BrightStar Care Generates Interest in Master Franchisees Globally

In-home Care Franchisor Sees Success in its International Expansion Efforts to Answer the Demand of Aging Seniors

CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050 and these people want to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the international demand for expert, high-quality in-home care. The home care franchise is already seeing success in China, Mexico, Australia, and within the Middle East. They are now planning expansion into Canada and the United Kingdom via Area Developer or Master Franchisees.

“We are off to a great start with our international expansion endeavors,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care. “Our goal is to bring BrightStar Care into every country that has a high demand for our services, and with these recent efforts, we are well on the way. Our brand is committed to providing A Higher Standard of Home Care for families, and we have the proven model with a solid infrastructure to help our international franchisees deliver high-quality care in their communities all over the globe.”

BrightStar Care is unique among private duty home care providers in its commitment and ability to deliver the highest quality of care. Each franchise location employs a Registered Nurse Director of Nursing who creates unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversees professional care teams of well-qualified, experienced caregivers who deliver expert, compassionate and personal care. Many BrightStar Care locations also provide the full continuum of care, including non-medical and medical services, which means BrightStar Care can continue to provide trusted service to clients as their healthcare needs advance from companionship to more skilled care over time. In addition to the active role of the Registered Nurse Director of Nursing, BrightStar Care locations are required to obtain and maintain Joint Commission Accreditation. The Joint Commission is an internationally recognized healthcare-quality organization with rigorous standards.

Spearheading the international growth plan is franchise development veteran Anthony Padulo, who has successfully expanded brands such as Dunkin’ Brands, BP Oil and Aamco into global markets. As Executive Vice President of Domestic and International Development for BrightStar Care, Padulo is focusing efforts on securing deals with Area Developers to own and operate multiple locations at a time, or Master Franchisees, who can sub-franchise after opening two to five of their own locations.

“World aging is not slowing down anytime soon – quite the opposite, in fact – and every country across the globe could benefit from the services that BrightStar Care provides,” Padulo said. “The ideal candidate for this business opportunity is someone who recognizes that demand, has the team and infrastructure in place to bring the brand in their region, and is committed to making a true difference.”

More information about BrightStar Care’s international expansion plans can be found at

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations that can provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to healthcare organizations. BrightStar Care Registered Nurse Directors of Nursing create unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversee professional care teams of well-qualified, experienced caregivers to deliver expert, compassionate, and personal care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each BrightStar Care location is required to pursue Joint Commission Accreditation. BrightStar Care received The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award and is committed to having each of its agencies comply with Joint Commission standards. BrightStar Care uses the nationally known patient satisfaction survey company Press Ganey to measure client satisfaction and is proud that nine out of 10 clients would recommend BrightStar Care to a friend or family member. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit; to find out more about BrightStar Franchising, visit

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