Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert 2017-06-04T16:39:10+00:00

Our experienced team of home care pros is ready to assist you with whatever questions you may have. Feel free to drop any one of us a line either by phone or email. You’ll find our contact information below our bios. We look forward to talking with you.

Ron D’Aquila, RN

Co-owner / Vice President

Ron has 30 years of Community Health and Management experience. He is the former Director of Emergency Services at MidState Medical Center and also worked at Yale New Haven Hospital / Trauma Center. Ron is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, and the University of Hartford where he attained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. He pursued Graduate studies at Quinnipiac University in economics and accounting. He’s the “go to” guy on questions related to funding sources, business operations, and home care trends.

Email: ron@assistedlivingct.com


Sharon D’Aquila

President / Co-owner

Sharon has previous experience working at the Connecticut State Police, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, and the former Meriden Orthopedics Group. She is a graduate of Briarwood College. She founded Assisted Living Services, Inc. in 1996. In her role as owner she is very active in working with prospective and current clients to make sure they get the best services. She is very quick to make a visit to a private home or Assisted Living Community, she never hesitates to discuss and resolve problems. Sharon can relate well to the needs of caregivers since she was the primary caregiver for her grandfather who suffered from Alzheimers’ Disease. Sharon is very active in the community, for example she serves on the Board of Directors for the Meriden Child Guidance Clinic.

Email: sharon@assistedlivingct.com


Lynne Schmidt

Director of Hourly Services and Marketing

Lynne has previous experience as the Business Manager of an Assisted Living Community, in addition to working as the Senior Systems Administrator for the city of Waterbury, Department of Health. She has her B.A in Marketing from Central Connecticut University. In her role at Assisted Living Services, Inc. she works to promote the very best in services from our Homemaker and Personal Care Assistant staff. She frequently meets with prospective clients to arrange for services as well as current clients to assure quality of services.

Email: lynne@assistedlivingct.com


Tom Daly

Director of Live-in Services and Quality Assurance

Tom has nearly 15 years of experience in Exercise Physiology / Occupational Therapy, working at Temple Physical Therapy and Gaylord Hospital. He has a BA Degree in Biology from Wooster College and a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. He works with our staff and Safety Committee regularly. Tom visits clients private homes or in Assisted Living Communities to work with our staff on issues related to safety. He does frequent “unannounced visits” to help assure quality of services.

Email: tom@assistedlivingct.com


Mary Scagliarini, RN

Live-in Services Coordinator

Mary has many years of Community Health Nursing experience. She is the former Executive Director / Nursing and Resident Care Director of two Assisted Living Communities. Mary has a very active role in helping clients transition home or into Assisted Living Communities. Mary is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist and she plays a valuable role in training our staff and being a support to families. Mary helped to develop the Shoreline Elder Alliance –a group of professionals which works collaboratively to educate caregivers and promote improvement in care to the elderly.

Email: mary@assistedlivingct.com


John Paul MayhewJohn-Paul Mayhew

Technologies Specialist

John-Paul works for our sister company Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. This company utilizes a variety of state of the art technologies which can augment care to the elderly.

For example, the use of sensors, monitors, Wi/Fi, and computer analysis to monitor ADL’s in our clients and address problems before they become emergencies. Other products include GPS Locator Devices,  Automated Medication Dispensing Systems, and VideoCare which promotes a simple – user friendly way to enhance communications between client, loved ones, and caregivers.  There are also a variety of products which promote a safe home environment.

Email: JohnPaul@assistedlivingtechnologies.com