Celebrating Five Years In Business

by | Nov 6, 2015

As I write this blog I’m so overwhelmed with a grateful heart for the journey I have been on during the past five years.

Never in a million years would I have thought I would be running an in-home nanny placement, babysitter service, and senior companion care agency. My background was in the telecommunications industry selling to big box stores. After over twenty years in sales and marketing and losing my job of fifteen years, it was time to move on to a career that in some way helps others.

It was actually my daughter Mandy’s idea to start up an agency that provides quality, experienced, trained, and screened nannies and babysitters to families. So in November of 2010, Elite Family Care was born.


5th anniversary celebration. | Elite Family Care everyone










Over three years ago Elite Family Care also became licensed in the state for senior companion care, (non-medical). We pride ourselves in carefully matching our seniors and caregivers. Elite only provides care to local seniors who are looking for consistent hours. We do not offer as-needed services. This enables us to provide the same quality caregivers each and every time. Our seniors love knowing who to expect and building a relationship with the caregivers.

On Monday November 2, 2015, Elite Family Care held a celebration party for our caregivers and a few business partners at Season’s 52, Fresh Grill, at UTC mall. We wanted to honor our wonderful caregivers, since without them and their impeccable care, Elite Family Care would not be where we are today.


Season's 52 | Elite Family Care Birthday PartySeason’s 52 set up a wonderful side room for us and we had the most amazing flatbreads and various appetizers, including their awesome caramelized grilled sea scallops. The food and service was outstanding!

Judy Zlock, owner of Remarkable Photography, took photos at our event. Elite has partnered with Judy for the past five years. When vacationers book a sitter with Elite Family Care we give them a certificate for a complementary one hour family beach photo session with Judy.


Other business partners who attended were, Terri Ayers of Whole Life Coaching, who is my personal and business coach, and has played a big part in Elite Family Care reaching our goals.

Gloria Schroeder, head concierge at the Longboat Key Club Resort also attended. We provide sitters to their guests at the resort.

We have also partnered with Seasons 52 and will be sharing with our clients how wonderful and fresh the food is.


5th anniversary celebration | elite family careElaynne At Elite Family Care we value our wonderful nannies, babysitters, and senior caregivers! We gave awards to Kristin H and Ashley B , sitters with Elite for four years, Marie J and Melissa E, caregivers with Elite for two years, Allison D, two years as Director of Temporary Services, and Tiffany T who is now our Director of Temporary Services. Elaynne S, won “Nanny of the Quarter” and our “Nanny of the Year” award went to Jennifer C. We also had drawings for various gift cards.

As part of our five year celebration we also launched a beautiful new website:
EliteFamilyCare.com Lisa Flynn, from Creative Marketing Partners, did an amazing job putting together the website.




What’s next at Elite Family Care?

Please watch the blog posts on our website and follow us on Facebook to stay connected.

Debra Fortosis

CATEGORIES : Bradenton Nannies


  1. Kathy

    I recommend Elite to everyone for reliable, background checked, trained sitters. Nothing is more important than your family and Elite can be trusted to care for your children like their own!

    • Debra

      Thank you Kathy! We value our caregivers!

  2. Allison Dunn

    yay! Congrats! It’s such a great company you have. So glad I get to be apart of it!

    • Debra

      We are happy to have you!

  3. Dianne Dawson


    • Debra

      Thank you so much Dianne! We appreciate you using our services!

  4. Kristin Helmuth

    I have enjoyed working as a nanny at Elite for the past four years! I have met so many wonderful families and I am happy to be on a team of such outstanding nannies and caregivers. I look forward to many more years at Elite 🙂 Congratulations on 5 years of business!

    • Debra

      Thank you Kristin for being such an outstanding nanny to our families!


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