N. Fairfield, S. Litchfield Counties (Change Location)

Meet Our Team

We believe every family in the area deserves tailor made in-home senior care with a compassionate touch. That's why we established Home Instead® of Trumbull, CT.

Home Instead Caregiver helps senior woman unload groceries from vehicle

Proudly Serving Aging Adults & Their Families

Our Promise

As a locally owned business, our team offers friendly, responsive service right in your neighborhood. Families love our team because we:
  • Do what we say we’re going to do – each and every time
  • Solve care problems using compassionate, person-centered solutions
  • Engage in thoughtful relationships with the families we serve
  • Give back to our community
About Us
Meet Our Home Care Team
Sharon Massafra ~ Franchise Owner

Sharon Massafra, Franchise Owner

Sharon Massafra is a Gerontologist and has worked in health care administration for more than 30 years. She worked in various sub-specialties where the population was predominately older adults including Orthopedics, oncology and hospice. In 2000 Sharon left the inpatient setting and purchased a franchise of Home Instead, non-medical home care for seniors. She earned a Master's degree in Business Administration and did post graduate studies in public health and gerontology at New York Medical College. Her committee work includes Advisory Board of the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Advisory Board of Stone Academy and current Treasurer of Connecticut Geriatrics Society. Sharon is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Care Manager Certified (CMC) and most recently accepted as an Advanced Professional in the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA).

Sharon is a native and resident of Fairfield, CT.

Frank Dawid ~ Business Manager

Frank Dawid, Business Manager

Frank joined Home Instead in 2006. He helps with billing and insurance and works as needed. He also is a self-employed landscaper and works with the theatrical union.

Frank studied oceanography at OSU and received his associates degree in business management from NCC.

Frank is the single parent of two teenage girls, Dailyn and Brayanna, and spends his time being a chauffeur for his girls bringing them to various activities daily. Frank enjoys football, music and spending time with his daughters.


Rose Mannino, Director of Client Services

Rose joined Home Instead in 2005. She managed a restaurant for 12 years and needed a career change. Her grandmother inspired her to go into healthcare while Rose was taking care of her. At the age of 41, she decided to go back to school. She enrolled in the multi-skilled assistant program at St. Vincent's College and became a CNA.

She started at Home Instead as a Care Pro, providing care for seniors in their homes. She started working in the office as an administrative assistant and eventually became a staff coordinator and is now Director of Client Services. Rose is very loyal and dedicated to her work. She has a passion for seniors and goes above and beyond her duties at times and tries to fulfill all their wishes.

Rose is also very dedicated to her family. She has been married to her husband, Francesco, for 30 years and they have two boys, Nino and Francesco, who are the twinkle in her eyes. She also has an adorable old English bulldog named Chachi whom she adores.

Rose lives in Bridgeport, grew up in Monroe and lived in Italy for two years. She enjoys working out at Curves with the ladies there and doing Zumba. Rose is a people person and enjoys her job very much and especially when clients are happy. Rose just celebrated her 10th year with HISC.

Jeniferlyn O

Jeniferlyn O'Neil, Service Coordinator / Web Marketer

Jeniferlyn joined the Home Instead family in July 2010. Before she joined Home Instead Jeniferlyn worked as a paralegal and was in school full time.

Jeniferlyn came to Home Instead as the Web Marketer and in the twelve years that she has been with Home Instead Jeniferlyn is now the Service Coordinator, Web Marketer, Payroll Specialist as well as being an Oncall Supervisor. Jeniferlyn graduated from college with a degree in Business Management and Administration and got her medical & billing coding certificate from DeVry and is now a CCA as well. Jeniferlyn also sends out monthly Care Pro newsletters specifically designed for her caregivers.

Jeniferlyn is the single parent of two young adult children Damon & Brielle who are the most important people in her life as well as her fiancé Andrew. She enjoys listening to music, reading, hiking with her fur baby Newk, and exercising.

Jennifer Rodriguez, Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator


MaryEllen Evanich, Training Coordinator

MaryEllen started at Home Instead in March of 2019. Before joining Home Instead she worked for a number of years in the pharmaceutical industry in positions with a focus on quality systems, documentation and training. She holds the Training Coordinator position and conducts Care Pro orientation training and workshops. Her educational background is in the field of nursing.

Living in Milford near the water, she loves the seashore and seeing the water every day. She enjoys reading and loves to bake treats – and share them with family and friends. She also participates in volunteer activities through church including cooking meals for an area shelter.


Dailyn Dawid - Recruitment & Engagement Administrative Assistant

Dailyn joined Home instead in July 2021. While in High School she worked some odd jobs to keep her busy and then decided it was time for a more set schedule, as she works her way through school. The goal she has working at home instead is to assist wherever needed and help integrate some of the new technologies into our everyday life here in the office with the best interest in mind for both our Caregivers and Clients.

Dailyn is a young, energetic person with a lot of goals in mind. She is currently a full-time student at NCC pursuing a Nursing degree with an Interest of becoming a Nurse Anesthetist one day. She spends much of her free time hitting the slopes skiing and climbing up mountains at the best hiking spots around.