Providing 24/7 support
to people in their homes

A smile says it all...

I've been with REDI for over 10 years as a support worker, and each day is still extremely rewarding. I am constantly learning something new from the individuals that I support. Understanding their personalities and recognizing what they enjoy in their daily lives is so fulfilling.

Very seldom is there a day that is the same as the day before. Each person I support works hard to accomplish their goals. Small or big, I am so fortunate to be a part of this.

I work with people who are non verbal. It is challenging, but they always succeed in teaching me about their lives and who they are as individuals. From clothing, to music and television shows, from their favourite food or drinks, to community outings, our clients are able to communicate their preferences. Seeing their facial expressions like a smirk or a smile is the greatest reward. Not every client likes to express their feelings, but when they smile, it makes me feel good and I know they are happy.

What is REDIlives? REDI has a contract with the Alberta government's Human Services department to provide home living supports. Individuals receive the type and level of support they require from a few hours a week up to 24 hours a day.