The Lived Experiences of Residents in Designated Supportive Living (January to March 2020)

From January to March 2020, the HQCA interviewed 27 residents from 18 designated supportive living sites across Alberta.

The study sought to understand what factors contributed to residents’ experiences and to explore if their experiences differed based on whether they lived in a high- or low-ranking site according to the Overall Care Rating the site received from the 2019 HQCA Designated Supportive Living Resident Experience Survey.

Although these interviews were completed in early 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the findings provide a better understanding of residents’ experiences that can help leaders, operators, and staff learn how best to support residents as individuals throughout their entire designated supportive living journey.

We would like to thank all the residents who shared their voices to provide invaluable insights about how to improve the lives and experiences of Albertans living in designated supportive living.

Highlights – The Lived Experiences of Residents in Designated Supportive Living

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Report – The Lived Experiences of Residents in Designated Supportive Living

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