The answer to your question is “Yes, we provide all that!"” After you tell us your needs, we will custom-tailor a plan of care and make all of the necessary arrangements. We are here to help our clients and their families live their best. Let us know how we can be of service.
About the Owners Jeff Emrich, a former food processing executive, and Carl Kettler, a former software industry executive, learned firsthand about the challenges of caring for their aging parents. Quality of life, dependability, and caregiver compatibility were just a few of the concerns they had when their own family members needed help. Jeff and Carl have strong community ties, and they both saw that homecare would give them a way to make a difference with their careers. The dedication and sense of family values within BrightStar brought them together and gave them the opportunity to provide the best level of care for their clients.
Our Nursing Staff Lee Margaret Brodne, Registered Nurse (RN) is the Nurse Care Manager for our office. Lee brings over 20 years of customer service experience to BrightStar Care, in both the financial and medical industries. She received her bachelors degree from University of Wisconsin and earned a masters degree from Ohio State University. Lee has made a career out of assessing and meeting client needs. She has happily brought that experience to BrightStar and finds great satisfaction in meeting our clients’ health and life needs. Regarding her role as Nurse Care Manager, Lee shares, "I gain a great deal of satisfaction from finding and facilitating that perfect match between client and caregiver/nurse. It is so rewarding to witness a client blossom under the dedicated care that only BrightStar can provide. Every day I am focused on making more possible for our BrightStar Care clients by continuously paying attention to their needs. With the right care, we have been able to do such things as increase strength and endurance in many of our clients, increasing their quality of life and scope of abilities. For these clients, we have been able to open doors and allow them to lead a more fulfilling life.
Our Staffing Co-Ordinator Josie Tyler, is responsible for recruiting and helping to retain the best caregivers along the North Shore. Josie will be seeking the highly skilled and compassionate care professionals who define the BrightStar Care/North Suburban Difference. Josie has her experienced sights, websites and insights set on people who won’t just care for families, but become part of them.
Josie is well-experienced in the art of recruiting. she served as staff recruiter and gal-everything for the large and well-known caregiving agency, Right at Home. A huge plus is the fact that Josie is a CNA, Certified Nursing Assistant, which means she knows medical terms, what specific skills candidates are offering so she can ask questions and better judge qualifications.
Personally, Josie is a devoted mom for her son, Jamere. She is also a self-acknowledged "foodie," which makes her a delicious fit for our BrightStar Care organization.
Trey Harris, Community Liason
There are important, delightful and surprising things to learn about Trevann Harris, our new Community Liaison. First, her mission is directly aligned with ours at BrightStar Care/North-Suburban.
Says Trevann (Trev): “As a Community Liaison, I want to be a trusted bridge between residents of the North Shore area and the full range of services we offer from skilled nursing after a hospital stay, to Alzheimer’s or even personal care. I am dedicated to helping seniors and others in our area to safely navigate their health and other vital issues so they can age in place in the comfort and security of ‘Home sweet home.’”
Trev wants to be the “ears of the community,” listening and responding to needs. And listen to this, she brings a strong background in the medical field and years of previous experience as a liaison to her new position. She is charming, bright and a delight to be with. She will also fight for the cause of the best senior care possible and the competition better watch out; Trev is an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) participant and enthusiast. Trev, welcome to the family.
Our Caregivers- The "Best of the Best" Our caregivers are carefully screened to ensure that they are experienced and meet our rigorous hiring standards. Every new hire is credentialed through online testing, an in-depth face-to-face interview, reference checks, a drug test, and a background check. Every employee is bonded and insured. Our entire staff is committed to each of the residents, businesses and communities we serve. We invite you to experience the passion and professionalism we invest in all of the services we provide.
Questions about our care team?
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