BrightStar Care Eyes St. Louis Expansion as Aging in Place Demand Continues to Rise
Leader in In-Home Care Services Announces Available Franchise Territory in St. Louis
September 24, 2019 // Franchising.com // St. Louis, MO - Local entrepreneurs looking to run a business that makes a difference in the lives of St. Louis families will soon have to look no further. BrightStar Care, a national franchise specializing in providing A Higher Standard of Care in medical and non-medical in-home care services, has announced targeted development plans throughout St. Louis. The brand has an available franchise territory in the St. Louis metro area and is seeking qualified franchise partners to operate in the market.
Currently, there are five BrightStar Care locations open and operating in the state, with three in St. Louis County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 65 and older population will increase by 15,000 each year in St. Louis - leading to more than a quarter of region’s population by 2045. The demographics and aging population matched with a proven business model make St. Louis a prime market for BrightStar Care’s continued growth.
“The aging population in St. Louis coupled with the fact that there is an undeniable need for quality in-home care services, makes St. Louis an exciting development region for BrightStar Care,” said Pete First, Vice President of Franchise Development. “With that, we are eager to find local business leaders to build on this legacy and bring our first-in-class, quality home health care services to fruition in the area.”
In addition to the clients a BrightStar Care location serves, each employs RNs, therapists, LPNs, CNAs, and HHAs as part of their care staff. In its search for qualified applicants to expand the brand in St. Louis, BrightStar Care is looking for educated men and women who are self-motivated and have a high level of business acumen. Prospective franchisees must have the ability to manage and lead a team but are not required to have a healthcare background. It is important to note that qualified prospects must have liquid assets of $200,000 or more.
“When it comes to what we look for in franchisees, it’s simple, we want people who are passionate about helping others,” said First. “Our franchise model doesn’t require previous experience in the health care field, which allows us to keep up with the growing demand for quality in-home care. We can grow quickly where we are needed.”
BrightStar Care offers both medical and non-medical private duty home health care services, as well as medical staffing. Each BrightStar Care location employs a Registered Nurse as their Director of Nursing who tailors unique, personalized plans of care for each client and oversees a professional care team of well-qualified, experienced caregivers. The company began franchising in 2005, and has since grown to a $350 million system with more than 330 locations across the United States and Canada.
About BrightStar Care
Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 330 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 2,500 registered nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception. The company’s agencies have earned more ‘Best of Home Care’ Awards than any other brand. In 2018, the company ranked No. 75 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list and was included for the fourth consecutive year on Forbes Magazine’s list of top franchise opportunities. BrightStar Care was also named #1 in the low-investment category for 2019 Forbes America’s Best Franchises. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit www.brightstarcare.com.
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SOURCE BrightStar Care