Couple takes over ownership of home care firm

Chris Smith
Michele Smith

Chris and Michele Smith have taken over as the new owners of the Visiting Angels home care franchise in Grand Junction.

The couple bring to the operation 11 years of experience in operating Visiting Angels of Southwest Colorado based in Pagosa Springs. They expanded their operations to Alamosa, Cortez and Durango in Colorado as well as Farmington, N.M. and northern Arizona.

Jeanne Hicks is acting care director in Grand Junction as well as a minority owner. She managed the Visiting Angels operation in Durango for three years.

The staff in Grand Junction also includes Michele Wiginton, client care manager; Julee Beck, assistant client care manager; and Traci Leckliter, scheduler.

Visiting Angels provides a range of services designed to help seniors remain in their homes, including bathing, cleaning, companionship, errands and assistance with walking. For more information, call 254-8888 or visit the website at