Home care in Bloomington, MN

  • 8900 Penn Avenue S
  • Suite 301
  • Bloomington, MN 55431

Our South Minneapolis Metro / Burnsville Care Team

 

Snr. Director of Nursing

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Travis Moore BSN, RN, PHN
Senior Director of Nursing
Direct Line: 651-300-6443
travis.moore@brightstarcare.com

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A NURSE?
My healthcare career began as an EMT when I was 16 and later as a paramedic after  graduating from high school. I became a Registered Nurse in 2010 and since then, have worked in the Emergency Department, ICU and Primary Care, while maintaining a variety of leadership roles throughout my journey.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE?
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing as well as a certificate in Public Health Nursing. Currently, I am completing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, studying Health Innovation and Leadership at the University of Minnesota. While my formal education has helped me to build a solid foundation of clinical practice, my graduate studies have been focused on stretching that working practical knowledge further through the design of new systems and ways of thinking. These systems account for the social and system disparities that limit the our ability to live healthy lives. I believe this presents myself and the BrightStar Care team a huge opportunity to reinvent healthcare norms for all walks of life.


General Manager

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Jessica Joyce
General Manager - BrightStar Care of Burnsville & South St Paul
BrightStar Care® of South Metro
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Jessica.joyce@brightstarcare.com

Jessica started her career with Brightstar Care in 2012 working for the St. Paul office as a part time scheduler. Through her years with BrightStar she transitioned into the Customer Care Manager role. This experience helped her build great relationships with our clients and caregivers. With the need for quality home care growing, Jessica was promoted to Branch Manager for our new office in Bloomington, servicing the South Metro and northern Dakota county areas and then to General Manager over both of our award-winning branches. Jessica is passionate about helping people and is very engaged in the community.  


Branch Manager/Sales and Marketing Manager

Dan Carlson
Direct : (952) 210-0116

BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Daniel.Carlson@brightstarcare.com

Dan has over 25 years of experience in healthcare consulting.  His background includes a role as a Managing Partner with a global management consulting firm and opened one of the first regional offices for the firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  His responsibilities included managing the healthcare practice working with hospitals, long term care facilities, and medical device organizations. He is passionate about improving the lives of his clients and providing the highest levels of care and customer service. 
Dan attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Karen where they are actively involved in the community.  He has two adult children, Kait and Michael.  He enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, and being in the “great outdoors”

 

Customer Care Manager - South Metro and Burnsville

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Courtney Meier
BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Courtney.meier@brightstarcare.com

I started out as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Minnesota and Wisconsin working at nursing homes and hospitals settings. My passion for health care has grown dramatically and I am attending school at Metropolitan State for my nursing degree. I love providing quality care and being able to make a client happy motivates me to look forward to my future in healthcare. Brightstar has really gave me the opportunities to succeed and meet some wonderful people and clients. 

 

Financial Operations Supervisor

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Jesus Barrera
BrightStar Care® of South Metro and Maplewood
O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Jesus.Barrera@brightstarcare.com

I started my healthcare career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Wisconsin and worked in the memory care unit of a long-term care facility. I’m currently completing a Master’s of Healthcare Administration at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Having the opportunity to work with patients and their families has made the healthcare field a rewarding experience. My educational background, experiences, and passion for helping others align with BrightStar Care’s commitment towards excellence. 
 

HR Recuriter

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Samantha Andary- HR Recruiter
Direct: (651) 770-8705 

Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | F: +1(651) 770 4845
Bloomington: O: +1(952) 300-3698 | F: +1(952) 681 7339
Samantha.Andary@brightstarcare.com

Caregiver Spotlight!  Kiana W.
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My name is Kiana Wallace ,on my spare time I like to do research on mental health,medicines, wound cares and different disabilities as I want to some day become a nurse. I have been a caregiver for 21 years and have worked in many establishments like assisted livings ,nursing homes and home care . I enjoy home care because I have the opportunity to help keep people happily stay in their homes as long as possible. I enjoy being that person to help keep people at home where they want to be. Caregiving is my passion. I believe the most important thing in being a successful caregiver is being attentive, having empathy,compassion,patience and understanding, and keeping a smile on your face. I believe this will get you a long way in home care in successfully keeping loved ones in their homes.
One of my most memorable experiences in being a home health aide was with a husband and wife client. I go and help the husband get dressed in the mornings. I remember he had been telling me his wife was getting dementia and he felt like she was getting worse. This one particular morning I pulled up in front of the home  and I saw the wife walking out the door and down the side walk. I turned off my car and got out. I slowly approach her by saying her name and I asked her where she was going.  She told me she was going to Cub. I told her, "well, It's very cold out here, why don't we go back in and get some warm clothes on and I will go with you after I'm done getting your husband dressed?" She looked at me and said " You have time to do all of that?",I said "You bet I do". She smiled and said ok, so we went back in the house and I got the husband dressed then helped her get dressed. By the time we were done she looked at me and said " Thank you for helping me because  I was tired". She had forgotten all about going to the store. The husband was very thankful because he could hear her but could not get out of bed without assistance. He was very pleased. He said "How did you get her to come in?"  I told him and he gave me a big hug with tears in his eyes. I called the agency and I was able to help getting the wife assistance as well.  They lived happily in their home with home care until they both passed away at home, happy with me taking care of them within a year apart. They would have never been able to stay at home with out home care. And that's my story in being that one person that made a difference in someone's life.


Questions about our care team?

Please contact us online or call our offices at Maplewood: O: +1(651) 770-8427 | Bloomington: O: +1(952) 300-3698  and we'll be happy to answer them.