July 30, 2021

The importance of cultural competence in healthcare

From the desk of Min An, COO at Kline Galland Often, cultural differences aren’t the first thing people consider when thinking about healthcare. Families and patients may consider quality of care, cost, location and overall comfort, but cultural diversity and competency of the staff aren’t often among the top priorities. However, cultural competence can sometimes … Read More

July 30, 2021

What you need to know about Donor Advised Funds

There is an old proverb that states: “it takes a village to raise a child.” At Kline Galland, we believe this sentiment doesn’t stop at childhood – it takes a village to continue caring for our loved ones throughout their lives. The work we do at Kline Galland wouldn’t be possible without our village. Last … Read More

June 17, 2021

Min An honored with the Pamela Waechter z”l Jewish Communal Professional Award

We are thrilled to announce that Kline Galland’s Chief Operating Officer Min An is being honored with the Pamela Waechter z”l Jewish Communal Professional Award from The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. This award is an incredible honor and celebrates those who exemplify a passionate commitment to Jewish Life. Min has been a staple in … Read More

June 17, 2021

Coping with Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver for a loved one is an incredibly thoughtful and rewarding experience, but it is no small task. Caregivers face an array of challenges and are frequently so busy caring for others they neglect their own physical and mental health, leading to a state of burnout. Caregiver burnout is the direct result of … Read More

June 17, 2021

“Where will I live during the next chapter of my life?”

It’s an important question. And inevitably becomes even more important as you, or a loved one, reaches the golden years. For some, the answer of what to do is clear and concise. For others, it’s often filled with questions, concerns, research, and probably even more questions. There are two primary routes to explore: 1) aging … Read More

June 3, 2021

In-Person Visitation is Back!

  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our residents, staff, and community has been of the upmost importance. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as navigate these waters together. It is because of these safety precautions that we are now able to fully lift all visitation restrictions. At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule … Read More

June 3, 2021

Charitable Gift Annuity Program

We are continually humbled by the generosity that our community shows with donations and gifts to help fund our residents, employees and volunteers. In fact, Kline Galland paid nearly $3.6 million in 2020 in uncompensated care out of its own budget to ensure our residents and patients receive the best possible care. With recent state … Read More

April 5, 2021

Preparing For the Unexpected: A Step-By-Step List

Preparation is everything. In an emergency like a natural disaster, it’s how we make it through. It’s also how we make it through changes in our lives that we didn’t plan for–even death is something that requires serious organization. In all circumstances, being ready is how we deal with life. As a senior-care health organization … Read More

February 25, 2021

Kline Galland COVID Update

Everything you need to know about vaccines, variants and vaccinations. There is no doubt that 2020 was the most challenging year Kline Galland (or for that matter any of us) has ever faced. 2021 is looking brighter, but the challenges are still with us. We have vaccines, but we also have mutations. There’s a light … Read More

February 25, 2021

Five Essential At-Home Exercises for Seniors

One of the most important parts of healthy aging is normal exercise. Staying in shape is never an easy thing to do, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added a list of new challenges when it comes to keeping active. Elizabeth Kovar, Fitness Coordinator at The Summit at First Hill, put together five simple exercises that … Read More