BrightStar Care extends services to eastern NC

Published 12:48 pm Thursday, January 5, 2023

Like many families before them and many after, Amy and Blake Eason’s family made the decision to have an at-home care service look after her grandfather and his grandmother. The Easons, of Greenville, were so pleased with the level of care her grandfather received, they decided to open a franchise of BrightStar Care in Greenville back in October. 

BrightStar Care of Greenville offers companion and personal care services to assist families and their loved ones with navigating their day to day activities in addition to skilled private duty nursing services, infusion therapies, and can assist facilities, hospitals, and physician practices to name a few with staffing needs. Registered nurses oversee all clients and are available around the clock, according to the Easons. BrightStar Care serves families in Pitt, Beaufort and Craven Counties. 

BrightStar Care of Greenville visits potential new clients and their families in their homes to discuss the needs of the client. A registered nurse with BrightStar completes an assessment and writes a tailored plan for the client. “During this initial living room visit, we also take this time to get to know the client on a personal level to help us find the right caregiver for the client to deliver on one of our brand standards to provide guaranteed compatibility with our clients and caregivers,” the Easons said. 

To those who are hesitant about having a non-family member or friend in their home, the Easons would say, “home health care makes it convenient for clients and their families to get the one-on-one care they need in the comfort of their own home.  Our hiring standards and practices include extensive background and reference checks for all of our staff, including skills competency checks prior to placing a caregiver in a home.” 

“The care and compassion received allowed for a better quality of life and brought comfort to our family,” Blake said about having home health nursing care for his grandmother and Amy’s grandfather. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a quarter of Beaufort County’s population (44,468) is over the age of 65. The Easons said an aging population like Beaufort’s should consider home health, because it “is an excellent opportunity to allow loved ones  to age in place in the comfort of their own home.  We know this first hand from the experiences we witnessed with our grandparents and know that they experienced a better quality of life as they were able to stay home and be in their comfort zone in the latter parts of their lives. The one-on-one attention provided by home health care ensures that clients receive the personalized care that everyone should be permitted.”