Our History

Take Care first opened its doors in Sarasota in May 1995 with four employees. Today, Take Care employs more than 550 caregivers and staff with offices in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties.

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May 1995

Founded by Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA

First Take Care office opens in Sarasota. Family values are prevalent.

January 1997

Take Care opens in Venice

Opening its second office, Take Care expands to Venice, Florida.

March 1999

Take Care Opens in Bradenton

Third Take Care office opens in Manatee county

March 2005

Take Care Corporate Sarasota Office Expands

As the team grows, Take Care expands to Bee Ridge and Sawyer Road location

April 2008

RN Care Management Added Extension of Take Care

Take Care Advisor office opens providing RN Geriatric Care Management

November 2015

Take Care opens in Charlotte

Fifth Take Care office opens in Charlotte county near area hospitals

Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA

CEO & Owner

Susanne's practice began in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as a nurse more than 38 years ago. In 1982, she and her husband moved to Sarasota, Florida to build a family of their own.

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Our Associations

Take Care supports select non-profits and local organizations that enhance the communities in which we reside.


Resolve to Take Care of Each Other

Our inboxes are overflowing with notes from clients, their families, and our many partners in the healthcare industry thanking us for today’s guest editorial in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune by Take Care’s Founder & CEO Susanne Wise, RN, MBA. We truly appreciate your personal notes but it would mean even more – to the Take Care team ...

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Business Observer: If I Knew Then

With a lifetime of experience, five successful entrepreneurs look back at their lives, careers and decisions in a letter to their 25-year-old self. There are few regrets, but many reminders — to always have and maintain integrity, emphasize trust in relationships and focus on long-term sustainable success, not only short-term wins.  

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Herald Tribune: Like Mother Like Daughter

Thank you to Kristine Nickel and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Media Group for highlighting Take Care Home Health's founder, Susanne Wise, RN, MBA, alongside her daughters, Courtney Wise Snyder, MSG, CMC, and Erika Wise Borland, MA, for a special Mother's Day article "Like Mother, Like Daughter" in the May issue of Style Magazine.

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Scene Magazine: Taking Care of Others

My mother, Ruth, in my eyes, never aged. She made a point to prepare her estate in the event of her death-though rarely did we talk about such topics. In 1990, just after Christmas dinner, as we washed and dried dishes together, I discussed with her the importance of establishing a plan in regard to her own health care. Acknowledging the aging process and initiating the conversations on how to handle various stages is not easy. However, it was important for me to assure my  mother that she was an integral part in the decision-making process for her future well-being. We were both nurses, so as we talked she understood the need to be proactive and plan for her future. This plan allowed for options, which included her wish to age in place and receive care in her own home, buying a long-term care insurance policy, and securing Take Care Advisor’s geriatric care management component. Having this in place assured my mother that her wishes would be met.

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Business Observer: Traditional Mom Turns Entrepreneur

By Matt Walsh Editor Susanne Smith Wise has had this scene etched in her mind since she was a grade school girl. She remembers her father, a grain and beef farmer in Coldwater, Mich., population 10,000, sitting at the kitchen table, in the quiet of 3 a.m., writing his thoughts about his latest idea and next ventures. ...

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What Our Clients Have to Say

I was a so nervous about both my parents but knowing they are not driving and that they have someone caring for them and managing their medications on a daily basis was a relief—not sure if I can even explain how much it means to me. I just started a new position in China and knowing my parents are safe is a blessing. You all have worked to establish a way to keep them safe in their transition of accepting care.

Paige, daughter of clients

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