BrightStar Care Closes Out Successful 2019, Capitalizes on Aging in Place Demand
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BrightStar Care Closes Out Successful 2019, Capitalizes on Aging in Place Demand

In-home Care Franchise Reports High Performance to Parallel Growing Industry Demands

February 05, 2020 // // CHICAGO - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the senior population is on the rise, with 56.1 million Americans aged 65 and older. By 2030, that number is projected to reach 73.1, and, with a combination of advancements in medicine and better health habits, will continue to rise. Meeting this demand with A Higher Standard of care is BrightStar Care, the nation’s leading medical and non-medical home health care franchise. The brand’s success has been reflected this past year with expansion into many previously untapped markets, continued chart-topping award rankings and promising projections for 2020.

In 2019, BrightStar Care welcomed 25 new franchisees into the system across 16 states. Riding the momentum, BrightStar Care is targeting territories across the U.S. including key expansion markets such as Nashville, TN, Cleveland, Albuquerque, N.M., and Seattle for new franchise locations in 2020.

“With more and more seniors seeing the benefits of aging in place, the demand for our services continues to rise, making our growth story even more pivotal as we head into 2020,” said Pete First, Vice President of Franchise Development. “We’re here to help everyone, from those who need medical services, to those that are looking for companionship. In 2020, we will continue to innovate and increase our bandwidth of services so we can best serve the communities we’re part of.”

BrightStar Care’s success was also proven by its recent award rankings, including Entrepreneur’s prestigious Franchise 500. The ninth consecutive year for BrightStar Care on the list, the brand came in at No. 184 this year. Franchise Business Review named BrightStar Care a top franchise for 2020, marking its 10th year receiving the award. That milestone officially makes BrightStar Care the newest member of the Franchise Business Review’s Hall of Fame, rewarding franchises that have proven their dedication to corporate culture and franchisee success. The brand also hit its 14th consecutive year as a World Class Franchise, as determined by the Franchise Research Institute, and came in at No. 175 on Franchise Times’ Top 200 list. Additionally, BrightStar Care brought in the highest number of awards of any home care provider in the industry from Homecare Pulse for the second year in a row. Topping the list, BrightStar Care has kept its recognition as the Enterprise Champion of Quality, winning the award for the sixth year in a row for their Higher Standard of care.

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.

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. Most recently, in 2020 BrightStar Care made the Franchise Business Review’s Hall of Fame, a distinction given to franchises that have been named a top franchise by the publication ten times. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit

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