShelly Sun
HeadquartersGurnee, Illinois

History edit

BrightStar Care founded by Shelly Sun and her husband in 2002,[3] located in Gurnee, Illinois.[4] Shelly Sun is the company’s CEO[5] and Andy Ray is the company's Chief Operating Officer.[6] In 2005, the company began franchising its businesses.[7][8] BrightStar Care and its CEO were the topic of a 2011 episode of the television series Undercover Boss.[9][10]

Locations are found in thirty-eight states and Canada. As of 2016, there were about 300 franchise locations.[7][11] As of 2017, the company employed 100,000 nurses and caregivers.[5] In 2018, there were 329 BrightStar Care locations.[12] That year BrightStar Care also acquired Iowa-based HomeChoice Senior Care.[13][14][15] The company provides assisted-living and memory care, in addition to other forms of care,[16] such as ALS care.[17]

Businesses edit

BrightStar is a source of in-home nurses[18] and care assistance for the elderly, temporarily infirmed, and ill;[19] in addition to physical, speech and occupational therapies for children and others.[20] Franchises are each known by the name “BrightStar Care of”, followed by the location’s city or region of the state. The company also developed the BrightStar Connections program for those suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia.[21]

The company also founded BrightStar Senior Living in 2014,[22] which provides retirement communities in various regions.[23] Each of the locations are owned by an independent franchise operator.[24]

References edit

  1. ^ "BrightStar Care welcomes new managers, announces new client care coordinator". Star Democrat.
  2. ^ "BrightStar Care Welcomes". Star Democrat.
  3. ^ "BrightStar Care: The Evolution of a Leadership Team". Harvard Business School.
  4. ^ Kathleen Quilligan. "BrightStar Care featured on Sunday's 'Undercover Boss'". NWI Times.
  5. ^ a b "BrightStar CEO: Major Tech, Workforce Investments Sharpen Competitive Edge". Home Health Care News. 3 January 2017.
  6. ^ "BrightStar Care taps Steve Schildwachter as chief marketing officer". Chicago Business Journal.
  7. ^ a b "BrightStar Care to Add 26 Home Care Locations in Philadelphia". Home Health Care News. 15 August 2016.
  8. ^ "BrightStar Care". CNBC. 11 May 2016.
  9. ^ Kruse, Kevin. "The Entrepreneur's Guide To Success With BrightStar CEO Shelly Sun". Forbes Magazine.
  10. ^ "BrightStar Care to open, provide home care services". Centre Daily.
  11. ^ "BrightStar Care of Huntsville under new ownership".
  12. ^ "BrightStar Care has six Cleveland area territories available for franchising". Crain's Cleveland Business.
  13. ^ "HomeChoice Senior Care joins BrightStar Care". Business Record.
  14. ^ "Transactions: BrightStar Acquires Iowa Agency". Home Health Care News. 16 April 2018.
  15. ^ "BrightStar, FirstLight Start to Turn Independent Operators Into Franchisees". Home Health Care News. 17 April 2018.
  16. ^ Peter Lindblad. "BrightStar to soon start welcoming residents". HNG News.
  17. ^ "BrightStar Care gives caregiver hours to man with ALS, job for son". The Austin Statesman.
  18. ^ "Matt Hayes, owner, BrightStar Care of Mid-Missouri". Columbia Business Times. Archived from the original on 2018-09-25. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  19. ^ "Perspective - The versatile D.C. investor with a buzzy nonprofit". Washington Post.
  20. ^ Media, Ellysa Harris A-J. "Lubbock nurse named BrightStar Care's Southeast Finalist for Nurse of the Year award". Lubbock Online.
  21. ^ "BrightStar Care celebrating 750 clients". Edmond Sun.
  22. ^ "BrightStar to Franchise 100-Property Senior Living Pipeline". Senior Housing News.
  23. ^ "Taking Care of Business: 2018 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference Gets it Done!". Franchising Maazine.
  24. ^ "BrightStar Care Scales Back Growth Plans for Senior Living Franchise Model". Home Health Care News. 23 May 2018.