Agency secures facemasks

More care providers will have access to facemarks, courtesy of Sunflower Health Plan, which works with organizations that service Medicaid recipients. The facemarks will be distributed from Goodlife Innovations in Iola.

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May 7, 2020 - 10:02 AM

On hand for the delivery of thousands of facemasks to Goodlife Innovations in Iola were, from left, Rep. Kent Thompson, Jodie Kaufman, Stephanie Rasmussen, vice president of long-term services with Sunflower Health Plan, Mike Strouse, chief executive officer with Goodlife, Dale Derrell and Lauren Vohland. Photo by Richard Luken

As stay-at-home orders are lifted and folks are getting back into the public more frequently, perhaps now is when it’s most vital for care providers to have personal protective equipment, such as facemasks, notes Mike Strouse.

Strouse is chief executive officer with Goodlife Innovations, formerly Community Living Opportunities (CLO), which works locally with adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

At first, Goodlife clients were well-equipped to handle social distancing and quarantine-style measures, Strouse explained, because most lived in small homes.

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