The Lucky Apartment

The Lucky Apartment

“Hey Ivo, are you coming? The game is about to start. We need you at the “lucky” apartment.” Austin’s default expression is a friendly smile but, in this case, even over the phone I can easily sense a very different emotion. He sounds worried and there is a reason for that.  He has been my good friend and neighbor for… read more

Revolutionizing Care with GoodLife’s Neighborhood Network: A New Era of Independence and Support

Revolutionizing Care with GoodLife’s Neighborhood Network: A New Era of Independence and Support

In a world where caregivers play a crucial role in enabling independence, worries about their reliability and availability can be unsettling. For years, the direct support workforce, which provides essential care to those in need, has faced significant challenges. The scarcity of dedicated professionals and high turnover rates have been persistent issues, especially for in-home care services. Traditional solutions like… read more

Staff Profile: Erica Farrow

Staff Profile: Erica Farrow

Some Things Will Never Be Replaced  Just a couple of weeks ago, Open AI launched a new program called “Jukebox”. It generates original music in the style of famous pop stars. You feed the lightning quick neural net a request to create a composition in the style of Aretha Franklin, for example, and it comes up with a rather convincing… read more

The Future of GoodLife Staffing: What You Need to Know

The Future of GoodLife Staffing: What You Need to Know

Here at Goodlife, we’re on a mission to reinvent care for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the people that help them. We recognize the daily challenges that our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) face and are dedicated to systematically addressing them. Our goal is to not only offer greater work-life balance but to provide an improved quality of life… read more

Staff Profile: Cassidy Larkin

Staff Profile: Cassidy Larkin

The Best Song Ever I knew from the beginning that this story was going to be complicated. It isn’t easy to define Cassidy Larkin. She is so many things. Where do you start? Where do you end? We were supposed to discuss her work, her professional goals and dreams but five minutes into our conversation I found myself talking to… read more

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

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

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

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