CORRECTING and REPLACING Aging in Place Demand Drives Expansion of In-Home Care Franchise in Philadelphia

BrightStar Care to Introduce 26 New Locations to Meet Growing Trend;
Searches for Qualified Franchise Partners

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Please replace the release dated August 15, 2016 with the following
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BrightStar Care to Introduce 26 New Locations to Meet Growing Trend;
Searches for Qualified Franchise Partners

Local entrepreneurs seeking to run a business that makes a difference in
the lives of Philadelphia families will soon have to look no further. BrightStar
, a national franchise specializing in providing the highest
quality skilled medical and non-medical in-home care services, has 26
new franchise opportunities available in the Philadelphia market.

Validating that there is a clear demand to provide quality in-home care
services to those choosing to age in place, the Philadelphia Corporation
for Aging recently projected that the number of people 85 years of age
and older will grow 19 percent by 2025 – reaching 34,230 residents in
just nine short years. This staggering statistic, which is prevalent
across the U.S., is contributing in large part to the rapid growth of
BrightStar Care and its active development plans, including Philadelphia.

“The aging demographics in Philadelphia coupled with the fact that there
is an undeniable need for quality in-home care services, makes this
community an exciting development region for BrightStar Care,” said
Anthony Padulo, Executive Vice President of International and Domestic
Franchise Development. “We are eager to find local business leaders to
bring unparalleled, quality homecare services to the area.”

Each BrightStar Care location serves an average of 70 families and
employs 70 RNs, therapists, LPNs, CNAs, and HHAs as part of their care
staff. BrightStar Care currently has two franchise locations open and
operating in Southeast Montgomery County and South Bucks County.

In its search for qualified applicants to expand the brand in
Philadelphia, 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 $100,000 and a net worth
of $500,000.

“The great thing about our franchise model, training, and support, is
that you don’t have to have previous healthcare experience,” said
Padulo. “The majority of our incoming franchisees don’t come from the
healthcare field. We’re looking for business managers who have a strong
passion for our business, and an appreciation for providing a high
quality service.”

BrightStar Care offers both medical and non-medical private duty home
care services, as well as medical staffing and each BrightStar Care
location employs a full-time Registered Nurse 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 $335 million
company with more than 300 locations nationwide with plans to add
another 50 new franchise units across the U.S. in 2016.

For more information about franchising in Philadelphia and BrightStar
Care, please visit

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care
and medical staffing franchise with more than 300 locations that can
provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes,
as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care
professional nurses and caregivers deliver expert, compassionate, and
personal care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each BrightStar Care
location is required to pursue Joint Commission Accreditation.
BrightStar Care received The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for
Quality award in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and is committed to having each
of its agencies comply with Joint Commission standards. BrightStar Care
uses the nationally known patient satisfaction survey company Press
Ganey to measure client satisfaction and is proud that nine out of 10
clients would recommend BrightStar Care to a friend or family member.
For more information on BrightStar Care please visit;
to find out more about BrightStar Care Franchising, visit


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