About The Author

Dave Tasto, President/Owner
When Dave witnessed the high quality, individualized care his grandmother received from compassionate care giving professionals at the end of her life, he was inspired to switch careers and launch Assisting Hands® – Boston Northwest.

He channeled his experience as an engineer in program and product management toward directly affecting people’s lives by offering others the same level of care his grandmother had received. A Minnesota native, Dave had earned his engineering degree from Boston University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In support of his new career he became a Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP). Dave believes in being active in the community. He regularly speaks to a variety of groups centered on best home health practices, such as veterans’ groups, councils on aging, assisted living residences, local libraries, and more.  His objective, and passion, is to educate on how to access home care benefits.

His office participates with the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association through local partnerships to bring awareness and resources to families in the community. Moreover, Dave supports local businesses as a board member with the Chamber of Commerce and actively volunteers in his children’s schools and his church.

His commitment to helping families keep loved ones healthy at home is evident in his newly published book, “Thriving at Home – A Handbook for Preventing Hospital Stays.” Dave lives with his wife and two children in a Boston suburb. He loves hiking, sailing, and skiing – all with family and friends.

Contact Dave at ThrivingAtHome@AssistingHands.com