Kelsey Sheetz, Registered Dietitian, Panorama employee for almost 1 year.
What is your role at Panorama?
“I provide medical nutrition therapy to the residents in the C&R and Assisted Living. This may include assessing the textures of the resident’s food, providing education to residents on maintaining proper health through nutrition, or providing nutritious foods for residents losing weight or at risk of losing weight. I also assist the dietary staff in ensuring they are keeping the residents safe while cooking and serving resident’s food. Menus are also changed periodically throughout the year and I am involved in ensuring these menus are nutritionally balanced, visually appealing, and meet the standards set forth by Panorama.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“Being able to see the cooks in the kitchen and knowing we’ve got a lot of really good, long-term staff here at Panorama. Also, seeing the residents enjoy the food and receiving good and positive feedback!”
What attributes should an employee in Senior Living possess?
“Good listening skills are imperative so information can be gathered, realizing that the fun conversations often lead to how residents can be helped from a clinical standpoint. Building relationships through good communication is important so residents can be met where they’re at and we can see them for who they are. Residents have led very full lives and everyone has something to offer or provide you with while you’re helping them.”