When Can My Loved One Move into GoodLife’s Residential Services?

When Can My Loved One Move into GoodLife’s Residential Services?

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 promote independence, growth, and community. We work collaboratively with individuals and families to design services that meet each person’s needs and preferences.

In this article, we explain when individuals can move into our residential services and provide an overview of the steps in the application process, so you know what to expect.

When can my loved one move into GoodLife’s residential services?

GoodLife offers a range of residential services for individuals 18 years and older. Our diverse options enable us to serve residents as their needs change over their lifetime. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to when a loved one can move into GoodLife’s residential services. The short answer is, “as soon as all of the pieces are in place.” However, the timing of each individual’s transition process varies because we recognize every person has unique needs, preferences, and experiences. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that every resident is placed in a home that is a good fit for them, where they are comfortable, supported appropriately, and set up to thrive.

Before moving into the community, individuals must complete our comprehensive application process. Since the process takes some time, we recommend that families start early and plan accordingly to allow for a smooth transition. 

What is the process for moving into residential services?

Our in-depth admissions process is designed to help us get to know each individual and ensure that our residential services will fit their needs. During the process, we work with families to identify the best options and what to expect.

The first step in the application process is figuring out funding. You can learn more about what the financial part of services looks like on our blog. 

After you have the financial part in place, you need to fill out the initial screening form online. Our staff will contact you after we’ve reviewed it to discuss your needs, provide an overview of GoodLife’s residential service options, and walk you through how to complete the full admissions application.

Once the application and required documents are submitted, the process typically includes in-person meetings, a file review, visits with potential roommates, and a transition meeting. Before moving into residential services all these pieces must be in place. You can learn more about our thorough admissions process and get a free step-by-step checklist on our website. 

Final thought

There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to moving into residential services. Our programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are designed to meet the unique needs of each person. 

Individuals who want to move into GoodLife’s residential services must be at least 18 years old and complete the application process. Our dedicated team is here to assist you when you have questions or need help during admissions. We offer individuals and their families personalized support to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

This blog post is part of our series on the top questions we receive from applicants about GoodLife’s residential services. You can read all the articles to learn useful information and get helpful tips about our most commonly asked questions.

If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact Nichole Reiske, GoodLife’s Director of Admissions, at nicholereiske@mygoodlife.org, 913-980-8135. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get each of our blog posts delivered right to your inbox. 

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