Local Entrepreneur Opens New BrightStar Franchise

Local entrepreneur Nicolas Matzirakis is fulfilling his dream of making a difference in the lives of Wellington residents by opening a BrightStar Care homecare franchise agency. The new business will provide compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, in the safety and comfort of their homes.

Matzirakis is no stranger to providing services to those in need. He transformed a career as an elementary school teacher into founding several supplemental educational programs and private schools in South Florida. While caring for elderly members in his and his wife’s families, he learned that seniors were just as vulnerable as youth and joined BrightStar Care.

“My personal experiences have given me motivation to appreciate the quality care and support that is necessary in South Florida,” he said. “I chose BrightStar Care because they exhibited the highest standards that are unparalleled by other homecare groups.”

BrightStar Care of Wellington will offer comprehensive services that meet the highest industry standards and will work to help educate residents on the right questions to ask when searching for an in-home care provider.

BrightStar Care of Wellington’s director of nursing, Denise Long, has 20 years in nursing and creates personalized plans of care for each client. She oversees a professional care team of well-qualified, experienced caregivers to deliver expert personal care 24/7. “BrightStar Care provides the ideal team model of premium home and medical care,” Long said. “Our clients and families are guaranteed to receive exceptional service delivered timely by specially educated caregivers.”

The national BrightStar Care franchise received the Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality Award and is committed to having each of its agencies comply with Joint Commission standards.

BrightStar Care of Wellington is part of a national network of 260 private-duty home care and medical staffing franchises that provide services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. The new franchise joins four other locations in southeast Florida. For more information, call BrightStar Care of Wellington at (561) 515-4477 or e-mail nicolas.matzirakis@brightstarcare.com.