GoodLife & Koinonia: Partnering to stabilize the DSP workforce and improve care

GoodLife & Koinonia: Partnering to stabilize the DSP workforce and improve care

Learn how GoodLife U’s partnership with Koinonia, an I/DD community service provider in Northeast Ohio, led to healthy labor solutions and more.

Meet Christine: Advocate, partner, and friend of GoodLife

Meet Christine: Advocate, partner, and friend of GoodLife

More than a board member and donor, Christine Rolston is a lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, leveraging technology and relationships to support GoodLife.

GoodLife U Episode 6: Paid Time Off and Pay Day

Welcome to Episode 6 of our GoodLife U series! As a reminder, this video blog is also available wherever you get your podcasts. You can find the Quest for the Good Life series (where we discuss next generation services, including technology-enabled service models), as well as the current GoodLife U series (where we have been exploring the labor crisis and… watch now

GoodLife nursing infuses technology for better community-based care

GoodLife nursing infuses technology for better community-based care

No one saw the COVID-19 pandemic coming. So while GoodLife wasn’t anticipating a global health emergency, our well-established service models that have been equipped with iLink Technologies enabled our nurses and clinical staff to keep residents and direct support professionals (DSPs) as healthy and safe as possible.

Meet Jenny: Living the good life at the Neighborhood Network

Meet Jenny: Living the good life at the Neighborhood Network

Meet Jenny Lillistand, one of GoodLife’s first Neighborhood Network residents. Jenny shares what it’s like to live, work, and play in her community.

GoodLife U Episode 5: Premium Pay

Don’t forget that each GoodLife U episode builds on the last; to get the most out of this episode, you really need to go back and watch Episodes 1 – 4, where we covered the DSP Staffing Crisis, the Problem with Wonky Schedules, our Five Faucet Theory, and Filling the Vacancy Gap. Today’s episode is all about Premium Pay–buckle your… watch now

GoodLife partners with ANCOR to empower community providers

GoodLife partners with ANCOR to empower community providers

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller GoodLife and ANCOR (the American Network of Community Options and Resources) both strive to powerfully impact the lives of individuals with disabilities by redefining what’s possible for independence. Together, we can leverage technology and humanity with innovative approaches, empowering stronger and more inclusive communities. ANCOR … read more

Children’s Services expands to support more children and impact communities

Children’s Services expands to support more children and impact communities

GoodLife’s North Star Child Development Center is expanding in 2021 – we’re growing our classrooms, capacity, staff, and enrollment eligibility to serve more children, both typically developing and those who need more support. The center is home to two Children’s Services programs: the North Star Academy (NSA) is an early intensive behavioral intervention program serving children with intellectual and developmental… read more

GoodLife U Episode 4: Filling the Vacancy Gap

We are close to the midway point with our GoodLife U Video Blog Series and are excited to be working with so many of you to help squeeze the most out of the limited workforce resources we’ve got.  As a reminder, each episode builds on the last; to get the most out of today’s episode, we recommend you’ve watched Episodes… watch now

GoodLife’s community partnerships offer new learning opportunities

GoodLife’s community partnerships offer new learning opportunities

GoodLife is community focused in everything we do. We believe that when we share experiences and opportunities with others in the special needs community, ongoing learning, teaching, and growth can occur – all to support a more active, independent, and joy-filled quality of life. GoodLife gives back to the larger I/DD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) community – and the community gives… read more

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