Brick by Brick, Generation to Generation

Daughter hugging her mother

Caroline Kline Galland, born in Bavaria in 1841, devoted much of her passion, energy and considerable wealth to serving the poor of Seattle. It was said she never turned down a request for help from anyone. Individuals and charitable associations of many faiths, particularly organizations concerned with the care of the elderly and infirm, benefited from her generosity throughout her entire life. She died in 1905.

Upon her passing, Caroline Kline Galland gifted the community with an endowment of $1.4 million to build a home for the aged, to be constructed and managed to bring the greatest degree of contentment and happiness to residents during their aging process.

The wheels of progress were set in motion. Property in Seattle’s Seward Park was purchased in 1914. The Caroline Kline Galland Home opened shortly thereafter, and welcomed its first seven residents, the maximum capacity for the home at that time. Almost immediately, there was a long waiting list for people eager to join the Kline Galland Home community.

Throughout the years, Kline Galland has built on Caroline’s original dream by expanding our services, always with an eye to holding true to our mission to provide exceptional senior care. A century ago, Jewish hospice care didn’t exist. Palliative care, in-home health and home care were senior care concepts of the future. Suffice to say, the future is now at Kline Galland, where we serve thousands of people each year from throughout the Northwest. From skilled nursing care, to independent and supported living at The Summit, to our evolving and wide variety of Community Based Services, Kline Galland has become Your Single-Source Senior Care Resource.™

We can only imagine how proud Caroline Kline Galland would be at how we, as a community, have continued to build upon her dream – brick by brick, service by service, generation to generation.