Welcome New Team Member
Everyone please welcome Amanda LaPradd to the Christian Heights Team. Amanda began working at Christian Heights in June 2019 as the Dietary Manager. When asked how long she has been working in food service she said pretty much her whole life. “I have a natural knack for it.” Part of her responsibility is keeping everyone’s nutrition in line. She observes each resident’s intake through the documentation provided by the nursing assistants and she monitors their weight as the information is updated each month. She will monitor lab results, levels of electrolytes, proteins, vitamins, and making adjustments to diet orders. She is very comfortable with these duties. This isn’t Amanda’s first rodeo, prior to accepting the position at Christian Heights she served as the Dietary Manager at Shady Lawn Nursing and Rehab.
When asked what made her go into food service she said that “my family is very passionate about cooking, and I have been doing it since I was a child” She also said that she spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her mother. Amanda is also a very detailed person and is a stickler for organization. She is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of the residents.
Because she is the Dietary Manager I asked, what is your go to dish whenever there is a party or potluck? She commented, “It’s my pizza casserole, that’s my specialty, friends ask me to make it all the time” Thanks for the heads up Amanda, and we look forward to trying it at Christian Heights. Welcome to the CH team and we look forward to working with you.