Tag: developmental disabilities
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
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
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
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
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
How Our Parents and Guardians are Helping Us Improve
There are a lot of reasons why the disability service industry is challenging and while the rewards far outweigh the challenges, we admit to often feeling overwhelmed and perpetually behind. Historically, we have had to chase resources and lean on our ingenuity and innovation, not only to make ends meet, but to deliver the highest quality of care and attention… read more
What does the financial part of services look like?
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.
Michelle focuses on family in her shared living journey
Michelle Ray believes family support can change the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). She and her family have been providing that support since 2006 as part of GoodLife’s shared living program as a Professional Extended Family Provider. Over the years, the family has shared their home with seven (7) individuals. Michelle began her career with GoodLife… read more
GoodLife U: Initial Impact Report
While we are weathering the perfect storm we talked about several years ago, sadly, the problems have been more difficult than we could imagine and are predicted to only get worse. If you’re feeling the pain of the nation-wide workforce crisis, you are not alone–but we can help. GoodLife U’s innovative schedule and pay strategies are making a difference for… read more
Gratitude, generosity, and tax credit initiatives make a difference at GoodLife
Learn how your contribution to GoodLife can support interdependent communities with a COVID-resistant care model and qualify for a Kansas tax credit. Your donation can make twice the impact.