DSP Scheduling: How GoodLife Is Changing The Game

DSP Scheduling: How GoodLife Is Changing The Game

Our friends at SETWorks recently conducted an interview with GoodLife CEO, Dr. Mike Strouse, on the intricacies and strategy of DSP scheduling at GoodLife. We’re proud to share their Q&A with you but first, a brief introduction. In the disability services industry, it’s not uncommon for agencies to experience high turnover, unfilled shifts, and call-offs. In fact, it happens often.… read more

Looking Ahead to 2022

Looking Ahead to 2022

We, like many, are excited to be moving into a new year. The last few years brought unprecedented challenges, so it’s with both eagerness and excitement that we face 2022 and yes—we are hopeful! GoodLife has some audacious plans for 2022 and we’d love to give you a little sneak peek into what we think this year will hold. First,… read more

Congrats GoodLife U Class of 2021

Congrats GoodLife U Class of 2021

Our GoodLife U Video Blog Series is wrapping up for the year! Thanks to all of you for tuning in, and a hearty congratulations to the GoodLife U Class of 2021. Want to know what they achieved? Take a look at our impact report and check out some of our testimonials below. This year brought about unprecedented staffing challenges and… read more

Passion to help others led Stacy to a career as a DSP

Passion to help others led Stacy to a career as a DSP

Working at GoodLife is more than just a job. Each direct support professional (DSP) is uniquely drawn to GoodLife’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. As an intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services provider, our staff are our backbone. We love to pair DSP’s with the right residential home to champion their strengths,… read more

GoodLife U Episode 9: Rise Up, Look Back, Step Forward

We find ourselves nearing the end of the GoodLife U Video Blog Series and wanted to take this opportunity to make sure we rise up, and gain the perspective of our 500 foot view to both look back (at what we’ve learned) and set our sights on our next step forward. Our GoodLife U series has focused extensively on strategies… watch now

GoodLife U: Initial Impact Report

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

Donna’s big personality lights up her home within GoodLife’s residential program

residential program

We believe that every GoodLife resident is unique, and their care plan should be tailored to their specific needs. GoodLife’s residential programs offer a variety of living arrangements developed around the individual’s level of need. Each resident benefits from a Quality of Life Plan and a personalized schedule filled with their preferred activities. GoodLife professionals, including nurses, behavior specialists, therapists,… read more

GoodLife U Episode 8: Professional Extended Families

Welcome to Episode 8 of our GoodLife U Video Blog Series, with Dr. Mike Strouse. This month we are excited to talk with you about our Professional Extended Family Model, which is similar to other Shared Living programs, or what some would call “host homes;” however, our model has some distinct differences, and we’ve learned a lot across the last… watch now

How Cheyenne found purpose and stability as a DSP

How Cheyenne found purpose and stability as a DSP

COVID shutdowns led Cheyenne to find a more stable job. She found GoodLife, and a passion for caring for people with I/DD and a career as a live-in DSP.

GoodLife U Episode 7: Lifestyle Professional Direct Support Positions

This month in our GoodLife U Video Blog series, Dr. Mike Strouse is going to cover Lifestyle Professional Direct Support positions, which are positions that allow the caregiver to live with, next-door to, or down the street from the people they support. We like to call them “lifestyle” positions because people in these roles (and those that they support) essentially… watch now

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