We know how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a family member can be. We once needed help caring for a loved one, but didn’t know where to turn to give her the quality of care, and the quality of life, she deserved. Compelled by a need to find care that was more — more dependable, more supportive, more complete — we founded BrightStar as a family business in 2002 to provide the full continuum of homecare, (including adult and elder care) childcare (including newborn care, babysitter and nanny services) in addition to medical staffing services for individuals, families and healthcare facilities.
With over 240 locations nationwide, BrightStar offices nationwide help keep parents and grandparents in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, as well as assisting parents with their childcare needs. We can provide every service available at a nursing facility in the comfort of your loved one’s home. From companionship, toileting and hygiene assistance to in-home blood draws, our services are available around the clock to meet our clients’ every need.

 

Why Choose BrightStar?
BrightStar, #181 on the Inc. 500 fastest-growing private companies in 2010, is a unique international franchise brand that can provide the full continuum of care – including companion care, personal care and skilled care** – answering the call to meet the growing demand in multiple market segments, from children to seniors.

BrightStar is a unique franchise, providing the full range of LifeCare, KidCare and Staffing services. In addition to staffing medical facilities, we help keep parents and grandparents out of nursing facilities and in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, as well as assisting parents with their childcare needs. We can provide every service available at a nursing facility in the home. From 24-hour nanny services to companion care, from transportation to skilled care and more — BrightStar is the one provider that can say, “Yes we can!” 

We have received several awards recognizing our rapid growth, advanced systems technology and senior leadership in addition to having been featured in major national media sources, including Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. At BrightStar, we make more possible — more support, more success more dependability, more peace of mind. And not just for our clients, but our franchisees too. Perhaps you should find out why others find our opportunity so compelling.

BrightStar Franchise Opportunities

BrightStar Franchise Opportunities BrightStar Mission and Vision
No one wants to move out of their home and into a nursing facility. With BrightStar, you will build a business that will help people keep parents and grandparents out of nursing facilities and in the comfort of their own homes. You will also help parents juggle every day demands with their childcare needs and get medical facilities the dedicated, experienced professionals they need.
BrightStar Franchise Opportunities BrightStar Services
Range of Care
We strive each day to give our clients more. More peace of mind because families receive the highest quality care in the industry. More security because all those in our care are in the hands of a fully screened, insured and bonded, certified and/or licensed caregivers. And more convenience because, even as our clients’ needs evolve, so can we. At BrightStar Care, we are the only provider of our kind, providing the full range of LifeCare and KidCare services, from companion care to highly skilled care.
Medical Care
When families and their loved ones need assistance, it’s critical to choose a provider who can offer high quality, compassionate care you can trust. BrightStar is here to help reduce the stress and anxiety that can occur during these times, and create greater peace of mind for both the individuals in our care and their families. Whatever your family’s needs are, whether it’s for one hour or 24, seven days a week, we can help – any time, any place.
BrightStar Franchise Opportunities Companion Care
Our services focus on improving the health and well-being of those entrusted to our care and our clients count on us for outstanding care and just about anything else they need, anytime, anywhere — so they and their loved ones can get the most out of life. Our qualified, compassionate caregivers go above and beyond to make more possible – more support, more joy, more laughter – in the lives of those we serve by truly engaging those in our care on an individual level.
BrightStar also provides healthcare staffing solutions to businesses on a temporary, temporary to permanent and permanent placement basis. We provide personnel to hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, labs and anywhere healthcare staff is needed. We also deliver skilled care to patients one on one in their home or wherever they need care through our network of national account partners. National account services range from insurance assessments and IV infusion therapy to home health, in addition to delivering flu clinic services to Corporate, commercial and retail clients.
Sitter Services
Whether you’re a busy family that needs a sitter periodically on a regular basis, or if you’re in a bind and need reliable childcare at the drop of a dime, we can help. Based on your needs and specifications, we will match your family with a dedicated babysitter or nanny that you and your family will not only be comfortable, but impressed, with. From your first phone call, our unique process takes into account, among other things, personality, needs and expectations to match your family with the best possible fit.
BrightStar Franchise Opportunities In-Hospital Companionship
We understand that your children are your life. And when your child is hospitalized, whatever the reason, it can undeniably cause stress for you and your loved ones. At BrightStar, when families face these challenges, our mission is to serve as helping hand when they need it most, providing quality childcare at the drop of a dime. Any time. Any place.

Special Needs Care
At BrightStar, we realize that babies, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. That’s why we have trained care professionals who specialize in administering in-home pediatric care and can provide comprehensive case management and support for children with disabilities and special needs. From autism, spina bifida and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to cerebral palsy, any spinal injury and more, our caregivers give them the care they need and the support they deserve.

BrightStar Franchise Opportunities Pediatric Nursing
At BrightStar, we offer a full range of child home healthcare, from sitter services to highly skilled care. Our pediatric and neonatal nurses make it possible for your children to receive the care they need, wherever they need it. We take a versatile approach in developing a medically sound plan of care to help babies, infants and children in need of a higher level of specialized care.

BrightStar Competitive Advantages

  • Diverse business model – 5 Revenue Streams – BrightStar offers the full continuum of care to ALL ages;
  • Companion Care;
  • Personal Care;
  • Skilled Care;
  • Staffing;
  • National Accounts.
Recession Resistant
BrightStar Franchise Opportunities
Combining this demographic force with advances in medicine and Boomers desire to remain independent make a very compelling business case.
    • Each day, over 7000 people are turning 65 and within 10 years, there will be over 54 million people over the age of 65;
    • That’s almost 16% of the U.S. population;
    • The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to more than double to 89 million by 2050, according
      to the Census Bureau;
    • A $55 billion industry!
  • BOTTOM LINE; When families have a healthcare need for a loved one, they have a NEED, regardless of the current state of the economy.
BrightStar Training & Support
    • 3 days of “Pre-Opening” training for the new franchisee in Chicago.
    • 5 days of “Opening” training for the new franchisee and their corporate team;
    • BrightStart® Training;
    • Ongoing Field Support Coach;
  • Annual Franchisee Conference;
  • Annual Branch Manager Conference;
  • Quarterly Town Hall meetings.
Franchise Requirements
If you are ready, then you may have found the answer you are looking for. Our best owners were focused on finding a model that took advantage of their skills and talents. Decisive and action-oriented, they were looking for a business framework from which to emulate and in time, make their own. Here is an overview of who we are looking for to join the BrightStar Team of Franchisees.
We are looking for people who have strong management and/or marketing sales backgrounds.Sales experience is not required. Neither is a background in healthcare necessary. Brightstar has a clinical-based model – a Director or Nursing on staff as the subject matter expert.
Financial Requirements

Investment
According to BrightStar’s 2011 FDD, 90 days worth of start-up costs range from $95,067-$162,158;minimum net worth of $500,000 is required. Our owners must assume a full-time role in the business for the first two years.

Franchise Fee: $47,500

Territory

  • Minimum of 200,000 in population per territory.
  • Typical single unit territory will consist of between 200,000 and 250,000 in population. Multi-unit territories available.
  • Exclusive territories for development.
  • While we are fast approaching 250 locations open in 36 states, there are still hundreds of exclusive territories available for expansion.