BrightStar provides homecare, including elder care, childcare and qualified caregivers along with medical staffing solutions in South Orange and Northern San Diego Counties. Proudly Serving from Laguna Niguel to Carlsbad and Vista including Oceanside and Fallbrook.
Senior Home Care Services in South
Orange and North San Diego Counties
Local owners Paula and Fred Stefany have always been a part of the
OC community. Fred has served on the Childrens Hospital of Orange County Padrinos board of directors, and he is now the chair elect of the
American Diabetes Association of Orange County.
Paula and Fred Stefany Owners
Director of Nursing Maria Kraft has a Masters of Nursing with Honors.
She has 20+ years experience in a variety of settings including ICUs
and senior centers.
We offer peace of mind by providing unparalleled, cost effective service
so that the people in our care can focus on the things they enjoy most in
life. We truly enjoy working to help others in Orange and San Diego
As we advance in age, our care needs increase. We provide our
services in personal homes and in facilities to make your experience the
best it can be. We specialize in allowing you to stay in the comfort of
your own home.
LifeCare for People Over 18
Companion Care In Home Care or Assisted Living Supplemental Care
Respite and family relief
Assistance with hobbies and pastimes
Care for those whose condition compromises their ability to stay
Shopping, dining, and just checking in to make sure all is well
Laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation and light
Transportation, shopping and errands
Escort to appointments, outpatient preparation and follow-up care
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting
Medication reminders, set-up, administration
Outpatient pre- and post-op assistance
Transferring, positioning and ambulation
Skilled Nursing Care
Medication delivery and management
Infusion, IVs, and wound care
Physical and Occupational Therapy
KidCare Special Needs Care, Last Minute Care or Simple Babysitting
When families have children at home in need of care, BrightStar can
help. We provide young patients with the same quality, variety and
flexibility of care, from newborn and nanny services to clinical
assistance and long-term care.
Even if you just want babysitting, our providers are screened,
insured, bonded and CPR certified. We are committed to your peace
We have trained caregivers that specialize in Autism care, Downs
Syndrome Care, physical disabilities as well as routine temporary
Many of the leading companies and benefits providers trust us to be
their back up care solution so employees can get to work when
faced with a sick child in the morning.
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Staffing is about more than just having the number of people you
Its about having access to the people you want - dedicated, experienced professionals.
No one understands this better than BrightStar. Were committed to
giving our clients more, with the most qualified and compassionate
medical help available.
People- Owners Profile
Fred and Paula Stefany are the owners and have poured their
dedication to providing great quality personal care into the business.
Paula received her Masters in HR from Chapman University and has
leveraged some of the lessons she learned from many years of being a
Director at St. John Knits.
Fred earned his Masters from M.I.T. and is following the work he loved
doing as a board member of the Childrens Hospital of Orange County Padrinos and the American Diabetes Association.
Director of Nursing Maria Kraft has a Masters of Nursing with
Honors. She has 20+ years experience in a variety of settings including
ICUs and senior centers.
Director of Nursing Profile
Branch Manager Profile
Angela Krakker brings several years of industry experience with her to
our office. Angela started her career as a marine and a medical
assistant. She has gone on to become a certified senior advisor.
Business Development Manager Profile
Bruce Ballantine is a resident of Dana Point and a seasoned caregiver.
Bruces interests in senior care lead him to get his RCFE certification and helped him as a volunteer for the Alzheimers Association.
From childcare to elder care, the South Orange County and
Northern San Diego County BrightStar team is available to you 24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Director of Nursing ensures that each client and family receives
the highest level of care and service. Maria (RN) opens every case
and works with our trained and certified staff to ensure that your
personalized plan of care promotes progress.
Ensure physical health
Ensure mental health
Promote improvement in health as musch as possible
Can encompass nutritional health
Our plans of care are designed to:
Homecare and Supplemental Care for Facilities
For those who prefer to age at home, we offer the best solution.
As a member of the National Aging in Place Council, we know how
to enable our customers to remain healthy and productive at home.
Our In-Home service has won rave reviews and extended families
longevity and happiness.
For those who prefer to enter a facility, we can complement their
Many times extra care is not available or too expensive and we can
help in this area too.
Alzheimers and Dementia Care Personal Services
Wake up and turn down services
Light Housekeeping/Meal Prep
Certified Nursing Assistants help with transfering
Shopping and Transportation Services
Doctors appointments or a trip to the harbor
Skilled Nursing Care
Licensed Vocational Nurses and RNs
IV and Infusions
Physical and Occupational Therapy
We offer great caregivers that specialize in pediatrics. We can help with
routine activities like picking a child up from school, taking them to an
activity and then helping them get started with their homework before
the parents get home. Our other more advanced services help autisitc
children or handicapped children function better and enjoy their day.
These caregivers all go through a customized training program provided
by a leading Board Certified Behaviour Therapist. Finally we are there
for you if you need a back up home care solution for when your giver is
out or when your child can not go to school.
Newborns and multiples
Respite for parents
Special needs help
Pick up and transportation services
Last minute coverage
We are very flexible and offer a variety of solutions
2 hours a month to help with errands
4 hours a day get you going and stable program
Respite for just a day every week or every other
24/7 around the clock care
Live in help
Transportation only when needed
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Because we have a great staff, we also offer world class staffing
Medical Office and Lab Personnel
And much more
San Juan Capistrano
Proudly Serving from Laguna Niguel to Carlsbad and Vista including
Oceanside and Fallbrook.
Brightstar has hired the healthcare industrys leading surveyor of customer satisfaction, Press Ganey with their Patient Impact Surveys.
Every month this company surveys all of our customers.
~ Muriel - San Juan Capistrano
Thanks so much for chosing Betty to take care of Mom. Mom enjoyed
her good food and she looked great from head to toe.
~ Delia, Dec 2010
Thank you for being there for us in our time of need. You allowed my
mother to remain where she wanted
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Brightstar partners with many wonderful community and industry non-
profits and companies. We do this both to give back and to ensure we
are active in the community. It helps us make sure we have the best
training and awareness at help you with your needs.
Some of our many community partnerships are:
San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
Laguna Niguel YMCA
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BrightStar of San Juan Capistrano
Fred & Paula Stefany
27512 Calle Arroyo