Your Top Questions about GoodLife’s Residential Services Answered

Your top questions about residential services answered

Hey there! At GoodLife Innovations, we know how crucial it is to find the perfect residential services for your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability. We’ve got a variety of options tailored to help each person thrive, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

We get it—navigating the world of Kansas disability services can be overwhelming and even a bit scary. Whether you’re just starting to explore your options or have been on a waiting list for what feels like forever, we’re eager to help and hope you’ll consider GoodLife as your go-to provider.

While we offer a ton of services at GoodLife, today we’re shining the spotlight on our Residential Services. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions families like yours ask us. We hope this helps you feel more informed and confident about what to expect during our admissions process.

1. Financial Aspects: Who Pays for What?

First things first—let’s talk money. The initial step is to find out if your loved one has funding through the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Intellectual/Developmental Disability waiver. Reach out to your local Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) to check eligibility, apply for funding, and learn about the services available in your area. Not sure how to find your local CDDO? Here is a great place to start! No waiver? No problem. We also offer services through private pay.

2. How to Start the Application Process

Once you’ve got the funding sorted, it’s time to kick off the application process. You can fill out a contact form on our website or get in touch directly with Nichole Reiske, our Director of Services Access, at After you contact us, our team will follow up to chat about your needs, explore which GoodLife services might be the best fit, schedule any tours you may be interested in, and help you get started on the full admissions application. This journey includes phone calls and/or meeting in person, reviewing your file, touring potential residence options, and an assessment meeting.

3. When Can My Loved One Move In?

GoodLife offers a variety of residential service models for adults 18 and older. Transitioning into our services means working closely with Nichole and our residential team to complete our comprehensive admissions process. You’ll have multiple visits to the intended residential option, and this can take a few months to make sure everything is perfectly in place.

4. Residential Options and Choosing the Right Program

Our mission is to find the best support services for your loved one. GoodLife offers several residential service options, each designed for different levels of need. Our services aim to boost independence, but the level of support and supervision varies. During the admissions process, we’ll work together to find the best possible placement for your loved one.

5. What If Roommates Don’t Get Along?

We know how important it is for everyone to feel comfortable at home. That’s why we spend so much time on the application process and scheduling visits. If any issues come up after placement, we’ll bring in a consultant to help resolve them. If needed, we can look into other roommate matches or placements within GoodLife.

Wrapping Up Your Top Questions About GoodLife’s Residential Services

We hope this gives you a clearer picture of what we offer and what to expect during the admissions process. If you’re curious for more details on any of these topics, feel free to reach out to schedule a tour or simply to ask us questions; we’re always here to help! Reach out to Nichole Reiske, our Director of Services Access, at or (913) 980-8135. And don’t forget to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get all our latest updates delivered straight to your inbox.

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