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Home care in Wayne, NJ

  • 601 Hamburg Turnpike
  • Suite 207
  • Wayne, NJ 07470

Our Director of Nursing at BrightStar of NJ - Fair Lawn

Providing RN oversight on every case from day one

Laura Entwistle RN, BSN

I’ve been an RN for more than 25 years.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU BRING TO BRIGHTSTAR CARE? I began my career in healthcare as a volunteer for a local Home Care and Hospice program.  As a result of that experience, I returned to college with the goal of becoming a nurse so that I could have a bigger impact on the care provided to Senior Citizens in the comfort of their home. After graduating, I began my career as a home care case manager with a focus on care of patients with chronic illness. Soon after, I became a Hospice and Palliative Care nurse, providing specialized care to patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness. I provided care to them in their home during all phases of illness, from diagnosis, during and after treatment and at end of life. Having found my passion I studied for and attained Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. After 8 years caring for patients in their home I advanced to Nursing Supervisor of Hospice and Palliative care and then became the Director. 

WHAT ASPECT OF YOUR JOB ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT? I truly love that Home Care provides me the opportunity to spend more time on a one-on-one basis with our clients. In my role as Director of Nursing with BrightStar I truly get to know our clients and see the difference we are making in their lives. 

I PROVIDE A HIGHER STANDARD OF CARE FOR OUR CLIENTS BY... Educating and training our caregivers and nurses to ensure they are providing the highest quality of care for our clients. I take the time to get to know our clients, understand their needs, and help them navigate and advocate for the best care possible.