Heather Dockery | Director of Food & Nutritional Services
Why did you choose a career path in senior healthcare?
I was raised by my grandparents while my parents finished college. I have always felt a strong connection and understanding with the elderly.
Name your best work moment.
While I was still practicing clinical nutrition; a resident that is still at Shiloh Springs Care Center was my first tube feed success story. The Speech Language Pathologist and myself worked with this resident and within six months the resident was consuming 100% of nutrition and hydration via P.O. It was the first time I was ever able to recommend to the Medical Director to “discharge a transfer factor and remove tube”.
What do you look most forward to at work?
The opportunity to make someone’s day a little better, or at least alleviate some of their suffering.
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Vacation! My husband and I travel to Vegas and the Dominican multiple times a year. We also have a lake house and love to go boating. I am also an amateur dog show competitor.