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The 3-Day Workweek: An Innovative Approach to Staffing

The 3-Day Workweek: An Innovative Approach to Staffing

The 3-Day Workweek: An Innovative Approach to Staffing Do you want to work fewer days each week, earn full-time income, and have a career that makes a difference? That’s exactly what GoodLife offers Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with its innovative 3-day workweek. In this blog, we’ll highlight the details of the 3-day workweek and the benefits for our Direct Support… read more

Staff Profile: Royce Smith

Staff Profile: Royce Smith

Tack Så Mycket, Mr. Smith! It was a perfect kick. The ball arched high through the crisp Swedish air sailing over “Umeå’s“  entire defense. The pass was so good it was about to catch its intended target in perfect stride. The player was fast and skilled. Three more steps and he would have a breakaway opportunity to win the game.… read more

Looking Ahead to 2023

Looking Ahead to 2023

Happy New Year to our readers and supporters. We have some exciting initiatives in store this year and we can’t wait to see how the seasons unfold. Our teams are proud to have generated some momentum across 2022 and the future is bright! We invite you to keep an eye on a few areas specifically that have been targeted to… read more

Professional Family Teachers finding Joy in Shared Living

Professional Family Teachers finding Joy in Shared Living

Professional Family Teachers (PFTs) are the heart of GoodLife’s unique Shared Living Model. In this family-style living arrangement, a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities lives in the home of a carefully selected and highly trained host family. The individual is part of a caring family and has real-life opportunities to develop independence. Becoming a PFT is a rewarding career… read more

Celebrating Our 2022 Accomplishments

Celebrating Our 2022 Accomplishments

Here we are again! It’s December and we are working to close out the year with so many positive memories and accomplishments. It’s the perfect time to reflect on our successes and cast a bit of a vision for 2023.  Here’s a brief spotlight on what we’re proud to have accomplished in 2022. The Neighborhood Network expanded! Thanks to grant… read more

GoodLife U Video Blog – Season Wrap Up

We have been thrilled to share our Technology Enabled Service Model series with you across the last several months—thank you to all of our listeners and followers! Today, we wanted to wrap up the season with a bit of a recap, as well as share what we’ve got in store for 2023. This season has been pretty intense as we… watch now

Benefits of Becoming a Shared Living Provider

Benefits of Becoming a Shared Living Provider

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

GoodLife U Video Blog: Back to the Future

This month we are calling this our Back to the Future episode and for good reason! Every now and then since the 1960’s, the vision for care has been cast and it’s a bit like a broken record. The story is always the same: people with different abilities want what we all want—a good life.  “…people with different abilities want… watch now

Staff Profile: Meet Kaden Nix

Staff Profile: Meet Kaden Nix

GoodLife’s dedicated staff are the backbone of our organization so we love highlighting their stories and sharing their passions. This month we were excited to connect with Kaden, a valuable member of our Douglas County team and one of three Tommy Johnson Distinguished Service Award Winners this year at GoodLife. How long have you been with GoodLife? I have worked… read more

Shared Living Model: Changing lives together

Shared Living Model: Changing lives together

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

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