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

GoodLife careers: Innovative job schedules means more pay and more time off

Careers

What if we told you GoodLife offers Direct Support Professionals (DSP) more take-home pay, more time off and better schedules? It’s all part of our unique labor strategies to improve workforce stability and lower provider costs.   Better shifts, better pay, more time offOur unique shifts for DSPs accomplishes the goals of more time off, more take-home pay, and more capacity… read more

Beyond turnover: how GoodLife measures workforce stability

Beyond turnover:  how GoodLife measures workforce stability

We’ve talked about the Perfect Storm and you’re probably already aware that the Direct Support Provider (DSP) workforce has been one of the most unstable workforces nationally for over three decades.1 While the national turnover rate for all workforces averages about 3%, annual DSP turnover rates now exceed 50%.2 There is no single answer or solution, but it starts with… read more

How to improve care and lower costs with unique labor strategies

Workforce 101

As a care provider, we know it’s important to ensure that those we serve receive the highest level of care while maximizing our resources. One of the ways that GoodLife helps providers put more margin in their mission is by combining time-tested workforce solutions with advanced technologies to create the next generation of care. By strategically reimagining and retooling traditional… read more

How our tested strategies improve your bottom line

reimbursement

As a community provider who cares for individuals with developmental disabilities (I/DD), you’re all too familiar with the problems we face with flat-lined state and federal reimbursements. The recently published article “Missouri Looking To Fix ‘Disastrous’ Pay System For Developmentally Disabled Care” explains the current situation quite well, and we encourage you to read it. In short, states reimburse providers… 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

CEO Mike Strouse featured on Easterseals’ “Your Assistive Technology Update” podcast

Assistive Technology

It has been a busy spring at GoodLife! One of our highlights was CEO, Dr. Mike Strouse, speaking with Josh Anderson on the “Your Assistive Technology Update” podcast through Easterseals Crossroads of Indianapolis.  Josh’s podcast shares the latest technology designed to assist individuals with disabilities and special needs. On the episode, which aired on April 19, 2019, Mike shares how… read more

Going further, together.

Going further together

As a mission-driven non-profit, it has always been our hope that our work would become easier over time, but this has not been the case. Instead, service-driven industries like ours face longer waiting lists, rising labor costs, and shrinking funding streams. Collectively, these trends forecast the coming of a disheartening tsunami of challenges on the heels of a community service-delivery… read more

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