At BrightStar Senior Living®, our people are our greatest asset because quality care starts with quality caregivers.
From the start, we’ve been committed to caregiver recruitment, screening and the selection process to ensure we are hiring high-caliber, compassionate caregivers. Every BrightStar Senior Living caregiver is here because, to them, caring is more than just a job – it’s a way of life. Helping people is their passion. It’s what makes them truly shine. Because they know that, every day, they make a real difference by bringing more to life – more laughter, more comfort, more joy.
We strive to hire and cultivate a staff of competent, compassionate and honest caregivers who embody our Five Promise Words and have at least one year of healthcare experience. We also require all staff (regardless of their role in the community) to receive special training that helps enhance their skills and knowledge about working with individuals with memory loss.
Background Checks and Drug Screening
Achieving a sense of comfort and security is a tremendously important objective for any resident or family member looking to transition into senior living. So we make the safety of our residents a top priority. During the hiring process, we complete state and federal background checks on all employees. Subsequently, a background check on every employee is repeated every four years. We also conduct employee drug screens upon hire and random drug screens on all employees.
Ongoing Caregiver Training
We believe our caregivers are the best at what they do. We help ensure this by enhancing their skill sets and understanding of our industry on an ongoing basis. Since continuing education is essential to quality care and the personal growth of each employee, each employee receives additional continuing education every year.
Providing care is not simply a career. It’s a calling. We become a part of our residents’ lives, ensuring each person is cared for in whatever way is best for them. The compassionate nature of caregivers along with our specialized training helps us truly deliver A Higher Standard.