BrightStar Care, a leading private-duty in-home care and medical staffing franchise, has joined the Moving Health Home coalition in an effort to change the way policymakers view the home as a site of clinical service. By Jessica Jones
BrightStar Care, a leading private-duty in-home care and medical staffing franchise, has joined the Moving Health Home coalition in an effort to change the way policymakers view the home as a site of clinical service.
“The future of healthcare is in the home, and BrightStar Care is honored to be a part of a coalition that is set to change how our country approaches access to clinical care,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and founder of BrightStar Care, which now has more than 340 locally owned and operated locations nationwide. “The pandemic showed us how important it is to keep the most vulnerable safe at home, and we are proud to be joining Moving Health Home’s mission to explore opportunities to further advance a national conversation around increasing access to home-based care services.”
BrightStar Care joins Moving Health Home’s founder members – Amazon Care, Landmark Health, Signify Health, Dispatch Health, Elara Caring, Intermountain Healthcare, Home Instead, Ascension, and Amwell – in the coalition’s efforts to define what home care looks like in the future.
“Based on evidence, we know that it is possible for Americans to receive healthcare in their homes, and we want to ensure that we work with leaders in the healthcare industry who can support our mission to change the culture around institutional care,” said Krista Drobac, founder of Moving Health Home. “We are excited to welcome BrightStar Care to the coalition, as we believe its reputation and experience with home care will move our mission forward.”
Moving Health Home, formed in March, is working to change federal and state policies to ensure that patients’ homes may be considered as clinical sites of care. The coalition plans to advocate for increased access to high-quality, home-based services and for the flexibility to transfer or treat patients in their homes when deemed clinically appropriate.
With some 2.8 million care encounters annually, BrightStar Care is uniquely positioned within the coalition to share best practices and expertise in home care to help ensure that the needs of senior and long-term care patients are represented in conversations with policymakers. The brand will also draw on almost two decades of home-care experience in key discussions regarding flexibility in the site of service for clinical care.
– Jessica Jones