Wright fulfills goal by acquiring A Brighter Choice
Published 11:21 am Thursday, February 2, 2023
BY LANCE GAITHER
A Brighter Choice LLC which provides support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities has a new owner. Emily Wright recently bought the organization from its founder, Linda Dye.
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“For the past seven years, I have been working as a physical therapist. I initially started doing that because I like to take care of people and help others.” Wright said. “When the opportunity to buy this organization was presented, it seemed like a perfect way to step in a new direction of being able to take care of people. Especially those that are often undeserved and not given all the opportunities they deserve. Right now my goal is to learn as much as I can from Linda so I can continue to provide the excellent care they have been providing. I have a lot to learn and am thankful for her mentorship.”
Wright hopes that she can grow the business once she learns the ropes.
“This is a whole different world of healthcare that is newer to me,” Wright said. “Just learning all the new agencies, cabinets, and people I can reach out to for help is something I have to get a handle on. I want to make sure the agency continues to provide the services that does and continue to give the participants anything they need. Then I want to focus on growing if I can get the staffing we would need to do that.”
Dye has been a registered nurse since 1987 and first founded A Brighter Choice in 2008. Although she will continue to work in the medical field, she chose to sell the company to spend more time with her family.
A Brighter Choice is part of the Kentucky Medicaid Supports for Community Living Waiver program and provides services in Boyle and surrounding counties.
“We support about 80 people,” Dye said. “That includes residential, day training behavioral services, supportive employment, and additional services throughout the community. We have a day training facility in Junction City that a lot of participants attend. We also have a lot of people who work outside of the home at a sheltered workshop type settings or traditional jobs. It really is a very rewarding job. The people we support are very appreciative for the loving staff we have. The participants we support want to be loved and cared for like everyone else.”