The “I’m Still Me” Report
March 6, 2018
Today, we released “I’m Still Me: The Lived Experiences of Residents in Designated Supportive Living Report.” This is the first report of its kind to be released in Alberta, giving a voice to the individuals who live in care and depend on our healthcare system each day.
This report contains details of a pilot HQCA project in 2017 involving interviews with a small sample of residents in designated supportive living. The purpose was to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences. Specifically, this report identifies, from residents’ perspectives, themes of what is working well and what could be done to improve residents’ experiences in designated supportive living.
One of the biggest insights from the report is that the most positive experiences in designated supportive living were created when residents felt their personal interests, lifestyles, and expectations were preserved. The “I’m Still Me” report is shaped by this key insight, and the paths to best experiences highlighted within it show the common key elements that help to make these environments possible.