BrightStar Care Situated for Explosive U.S. and International Expansion after Impressive Q1

In-home Care Franchise Seeks Higher Standard of Home Care, Generates Global Interest with Incentives for Growth

CHICAGO - June 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 280 locations in the United States, recently announced reports of a groundbreaking first quarter which highlights 10 new franchise agreements and three location transfers within the U.S., positioning the brand as an key player determined to fill the demand for expert, quality in-home care.

“In the coming years, we are absolutely committed to growing our presence not only within our borders but globally as well,” said Anthony Padulo, Executive Vice President of Domestic and International Franchise Development for BrightStar Care. “Since seniors make up the fastest-growing age group on earth, and we are committed to providing a higher standard of home care for families and our infrastructure is proven to ensure rapid growth for all of our franchisees.”

The home care franchise has already seen accelerated growth opportunities in 2015 within China, Mexico, Australia, and the Middle East. For continued expansion, BrightStar Care is now planning their entrance into Canada with the initial goal of achieving 100 units, as well as the United Kingdom via Area Developers who can own and operate 75 locations at a time, or Master Franchisees, who can sub-franchise after opening two to five locations of their own.

In an effort to make financing more readily available, BrightStar Care recently partnered with Benetrends Financial, a full-service small business and franchise loan firm, which will make $10 million available to qualified franchise candidates who do not have the capital to open a location. Benetrends work with qualified BrightStar Care franchise candidates to offer a comprehensive solution for financing through a lending program created specifically for the in-home care company.

“The partnership with Benetrends Financial will help qualified candidates make the most out of our franchising opportunities by utilizing innovative funding strategies that will ensure franchisees are provided with the most successful foundation,” added Padulo.

The brand is unique among private duty home care providers in its commitment and ability to deliver the highest standard 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.

For more information about BrightStar Care’s domestic and international franchising opportunities, visit or and contact Anthony Padulo at (847) 856-7681. Executives with BrightStar Care will also be exhibiting at booth 312 during the 2015 International Franchise Expo (IFE), set to take place June 18-20 at the Javits Center in New York City. Maureen Nickel, Owner of BrightStar Care of North Shore Nassau County will be at the “Why Franchising? How Women Can be Successful in Today’s Franchising Marketplace” panel speaking on being a woman in franchising.

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

SOURCE BrightStar Care 


Alicia Ogierman
Fishman Public Relations


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