HealthStar Home Health has some pretty impressive employees with an extraordinary range of skills and backgrounds. From our Nurses and Caregivers in client homes providing one-on-one care, to our team of administrative professionals working “behind the scenes” to make sure operations are running smoothly, HealthStar has quite the team focused on providing the best care possible to our clients.
Today we recognize Sarah Royer-Stoll, Hospice Chaplain (plus Bereavement Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator!) out of our Duluth, Minnesota office. Sarah was one of the very first employees hired for our Hospice program, and we couldn’t imagine the program without her! She recently started “Grief Journeys”, which is Hospice’s monthly grief support group. We are excited for you to learn more about Sarah and her role at HealthStar!
Q: What do you do at HealthStar? What does a typical day look like for you?
A: I wear several hats at HealthStar! I am the Hospice Chaplain, as well as Bereavement Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. I serve at our Duluth location. I love all my hats, and they all challenge and stretch me to serve and impact folks in meaningful ways! I pray daily that I am a vessel of Light in whatever way I am being diversely used.
Q: Before working at HealthStar, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had?
A: I’ve worked in human services for a long time, and have primary background in community mental health and addictions counseling. I’ve also had a lot of experience working with older adults and memory care. An interesting job I had in early college was when I was a fundraiser for MN Public Radio, and got to see their dress rehearsals of opera performances!
Q: What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on at HealthStar?
A: I have loved our 24 ECCs activities and working on our related committee. I’m also so humbled and thankful to be starting up our very first grief group, called Grief Journeys, which will be held at our Duluth office each month. What a gift to hold space with those who are grieving and seeking safe and compassionate community support.
Q: What is your motto or personal mantra?
A: Progress, not perfection.
Q: What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
A: I have lived with ADD my whole life and over the years, have learned to learn differently. I’ve learned to work against mental health stigma, and to advocate for myself in various situations. I’ve come to be thankful for, and proud of my unique brain.
Q: What would be the title of your autobiography?
A: I Didn’t Do It Perfectly, and That’s Okay.
Q: How would you describe HealthStar in 3 words?
A: Passionate, hardworking, and authentic.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A teacher.
Q: What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Visit all 7 continents at least once, Publish a book of my poetry, Celebrate my 50th birthday in Paris.
Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
A: Spending time with my wife and family, having coffee with loved ones, going to thrift and antique shops, playing and listening to music, and traveling.