BrightStar's Hire an Elf(TM) Program Relieves Holiday Stress for Family Caregivers

December 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – BrightStar, a full-service home healthcare and medical staffing agency, announced the launch of its "Hire an Elf" program, designed to reduce the increased emotional and physical stress of caring for aging loved ones and children during the hectic holiday season.

Launching December 9, 2010 and lasting into the first two weeks of the New Year, BrightStar's Hire an Elf™ program can provide the following services to help ease the additional burdens for families of aging loved ones, including:

  • Transportation to appointments and gatherings.
  • Winter Home Safety Assessments for seniors.
  • Shopping for holiday meals or gifts.
  • Decorating homes – inside and out.
  • Companionship or relief for family caregivers.

In addition, participating BrightStar owners will be donating a part of the proceeds from services performed under the Hire an Elf™ program to the Alzheimer's Association to support local seniors with initiatives and resources to combat the disease. This initiative is in conjunction with BrightStar's commitment to the Alzheimer's Association as a Platinum-Level National Team for the 2010 Memory Walk season.

Shelly Sun, Co-Founder and CEO of BrightStar, said the program was created to provide the extra care and support that may be required this time of year, and to eliminate some of the stress involved with caring for loved ones.

"We want to make sure families can enjoy the time they have together during the holiday season," Sun said. "We are hoping that through our company's Hire an Elf™ program, we will be able to provide family caregivers the help they need, while also donating proceeds to an organization we believe so strongly in."

More details about BrightStar's Hire an Elf program can be found online at http://www.brightstarcare.com/hire-an-elf/ or by calling your local participating BrightStar office.

About BrightStar

Based in Chicago, BrightStar is a full-service healthcare staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients, such as hospitals and nursing homes. While senior citizens make up the majority of the company's private duty clientele, BrightStar also works with pediatric and worker compensation cases, long term care and Veteran clients, as well as private trust and public guardian payers. BrightStar is also active in school nursing programs, retail health clinics and provides day care services.

BrightStar's well-qualified, attentive caregivers provide peace of mind to clients and their families. They work to understand the needs of their clients and provide customized care to match them with a qualified, pre-screened caregiver who is compatible with their needs. BrightStar is one of the few home healthcare providers that offer both medical and non-medical homecare available to all clients 24/7. For more information on BrightStar, please visit www.brightstarcare.com. To learn more about becoming part of the BrightStar family as a franchisee, visit www.brightstarfranchise.com.

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