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Our administrative staff, nurses, and caregivers share a deep-rooted compassionate and caring attitude – something that allows each of our clients to receive the care they deserve in an honorable, dependable, and compassionate way. Our pride in our work sets us apart.

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Katharina Villanueva


Founder at Nest & Care, LLC

About Our Founder

Kat is the founder of Nest & Care LLC, a Private Duty In-Home Care agency providing companion care, personal care, and skilled nursing services to families in and around Montgomery County and Howard County, MD.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted her nursing career to caring for patients with Neurologic or Neurosurgical conditions in the acute, subacute and chronic phases. She worked at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, California before moving to Maryland where she exclusively worked with patients with stroke as a stroke program coordinator at Providence Hospital.

She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines in 1998. Kat is married to Mikael, a pediatric surgeon. They have 3 boys and 3 dogs.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Isatu Kamara

Care Coordinator

Icey started with Nest & Care as a caregiver and now serves as our Care Coordinator. She is a natural at caring for the elderly and has effectively built a great rapport with our clients and caregivers. We’re so grateful for everything she does. Icey is fun, creative, unique, and outgoing. Icey dreams of becoming a registered nurse and entrepreneur. Her motivation in life is her daughter. She hopes to be the best mother and give her what she couldn’t get growing up as a child. They spend a lot of time doing different activities together!

Aila Salvadora

Client and Caregiver Liaison

Aila is a speech and language pathologist specializing in the pediatric population. She has extensive experience in the customer service industry as an international flight attendant. Aila is a natural fit to manage and nurture the care we provide effectively.

She is a big theatre fan and loves to see good Broadway/Westend shows. Aila also loves to bake. She has a lot on her bucket list, but next in line is getting married and starting her own family soon!

Janice Paragas

Healthcare Recruiter

Janice has a Bachelor’s degree in Communicate Arts and has joined Nest & Care as our Healthcare Recruiter. Her lifelong passion is human resources and is working towards becoming a corporate lawyer someday.

She loves spending time with her family and enjoys unwinding and spending more time in nature.

Our Story

Why We Do What We Do

My grandmother, Virginia, was walking one day in our terrace where she slipped and fell and broke her hip. She was taken to the hospital, and had surgery; however, during her hospital stay she also suffered from pneumonia and stroke. Her brain got so swollen that the brain surgeons didn’t feel confident they could save her. Eventually, they were able to take her off ventilator but she never woke up. My mom took her home and cared for her.

My mom was part of a sandwich generation. I did not understand that concept before. But I now realize how hard those times were for her – caring for all four children, managing our home and our family business together with my dad, and taking care of my grandma. I know my mom was overwhelmed, confused, and constantly felt guilty that she couldn’t do more.

Knowing what I know now and looking back, I wish that home care was available for my mom and my grandma. It would have made life so much easier and happier for our family. It may not have prolonged my grandma’s life but my mom could have easily spent quality time with her as an only child in those last few months, and not as a primary caregiver trying to do all the tasks and being pulled from all different directions. I wish that qualified help was accessible to us when we needed it. This inspired me to own a home care company where my primary and personal goal is to provide experienced and compassionate caregivers to families so we can aid in caring for their loved ones.

At about the time my grandmother passed away, I was inspired to go to Nursing school and got my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. My nursing career was focused heavily on caring for patients with neurological conditions, after witnessing what my grandmother went through. After about 20+ years of this specialty and seeing that many families have a hard time bringing their loved ones home to care for them on a regular basis, and having to sacrifice their own families and jobs, I decided to be a home care provider and bring my expertise as a Neuro Nurse to care for patients with specific neurological conditions.

Now, I get to help families every day by providing in home care in Montgomery County, MD to families who are trying to keep their loved ones at home. I feel a sense of joy knowing that I can help families who may be experiencing the overwhelm and confusion of caring for a loved one, and knowing that maybe we can take some of the stress off of their shoulders…something we were not able to do for my mom.

Dedication Beyond Measure

Mission Statement

Our primary mission is to enable individuals to live their best life and stay in their own homes for as long as possible despite changing physical needs.

Our Vision

We strive to be the best-in-class home care provider specializing in Neuro Care to vulnerable individuals in Maryland.

Superstar Caregiver of the Month

December | Cheryl Nedd

For the month of December, Nest & Care proudly awards the Caregiver of the Month recognition to Cheryl Nedd. She is originally from Guyana and her passion for caregiving started when she took care of a family member. From then on, she grew to love the profession and has been practicing for three years. Through these years, she has grown to master the art of caregiving and has adjusted easily to different client needs. She has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to all her clients by making sure they have all they need before she finishes her shift. For a certain client who went home from the hospital, she was able to turn the client’s living area into a comfortable living space which not only helped the client have easier access to his personal needs, but also the other caregivers who are working for the client. Her genuine concern for her clients translates to the wonderful job she’s been doing in their lives. She is very reliable and flexible with her schedule and is always willing to go above and beyond for a client. One time, when a client had an emergency, she was able to exhaust all resources to help the client get immediate care.  

Thank you, Cheryl for exemplifying Nest & Care’s core values and for being a wonderful asset to the team! We are grateful for all your hardwork!

Our Care Professionals

Our caregivers have attained the highest levels of training. In addition to a home care training program, we ensure that they have also undertaken First Aid and CPR training before being rostered. That’s not all, they all have to go through a comprehensive investigative procedure which includes criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, social security number verification and Board of Nursing Disciplinary action checks before being considered for employment with us.


In-Home Assessment

Allow us to make an assessment of your current environment and living conditions so we can provide the care that perfectly fits your needs.

Careers at

Nest & Care

Take your home care career up a notch by joining our team of experienced individuals who are dedicated to providing high-quality assistance.

How It Works

Your Personalized Care Starts Here

Personalized home care services are provided to the pediatric, adult, and geriatric population in a respectful, professional, and dedicated way. You can rest assured that the assistance given to our clients is meant to improve their current lifestyles and conditions.


Call (240) 261-1328 to describe your needs

Call our Care Advisor to discuss your care needs, skills requirements, and schedule


Schedule a FREE in-home assessment with RN

Our in-depth assessment will allow us to create a personalized care plan.


We carefully match you with the right caregiver

We take into consideration skill sets, personality and schedule to provide the perfect match.


Stay up-to-date through our online portal

Use your private Family Portal access to view your loved one’s care notes and care plans.


Learn How To Choose

The Right Home Care Provider

Finding the best agency for your loved one takes time, careful research and conversations about home care preferences. Download this free e-book to help you navigate your way through in-home care.

  • Signs your loved one needs in-home care
  • Decision-making process
  • How to search for a caregiver
  • Questions to ask when talking to different agencies
  • The average cost of In-home care in Maryland
  • Different ways In-home care is paid for

Know when is the best time for a loved to receive in-home care, if it is the right type of care your family needs, and how to navigate through it.

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