Frequently Asked Questions about BrightStar Senior Living® and BrightStar Care Homes™
Thank you for your interest in our BrightStar Senior Living business opportunities. We hope the answers we have provided to our most commonly asked questions below give you a better understanding of our unique senior living franchise. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly support team for more information.
Where are opportunities available?
Please get in touch with us to inquire about a site selection that may be available near you, or visit our Available Opportunities and Site Selection page.
When is the best time to inquire about opening a BrightStar franchise?
With America’s senior population higher than ever before (which is expected to continue to increase), there has never been a greater need for senior care and assisted senior housing. The time to inquire is now so we can walk you through the next steps.
How can I get a copy of a BrightStar® FDD for a specific offering?
We provide our Franchise Disclosure Document to candidates who have chosen to explore our BrightStar Franchising opportunities and have submitted a Franchise Application. Please submit an inquiry and receive your application today.
How much does a BrightStar Senior Living and/or BrightStar Care Homes franchise cost?
The costs associated with opening a BrightStar Senior Living and BrightStar franchise will vary depending on a number of factors, including whether you will be leasing or buying real estate. Visit our Investment page for more information.
What makes BrightStar Senior Living different from other assisted living companies?
There are several reasons why our brand stands out, some of which include:
Every BrightStar Senior Living community is specially designed to look and feel like home, ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of its residents. We offer a full continuum of care by providing both medical and non-medical assistance. BrightStar Senior Living® has the best caregiver-to-resident ratios in the business, allowing unmatched levels of personalized attention for residents and their families.
What are the minimum financial qualifications for the franchise?
The initial franchise fee is $50,000. See our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for more information.
How much are royalties for BrightStar Senior Living and BrightStar Care Homes?
The royalty is 5% of monthly Net Billings during the preceding calendar month (with Minimum Royalty Payment due beginning in the 13th month of operations).
What’s the layout of a typical BrightStar Senior Living community?
Unlike the design of many senior homes, each BrightStar Senior Living community offers a more intimate, home-like setting. Assisted Living Suites make up the first floor while the second floor is reserved for residents with memory care needs. Each community rests on 1.5 - 3 acres of property.
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What is typical of a BrightStar Care Homes community?
Care Homes ranch-style home properties are 5,000-5,500 square feet and have around 10-12 bedrooms. Each location is in a residential neighborhood, near main roads. The homes have separate bedrooms in one home with multiple restrooms, one shared bistro, a laundry room, living room, dining room, wellness nook, sunroom, and a caregiver kiosk.
What are the construction options for BrightStar Care Homes?
Options for construction include tear downs, remodels, or empty lots. With new construction, we can arrange custom floorplans and we have great storage spaces. With renovations, the home would reside in a mature neighborhood with a location potentially in prominent neighborhoods.
How do I manage staff and scheduling?
BrightStar Senior Living utilizes state-of-the-art technology systems to help you manage every aspect of your senior care business.
What’s the difference between BrightStar Care, BrightStar Senior Living, and BrightStar Care Homes?
BrightStar Care is a home healthcare franchise that provides medical and nonmedical assistance to individuals in need in the comfort of their own homes and medical staffing services to healthcare facilities in the community. BrightStar Senior Living and BrightStar Care Homes are assisted living franchises that provide a full continuum of medical and non-medical care for seniors in a safe, comfortable, and home-like setting.
Why should I invest in BrightStar Franchising?
BrightStar Care, BrightStar Senior Living, and BrightStar Care Homes offer a proven business model. In addition, we are nationally recognized as an industry-leading brand that provides unwavering support and uses cutting-edge proprietary technology to make running your business easier. We invite you to connect with us for more information about our premier healthcare brands.