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About Us

Established in 1996, Assisted Living Services, Inc. provides quality in-home elder care services and home care to clients and their families throughout Connecticut.

The company today has more than 400 staff and caregivers providing a broad range of home care services to clients in 50+ townships in Connecticut. All of our staff are screened, employed, insured and supervised by Assisted Living Services, Inc.

Assisted Living Services is owned and operated by Sharon and Ron D’Aquila. Sharon’s previous work experience is with the Connecticut State Police and Ron is a Registered Nurse with over thirty years of acute care, community health and management experience.

In addition, the company is truly family-owned and operated, with both son’s Mario D’Aquila, MBA, VP & Director of Business Development, Nicholas D’Aquila, MBA, Project Manager heavily involved in operations.

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

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.

Our History

Owner 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.

Leadership Team

Ron D’AquilaRN, Co-Founder & 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’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.
Sharon D’Aquila Co-Founder and President
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.
Lynne SchmidtDirector 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.
Tom DalyDirector 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.
Mary ScagliariniRN, 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.
Mario D’AquilaVice President and Director of Business Development
Mario is the Director of Business Development for Assisted Living Services, Inc. and Vice President of Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. 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 our subsidiary Assisted Living Technologies, Inc. look for new ways to grow and to have a positive impact on each company’s long-term future.

Kristin MercadanteLive-in Services Coordinator
Kristin has been employed by Assisted Living Services, Inc. for over 10 years working her way up the ranks. Her role is to meet with prospective clients, bring caregivers for family interviews, coordinate services, and assist in starting new cases. She works very closely with clients’ and their families and caregivers to assure expectations are met.

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