BrightStar Care® Launches “Hire An Elf®” to Help Family Caregivers With Holiday Preparations

Busy Families Can Avoid the Stress This Holiday Season by Using Their Local BrightStar Care(R)'s "Hire An Elf(R)" Program to help tend to the needs of their aging or ailing loved ones.

Online PR News – 24-November-2011 – – For the 66 million family caregivers in the United States, the holidays can be stressful and exhausting. Busy families can avoid the stress this holiday season by using their local BrightStar Care®’s “Hire An Elf®” program to help tend to the needs of their aging or ailing loved ones. BrightStar Care®’s 7,000 screened, professionally trained, and licensed nurses and caregivers at 250 locations nationwide are at the ready to help busy family caregivers make the most of their holidays.

“Our Hire An Elf® program is BrightStar’s way of trying to be of even higher service to our local communities during the hectic holiday season,” said Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care® CEO and co-founder.

“There’s always so much to do during the holidays that it’s difficult for caring families to be in two, three, or ten places at once. Our BrightStar Care® caregivers are standing at the ready to provide companion services including shop for and wrap gifts, bake cookies, decorate a house or room, rake and shovel, drive grandma to holiday festivities, conduct winter safety assessments, and more.”

The staff at local BrightStar Care® offices will listen to a family’s needs and match them with just the right caregiver – Elf – for their loved one. The family will feel secure and comforted that their elderly loved one is in the hands of a professionally licensed caregiver, and the loved one will be able to prepare for the holidays just the way she has for years.

Family caregivers spend an average of 20 hours a week providing care for their aging relative or child with special needs. It’s hard enough finding that 20 hours during the year, and nearly impossible to do so during the holiday season. BrightStar Care®’s Elves will help those 66 million family caregivers get more out of their holiday season and everyone will enjoy a happier, healthier holiday celebration.

At more than 250 locations throughout the country, BrightStar Care® Elves are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help the busy family caregiver with companion and healthcare services.

To Hire An Elf® from the local BrightStar Care®, call 866.618.STAR (7827) and punch in the zip code, or visit:

About BrightStar Care®
With headquarters in Gurnee, IL, BrightStar Care® is a full-service healthcare staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care®’s well-qualified, attentive caregivers provide peace of mind to clients and their families. They work to understand the needs of their clients and provide customized care to match them with a qualified, pre-screened caregiver who is compatible with their needs. BrightStar Care® is one of the few home healthcare providers that offer both medical and non-medical homecare available to all clients 24/7.

For more information on BrightStar Care®, please visit To learn more about becoming part of the BrightStar family as a franchisee, visit