Connecting with the community at the Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Hoarse in Barn

What do you get when you cross 550 visitors with farm animals, food trucks, hands-on activities, live music and an enthusiastic staff? The Kaw Valley Farm Tour at Midnight Farm! 186 carloads of people filtered through Midnight Farm over the weekend of October 5-6. According to Linda, a satisfied visitor from Lawrence, Kan., she “liked it all. It’s a beautiful… read more

Why Recognizing Hard Work is Valuable for Happy Employees

Why Recognizing Hard Work is Valuable for Happy Employees

We love our staff, and it’s important to us that they know it. In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 8-14, 2019), we visited with GoodLife’s director of HR, Adriane Murray. She shares all that GoodLife does to recognize our caregivers, residents and partners that work hard every day to reimagine what’s possible for independent living.  Adriane, how… read more

More than technology: The best labor strategies for independent living

Workforce

It’s no secret that our nation is facing a direct support workforce crisis. In 2017, the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) issued a report to the President outlining this important issue. The intended outcome of this Report was to ensure the Administration is fully aware of and understand the effects of the direct support workforce crisis.  Furthermore,… read more

Spend a day at Midnight Farm: Kaw Valley Farm Tour showcases GoodLife programs

Midnight Farm

We can tell you all day how great our programs and technology are in the fight to reimagine independent living. When there’s an opportunity to show GoodLife in action, you’ll be the first to know.  For the first time, our work program partner Midnight Farm will be featured on the 15th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour. Featuring 32 farms across… read more

Combining life skills with independent living: Welcome to Midnight Farm

Midnight Farm

In a recent post, RISE and TEAM Work: Developing skills for an independent life, we shared GoodLife’s one-of-a-kind work programs that allow individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  Today, we put on our best pair of boots to visit one of our program… read more

RISE and TEAM Work: Developing skills for an independent life

Rise & TEAM

The Neighborhood Network (NN) is our service model that promotes independence and peace of mind for those who want to live in their own home.  At its core, the NN fuses remote support with direct/on-demand support–but we realize life is more than a series of needs. Instead, a satisfying and purposeful life is one where learning environments are created for… read more

KC Pop Co: GoodLife’s newest work program

work program

GoodLife believes a satisfying and purposeful life is one where learning opportunities are created for residents to contribute talents and energy to help neighbors, build independence, and gain valuable skills.  GoodLife’s uniquely-created work programs, TEAM Work and RISE, allow individuals with I/DD within the Neighborhood Network to work, learn and grow in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment.  The newest… read more

Unique thinking leads to unique care: iLink Technologies

Unique thinking leads to unique care: iLink Technologies

Innovation has been integral to our models of care for a long time. In fact, this message is so important to us that “innovations” is now in our name. In 2019, GoodLife Innovations unveils a new generation of iLink Technology–building on over 40 years of experience spearheading creative solutions for care that utilize technology to maximize independence. In a world… read more

Meet Nichole Reiske

Meet Nichole Reiske

One focus for GoodLife in 2019 is integrating and applying the power of iLink technologies across our suite of services and into every home. The Applied Technologies Center (ATC) is our health, behavioral, case management, care concern and vacancy management hub. The ATC is a valuable add-on to our Neighborhood Network, further allowing for us to care holistically for each… read more

A New Paradigm of Care: iLink Technologies

A New Paradigm of Care: iLink Technologies

Innovation has been integral to our models of care for a long time; in fact, this message is so important to us that “innovations” is now in our name. In 2019, GoodLife Innovations unveils a new generation of iLink Technology–building on over 40 years of experience spearheading creative solutions for care that utilize technology to maximize independence. In a world… read more