Columbia, Mo., entrepreneurs Matthew, Kristine, Bruce and Kim Hayes are fulfilling their dream of making a difference in the lives of residents in their community by opening a BrightStar Care homecare franchise. This new business will provide a range of compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, from infants to seniors.
“Our mission is to give peace of mind to families in need of specialized home care for just about any situation imaginable,” said Matthew Hayes. “When we take on a client, we consider the needs of the entire family. Our Director of Nursing designs an individualized plan of care for each client based on her or his unique needs. Whether it’s caring for an aging loved one, a child or a medical need, we take a holistic approach to make the situation less overwhelming for the entire family.”
Drawing on past experiences where quality in-home care was needed for their loved ones, the Hayes’ began looking into business opportunities where they could provide the services that are in such high demand. After discovering BrightStar Care and looking into the business opportunity, the Hayes could not deny that it was a perfect fit for them and signed an agreement in the summer of 2012. In addition to wanting to provide the highest quality care to local residents, Matthew, Kristine and Bruce have military experience which they think will translate well into entrepreneurship and aide them in running a successful business.
The Hayes family is offering a myriad of services, including adult and elder homecare and childcare, as well as supplemental healthcare staffing to area hospitals and nursing homes. Care and staffing services include companionship and personal care to assist seniors in their homes with activities of daily living, sick child care, transitioning patients safely home from the hospital, and skilled nursing care for patients’ young and old suffering from a wide range of chronic conditions — like heart failure, COPD, or pneumonia. In order to provide the highest quality services possible, the Hayes are looking to employ a range of people ranging from CNA’s to LPN’s to caregivers.
While fulfilling the demand of in-home care for the nation’s growing aging population continues to be a focus of service for BrightStar Care, the Hayes say BrightStar Care has carved a niche with the ability to offer companionship services for seniors and skilled medical care for just about any need out there. For example, registered nurses can assist with high-level medical care after a hospital stay following an illness or injury to prevent stressful and costly return trips to the hospital, and caregivers can assist new mothers with taking care of their newborn following delivery.