About ALS

About Us

Established in 1996, Assisted Living Services, Inc. provides quality in-home senior care services and home care to clients and their families throughout Connecticut.
We are over 450 employees strong and growing.

Our staff and caregivers take great pride in going above and beyond for the seniors and families they care for, providing a broad range of home care services to clients in 50+ townships in Connecticut.

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a broad range of services which promote independent living and help to maintain each client in his/her home environment as long as possible. Through these services, elder adults will be able to live their lives at the highest level of quality possible, maintain dignity, hold onto their assets, and stay healthier – both in mind and body.

We care in every way.
We are an advocate for improving the lives of seniors and their families.
We go above and beyond standard requirements in caring for our seniors in every way. Always have, and always will.
Every care plan is unique and different because every senior is.
We care for seniors and their families as if they were part of our family. Because you are.
We are a family who goes above and beyond to care for yours.

Our History

Founder Sharon D'Aquila experienced first-hand the ups and downs of caring for an elderly loved one who wished to live in his home as long as possible. Her grandfather's Alzheimer's progressed to the point where he needed constant supervision and assistance with activities of daily living. As she pursued resources to assist in his care, she recognized a lack of quality non-medical in-home services. While balancing life at home and caring for her grandfather, Sharon hired a quality caregiver to help out with assisting in his daily care.
Recognizing the demand for a quality reliable agency that employed such experienced caregivers, Sharon and her husband Ron ventured out to start a business that provided the much-needed services for elderly individuals in CT. Based on this experience, Sharon and Ron established Assisted Living Services, one of the fastest-growing businesses of its type in Connecticut.
The entire management staff bring the right balance of reliability, trustworthiness, and dedication to high quality service. Assisted Living Services, Inc. is registered with the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Reg. #HCA0000124
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Leadership Team

Ron D’Aquila

RN, Co-Founder & CEO

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’s Trauma Center. Ron attended Quinnipiac University, and the University of Hartford where he attained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. He’s the “go to” guy on questions related to funding sources, business operations, and home care trends.

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Sharon D’Aquila

Co-Founder and CFO

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 and she never hesitates to discuss and resolve problems. Sharon can relate well to the needs of caregivers because she was the primary caregiver for her grandfather who suffered from Alzheimers’ Disease. Sharon is very active in the local community, for example she serves on the Board of Directors for the Meriden Child Guidance Clinic, and is a member of the Connecticut Coalition on Aging.

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Mario D’Aquila

Chief Operating Officer

Mario is the Chief Operating Officer for Assisted Living Services, Inc. , Senior Vice President of Assisted Living Technologies, Inc., and Managing Member of My Guardian Angel PRS, LLC. Mario has previous experience working in project management for mid/large construction companies in CT. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University and has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University.

Mario is responsible for helping both Assisted Living Services, Inc. and all affiliated companies look for new ways to grow and to have a positive impact on each company’s long-term future. He has experience with business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, as well as company formation.

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Nick D’Aquila

Chief Information Officer

Nick is the Chief Information Officer for Assisted Living Services, Inc. and Vice President of Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. Nick has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Construction Management from Central Connecticut State University and has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University. He utilizes information and technology as a driver for business success.

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Tom Daly

Director of Live-in Services & 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 to work with our staff on issues related to safety. He does frequent “unannounced visits” to help assure quality of services.

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Mary Scagliarini

RN, Director of the Adult Family Living Program

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 from Skilled Nursing / Rehabilitation Facilities. Mary is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist and she plays a valuable role in training and educating our staff and being a support to families. Mary helped to found the Shoreline Elder Care Alliance –a group of professionals which works collaboratively to educate caregivers and promote improvement in care to the elderly.

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Lynne Talbot

Director of Hourly Services & 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 home care services by 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. Lynne is also a Certified Dementia Care Specialist.

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Amy L. Cormier

Human Resources Director

Amy has more than 20 years of Human Resources experience. Her career in Human Resources began when she was in High School while working for the Hartford Insurance Group. In addition, she held the position of Human Resources Manager for two Post-Secondary Vocational Schools.

Amy attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations from Central Connecticut State University. She is responsible for managing the Employee Life Cycle, (i.e., Recruit, Onboard, Develop, Retain and Offboard) the Payroll and administering Employee Benefits. She enjoys building and maintaining good relationships with all whom she comes in contact with, whether it be a potential candidate, an employee or a customer. As the Human Resources Director, she plays a key role in developing, reinforcing and changing the culture of the organization.

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Andrew Sylvester


Andrew comes to Assisted Living Services with more than 25 years of Finance and Accounting experience under the Health Care umbrella while holding titles at the Executive and Director level. He holds degrees from Mitchell College and Merrimack College.

In his role as Controller, Andrew is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, financial risk management as well as the development and implementation of internal control policies and procedures.

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Rita Mazzarello

Outreach and Marketing Manager

Rita comes to Assisted Living Services with 40 yrs. experience in the Healthcare field. She holds an AAS in Medical Technology, BA in Psychology and MSW from Fordham University. She’s combined her clinical focus for individuals in counseling and facilitated various therapeutic groups, including; Caregiver Support Groups, Cancer survivors, Alzheimer/Dementia, Bereavement, Trauma and Recovery for VA and family, Mindful Living and Guided Imagery and Meditation. 

From 2012-2022 Rita’s passion for seniors and the challenges they face, led her to a career in the senior living industry.  She held positions as a live-in Community Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Strategic Sales Specialist and Senior Living Consultant in communities in the North and Southeast. 

Her role is to network and market with communities, professionals and families across CT.  Offering home care services to clients in their homes or community and giving individuals the opportunity to “age in place” where they are cared for and happy!  She is proud to be a TEAM member of Assisted Living Services, Inc. and work for such a reputable, family-oriented company.

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Catherine Badger

RN, Assistant Director of the Adult Family Living Program
Catherine has many years of experience in Geriatric, Rehabilitation, and Community Health Nursing. Her clinical experience spans from her roles as a Nurse Case Manager, Educator, Infection Prevention Nurse, and Nurse Manager. Her commitment to helping caregivers and their families led her to serve for many years on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Respite Coalition, which was a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to quality respite care in CT. Catherine continues to visit, support, and educate caregivers under the Adult Family Living Program to ensure clients can remain home and be cared for safely.
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Kristin Mercadante

Live-in Services Coordinator / Department Manager
Kristin has grown with the company for 14 years. Along her career path with Assisted Living Services, she has earned Certificates in Supervisory Skills, Performance Management & Coaching, Safe Patient Handling, Supporting People with Dementia, and is currently a Certified Dementia Practitioner. With her knowledge, training, and passion for the homecare industry, she is able to successfully match the best caregivers for your loved one’s needs, continually support and monitor client safety and educate families and caregivers with methods to manage Dementia. Her current role as Branch Manager for our Fairfield office is to assess client’s needs, provide top quality caregivers and ensure quality of service with scheduled and unannounced home visits.
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Tina Carbone

Hourly Services Coordinator / Department Manager

Tina has been in the Home Care Industry for over 20 years. She started her career in the healthcare industry at a very young age as a Certified Nursing Assistant while still in high school, She moved into an office role as a scheduler and eventually helped managed a small homecare agency. She joined Assisted Living Services in 2018 and shares her knowledge in both the office aspect as well as having been in the field. She is empathetic to the needs of both the clients and the caregivers, which results in finding compatibility when matching clients with just the right caregiver. Tina is also a Registered Certified Dementia Practitioner and often helps educate and guide caregivers and families when caring for a dementia client. Tina is often out in the field, visiting clients and caregivers as part of our quality assurance program.

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Member Organizations & Awards

* Our company is a credentialed provider with the CT Homecare Program for Elders. This program is administered through the Department of Social Services for seniors who are eligible for the state Medicaid program.

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