Companion Care of Rochester, inc., was established in October of 1997 to create a better service for individuals and families in need. Initially, a non-medical agency to provide a quick response of quality support services for older adults and
individuals with disabilities. In 2008, CCOR became a Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA), providing both medical and non-medical care. The agency's goal is to treat those cared for, and their families, like our own family, at times
when they can't be there.
CCOR is Family owned and operated by an approachable management team you can contact any time. All staff is fully licensed, bonded and insured for every case. We strive to provide the best possible health service in our region.
Since founding the company in 1997, Al Gauvin has applied his passion and knowledge of homecare to developing CCOR into an agency that provides a helping hand; making a difference in the care for a loved one, allowing individuals to maintain their independence at home.
Chris Gauvin has supported his father's agency since the inception in 1997. Using his experience in marketing and sales, Mr. Gauvin has helped build CCOR to serving multiple counties across Western New York. Currently, he provides oversight and management to the Consumer Directed Program.
Molly Ford is the Chief Compliance Officer for Companion Care of Rochester. She is responsible for auditing and monitoring of records for the agency regarding adherence to Federal, State, accreditation, and organization standards and procedures. Ms. Ford has been with the company since 2011 as the Director of Finance. She is currently a member of HCCA.
Liza Torres brings 22 years of home health care experience. Her lengthy experience covers multiple levels of service in the health care industry. Ms. Torres has worked in the health care field as a Personal Care Assistant(PCA); a Certified Nurse's Assistant(CNA); and is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician(EMT).
On the administrative side, Ms. Torres has been a scheduling team leader; overseeing staffing coordinators for both a Certified Home Health Agency(CHHA) as well as Licensed Home Care Service Agency(LHCSA). Her knowledge from a hands-on level of home care all the way through operations and management make Ms. Torres a crucial part of the CCOR family.
Robyn Alvaro has over 21 years experience as a RN. She began her career working as a RN in Acute Care Facilities in the area, working within multiple types of acute care settings - ICU, CCU, ORTHO, PEDS, Telemetry, ER and MHU. During these
years she was able to become a float RN in all areas of nursing within the hospital and also worked as an extra RN on skilled units of Demay Living Center as well.
She began her home care career with CCOR in September 2011 and held the HCSS supervisory position for the Geneva Satellite office managing both the staff and cases within the area. Robyn worked on the planning and control committee in 2015 and frequently filled in for the Manager of Patient Services and Director of Patient Services. In January 2016, she accepted the position as Director of Clinical Services.
In her role as Director of Waiver Services, Shelly Larkins oversees CCOR's TBI and NHTD Medicaid Waiver Programs. Joining CCOR in February 2009, Ms. Larkins started her career as direct-care staff working her way up to the Director of Waiver Services. Ms. Larkins has extensive experience working in human services. Starting in 1995, she has worked within the OPWDD waiver, TBI waiver, and NHTD waiver since its inception. Ms. Larkins graduated from Nazareth College's Social Work program in 2001.
Sandy Lyons-Jackson has been a crucial part of assuring high quality care for all CCOR clients. She accesses her many years of experience in nursing, home care, management, and compliance to maintain CCOR's mission for high quality homecare.
Ms. Lyons-Jackson looks forward to helping CCOR continue to grow out west and ensure our high standards of quality care for our consumers.
Ms. Lyons-Jackson is also currently nationally certified in healthcare compliance and retains memberships to several organizations, including HCCA and HCP and is actively involved in our safety program