Shelly Sun founded BrightStar Care in Chicago, Illinois in 2002. The company provides medical-level in-home care, non-medical home care services, and hospice care. It also runs a medical-staffing segment for clinics, hospitals, and other health care providers who need temporary or permanent staffing.
BrightStar Care currently operates in 39 states and expects to add the remaining 11 states within two years, possibly through acquisition. BrightStar operates franchising within in the home-care sector and is branching out into senior living space, with corporate owning three BrightStar senior living communities.
During the coronavirus crisis in the early part of 2020, BrightStar Care was one of the few companies that held more than $2 million worth of personal protective equipment.
BrightStar Care maintains a corporate office in Gurnee, Illinois.