Compassion, integrity, family, excellence, trustworthiness, accountability, and diversity at BrightStar Care of West Portland
Lori Calder-Miller, RN
Local owner Lori Calder-Miller grew up in a family of healthcare providers and has been an RN since 1990. After taking some time off to raise her own children, Lori wanted to do more for the community when she returned to work. Helping her patients, friends and even family members endure various medical conditions taught her the importance of quality home care. She understands firsthand how helpful it is to be at home, surrounded by all the things you love, whenever possible. Lori made it her goal to help as many patients as she could, through all stages of life, to remain in the comfort of their own homes while receiving the most qualified, compassionate care available. Just like her own career in nursing, BrightStar provided a natural fit and she has been the owner of West Portland BrightStar since 2008.
Our Director of Nursing
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Teresa – Service Coordinator
Teresa has been a valued part of the Brightstar team since 2011 and she is known for her compassion that touches our staff and clients alike. She brings with her over 23 years experience in the medical field. Prior to BrightStar she spent 12 years as a chiropractic assistant, 3 years as a supervisor for the state of Oregon in the foster care department, and 8 years of billing and payroll experience for a small neuro-physiologist office. Teresa, a born and raised Portland Oregonian is a caring and compassionate mother and wife who resides 1 mile from her childhood home. She strives daily to provide excellent service to our clientele as well as to our valued employees.
Virginia - Branch Manager
Virginia came to BrightStar in 2011 with 10 years experience in both caregiving, as well as, management and recruiting. Prior to working for BrightStar she worked as a caregiver with disabled youth and adults while attending school. Once she finished school she was recruited as a group manager to oversee her fellow caregivers in the DD field. As a mother of 5 she raises her family in the country on a small ranch in Central Oregon. Over the years she has assisted with the care of many family members and neighbors including her own young son. She is no stranger to the needs and wants of the community, she truly excels in helping provide our team the foundation necessary to provide the best care possible for our clients.
Questions about our care team?
Please contact us online or call our Washington County offices at (503) 620-6011 and we'll be happy to answer them.
BrightStar Home Care of West Portland 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. Proudly serving Gaston, Newberg, Portland, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Sherwood, Cornelius, Wilsonville, West Linn, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Beaverton in OR.