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Meet Anthony Stephens

Meet Anthony

Anthony, how do you contribute to the GoodLife population? I think the better question is how does GoodLife contribute to my life? That’s way more impactful in my mind! But to answer your question, I am a Direct Support Professional (DSP) serving four men that live together in one of our residential homes. My job is to care for these men… 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

Meet Adriane Murray

Meet Adriane Murray

Adriane, tell us how you contribute to serving GoodLife’s population?I began my journey with GoodLife in a direct care role when my husband and I accepted a Family Teaching Model position. For three years, we lived on one side of a duplex and 3-4 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) lived on the other side. I then moved on… read more

Meet Dr. Florence DiGennaro Reed

Florence DiGennaro Reed

Flo, how do you contribute to the GoodLife population?I have worked in partnership with GoodLife through my position at the University of Kansas since 2010. My job is to help improve ways GoodLife supports their staff so they can do their jobs well to deliver the best care possible. I work directly with staff to find barriers and then work… 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

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

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

Professional Neighbors: The right care at the right time

Professional Neighbors: The right care at the right time

When aging family members or loved ones with disabilities need daily assistance, yet desire independent living, it’s hard to know what’s best. You cannot always be around to help, so it’s important to know they are well-cared for in an inclusive and supportive community.   GoodLife’s community living models center around professional caregivers who live in, by and/or near people… read more

Meet Yolanda Hargett

Meet Yolanda Hargett

Yolanda, tell us how you contribute to serving GoodLife’s population? I’ve been working with Mike Strouse since 1984, in the early days of implementing the family teaching model in Western Kansas. In 1986, I started working for GoodLife (CLO in those days) and their community living programs for individuals with I/DD. Back then we served 20 people, today it’s over… read more

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