The Year Ahead: What We’re Excited for in 2021


Despite an uncertain and challenging year, 2020 changed the way GoodLife does business for the better. We are eager to carry all we learned into 2021, and excited to share what’s next for GoodLife. Below are just a few things we’re looking forward to: 

  1. Serving seniors: In 2020, we put our expansion of senior services on hold to adapt to COVID-19. We’re incredibly excited to resume these important initiatives in January 2021. One particular milestone to share is that GoodLife has joined forces with sister company Community Village Lawrence (CVL), who served as an impactful model and resource for us as we developed Vibrant Village. CVL is a noteworthy, age-in-place solution for seniors that leverages volunteer resources to keep people in their homes longer. We share this mission and will be working together to provide affordable, COVID-resistant, in-home care for seniors in Lawrence, Kan., and beyond.  
  1. iLink hits the market: Agencies already trust our labor strategy solutions, and incorporating technology is the next natural step. For the first time, our partners will  have the opportunity to utilize iLink, an infrastructure solution to reimagine administering care. Providers that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) may not be technology gurus, but with iLink they don’t need to be. It’s much more than a tech solution: we are offering iLink as an enterprise approach that supports partners in technology implementation, training, change management, and more. Agencies know how to care for their populations best, and we are excited to walk side-by-side, enabling them to do so with a proven technology infrastructure. 
  1. Focused on health, poised to grow: We are eager to grow in 2021 and want to see the end of COVID-19 . For now, we remain focused and vigilant on keeping our residents and staff safe and healthy. We continue to utilize the resources we have in new and unique ways to deliver the best care possible. And as soon as we have the “all clear,” we are ready to deploy  new initiatives,  partnerships, innovations, and programs  that will expand our mission and move GoodLife’s vision forward. 
  1. Championing labor strategies: Labor challenges are not going away, and we will continue to help agencies streamline processes, save money, and expand the capacity of the direct support professional workforce. We look forward to the publishing (and impact) of “Turning Over Turnover II: Direct Support Schedules, Pay, and Time Off, a chapter co-authored by GoodLife’s Dr. Michael C. Strouse and KU’s Dr. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed for Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. If you’d like a copy of this chapter, please let us know

We are so happy you’re by our side as we look forward to another year of redefining what’s possible for supporting people with I/DD and seniors to live independent, satisfying, and purposeful lives. If you’d like to learn more about what’s to come in 2021, we’d love to hear from you

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