CHICAGO — BrightStar Care, the nation’s leading in-home care franchise, recently ranked in the 2019 edition of Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500®. The ranking, widely reviewed by potential franchisees, bases its yearly listing on measurements including unit growth, financial strength and stability and brand power. Based on this criteria, BrightStar Care came in at No. 184 this year. Having a steady year-over-year presence on the listing, BrightStar Care continues to prove the success of and demand for its franchise opportunity.
“I started BrightStar Care after personally having struggled finding quality in-home care for family, and it’s been a pleasure watching this company grow and provide relief and peace of mind to people going through similar situations,” said Shelly Sun, Founder and CEO of BrightStar Care. “The business has proven to provide a prosperous opportunity for our franchise owners, and we’re honored to be ranked once again amongst the top 500 companies in the country.”
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 Registered Nurse serving as 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 $400 million system with more than 330 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
“As we celebrate 40 years of producing the Franchise 500, it’s a good opportunity to step back and look at how much has changed since that first ranking in 1980,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “While the franchise business model has changed little, the strongest franchise brands are constantly evolving and innovating to keep up with changing trends and technology.”
Entrepreneur bases its yearly evaluation on costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order. This is BrightStar Care’s ninth continuous year ranking on the list.
To view BrightStar Care in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500 or see the January/February 2109 print issue of Entrepreneur. To learn more about the BrightStar Care franchise opportunity, visit www.franchise.brightstarcare.com.
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, a service that no other private duty home care provider offers. 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. 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. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit www.brightstarcare.com; to find out more about BrightStar Care Franchising, visit www.franchise.brightstarcare.com.