With a focus on client care, compassion, expertise, and technology, Take Care helps clients and their families navigate the complexities of aging. Our comprehensive and fully personalized services provide support for your current and future healthcare needs.
Founded in 1995, Take Care continues to be nurse-focused and family owned and operated by Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, alongside her daughters, Courtney Wise Snyder, MSG, CMC, and Erika Wise Borland, MA.
Please call us at (941) 927-2292 or send a message. A member of our team will contact you as soon as possible to learn more about your needs and explain how Take Care can help you or your loved ones.
Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, is known throughout the community and highly respected for her caring and generous nature toward clients and employees. As a nurse, with keen business acumen, she witnessed first-hand the need for a private duty home health care agency that would uphold higher standards and set precedents for our local community.
Susanne opened Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care in Sarasota, Florida in 1995 with these standards in mind. Since, she has opened offices in Bradenton, Port Charlotte, and Venice. Furthering her vision and mission to bring her clients the highest quality in care, she also forecasted the need for Registered Nurse geriatric care management services, opening Take Care Advisor in 2008.
As owner and entrepreneur of Take Care, Susanne pays special attention to two crucial elements: quality of personnel and customer service. She reviews the credentials of every prospective employee, as they are so intimately involved in the care provided to each client. Upon hire, Susanne meets with every employee. The personnel are the foundation of how Take Care is able to provide clients with the highest level of private duty home health care and RN geriatric care management services. With the goal being to serve clients to the best of our ability, our employees reflect this commitment to Take Care’s standards of excellence. In addition to meeting with the caregivers, Susanne frequently visits with clients and family members to build a relationship and to ensure consistency in customer service and care.
Take Care continues to be on the cutting edge of health care in our local communities. We push the standards and raise the expectations for home health care in our community. Take Care is honored to be continuously recognized in the following award programs:
Susanne’s practice as a Registered Nurse began in Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University and worked at Bronson Methodist Hospital. In 1982, she relocated to Sarasota with her family. Ten years later, she obtained a Master of Business Administration through Nova Southeastern University. After having worked in the home health care field for thirteen years in various positions, she opened Take Care in 1995.
Her nursing career was inspired in part by her own mother, Ruth Smith Eppelheimer, who was also a Registered Nurse. Susanne’s father, who was a farmer in a small community in Michigan, instilled the excitement of business and gave her the vision for entrepreneurial skills, stamina, and passion at an early age. Just as her family inspired her, she continues to inspire members of our community as a leader in nursing, an entrepreneur, bringing jobs to our local community while providing the local older adult population with the compassion and quality of care they deserve.
Moreover, her two daughters, Courtney Wise Snyder, MSG, CMC, and Erika Wise Borland, MA, have been working alongside her at Take Care since 2008. Together, they ensure a continuity of character and consistency of values, which is the stabilizing force that propels the creativity and innovation needed to move Take Care forward. Their business ethics and the value of relationships combine to make a caring, dependable, and trustworthy service. Furthermore, the dedicated Take Care team works collectively to ensure the efficacy and standards of home health care and RN geriatric care management are upheld to the highest degree—everyone deserves the best in care.
Susanne and her daughters were recognized in April 2014 with the Girls Inc. “She Knows Where She’s Going” award. They were acknowledged for their investment in the community and their efforts to help Girls Inc. prepare girls to face the 21st century work place.
In addition to Girls Inc., Take Care commits to joining forces and sponsoring local non-profits each year bolstering our position of giving back to the communities in which we reside. Here are a few select organizations Take Care currently supports:
In addition, Susanne was chosen as a member of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College of Business Advisory Board from 2010 to 2011. Eighteen local area business leaders, who made up the Advisory Board, advised the USF-SM faculty about the skills business students in the 21st century need to enter a highly competitive workforce. The Advisory Board’s recommendations help the College of Business develop new curriculum that is the most beneficial for students and local employers.
In May 2010, Susanne joined forces with USF Sarasota-Manatee to encourage and introduce the health care and caregiving career opportunities to more than 200 middle school-aged girls. This was part of the annual S.T.E.M Summit to encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Take Care of Sarasota
3982 Bee Ridge Rd, Ste. H-A
Sarasota, Florida 34233
Take Care of Manatee
6146 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, Florida 34203
Take Care of Venice
600 The Rialto
Venice, FL 34285
Take Care of Charlotte
21234 Olean Blvd #6
Port Charlotte, FL 33952