Quality Care


Locally Owned and Operated

Debra Fortosis | Elite Family Care
Debra Fortosis founded Elite Family Care to provide reliable, safe, and compassionate caregivers for children and seniors. She is also the Director of Senior Services. 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.

Ellen Undella is our Director of Placement Services and Social Media. Ellen is a Sarasota native. She has a warm personality and loves caring for children. While attending college Ellen was an Elite Sitter. Then, after working for a statewide non-profit as a regional field director, she decided to come back to Elite in a new role. She loves carefully matching our sitters/nannies according to each family’s needs. Please feel free to call her anytime with any questions that you may have regarding our services!


To advocate for and protect children and seniors 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 children and seniors. We maintain the highest standards of professional conduct by promoting the physical and emotional wellbeing of those in our care, as well as respecting and supporting families in the nurturing of their loved ones.


Elite Family Care and all of our nannies work together in supporting the following non-profits for Children:

Hope Children's HomeFounded in 1968, Hope Children’s Home has rescued nearly 5,000 children between the ages of 2 and 18. Most of these children have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned.

Elite will be collecting needed items throughout the year to take to Hope Children’s Home. Please call us and we will arrange a pick up for any items donated. For more information on items needed please go to: