CareCo Medical began in 2016 as a response to a need for quality and compassionate home health care in the southeastern region of Connecticut. Since that time, the company has grown in size and reputation. In 2018, CareCo Medical embarked on a company-wide restructuring and rebranding effort. This effort was designed to maximize the company’s resources in the face of a changing home health care industry, while at the same time making sure that the organization remains focused on its core values of customized and compassionate care. While the name and look of the company have changed, our commitment to the good health and happiness of our patients remains strong.



Helga Pfanner
Chief Executive Officer
Helga Pfanner is a passionate advocate for seniors and people with disabilities. In addition to her role as Executive Director of the CareCo Foundation. Ms. Pfanner is CEO of CareCo HomeHealth and CEO of CareCo HomeCare, companies Ms. Pfanner created to support individuals with health or mobility challenges who want to remain in their homes, health and happy.
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Maria Sparmer PhD, BSN, RN
Dr. Sparmer is an active member of our community with over forty-year of diverse nursing experience. Her leadership style is about creating a shared vision and influencing those around her with mutual respect and shared governance. Dr. Sparmer goal is to bring what she knows and what she is passionate about to Careco Medical, the community and those served. Dr. Sparmer has a strong commitment and passion for the respect, inclusivity, and civility of all people, especially the underserved and underrepresented. 

Before accepting the position of Administrator, Careco Medical Dr. Sparmer embarked on a 20-year distinguished leadership career in academia with the State of Connecticut, working as Professor of Nursing.
Dr. Sparmer is a proud member of various nursing excellence societies and has presented at international conferences. Her love of nursing, teaching, and leadership has been highlighted by various local, national, and international affiliates. Dr. Sparmer has received many leadership awards including, Excellence in Teaching and the Nightingale for Excellence in Nursing Award. 
Alisha Kallajian
Executive Biller
Alisha Kallajian is a key member of the CareCo HomeHealth Coding and Billing team. As a part of that team, Ms. Kallajian works diligently to ensure that patients receive the maximum amount of services that they are eligible for.
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Michelle Messick
Office Support / HHA
Michelle has been with CareCo Medical since 2017. Ms. Messick has been a Certified Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide for 33 years. She was influenced at a young age with a medical family background. She enjoyed being around seniors as a child, listening to their stories and learning how to cook and garden with her grandmother at the family farm in New Hampshire.