Helping people live the GoodLife starts with collaborative staff training

staff training

GoodLife is always looking for ways to better understand how to train and support our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who serve seniors and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). One way we do this is by conducting applied research through the University of Kansas Performance Management Laboratory, directed by Dr. Florence DiGennaro Reed. Rick Shears, GoodLife’s Training Coordinator, shares… read more

Living the Good Life together: Professional Family Teaching Model

Living the Good Life together: Professional Family Teaching Model

GoodLife values individuality. That’s why our residential services offer a variety of living arrangements developed around a person’s level of need to create safe, comfortable, and long-term home environments. Whitney Lamb, director of GoodLife’s Professional Family Teaching Model (PFTM) shares more about why our shared living model is one of our most successful—and meaningful—programs. It is a service model that… read more

The Quest for the GoodLife: Episode 5

Last time we were thrilled to share more about iLink –its history, focus, and design are integral to understanding how iLink stands apart from other types of assistive technology on the market. By integrating iLink within a service model (like the award-winning Neighborhood Network), providers across the country can increase safety and improve the independence of those served, increase opportunities… watch now

Give to GoodLife, get a tax credit, and be part of life-changing initiatives

tax credit

We are in a season of thankfulness here at GoodLife. As you know, for more than 40 years we have been working hard to make a meaningful difference in the everyday lives of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those who support them. We are humbled that the industry is taking notice of that hard work. In 2016, we were selected… read more

What we learned from COVID-19: Inclusion, creativity, and innovation

COVID-19

COVID-19 has made GoodLife’s iLink technology and labor strategies even more relevant to our residents, staff, and partners. As we continue to redefine what’s possible for inclusion with seniors and people with disabilities, COVID-19 has prompted many new ways of delivering care at the place and moment of need. While our well-established model of care helped us react to the… read more

The Quest for the GoodLife: Episode 4

GoodLife’s Neighborhood Network is an award-winning paradigm of care that delivers support on-demand, both when and where needed–a critical approach to staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic.  In the last episode, we talked about each of the components of the Neighborhood Network: We specifically focused on how we select our neighborhoods, and cultivate them to be diverse, interdependent, and purpose-driven. … watch now

Careers at GoodLife: Apply, stand out, and get a career that makes a difference

careers

When it comes to joining the GoodLife team, we look for individuals who want more than a career in caregiving. We hire people that want to make a difference in the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities. We visited with GoodLife recruiter Allie Heiner to learn about how to apply for a job at GoodLife, what we look for… read more

How to find stability in times of crisis with unique workforce solutions

workforce

It’s hard to be prepared for a crisis that we never saw coming. We are heartbroken for the service providers across the nation who are experiencing the quick spread of COVID-19 cases within their walls. From what we’ve learned, the pandemic can exhaust all of the extra capacity agencies think they have, from direct support professionals (DSP) to the C-level… read more

Built on equality, celebrating individuality: GoodLife’s Diversity Committee

diversity committee

Goodlife’s history is a story of passion, equality, and connectedness. For more than 40 years, we have fought to push through barriers of injustice that diminish the rights of those who have been marginalized, specifically individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). From our inception, diversity has been represented within our organization by gender, race, age, religious preference, sexual orientation,… read more

The Quest for the Good Life: Episode 3

We are seeing the evidence again and again: especially in a post-COVID world, people don’t want to seek care in traditional, congregate settings. It’s hard to feel safe in facilities like this without becoming isolated. But as we face an ongoing health crisis across the nation, this is a time when we need care to include community and connectivity more… watch now

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