September 16, 2022

Supporting a loved one from afar

It’s hard to be apart from the ones we love, especially as they age. Caring for someone from afar can be an emotional and frustrating experience, but there are many ways for you to make an impact. Whether you live an hour away or in another country, here are some tips, tools and resources to … Read More

September 16, 2022

Aging at home: maintaining mobility and completing activities of daily living

People are aging differently and living longer than ever before. Thanks to programs like Kline Galland’s Community Based Services, more seniors are also able to age in the comfort of their own home. The ability to age in one’s home is an empowering and positive development, but it also brings a new list of challenges … Read More

August 15, 2022

Why seniors should get the shingles vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1 million people get shingles in the U.S. each year. The risk of developing shingles increases in older adults, causing long-term damage and more severe pain. Luckily, there is a vaccine that will help protect against shingles. The CDC recommends adults aged 50 … Read More

June 17, 2022

Stroke Safety with Kline Galland’s Bridget Whelan

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. When a stroke happens, minutes count. Health systems are prepared to treat strokes if patients can get to the hospital quickly. To help everyone stay safe at home, Bridget Whelan, an ARNP with Kline … Read More

February 25, 2022

Staff Spotlight: Kline Galland’s Rehabilitation/Transitional Care Team

As home to the largest rehabilitation center in Washington state, Kline Galland is exceedingly proud of its talented team of in-house therapists and therapeutic professionals. This group of highly skilled experts continues to deliver personalized, compassionate care to our residents and patients on a daily basis, regardless of whatever obstacles they are presented with. This … Read More

January 21, 2022

Tech Tips: How to Easily Use Video-based Platforms

New technology can certainly be intimidating or frustrating. However, there are many resources available to help ensure that you or a loved one are capable of handling. In this vein, we wanted to take a moment and point out some tips and tricks to help streamline the process and eliminate frustration – allowing more time … Read More

November 23, 2021

How to gather safely with loved ones this holiday season

Many people around the world are trying to find the safest way to celebrate with family and friends this holiday season. After many months of isolation, it’s no surprise that we are all looking forward to spending time with the people we love. That said, COVID-19 should still be a major consideration when deciding how … 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

April 5, 2021

‘Tis the Season to Spring into Gardening

Winter is over and we are all eager to step outside and enjoy some spring sunshine. With social distancing measures still in place, embracing a new hobby like gardening is one of the best ways to stay safe, connect to nature, and keep active. Gardening can boost your mood, lower anxiety, and increase your mobility … Read More