BrightStar Senior Living of Madison, Wisconsin
Our community features 16 Assisted Living and 14 Memory Care suites that come in Studio, and One Bedroom layouts. Suite dimensions may vary. Nestled in the heart of the Greentree neighborhood on the west side of Madison, our BrightStar Senior Living® of Madison community blends beautifully with the residential and park-side surroundings. The two-story stucco and stone façade offers warmth and stability that beckons visitors to enter the community under the porte cochere. As visitors are welcomed inside, they are immediately drawn into the space as sunlight beams in through large windows, with tasteful artwork and design inviting a closer look.
Owners Jeff Tews and Susan Rather have been part of the BrightStar family since 2006 when they opened the BrightStar Care franchise in Madison. They have since opened additional BrightStar Care offices in Janesville, Baraboo, LaCrosse, Racine and Milwaukee, WI. Their home care and medical staffing operations are recognized in the industry for their excellence and are accredited by the Joint Commission.
By combining their home care and staffing business with BrightStar Senior Living, they have built an organization that is able to provide a continuum of quality care from the home to a residential community. Their success is due developing team members that share their passion for helping families by providing great care and service to their clients, hiring compassionate staff and ensuring they have the resources necessary to do their work.
Our team is energized each day with new and inventive programming suited to the needs and wants of our residents. With wide-ranging community service projects like Letters to Soldiers and Lifelong Learning through art history presentations, the life enrichment team is dedicated to our mission to serve and individualize the experience of each community resident. Scheduled programs fill the day with a wide array of social, cognitive and physical programs, but often spontaneous or need-driven programming becomes the most important and valuable in serving our Memory Care population. Our specially trained care staff is encouraged to be creative and spontaneous with purposeful programming tailored to each resident. Community coves and closets are filled with Person-Centered resources, and technology-based tools like IN2L brain cognition computer programs are excellent for immediate set up for sing-alongs, trivia, interactive games and exercise.
Other highlights in the weekly programming include community outings, musical performances and personal service programming like hand massages, manicures and beauty days. The overall enrichment experience is about routine and balance, along with plenty of creative ideas for unique personal expression.
Owners Jeff Tews and Susan Rather became the first BrightStar Senior Living franchisees by taking ownership of the Madison, WI community in February 2015. In November 2018, they opened a 36 suite BrightStar Senior Living in Waunakee, WI.