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About Us and our Caregivers for Seniors

We Love Our Sarasota, FL Seniors!

Debra Fortosis founded Elite Family Care to provide reliable, safe, and compassionate caregivers for seniors and children. Her passion is the safety and well being of your family members. Debra is the mother of two children and has five grandchildren. Debra has over twenty years of experience in corporate America as a business executive working with Fortune 500 companies. Her professional background serves her well doing what she does best: offering outstanding customer care and providing quality caregivers to local families as well as visiting families in the Southwest Florida area.

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To advocate for and protect seniors and children by providing the highest quality of trained caregivers who offer a caring, and safe environment for your loved ones.

Mission Statement

We match families with screened, compassionate, trained, and reliable caregivers for seniors and children. We maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by promoting the physical and emotional well being of those in our care, as well as respecting and supporting families in the nurturing of their loved ones.

Our responsible, experienced caregivers are members of the local community; familiar with the resources available in our area of Florida. Care services are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays.

Senior Companion Services Include:

  • Offer companionship and conversation
  • Discuss current and historical events
  • Reminisce about the past
  • Play games and cards, participate in crafts
  • Aid with reading
  • Stimulate mental awareness
  • Record family history
  • Assist with entertaining
  • Provide respite care
  • Plan visits, outings and trips
  • Visit neighbors and friends
  • Maintain calendar
  • Arrange appointments
  • Provide reminders for appointments
  • Monitor diet and eating
  • Prepare grocery lists
  • Clip coupons for shopping
  • Check expiration of foods
  • Provide medication reminders
  • Assist with Personal Tasks
  • Aid with morning and wake-up
  • Help with clothing selection
  • Assist with evening and tuck-in
  • Assist with walking
  • Organize and mail bills and letters
  • Supervise home maintenance and home deliveries
  • Care for houseplants

Home Helper Services Include

  • Provide Alzheimer’s Care
  • Assist with household tasks
  • Help with laundry and ironing
  • Take out garbage
  • Make beds and change linens
  • Dust furniture
  • Organize and clean closets
  • Plan, prepare and clean up meals
  • Shop for groceries and supplies
  • Prepare future meals
  • Help with errands
  • Drop off and pick up dry cleaning
  • Pick up prescriptions
  • Assist with pet care
  • Escort to appointments and events
  • Accompany to lunch or dinner
  • Escort for shopping and errands
  • Escort to religious services

Personal Services Assistance*

  • Grooming
  • Medication reminders

*Not all Elite Family Care Senior Caregivers offer personal care.



I am very appreciative of the services Elite Family Care provides for my dad. Debra pays special attention to details and offers quality, individualized care. She has hired wonderful caregivers who love my dad’s company but are also thorough and attentive to his needs. They do some housekeeping chores and cooking, run errands and drive him to appointments and events. They monitor him when he takes his medications and make sure he is physically safe at all times.

I feel that my dad is receiving the best possible home care. I trust and highly recommend the Elite Family Care agency. ~Margaret


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