Maryland National Capital Home Care Association Presents Ken Hansen with Margaret O'Brien Memorial Leadership Award

Ken Hansen, of Home Care Assistance, is honored for exceptional leadership and community commitment

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 - Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce that Ken Hansen, Manager of Home Care Assistance of Bethesda, is the recipient of the Margaret O'Brien Memorial Leadership Award presented at Maryland National Capital Home Care Association's Annual Conference. Ken was chosen as the member who best exemplified exceptional leadership, a commitment to excellence and service to the community.

“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers,” said Ken, who has served Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. for the past six years, “When you receive an award for doing what you love, it feels especially gratifying and meaningful.”

Ken has made home care and senior wellness his life’s passion. In addition to his client service and industry leading caregiver training programs, Ken was recently awarded a Certificate on Aging by Johns Hopkins University. Most important, Ken’s caregivers speak highly of him and admire his generosity, compassion and sense of partnership with his entire staff. Under his direction, Home Care Assistance has rapidly expanded its presence in Maryland and enjoys a strong reputation in the local senior care community.

“I am so proud of Ken and our entire Bethesda office,” said Lily Sarafan, President of Home Care Assistance. “Ken’s commitment to excellent client service and his team-oriented leadership style are an inspiration to all of us at Home Care Assistance. He truly embodies our mission of changing the way the world ages with high-quality, compassionate, in-home care.”

Nationally recognized as a premier provider of live-in care for seniors, Home Care Assistance is unique in the home care industry because of its focus on 24/7 care and its proprietary Balanced Care Method™. The Balanced Care Method™ is based on the scientifically studied lifestyle factors that contribute to a longer and healthier lifespan, promote total wellness and encourage maximum independence for seniors. Home Care Assistance understands the importance of diet, exercise, mental stimulation and social ties in reducing stress and increasing healthy longevity. Our caregivers hired are bonded, insured, covered by workers’ compensation and screened for criminal backgrounds and safe driving histories. We expertly matches clients with caregivers who provide companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, assistance with activities of daily living, transportation and much more.

Home Care Assistance of Bethesda is located at 8100 Norfolk Avenue and serves Maryland and Washington D.C. For more information about Home Care Assistance of Bethesda, Washington D.C. and McLean, VA, please visit, or call 301-654-1525 to speak with a care manager.

About Home Care Assistance

Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2011 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit or


Kathryn Zakskorn
Home Care Assistance




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