"The Best Home To Be In Is Your Own"

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CARING Is What We Do

About Us

Johnnie Pendergrass brings her expertise as a Child Care Provider and Director to her role as the CEO of

ME FIRST Respite & Homecare, LLC.  She worked in the Child Care Industry in Prince George's County, Maryland for over thirty years receiving many certifications in Child Care Management and tokens of appreciation from families she served.  During this time, she assisted with the care of her dad, who passed away with Alzheimer's Disease.  Johnnie's love for people and nurturing spirit led her to work as a Professional Caregiver. Me First Respite & Home Care is currently providing assistance to Johnnie's 93-year old mother.

Johnnie has personally witnessed the negative effect care giving can have if a break is not taken when needed.  She believes that when the Family Caregiver take a break it can help them do the best job possible of caring for their loved one without compromising their health.  Johnnie is a member of the Tender Loving Caregiver's Ministry (TLC) and a trained facilitator by the Alzheimer's Association.  

ME FIRST Respite & Homecare realizes that Adults thrive better living in the homes they are accustom to opposed to expensive less attractive surroundings.

The business world is extremely fast paced because, as the saying goes, time is money. Unfortunately, because of this mindset we have lost some of the most important aspects of human interaction. That is why ME FIRST Respite & Homecare makes time for the Elderly and Disabled Adults and their loved ones. We want them to know that when you do business  with ME FIRST Respite & Homecare it is not business as usual. ME FIRST Respite & Homecare provides you or your loved one with an individualized matched Care companion to assist  in the comfort of the home. We only hire Care companions that we would invite into our home to  care for our family members. 


 Care giving to improve the quality of life for others .   We never forget this fact and do our best for them.

  •  Free Consultations
  •  Screened Backgrounds
  •  Insured

  •  Customer Satisfaction Follow-ups

ME FIRST Respite & Homecare, LLC is not a Franchise. 

ME FIRST Respite & Homecare  is Veteran Friendly and would like to help our disabled Veterans and surviving spouses.


To partner with the family caregiver on their journey by offering support, assistance and the opportunity to take a break from their care giving duties.  We help the elderly and disabled adult community by assisting and supporting them to remain at home as an alternative to living in a facility.


"Thank you, I really like my Care Companion and the services she provides.  I'm glad I was told about my husband's VA benefit that pays for my service even though  he has been deceased over 27 years."   J. Randolph

"I am really thankful for my Care Companion because I am able to remain in my home.  She is a big help, we laugh a lot and take daily walks."   A. Pounds

"My mom would not let anyone stay with her, but she liked the chosen Respite Care Companion right away.   Now, I can go to work without the stress caused by not knowing if she is safe.  Thank you, Me First Respite & Homecare."  B. Henson

"We no longer use Me First Respite & Homecare services because the care companion that worked well  with my mom quit to return to school and we decided not to replace her."    V . Goldman

ME FIRST Respite & Homecare services are available 7-days-a-week, daily, evenings and weekends.

Get in touch!


Phone: 301-747-3961
FAX: 240-242-9931
[email protected]


Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed