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Our people are our greatest asset. From the full spectrum of adult homecare and elder care to childcare and more, the quality services we provide day in and day out would not be possible without the hard work and passion of our dedicated staff. Each member of our team embodies the core values of our business and truly represents A Higher Standard.
Our Charleston Home Care Team – Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity
Cori Duguay| RN, Director of Nursing
Cori has been a registered nurse for 27 years, earning her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Her experience as a successful, result’s driven nurse and manager in many different health care settings is invaluable. Her background is extensive and includes hospital based care, hospice, and home health which allows her to look at client care from many different aspects with a passion for clinical excellence. She uses this clinical approach with client care and staff development.
Cori is passionate about BrightStar and excellence in care. She believes in a client-centered approach ensuring our clients and families the best care possible and a health care team that is well trained and supported in delivering on that promise. Ensuring quality client-centered care and providing individuals and families the best care possible is key. Client’s receive a customized plan of care based on their individual needs. Cori is committed to truly making a difference in the lives of our clients. They are family.
Sandra Harbourt | Branch Manager
Sandra joined the BrightStar family in June, 2011 and provides management and administrative support for the office. Human resources is a large part of her job, involving her in interviewing and orientation for all new BrightStar employees. She is a native “Charlestonian” with a true love for the lifestyle the “Lowcountry” offers. She and her husband, Stan, and daughter, Heather, love the beach, working in the yard, or just checking out a local farmer’s market!
Sandra attended Winthrop College initially focusing on elementary education and has a degree in Medical Administration from Trident Technical College here in Charleston. Her 25+ years of management experience, positive attitude, organizational skills and compassion compliment an already dedicated team. At BrightStar we believe in teamwork and feel we can provide a higher level of service to our clients by having all the right players.
Anne Gadsden│ Scheduler
A Charleston native, Anne joined the BrightStar family in May of 2013. Her education includes a BS in Psychology, with a minor in Mathematics, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education; all received here at The College of Charleston. She enjoyed many years working in private and public education, and is happy with her move to the private business sector. She currently lives on James Island with her little Chihuahua, Hugo.
Anne has enjoyed getting to know the clients and caregivers of BrightStar Senior Home Care. Her position has given her the opportunity to interact with many different types of people, each with his/her own array of needs. She appreciates the problem-solving aspect of scheduling and enjoys balancing the needs of both the big and little pictures. She is compassionate towards others and works tirelessly to “make it work” for everyone.
Field Staff │ Current staff of over 50 caregivers in the field
BrightStar has the industry’s toughest hiring standards; we are committed to rigorous recruitment and screening standards. Everyone is bonded and insured. We also celebrate and reward the outstanding, compassionate professionals who provide the care, because they are the ones who make the real difference!
Our Staff is committed to the highest quality service and helping clients any time, any place.
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BrightStar Home Care of Charleston proudly provides support for the elderly and children, including 24 hour skilled nursing and support in senior independent and assisted living communities. Additionally we provide Medical Staffing and In-Home Physical Therapy for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, Companion and Personal Care for Elders with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. We also provide Home Child Care, Sitter and Nanny services for Children and Support for New Mothers. We Support Veterans and Accept most Long Term Care Insurance benefits, provide Hospice care, Live-in care, CNA, Caregiver, RN, LVN, RN Supervision, Compassionate Care, and Compatibility Guarantees. Other services include safe discharge and transportation from the hospital or rehab facility, Post Op care both short and long term, Pre Operation and preparation help and assistance, and client monitoring for out of town family members. Our service area includes Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Hanahan, Sullivan’s Island, and Charleston County.