Our Local Office
The Right at Home St. Charles team is locally owned and operated since October 2005. The office is comprised of the most highly respected health care professionals in Washington, DC known for their leadership in support for older adults and their expertise in quality assurance and stringent hiring practices.
Melanie Lamar Hancock, Owner
Director of Homecare Staffing
Melanie Lamar opened the office of Right at Home in October 2005. Melanie Lamar has always carried a passion for the nursing profession. She credits her experiences growing up in a military family as her inspiration for a career in the health care community. Lamar oversees an army of private duty care professionals who have been trained, oriented and tested under her careful supervision. It is a standard of excellence that Lamar holds herself to. Today Right at Home DC is flourishing with a ever expanding roll call of clients and care professionals.
Lamar earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Nursing in 2000 from Old Dominion University before embarking on her career in health care. She has held staff positions at several hospitals in the DC area before branching out to launch Right at Home DC. Lamar founded the company after recognizing the need for an alternative for seniors who preferred to stay in the comfort of their own homes. According to Lamar, “I have always enjoyed helping others and this has allowed me a way to make a career out of it.”
Melanie is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) member of the DC Long-term Care Coalition, the DC Falls Free Coalition, and a standing member of the DC Chamber of Commerce.
Brian Turner, Owner
Director of Marketing
Brian Turner joined January 2007. "You can, once you know" is the mantra that businessman Brian Turner who is the Director of Marketing of Right at Home DC, lives his life by. Turner who became interested in senior care after his own grandmother fell terminally ill and joined forces with Melanie Lamar to fulfill his mission to educate the community about senior care. According to Turner, "I love what I do, our services help to improve the quality of life of older adults and with our help many can stay in the familiar comfort of their own homes and maintain a sense of independence. I get a great amount of satisfaction knowing that I am providing a service to that makes the aging process more manageable and many of our clients have become extended family. We want to show how much we care by providing the best customer service possible and that is the foundation Right at Home DC is built on."
Turner is born and raised in Washington, DC. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing in 1999 from Bowie State University and his Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Baltimore in 2001. In addition, to Right at Home DC, Turner is the CEO of a real estate company serving DC, Maryland and Virginia and NowUknow.com, a website that educates the masses on senior care, business, finances and so much more. Turner serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring business owners and hopes that he can serve as an example to others that dreams of entrepreneurship are possible with hard work and dedication.
Brian has been recognized as one of the top 40 under 40 Entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC area.