Meet The Team

  • Having a loved one admitted to a nursing and rehabilitation center can be confusing. Form, forms and more forms.
  • But here at Valley Grande Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Olga Gonzalez removes all the stress with her pleasant manner, patience, compassion, and a demeanor that puts people at ease. As many have said, “Olga just made it so easy.”
  • Olga, an 18-year employee at The Manor, makes the transition easy, coordinating the admissions process with our assessments coordinator, director of nursing and social worker. She works with residents’ trust funds and income to make sure they are qualified for government programs that cover the costs associated with both long and short-term stays.
  • She is a born-and-raised resident of La Villa, TX and is very proud of her community where she supports the local high school athletics.
  • Her favorite past time is spending time with her family and is an active supporter of her son’s and granddaughter’s involvement in sports.
  • Most of us are challenged by planning meals for our families. Think about how it would be to plan for more than 100 people – 352 days a year.
  • Well, Rosa Zuniga does it three times a day – every day – for the residents at Valley Grande Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as the certified dietary manager. She does it with enthusiasm and creativity. And nothing makes her happier than to see smiling faces and clean plates.
  • Rosa completed hear Certification in Dietary Management from the University of Florida and currently supervises a dietary crew of 12. Her meals are nutritious, varied, and delicious. Providing these meals is a team effort as she works closely with the various resident care committees.
  • In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities. Rosa also regularly visits with residents and their families making sure that her meals are just right.
  • When asked about her role at Valley Grande Manor, most people will simply say, “She’s the ‘go-to’ person when it comes to working with relatives and families on a wide range of issues.”
  • As the Manor’s in-house social worker, she compassionately works with them on such issues as preparing a patient for returning home to providing emotional support for families facing difficult decisions regarding the care of a loved one. In this capacity, her roles are varied, including patient discharge timelines, addressing cognitive and mood assessments, and working with families about the realities of hospice care, to name a few.
  • With master’s and bachelor’s degrees in social work, Alex carries out her role in an exemplary manner, extending grace and dignity to families and residents.
  • In her spare time, she is an avid reader of mystery and romance novels, and enjoys writing poetry and fiction and painting.
  • An avid angler and sports fan, it seems only natural that Nora takes this enthusiasm and energy to her role as Activities Director at Valley Grande Manor.
  • From organizing field trips to the beach and planning Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras celebrations at the Manor, Nora is the smiling face and the “hostess with the mostest” for residents and families participating in weekly activities that bring so much joy to so many people. In this capacity, Nora continually plans events that meet the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of residents and families.
  • An employee at Valley Grande Manor since 1999, she has served as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and Assistant Activities Director before assuming her current position. So, if you see someone walking down the halls in her “true blue” Cowboy attire, it’s a safe bet that it’s Nora.