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Local Couple Opens BrightStar Care Fredericksburg

By Susan Larson. (L to R) Ed Fichtel, Karen Fichtel and Director of Nursing Delta Murray, RN. Photo provided by tBrightStar Care Fredericksburg.

Local entrepreneurs Ed and Karen Fichtel have opened BrightStar Care Fredericksburg, a home care and medical staffing agency.

“After working 30 years at several Fortune 500 companies, I began to re-assess my career path” said Ed Fichtel. “The field of home care was something that deeply resonated with me. I experienced first-hand the challenges of aging, helping my parents and other close relatives. Our business is an opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and in our community.”

BrightStar Care of Fredericksburg provides a range of compassionate, person-centered medical and non-medical care to people of all ages, from infants to seniors, in their homes or location of choice 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Services include companion care, skilled home care, transportation services, Alzheimer’s and dementia care and childcare.

BrightStar Care Fredericksburg is located at 10401 Courthouse Rd., Suite D, Spotsylvania. Call 540-376-3131 for more information.

The national BrightStar Care franchise is comprised of 280 locations. The company received the 2014 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award from The Joint Commission.

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