iLink Expansion Brings Exciting Opportunities

iLink Expansion Brings Exciting Opportunities

At GoodLife, we’re always searching for ways to offer more independent living options for people with  intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to improve their lifestyles. Beth McCoach, Chief Operations Officer of iLink Technologies, said, “The iLink team is continually striving to offer support and encourage independence for the residents we work… read more

Approachable technology that helps people live independently

Approachable technology that helps people live independently

GoodLife’s focus has always been empowering people to live more independently. To achieve this, we partner next-generation service models with approachable technology. Dr. Mike Strouse, CEO of GoodLife, was a guest on the Easterseals “Assistive Technology Update” podcast. He talked with the host, Josh Anderson, about how GoodLife’s Neighborhood Network encourages seniors and people with disabilities to live more independent… read more

Donna’s big personality lights up her home within GoodLife’s residential program

residential program

We believe that every GoodLife resident is unique, and their care plan should be tailored to their specific needs. GoodLife’s residential programs offer a variety of living arrangements developed around the individual’s level of need. Each resident benefits from a Quality of Life Plan and a personalized schedule filled with their preferred activities. GoodLife professionals, including nurses, behavior specialists, therapists,… read more

Meet Victor: Living the GoodLife through independent, connected, and community living

community living

It brings us incredible joy to see our vision and mission being lived out. As we continue to reimagine independence for seniors and those with disabilities through empowering, connected, and purposeful community living, hearing stories of happiness and fulfillment from our residents is the only way we truly know we’re on to something great. Today we visit with Victor (and… read more

Introducing GoodLife U

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the backbone of the workforce behind community living and service support models for individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and seniors.  For more than thirty years, the DSP workforce has been one of the most unstable workforces nationwide. Recently, statistics showed that annual turnover rates for DSPs were at 50%, in comparison to… watch now

A Team Leader’s Perspective: Meet Kassie

Team Leader

GoodLife serves adults with disabilities in family-style home settings.  Our direct support staff provides daily teaching, support and companionship, which are vital to each client’s quality of life. Team Leaders manage individual homes to help ensure a safe and meaningful experience for our residents. Today, Kassie Johnston shares what it means to be a team leader and why she values… read more

A Home Coaches’ Perspective: Meet Kris and Brittany

home coach

GoodLife believes a life of dignity and independence is possible, no matter the challenge. We empower our residents with the support, services, and technology needed to thrive within the community. Home Coaches play an important role in our work to redefine what’s possible for people with disabilities. Today we are joined by Kris McFadden and Brittany Rupert, Home Coaches who… read more

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 Extended Family Model

Living the Good Life together: Professional Extended Family 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 Extended Family Model shares more about why our shared living model is one of our most successful—and meaningful—programs. It is a service model that naturally… 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

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