For four decades, GoodLife has joined forces with KU in a shared mission to improve care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This partnership with the University of Kansas, rooted in a dedication to bettering lives, has been instrumental in shaping our approach to care. A Legacy of Expertise Founded by passionate advocates, James Sherman and Jan Sheldon,… read more
In a world where caregivers play a crucial role in enabling independence, worries about their reliability and availability can be unsettling. For years, the direct support workforce, which provides essential care to those in need, has faced significant challenges. The scarcity of dedicated professionals and high turnover rates have been persistent issues, especially for in-home care services. Traditional solutions like… read more
Are you a Direct Service Provider (DSP) looking for a stable, rewarding job you can do from home? Working as a Shared Living Contractor may be the perfect career opportunity for you! In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of becoming a Shared Living Provider and how to get started as one. What is Shared Living? Shared Living (also known… read more
Are you looking for a safe, nurturing living environment that provides your loved one with the opportunity to learn and grow? GoodLife’s Shared Living Model does exactly that! In Shared Living (also known as Professional Family Teaching Model), an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities lives with a carefully selected family in their home. One of the most appealing aspects… read more
Living with roommates can be a fantastic experience. You get to know new people, learn about their interests, and build lasting friendships. Most of our residents get along with their roommates and enjoy living together. But, what happens if your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities doesn’t like their roommates? If there are any challenges between housemates, our well-trained… read more
What are the options for residential services and who gets to decide what program my loved one will be placed in?
Imagine what it would be like to have your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability in a safe and supportive residence, to know they’re surrounded by people who care about them and are trained to assist them in reaching their fullest potential. That’s what GoodLife’s residential services can provide for those we serve. We offer several residential options… read more
The decision to move your loved one into residential services is a big one, and it’s important to consider all your options before making a choice. When looking at housing options, there are several things to think about, including the support your loved one needs and their goals. GoodLife provides residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that… read more
Do you have questions about how to start the application process and apply for residential services at GoodLife? Before transitioning to GoodLife’s residential services, individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities complete a comprehensive admissions process. In this guide, we’ll explain the steps you need to take to get started today. How to start the application process and apply for services… read more
Are you wondering what the financial part of our residential services looks like? In this post, we explain who pays for what and how cost is determined.
At GoodLife Innovations, we know how important it is to find the right residential services for your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability. We provide a range of options to meet the needs of our residents and help each individual thrive. If you’re like most families, navigating the world of Kansas disability services can feel confusing, overwhelming, and… read more