Meet Sarah Harman, Registered Dietitian and Riverwalk Village resident, Betty Posey.
When Betty Posey was admitted to Riverwalk Village after an unfortunate stroke, Sarah Harman had a close eye on her. Team members noticed that Betty never really ate much of her meals. With the stroke effecting her ability to clearly speak, Betty could not find ways to share that she was a vegetarian. Sarah made a connection with Betty and immediately identified this issue. Sarah shared with Betty how she was a vegetarian too and that they would work together to find the best foods that Betty would want to eat.
As Sarah and Betty connected more and more each day, Sarah began to be the only one who could understand Betty’s limited communication ability that was caused by her stroke. When team members need anything from Betty, they often go to Sarah to be the “translator.” As this companionship grew, Sarah found out that Betty loved to travel, as she traveled often with her husband who was in the military. Each Friday at Riverwalk is movie day and Betty always gets an extra bag of popcorn to share with Sarah. Betty has improved her communication abilities and now eats well thanks to the great companionship developed between her and Sarah.