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

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

GoodLife U Video Blog: Technology Enabled Service Models, Part 4

This month in our video blog Dr. Mike Strouse sits down with Ivo Ivanov for a discussion about how to grasp a simple and attainable vision of The Final Rule, where individuals—regardless of their abilities—can access the support they need in the ways they most want. At its core, the Final Rule promotes living a normal life, which is actually… watch now

What if my child/loved one doesn’t like their roommates?

What if my child/loved one doesn’t like their roommates?

Living with roommates can be a fantastic experience. You get to know new people, learn about their interests, and build lasting friendships. Most of our residents get along with their roommates and enjoy living together. But, what happens if your loved one with intellectual or developmental disabilities doesn’t like their roommates? If there are any challenges between housemates, our well-trained… read more

GoodLife U Video Blog: Technology Enabled Service Models, Part 3

Our last few episodes have been focused on Technology Enabled Service Models, and we’ve discussed the role of technology in the future design of how services are delivered. Today we’re taking an in-depth look into the actual hardware and software offered through iLink Technologies as Mike walks you through the fully configurable options for remote support.  In talking about Technology… watch now

What are the options for residential services and who gets to decide what program my loved one will be placed in?

What are the options for residential services and who gets to decide what program my loved one will be placed in?

Imagine what it would be like to have your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability in a safe and supportive residence, to know they’re surrounded by people who care about them and are trained to assist them in reaching their fullest potential. That’s what GoodLife’s residential services can provide for those we serve. We offer several residential options… read more

When Can My Loved One Move into GoodLife’s Residential Services?

When Can My Loved One Move into GoodLife’s Residential Services?

The decision to move your loved one into residential services is a big one, and it’s important to consider all your options before making a choice. When looking at housing options, there are several things to think about, including the support your loved one needs and their goals.  GoodLife provides residential services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that… read more

Shining a light on GoodLife Innovations with CEO Mike Strouse

Shining a light on GoodLife Innovations with CEO Mike Strouse

GoodLife has supported people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for over 40 years. Our original goal was to ensure that individuals receive appropriate services in community settings. It is still at the heart of our innovative spirit.  Our President and CEO,  Mike Strouse was a guest on the Uncovering Kansas Podcast. The episode shines a light on GoodLife’s cutting-edge… 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

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

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