Brightstar Care(R) Launches Free Caregiver Support Technology

CareTogether™ offers online community for families to provide outstanding care for loved ones

May 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // GURNEE, Ill. – Bringing a new wave of innovation to caregiving and helping families all around the world, BrightStar Care® announces the launch of a new caregiver support technology.

"CareTogether™" was introduced this week as part of BrightStar Care Co-Founder and CEO Shelly Sun's recent appearance on CBS's Emmy nominated reality television series Undercover Boss. The website, which is available to anyone, anywhere, absolutely free, provides caregiver resources and allows families to build online support networks.

"The way people share is via social media. CareTogether allows families and support networks to engage the way most people are comfortable with these days – via the internet," said Sun. "BrightStar Care is the first to bring families an online solution for caregivers that is completely private and secure, and one that has many benefits and tools that enable families to care for one another as a team."

CareTogether works with popular platforms that family caregivers use every day, such as Facebook®, Microsoft® Outlook® and Google® Calendar.

"We have families using CareTogether right now, and they are excited about their ability to plug in and provide support to the family in a variety of ways," Sun added. "Being far away from a loved one is hard, especially during times when a loved one's health is compromised. When they use CareTogether, they are instantly part of a conversation and community that draws them all together in a private and secure setting. Making more possible for families who need caregiving support is our goal, and that is the beauty of CareTogether."

BrightStar Care is one of the fastest growing home healthcare and medical staffing providers in the country, with more than 200 locations across North America. The full-service healthcare agency offers both medical and non-medical homecare to clients of all ages within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staffing to corporate clients such as hospitals and nursing homes.

For more information about CareTogether, please visit www.care-together.com.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care 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. BrightStar Care'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 Care 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 Care, 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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