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CEO Al Gauvin founded Companion Care of Rochester in 1997

When Al Gauvin’s older sister needed in-home care after being diagnosed with cancer, he and his wife welcomed her into their home. They rearranged work schedules and stopped in at lunchtime to provide her with as much support as possible. As Muriel Gauvin became more ill, it became clear reinforcements were needed. “One day, I came home ...

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