BrightStar Care


Help people, Make Money

The inspiration for BrightStar Care came from our own family experience. When our late Grandma Pat was suffering from cancer, we were surprised by how difficult it was to find quality professionals to help. BrightStar was created to provide families the highest level of care, dignity, and personnel attention that our Grandma Pat deserved. BrightStar is looking for people that want to help others and make a great living. Our owners hail from a variety of backgrounds. They were tired of the corporate politics, lack of opportunity, and lack of control and decided to do something about it.

The Market

BrightStar serves the rapidly growing $1.8 trillion healthcare industry. Seniors represent the largest, wealthiest, and fastest growing market segment in the U.S. By 2012, there will be over 40 million people over the age of 65. Today, over 1.4 million Americans are receiving some form of home care. By the age of 85, nearly 50% need some support with everyday activities. Changes in fertility, women's labor force participation, and increases in the divorce rate have reduced families’ ability to personally take care of older family members.

Why BrightStar?

BrightStar offers a proven business model. We have 3 company locations in addition to over 70 franchise locations across the US. See our Item 19.

We offer the most verticals. BrightStar franchisees reach more clients as we offer the full continuum of care within the home (non-medical, personal, and medical homecare) PLUS healthcare staffing to businesses. Healthcare staffing is three times more profitable than homecare. Our national accounts program is rapidly growing. 85% of our owners have business as soon as they open! Our technology is unmatched. Our web-based management system is powerful and easy to use. BrightStar franchisees to focus on sales and not the paperwork!


Year Established: 2002
Year First Franchised: 2006
Franchised Units: 100+
Actual number of units: 141
Company Owned Units: 1
Projected New Units (12 months): 42

States referrals are 
accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Avail. in Canada: Masters/Area Developer: Yes


States/Countries Registered In: All States/Canada Q1 of ‘09
Availability in Canada:
Masters/Area Developer in Q1 of ‘09


Financial / Terms

Cash Investment: $100,000
Minimum Investment: $108,000
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $47,500


  • Vet Fran

Royalty: 5%
Ad: $500
Average # of Employees: 1.5
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes
Earnings Claims: Yes


Minimum Net Worth: $500K
($400K if working spouse)
Average # of Employees: initially 1.5 Full time employees – field staff
as needed
Passive Ownership Allowed: Yes, after 2 full years of involvement

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: Yes


International Expansion

International Expansion
Opportunities: Yes
Developing outside of the U.S.: Canada, Australia, United Kingdom,
Single Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Multiple Unit Availability Outside U.S.: No
Area Development or Master Avail.: Yes
Cash Investment: Inquire with Corporate
Total Investment: Inquire with Corporate


Area Development or Master Availability: Yes, in Q1 of ‘09
Cash Investment: TBD
Total Investment: TBD


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: No
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: No


  • 4-day New Owner
  • 5-day Opening
  • 2 day Site Visit, Intranet
  • Bi-Weekly Conference Calls
  • Quarterly Conference Call
  • Annual Conference

Get Started!


Freddy O'Pry

 Franchise Development