The mission of the CareCo Foundation is to support the wellness, safety, and self-sufficiency of individuals with health, independence, and mobility challenges related to aging or injury.


The CareCo Foundation began in 2010 as the CareCo Cognitive Fund. The organization’s original focus was to provide programs to individuals with memory impairment and to those who cared for individuals with memory impairment.  In 2018, all companies within the CareCo community of programs began a massive rebranding effort. The CareCo Cognitive Fund emerged from that effort as the CareCo Foundation with its current focus on the areas of fall prevention, food access, and senior care.



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, healthy and happy.


Chief Financial Officer

J.R. Pfanner has been a part of the CareCo family since the company’s start in 2004. In his current role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Pfanner oversees all aspects of the CareCo Foundation’s financial operations. Mr. Pfanner received his degree from NYU.


Executive Assistant

Shae Goodman is currently working on obtaining her BS in Health Information technology. She has been with the foundation since 2015. Her care and compassion are noticeable in all she does.


Services Coordinator

Brittany York is the Office Manager for CareCo HomeCare and as such is responsible for all day-to-day operations of that organization. Wholly committed to the CareCo family of programs, Ms. York also acts as the Services Coordinator for the CareCo Foundation and helps connect those who could benefit from the Foundation’s offerings with the appropriate program or service.


Community Liaison

Krystian Binensztok is a committed member of the CareCo Foundation. Mr. Binensztok holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and Fine Arts. His education, experience, and personal compassion serve him well in his role as Community Liaison and he is accessible to and eager to conduct outreach with clients and potential clients in all of the communities CareCo serves.

CareCo Foundation

396R Willetts Ave Waterford, CT 06385

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