HCAF Member News: New Agency Joins HCAF, People on the Move & Recognition

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New Agency, New Member!

A new private duty agency, Home Health Care of Florida is open and serving Brevard County. HHCF is locally owned and operated by nurses. Its mission is “to support and care for our communities by providing compassionate, innovative and personalized care.” “Caring for the sick, elderly, adults recovering from surgery and new mommies and daddies truly is a privilege for us,” said Lottie Odom, RN and executive director. HHCF provides in-home companions, certified nursing assistants and registered nurses who can provide transportation to and from medical appointments, personal care needs, light housekeeping, meal preparation and medication education. A lactation consultant also is available. Caregivers are screened through checks of their credentials, criminal background, references and physical condition.

People on the Move

Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care has hired Kimberly Schilling as an RN clinical supervisor in the Sarasota corporate office. She previously worked as an orthopedic oncology nurse at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctor’s Hospital on the rehab and surgical acute care units.

Nancy Nusbaum has joined Florida Hospital Home Health as a home-care speech language pathologist. She has experience in long-term care, hospitals and with special needs children, helping patients with language and swallowing disorders. Nusbaum earned a master’s degree in communication disorders from Auburn University.


The Visiting Nurse Association has announced that Debra Peirce, patient finance counselor, has been named VNA’s associate of the quarter. Peirce was selected by her peers for her accountability, integrity, excellent customer service and for providing excellent patient care for the VNA.


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