Valdez-Lopez receives 2021 Visiting Angel Caregiver of Year honor


MONTE VISTA — Juana Valdez-Lopez received the local 2021 Visiting Angel Caregiver of the Year award.

The Visiting Angel Caregiver of the Year Award is to recognize a caregiver from a Visiting Angels franchise location who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to their clients, families, and the Visiting Angels mission.

Valdez-Lopez, who works at the Monte Vista Visiting Angels location, has been a caregiver for nearly 30 years, and over 9 years with Visiting Angels.

Visiting Angels says she is loved by her clients and coworkers, and she is a dedicated role model for new caregivers. She has all the characteristics of an amazing Angel caregiver — she is teachable, has integrity, strong initiative, communicates well, and the utmost compassion.

Valdez-Lopez says "you have to love this work" and she shows it, every single day. 

“We are so proud of Juana and the great work she does in our community,” Visiting Angels stated.

She advances to the second round of the Caregiver of the Year competition at a national level, competing with over 600 Visiting Angels franchises.