How BrightStar Care Built a $2 Million Stockpile of PPE

BrightStar Care is one of the largest in-home care franchises in the country. While having a big footprint is a goal of most companies, during the COVID-19 crisis, it raises the stakes of every move that is or isn’t made. Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care offers medical-level in-home care, non-medical home care and medical-staffing services […]

BrightStar Care Leverages Service Mix to Box Out Competition in New Markets

BrightStar Care is looking to expand its footprint in 2020, specifically into markets such as Nashville, Tennessee, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cleveland and Seattle. The Chicago-based in-home care franchise is also in the middle of a push to break into the Pennsylvania market. As part of its business model, BrightStar offers medical-level in-home care, non-medical home […]

AccentCare Hires New CFO; BrightStar Care Names Chief Strategy Officer

AccentCare announces new chief financial officer Ryan Solomon is joining AccentCare Inc. as its new chief financial officer. Dallas-based AccentCare is a post-acute care organization that has more than 170 locations nationwide. Its service lines include skilled home health and personal care services, along with hospice care, private-duty nursing and care management. In his new […]

Rising Costs, PE Takeovers and Medicare Advantage: Top Trends in Home Care for 2020

A decade ago, home care was seen as a cottage industry. Today, it’s a multibillion-dollar market made up of thousands of individual businesses, several of which operate from coast to coast and have thousands of caregivers on staff. The home care industry in 2020 will be defined by record-setting private equity activity and providers’ pursuit […]

The Big New Sheriffs in Town: 2019 in Home Care Leaders’ Own Words

While the home care industry wasn’t encumbered by a major regulatory overhaul, such as the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), several themes and key topics emerged in a way that defined 2019. Federal policymakers expanding home care coverage under Medicare Advantage (MA), for example, made waves throughout the year. Additionally, the ongoing caregiver shortage remained top […]

In-Home Care Provider BrightStar Growing Senior Living Franchise Model

With 340 locations and roughly $480 million in 2019 systemwide sales, BrightStar Care is seeing solid results in the in-home care franchising arena. In addition to that proven model, the Chicago-based company is now also looking to grow its senior living operation. Currently, BrightStar has three “BrightStar Senior Living” communities up and running in Wisconsin […]

BrightStar CEO: What Non-Medicare Home Care Providers Should Know About PDGM

With a focus on institutional referrals and changes to therapy reimbursement, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is going to rock the Medicare-certified home health world in 2020. But private-pay and non-medical home care agencies may also see bottom-line impacts tied to PDGM. Specifically, PDGM will likely create new opportunities for home care agencies looking to […]

Home Care Franchises Winning the Sales Game

Jiffy Lube, Motel 6, Great Clips and Culver’s. These are just a few of the U.S. franchise giants that Home Instead Senior Care outsold in 2018. That’s according to the latest Top 200+ ranking from Franchise Times, an annual compilation of top-selling franchises based on systemwide sales. Other home care franchises winning the sales game […]

BrightStar Care CTO: MA Plans Want Home Care Partners with Track Records

Partly due to a lack of funds and existing data, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have been slow to roll out home care-focused supplemental benefits now allowed under Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines. Even so, many home care companies hoping to become MA partners have launched targeted campaigns to win plans’ attention. Among […]