COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – Archive

Below are previous updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. If you would like to receive updates via email, please contact Emily at emilyc@klinegalland.org to be added to our email distribution list.

UPDATE 04/03/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

As reported yesterday, two residents and one staff member at the Kline Galland Home tested positive for COVID-19. We have confirmed that all three of these cases are false positives. Visitation is reopened on all units at the Kline Galland Home.

VISITATION POLICY

At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule your visits with your social worker, who will help facilitate your visit. Our Social Services department will be happy to schedule your visit and explain the conditions for the visitation to ensure your safety, along with the safety of residents and staff.

At The Summit at First Hill, please communicate your planned visits with the Concierge. If you have questions regarding the visitation policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask and other PPE directed by the staff at all times regardless of vaccination status. You are not required to validate your vaccination status, but will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the Governor’s rule regarding the current Visitation Policy.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 04/02/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

A resident of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home, a resident in the South unit at the Kline Galland Home, and a staff nurse of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home have all tested positive via PCR (lab) testing. All three people are fully vaccinated. Subsequent testing on all three people have come back negative, and we are awaiting results of another test, which we expect in the next 24 hours. Due to the varying results of multiple tests, we suspect these cases may be false positives. Once results are received and depending on the result, we will reopen visitation on the affected units (East 1 and South) if appropriate.

VISITATION POLICY

Visitation on the East 1 and South units at the Kline Galland Home will be limited to window visits, outdoor visits, or compassionate visits at this time until we receive the final test results. No other units are affected at this time. Visits at The Summit at First Hill can continue as planned at this time.

At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule your visits with your social worker, who will help facilitate your visit. Our Social Services department will be happy to schedule your visit and explain the conditions for the visitation to ensure your safety, along with the safety of residents and staff.

At The Summit at First Hill, please communicate your planned visits with the Concierge. If you have questions regarding the visitation policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask and other PPE directed by the staff at all times regardless of vaccination status. You are not required to validate your vaccination status, but will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the Governor’s rule regarding the current Visitation Policy.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 03/25/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

A home health staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently asymptomatic and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. The staff member worked with two Memory Care patients at the Kline Galland Home, one of whom was discharged a week ago, and one Assisted Living resident at The Summit at First Hill. The patient at the Kline Galland Home and the resident at The Summit at First Hill will remain in quarantine protocol until the risk of infection has passed. All affected residents and patients were vaccinated.

VISITATION POLICY

Visitation on the Memory Care unit (East 2A) at the Kline Galland Home will be limited to window visits, outdoor visits, or compassionate visits for the next week. No other units are affected at this time. Visits at The Summit at First Hill can continue as planned at this time.

As issued earlier in the week, we are pleased to announce updated visitation policies that include indoor visits at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill. These new policies are in line with guidance from Washington State and the CDC.

We have updated the Interim Guidance to include plane travel guidelines from the CDC, in the instance when a visitor is traveling from out-of-state to visit a patient or resident in one of our facilities.

Updated guidance can be found here.

At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule your visits with your social worker, who will help facilitate your visit. Our Social Services department will be happy to schedule your visit and explain the conditions for the visitation to ensure your safety, along with the safety of residents and staff.

At The Summit at First Hill, please communicate your planned visits with the Concierge. If you have questions regarding the visitation policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask and other PPE directed by the staff at all times regardless of vaccination status. You are not required to validate your vaccination status, but will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the Governor’s rule regarding the current Visitation Policy.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 03/23/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Last week we shared we were investigating two possible COVID-19 positive cases at the Kline Galland Home with staff members who had both been fully vaccinated. Subsequent retests of both staff members have resulted in negative results for COVID-19.

VISITATION POLICY

We are pleased to announce updated visitation policies at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill. These new policies are in line with guidance from Washington State and the CDC. The following visitation options are available at this time:

  • Virtual visits
  • Window visits
  • Outdoor visits
  • Indoor visits by appointment at the Kline Galland Home – with either resident or visitor being fully vaccinated
  • Indoor visits with prior notice at The Summit at First Hill – with either resident or visitor being fully vaccinated
  • Compassionate visits for end of life/hospice or serious health/emotional crises criteria (regardless of vaccination status)

Guidance for indoor visitation at Kline Galland can be found here.

At the Kline Galland Home, please schedule your visits with your social worker, who will help facilitate your visit. Our Social Services department will be happy to schedule your visit and explain the conditions for the visitation to ensure your safety, along with the safety of residents and staff.

At The Summit at First Hill, please communicate your planned visits with the Concierge. If you have questions regarding the visitation policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge.

Please note that you will be required to wear a mask and other PPE directed by the staff at all times regardless of vaccination status. You are not required to validate your vaccination status, but will be required to acknowledge your understanding of the Governor’s rule regarding the current Visitation Policy.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 03/19/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

We are investigating two possible COVID-19 positive cases at the Kline Galland Home. One staff member is in the maintenance department and tested positive via lab (PCR) testing, but retested twice negative via rapid antigen testing. We are awaiting results from a new PCR test. This staff member was vaccinated.

The second staff member is a CNA at the Kline Galland Home who tested positive via rapid antigen test. The second rapid antigen test administered was negative. The staff member was sent home while we await results from a lab (PCR) test. This staff member was also vaccinated.

Due to these developments, indoor visitation has been suspended with the exception of compassionate care visits and outdoor visits, which will still be allowed. Once we receive updated results on these two cases, we will notify you of the results, along with updated visitation guidelines, which we expect and hope to be expanded next week if we receive negative results from all outstanding tests.

VISITATION POLICY

Following guidance from Washington State and the CDC, we will be issuing new visitation guidelines within our facilities shortly. This new visitation policy is in addition to the Essential Support Person and Compassionate Care visits outlined previously. More details on these policies as well as application forms are linked below.

Essential Support Person and Compassionate Care Guidelines

At the Kline Galland Home, please return your completed Kline Galland Home Essential Support Person Form to your social worker. If you have questions regarding the Essential Support Person policy at the Kline Galland Home, please contact your social worker.

At The Summit at First Hill, please return your completed The Summit Essential Support Person Form to Concierge. If you have questions regarding the Essential Support Person policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact Concierge.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 03/04/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and our Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you updated information as regulations and protocols change.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

We have no positive cases to report.

VISITATION POLICY

The Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill have developed an Essential Support Person & Compassionate Care policy, which aims to allow a first step in safe in-person visitation at our facilities. This policy is in pursuant to the guidance from Washington State and the CDC and fits with guidelines to continue limiting the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and ensuring the safety of all residents, patients, staff, and visitors.

To be eligible for this visit, please fill out the application for Essential Support Person linked below. Below also please find Guidance and Expectations for these visits. Please note that we are only able to offer this first step in visitation while all COVID-19 protections and protocols are honored by all parties. In the event that the Kline Galland COVID-19 situation changes or the community spread in our area increases risk to COVID-19, we will be required to adjust this program accordingly.

Essential Support Person and Compassionate Care Guidelines

At the Kline Galland Home, please return your completed Kline Galland Home Essential Support Person Form to your social worker. If you have questions regarding the Essential Support Person policy at the Kline Galland Home, please contact your social worker.

At The Summit at First Hill, please return your completed The Summit Essential Support Person Form to Concierge. If you have questions regarding the Essential Support Person policy at The Summit at First Hill, please contact Concierge.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen

CEO

UPDATE 02/11/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 UPDATE

A Hospice patient residing in an Adult Family Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is not in a Kline Galland facility.

We are currently testing staff members along with residents who agree to be tested at the Kline Galland Home twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. Daily antigen tests will continue for unvaccinated direct care staff or upon symptoms. We are currently testing staff members at The Summit at First Hill and Community Based Services staff once a week via PCR (lab) testing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

GIVING IN 2021

Your support has made a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. While we continue our work into 2021, many of our friends and supporters are looking for new ways to support Kline Galland. In response to the COVID-19 situation, Congress has extended some of the COVID relief tax changes to 2021.

2021 Giving Incentives: The CARES Act included several charitable tax provisions encouraging giving that have been extended into 2021. These include a deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize their tax returns. Additionally, we will see an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previously capped at 60% of annual income).

IRA: When you revisit your estate plan, consider funding a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust with your IRA balance. This plan can provide lifetime payments to your heirs and spread out the taxes on their inheritance due to tax changes.

Charitable Gift Annuities: If you are concerned about your financial security given the ups and down of the stock market, you may want to consider making a gift to fund a charitable gift annuity. With a CGA you can exchange stock, CD’s or cash for lifetime (tax free) fixed payments and possibly avoid most of your capital gains.

Charitable Bequests: We have a free estate planning guide if you would like to support our cause with a charitable bequest. We can provide you with a copy of our bequest language and complimentary gift illustrations.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/29/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 UPDATE

We have no new cases to report.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

The next vaccine clinic date will be at The Summit for residents and staff tomorrow from 11am-4pm.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

GIVING IN 2021

Your support has made a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. While we continue our work into 2021, many of our friends and supporters are looking for new ways to support Kline Galland. In response to the COVID-19 situation, Congress has extended some of the COVID relief tax changes to 2021.

2021 Giving Incentives: The CARES Act included several charitable tax provisions encouraging giving that have been extended into 2021. These include a deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize their tax returns. Additionally, we will see an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previously capped at 60% of annual income).

IRA: When you revisit your estate plan, consider funding a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust with your IRA balance. This plan can provide lifetime payments to your heirs and spread out the taxes on their inheritance due to tax changes.

Charitable Gift Annuities: If you are concerned about your financial security given the ups and down of the stock market, you may want to consider making a gift to fund a charitable gift annuity. With a CGA you can exchange stock, CD’s or cash for lifetime (tax free) fixed payments and possibly avoid most of your capital gains.

Charitable Bequests: We have a free estate planning guide if you would like to support our cause with a charitable bequest. We can provide you with a copy of our bequest language and complimentary gift illustrations.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/22/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

A Homecare staff member at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member supported an Independent Living resident who has tested negative via rapid antigen test, and will remain in quarantine protocol until the risk of infection has passed. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing direct care staff members of all units before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents who agree to be tested are currently receiving once daily antigen tests. All residents who agree to be tested are also being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have received confirmation of our second vaccine clinic dates at the Kline Galland Home for Sunday 1/24 and Thursday 1/28. At this time we are awaiting the second vaccine clinic date for The Summit at First Hill and will keep you informed when they have been issued.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

GIVING IN 2021

Your support has made a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. While we continue our work into 2021, many of our friends and supporters are looking for new ways to support Kline Galland. In response to the COVID-19 situation, Congress has extended some of the COVID relief tax changes to 2021.

2021 Giving Incentives: The CARES Act included several charitable tax provisions encouraging giving that have been extended into 2021. These include a deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize their tax returns. Additionally, we will see an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previously capped at 60% of annual income).

IRA: When you revisit your estate plan, consider funding a testamentary charitable remainder unitrust with your IRA balance. This plan can provide lifetime payments to your heirs and spread out the taxes on their inheritance due to tax changes.

Charitable Gift Annuities: If you are concerned about your financial security given the ups and down of the stock market, you may want to consider making a gift to fund a charitable gift annuity. With a CGA you can exchange stock, CD’s or cash for lifetime (tax free) fixed payments and possibly avoid most of your capital gains.

Charitable Bequests: We have a free estate planning guide if you would like to support our cause with a charitable bequest. We can provide you with a copy of our bequest language and complimentary gift illustrations.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/18/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

We have no new COVID-19 activity to report.

We are currently testing direct care staff members of all units before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 who agree to be tested are currently receiving twice daily antigen tests, and all other residents who agree to be tested are receiving once daily antigen tests. All residents who agree to be tested are also being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have received confirmation of our second vaccine clinic dates at the Kline Galland Home for Sunday 1/24 and Thursday 1/28. At this time we are awaiting the second vaccine clinic date for The Summit at First Hill and will keep you informed when they have been issued.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/10/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

A Restorative Aide who worked on North and South units at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We had two vaccine clinic dates at the Kline Galland Home on January 3rd and January 7th. We had our first vaccine clinic date yesterday January 9th at The Summit at First Hill. At this time we are awaiting the rest of our vaccine clinic dates and will keep you informed when they have been issued.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/06/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

A Hospice Nurse with Community Based Services has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A CNA of the North unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A Culinary staff member at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We had our first vaccine clinic date Sunday January 3rd at the Kline Galland Home and 270 residents and staff were able to receive the first shot of the vaccine.

The next vaccine date at the Kline Galland Home is January 7th. A vaccine clinic date is currently scheduled at The Summit at First Hill on January 9th.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 01/04/21

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

We have no new positive cases to report at this time.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT

The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has a census of zero and has been shut down to be disinfected. Thirty-three residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that a hospice patient who had been in our Cohort unit has passed away. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We had our first vaccine clinic date yesterday at the Kline Galland Home and 270 residents and staff were able to receive the first shot of the vaccine.

The next vaccine date at the Kline Galland Home is January 7th. A vaccine clinic date is currently scheduled at The Summit at First Hill on January 9th.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/31/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 35%, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A consulting Physician who visits patients at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. All patients the physician cared for are currently on isolation protocols.

Two Culinary staff members at The Summit at First Hill have tested positive for COVID-19. The positive cases were uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff members are at home under the supervision of their personal physicians.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eight residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Twenty-five residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have been issued vaccine clinic dates from CVS for the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill, and Community Based Services.

Vaccine clinic dates are currently scheduled at the Kline Galland Home for January 3rd and January 7th, 2021. Vaccine clinic dates are currently scheduled at The Summit at First Hill on January 9th, January 14th, and January 30th, 2021. The Summit at First Hill’s clinic dates will include staff of Community Based Services, as well as Independent Living residents in addition to Assisted Living residents.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/29/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

We have no positive cases to report at this time.

We have secured our vaccine clinic dates for the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and Community Based Services—please see below for details in the “VACCINE UPDATE” section.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has nine residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Twenty-three residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have been issued vaccine clinic dates from CVS for the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill, and Community Based Services.

Vaccine clinic dates are currently scheduled at the Kline Galland Home for January 3rd and January 7th, 2021. Vaccine clinic dates are currently scheduled at The Summit at First Hill on January 9th, January 14th, and January 30th, 2021. The Summit at First Hill’s clinic dates will include staff of Community Based Services, as well as Independent Living residents in addition to Assisted Living residents.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/26/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort Unit.

A Nurse of the Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A CNA of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eight residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Twenty-three residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have been issued the first two vaccination dates from CVS for the Kline Galland Home, currently scheduled for January 3rd 2021 and January 7th 2021. We have not been issued vaccination dates for The Summit at First Hill at this time.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/24/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A CNA of the Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has seven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Twenty-three residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot.

We have been issued the first two vaccination dates from CVS for the Kline Galland Home, currently scheduled for January 3rd 2021 and January 7th 2021. We have not been issued vaccination dates for The Summit at First Hill at this time.

We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/23/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A CNA of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eight residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Twenty-three residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, but it is likely very soon for the residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home, followed by Assisted Living staff and residents at The Summit. We have not yet been advised where the Independent Living residents at The Summit fall on the hierarchy. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/21/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A housekeeping staff member of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA on the Cohort Unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has seven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Twenty-two residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Four residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that a hospice patient who had been in our Cohort unit passed away. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, but it is likely very soon for the residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home, followed by Assisted Living staff and residents at The Summit. We have not yet been advised where the Independent Living residents at The Summit fall on the hierarchy. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/19/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A support staff member on East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eight residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Nineteen residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Four residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, as well as the Moderna vaccine. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, but it is likely very soon for the residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home, followed by Assisted Living staff and residents at The Summit. We have not yet been advised where the Independent Living residents at The Summit fall on the hierarchy. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/18/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

The CDC has created a fact sheet regarding the vaccines. To review this information, please click here.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has nine residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Nineteen residents have moved off the Cohort unit into recovery. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected to be approved today. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, but it is likely very soon for the residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home, followed by Assisted Living staff and residents at The Summit. We have not yet been advised where the Independent Living residents at The Summit fall on the hierarchy. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/17/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Two residents of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A Social Services staff member in the cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has thirteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Sixteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Four residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected to be approved today. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, but it is likely very soon for the residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home, followed by Assisted Living staff and residents at The Summit. We have not yet been advised where the Independent Living residents at The Summit fall on the hierarchy. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/16/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Resident of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A Nurse of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A CNA of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A CNA of East 2B at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has twelve residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Sixteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Four residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected within days. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

END OF YEAR GIVING

As we come to the close of the year, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who have supported our HEROES Campaign, as well as our other organizational programs and services. Please know your kind-heartedness means the world to our residents and our staff. Your support has played a critical difference with helping our organization fight through the pandemic, helping to increase the safety of all those under our care. If you have not yet made your gifts, we have some important information to share. Please note:

  • There is a new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you are eligible for a special tax deduction (up to $300) to reduce your tax liability.
  • There is an increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor’s annual income for cash gifts (previous deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.

If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/15/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eleven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Sixteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected within days. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/14/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has eleven residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Sixteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected within days. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/13/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Resident of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has thirteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the Cohort unit. Thirteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that a hospice patient who had been in our Cohort unit has passed away. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected within days. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/12/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A CNA of East 2B at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A Resident of the South unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A Resident of East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has had conflicting results for COVID-19. The resident is currently in isolation on the floor while we confirm results.  

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has thirteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Thirteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization has been issued for the Pfizer vaccine, and the Moderna authorization is expected within days. Both vaccines are a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/11/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

We were waiting for the results of the PCR testing for our hospice patient on East One at the Kline Galland Home who, as reported yesterday, had passed away and tested positive for COVID-19 via antigen testing. The results of the PCR testing confirmed a positive result.

We have no other staff or resident positives to report at this time.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3, East 2A and East 1 before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3, East 2A and East 1 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents who agree to be tested and staff of North and South units once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has twelve residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Thirteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected this week. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/10/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A night shift Concierge staff member at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A hospice patient who had consistently tested negative for COVID-19 on our East One unit at the Kline Galland Home passed away last night. A rapid antigen test was performed post-mortem and the test was positive for COVID-19. We are confirming the results against a PCR test since this patient has been antigen negative every other day. We will inform you of the results when received.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents and staff of North, South and East 1 once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has sixteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Thirteen residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected this week. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/09/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A night CNA of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

An evening CNA of South at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents and staff of North, South and East 1 once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has fifteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. One of those residents is on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Twelve residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. One resident who is positive with COVID-19 is currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

The Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected this week. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

OTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/08/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Two residents of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. One resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit. The other resident is under consideration for a possible hospitalization per discussion with the family.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently testing residents and staff of North, South and East 1 once a day. All residents who agree are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has fourteen residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those residents are on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Ten residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that two patients who had been in our Cohort unit have passed away. One patient was a hospice patient. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loves ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

This week an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next week. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/06/20
We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

One resident of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

We have no staff positives to report at this time. We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. All other residents are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. Two Cohort unit residents are on our hospice program. Eight residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

This week an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next few weeks. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
Rapid antigen testing supplies
Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
Funding for additional nurses and caregivers
If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/05/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Two residents of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A nurse on East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A nurse who worked on North and South at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We have tested all seven residents at The Summit at First Hill exposed to COVID-19 from the Homecare aide earlier this week, and so far all have tested negative via antigen test. We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. All other residents are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has 18 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those residents are on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Six residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

VACCINE UPDATE

This week an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next few weeks. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/04/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 POSITIVES

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohot unit.

One resident and one CNA of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit. The staff positive was uncovered as part of our pre-shift testing protocols, and the staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A nurse on East 2B at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A Concierge staff member at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was uncovered as part of our staff testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. All other residents are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has 16 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those residents are on our hospice program in the cohort unit. Six residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Two residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that a hospice patient who had been in our Cohort unit passed away this afternoon. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loves ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

This week an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next few weeks. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/03/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and is currently asymptomatic. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

One resident and three staff members of East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit. An evening shift nurse, a day shift nurse, and an evening shift CNA have tested positive. One staff member tested PCR positive and has been antigen negative. The other staff members tested positive via rapid antigen test as part of our pre-shift testing protocols. All staff members are at home under the supervision of their personal physicians.

We are currently testing staff members of East 3 and East 2A before every shift via rapid antigen test. Residents of East 3 and East 2A who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. All other residents are being tested twice a week via PCR (lab) testing. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

COVID-19 & COHORT UNIT STATUS

The Cohort unit at the Kline Galland Home currently has 16 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19. Three of those residents are on our hospice program. Five residents have recovered and have moved back to their unit. Three residents who are positive with COVID-19 are currently receiving care at the hospital.

With sadness, we report that three residents who have been in our Cohort unit passed away last night and this morning. Two residents were hospice patients. Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, and our prayers remain with them.

VACCINE UPDATE

This week an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next few weeks. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/02/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and is currently asymptomatic. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA who works the night shift on East 2A has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently asymptomatic and tested positive via rapid antigen test as part of our pre-shift testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

A Homecare aide at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The aide tested positive via PCR (lab) test as part of our weekly staff testing protocols and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. The staff member last worked yesterday, 12/1 and provided care to six Independent Living residents and one Memory Care resident. These residents will remain in contact isolation protocol for 14 days until the risk has passed.

We are currently testing staff members of support services and nursing staff at the Kline Galland Home before every shift via rapid antigen test, in addition to the two-a-week PCR (lab) tests. Residents of East 2A and East 3 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

VACCINE UPDATE

Yesterday an Advisory Committee to the CDC recommended nursing home residents and healthcare workers should be the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines pending approval by the FDA. The Emergency Use Authorization is expected within the next few weeks. There are two vaccines being considered, both using a two-shot modality. Moderna’s second shot occurs 28 days after the first shot, and Pfizer’s occurs 21 days after the first shot. At this time, we do not know when we will receive vaccines distributed to us, nor do we know what the hierarchy will be in WA State. We have proactively registered both The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home which includes Community Based Services staff to receive the vaccines. We will keep you apprised as we receive more information from both the State of Washington and the Federal Government.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 12/01/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and is currently asymptomatic. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA who works the night shift on East 2A has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently asymptomatic and tested positive via rapid antigen test as part of our pre-shift testing protocols. The staff member last worked on 11/27 and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of support services and nursing staff at the Kline Galland Home before every shift via rapid antigen test, in addition to the two-a-week PCR (lab) tests. Residents of East 2A and East 3 who agree to be tested are receiving twice daily antigen tests. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs evolve. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/30/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Two residents on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The residents tested positive via rapid antigen test and are currently asymptomatic. The residents will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A resident of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and is currently asymptomatic. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

A CNA who works on East 2A and East 2B has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently asymptomatic and tested positive via rapid antigen test as part of our pre-shift testing protocols. The staff member is at home under the supervision of their personal physician.

We are currently testing staff members of support services and nursing staff at the Kline Galland Home before every shift via rapid antigen test, in addition to the two-a-week PCR (lab) tests. Residents of East 2A and East 3 who agree to be tested are receiving daily antigen tests. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Rapid antigen testing supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/29/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

An Occupational Therapist on East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member last worked on 11/27, is currently asymptomatic and tested positive via lab (PCR) testing as part of our all-staff testing protocols.

A resident on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested negative via rapid antigen test yesterday, but tested positive today. The resident is currently asymptomatic and will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) and East 3 units before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the units who agree to be tested. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/27/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident tested negative via rapid antigen test yesterday, but had a change in condition late last night and tested positive today. The resident has been transferred to the hospital per family care plans.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) and East 3 units before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the units. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/26/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Three residents on East 2A and one resident on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19.  All residents tested positive via lab (PCR) test, are currently asymptomatic and will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

Two staff members of East 2A at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. One tested positive via PCR (lab) testing and one tested positive via rapid antigen test. Both staff members are at home under the supervision of their personal physicians.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) and East 3 units before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the units. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/25/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Two residents on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. One resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and is currently asymptomatic. The second resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and currently has symptoms that developed this afternoon. Both residents will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The unit has an exterior entrance and exit separate from the main entrance.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/25/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

Wishing everyone a meaningful and safe Thanksgiving.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is currently asymptomatic and tested positive via rapid antigen test, and has a PCR test pending. The resident will remain in our facility at this time in our Cohort unit.

The Kline Galland Home has designated a “Cohort unit” that is housing our patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. The Cohort unit currently has six residents who are asymptomatic and one resident with mild symptoms. This unit is designed to serve patients with the care they need, as well as isolate COVID-19 patients from the rest of the facility. The unit has an exterior entrance and exit separate from the main entrance.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/24/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Three residents on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home have tested positive for COVID-19.

The first resident has been consistently testing negative via rapid antigen test, however a PCR test that returned today came back positive. This resident is asymptomatic and will remain in our facility at this time. The second resident tested positive via rapid antigen test, and has a PCR test pending. This resident is asymptomatic and is being transferred to the hospital per family care plans. The third resident tested positive via rapid antigen test this morning, and has a PCR test pending. This resident is asymptomatic and will remain in our facility at this time.

We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/23/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

Another resident on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This resident tested negative via rapid antigen test this morning, but was retested this afternoon after a change in condition and the result was positive. The resident will remain in our facility at this time. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/23/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A resident on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This resident tested positive via rapid antigen test, is currently asymptomatic and will remain in our facility. All other East 2A residents were tested via rapid antigen test today, and all results came back negative. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit. We are currently holding admissions at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of re-admissions and emergency admissions.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/22/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A hospice resident on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This resident tested positive via rapid antigen test and will remain in our facility. All other East 2A residents were tested via rapid antigen test today, and all results came back negative. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/21/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Home Health Nurse within Community Based Services has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently asymptomatic and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. The positive case was uncovered through routine staff-wide PCR testing protocols. All affected patients have been notified. Our testing protocols will continue, and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

A CNA on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This night-shift staff member last worked on 11/18, and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. This staff member tested positive last night via rapid antigen test before beginning their shift, while they had tested negative via rapid antigen test on Wednesday during pre-shift testing. All East 2A residents were tested via rapid antigen test this afternoon, and all results came back negative. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 11/20/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Please note: given that the positivity rates in some areas of King County are close to 20% and rising, we should expect new positive COVID-19 cases reported every day for at least the coming weeks.

A Nursing Assistant on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This evening-shift staff member last worked yesterday 11/19, is currently asymptomatic and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. This staff member tested positive last night via rapid antigen test before beginning their shift, while they had tested negative via rapid antigen test on Wednesday during pre-shift testing. We tested all residents on the affected unit yesterday via rapid antigen test and all tests came back negative. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit.

A CNA on East 1 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member, who last worked yesterday 11/19 before being sent home, is asymptomatic. The positive test was uncovered during staff-wide PCR testing protocols. All East 1 residents have tested negative via rapid antigen test. We will conduct follow up testing on all staff and residents via PCR lab testing. Our testing protocols will continue at the Kline Galland Home, and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

A culinary employee at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member last worked on 11/11 and had potential exposure from a family member. We have conducted PCR tests as part of our all-staff testing protocols of all staff members in the department, and all that have returned have been negative. Our testing protocols will continue at The Summit at First Hill, and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

We were informed yesterday that a Hospice patient who resided in their private residence, who passed away on 11/18, tested positive for COVID-19 in a post-mortem examination. Our last potential Hospice staff exposure was on 11/16. We will be testing all exposed Hospice staff over the next few days and will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/19/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A Memory Care CNA on East 2A at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This evening-shift staff member last worked on Monday, 11/16, is currently asymptomatic and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. This staff member was tested via PCR (lab) testing as part of staff testing protocols at the Kline Galland Home. We are currently testing staff members in the Memory Care (East 2A) unit before every shift via rapid antigen test, as well as daily antigen tests for all residents of the same unit.

We have completed rapid antigen testing of all residents in the North and South units who had contact with the Restorative Aide who we had reported as positive last week, and all results have come back negative. PCR tests are pending for these residents and we will keep you apprised of results when available. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/18/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A resident in the Memory Care unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This resident came in contact with the Restorative Aide that we had reported as positive last week. This resident tested positive with the rapid antigen test and has been transferred to the hospital for treatment. All other patients on the affected unit have tested negative. We will be retesting all patients the restorative aide had contact with over the coming days, and will be provide results as they are available.

Per Governor Inslee’s recent proclamation, there are new statewide restrictions in effect at midnight tonight through December 14th, 2020. You can view these here. Given the rise and extent of community spread in our region, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far and we should expect more staff positives. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/16/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A nurse in the MDS (Minimum Data Set assessment) department at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, a staff member in the laundry department at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. Both staff members are asymptomatic and are currently at home under the supervision of their personal physicians. Both cases had suspected exposure from a respective family member. We have tested all staff in the MDS department via rapid antigen test, and all results have come back negative. We are in the process of testing via rapid antigen test all staff in the laundry department, and will provide results when they are available. All staff on both affected units will take a PCR (lab) test and we will provide results as they are available. Staff-wide testing protocols will continue at the Kline Galland Home and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Per Governor Inslee’s recent proclamation, there are new statewide restrictions in effect at midnight tonight through December 14th, 2020. You can view these here. Given the rise and extent of community spread in our region, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far and we should expect more staff positives. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/13/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We tested 42 Kline Galland Home residents via rapid testing in response to staff positives reported yesterday. All 42 results came back negative for COVID-19. All willing residents at the Kline Galland Home will be tested this coming weekend and staff-wide testing protocols will continue at The Kline Galland Home. We will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Yesterday we reported that a CNA in the memory care unit at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. As an addendum, this caregiver also provided brief care to the assisted living unit, so we will be testing assisted living residents on the affected floor as well. The caregiver took a rapid antigen test today that was negative. We are awaiting a new PCR lab test for this staff member as well. All-staff testing protocols at The Summit at First Hill will continue and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Given the rise and extent of community spread in our region, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far and we should expect more staff positives. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

[/update] UPDATE: 11/12/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A restorative aide at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, a CNA on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. Both staff members are asymptomatic and are currently at home under the supervision of their personal physicians. Both cases had suspected exposure from either a family member or roommate. All willing residents at the Kline Galland Home will be tested this coming weekend and staff-wide testing protocols will continue at The Kline Galland Home. We will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

A CNA in the memory care unit at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the same staff member that tested positive three weeks ago, and had returned to work this past week after a 14-day quarantine and two negative PCR tests. As part of all-staff testing at The Summit at First Hill, the staff member took another PCR test that returned positive. We are following up with a rapid antigen test and another PCR test. The staff member will remain at home until we receive testing results. Memory Care residents on the unit will be tested weekly over the next two weeks. All-staff testing protocols at The Summit at First Hill will continue and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Given the rise and extent of community spread in our region, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far and we should expect more staff positives. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/11/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A staff member in the culinary department at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member last worked yesterday, 11/10 and is now at home under the supervision of their personal physician. We have conducted rapid tests of all staff members in the department, and all have come back negative. Our testing protocols will continue at both the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Given the rise and extent of community spread in our region, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far and we should expect more staff positives. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have secific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800

The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/06/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have no new positive cases to report. Results have been received from our all-staff testing at The Summit at First Hill, and all results have come back negative. Testing at the Kline Galland Home of staff as well as all willing residents has been completed and all results have come back negative. All willing Kline Galland Home residents will be tested over the coming weekend. Staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home is scheduled for early next week. Kline Galland’s infection control continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. Please be advised that COVID-19 cases continue to rise significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/03/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We were informed yesterday that a Home Care patient who resided in their private residence, who passed away on October 21st, tested positive for COVID-19 in a post-mortem examination. Our last potential Home Care staff exposure was on 10/20. There have been no positive COVID-19 results within our Home Care staff over the past two weeks. We will be testing all exposed Home Care staff over the next few days and will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Testing of all residents at the Kline Galland Home has been completed, and all results have come back negative with the exception of three residents who refused testing. These residents will be placed in quarantine protocol. All-staff testing at The Summit at First Hill is underway, and will be completed over the next two days. We will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 11/01/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A staff member of the North unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member last worked on 10/30 and was tested via PCR as part of our testing protocol, and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. We have conducted rapid tests of all residents on the affected unit, and all have come back negative. Testing of all staff on the affected unit is underway, and all tests thus far have been negative. We will keep you apprised of the remaining results when they are available.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/31/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A staff member of East 2B at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member last worked on 10/27 and tested negative via rapid antigen test before starting their work shift. The staff member took a PCR test at a public health site on 10/29 that returned positive, and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. We have conducted rapid tests of all residents on the affected unit, and all have come back negative. Testing of all staff on the affected unit is underway, and all tests thus far have been negative. We will keep you apprised of the remaining results when they are available.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/30/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have no new positive cases to report. All results that have been received from testing at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill, and CBS have come back negative. There are a few pending results at each location and we will keep you apprised of results as they are available.

Resident-wide lab (PCR) testing at the Kline Galland Home is scheduled for this weekend. Staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill and the Kline Galland Home is scheduled for early next week. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/26/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have received confirmation that one of the residents on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home who we reported as positive over the weekend appears to be a false positive. The lab (PCR) test for this resident came back negative, and the retest of the rapid antigen test is also negative. Out of caution, we have repeated the lab (PCR) test and we are waiting for the results. In the interim we continue to monitor the resident, the unit and all staff on the unit closely.

Please be advised that two units at the Kline Galland Home (South and East 3) remain under quarantine protocol due to the positive tests, as reported over the weekend. The resident who worked closely with the homecare aid on the South Unit is still negative, but remains in contact isolation protocol until the risk has passed. We continue staff testing on the affected units, and will report results as they are available. So far, all staff tests have been negative.

Staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill is scheduled for tomorrow, 10/27. Staff-wide testing at the Kline Galland Home is underway and will be completed over the coming days. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/24/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A homecare aide who works on the South Unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The aide worked in the facility on 10/16 and 10/23 for one particular patient. The aide tested negative on 10/16 and was retested on 10/22 via lab (PCR) testing and the result came back positive. We have tested the resident the aide works with and the resident is currently negative. The resident will remain in contact isolation protocol until the risk has passed.

Please note that this new positive case is in addition to the two positive patients on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home that were reported earlier today. We continue staff testing on the affected units, and will report results as they are available. So far, all staff tests have been negative. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/24/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Late last night we had a patient on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home test positive for COVID-19. This unit had a staff positive as reported ten days ago. This resident tested positive with the rapid antigen test and has been transferred to the hospital for treatment. We have tested all present night shift staff members on the affected unit and all have tested negative using the rapid antigen test. We will continue testing all residents and staff on the affected unit and will report results as they are available. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/23/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. In response to the positive staff case on the Memory Care unit at the Summit at First Hill, we have completed rapid antigen testing of all residents and weekday staff on that unit excluding one resident whose family member refused permission, and all tests taken have returned negative. Memory Care weekend staff will be tested over the weekend. Traditional lab (PCR) testing is scheduled early next week for residents on the affected unit. Staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/27. The remaining tests from The Summit at First Hill from our staff-wide testing that occurred this past week have been received and all pending tests came back negative.

There will be resident-wide testing of all residents at the Kline Galland Home occurring over the weekend. Staff-wide testing at the Kline Galland Home has been scheduled for early next week. We will keep you apprised of results as they become available.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/22/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A CNA on the Memory Care Unit at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member last worked on 10/20 and is at home under the supervision of their personal physician. This positive case came from our staff-wide testing of The Summit at First Hill. All other results from The Summit at First Hill have returned negative, with two tests pending. We will report the remaining findings when they are received. Testing of all Memory Care residents and staff via rapid antigen test is underway, and we will keep you apprised of results when they are available.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/20/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have no new positive COVID-19 cases to report. We have received confirmation that the janitor reported yesterday as positive was a false positive. Negative results have been confirmed with a lab (PCR) test and an additional rapid test.

Staff-wide testing at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill is in progress and we will report results as available. Admissions are being permitted at this time on a case-by-case basis with a provided negative COVID-19 test.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.  

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/19/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A janitor at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member did not have direct patient contact and held a second job at a production facility. Additionally this asymptomatic staff member had tested negative yesterday via rapid antigen test, and positive today via antigen rapid test prior to starting their shift. They were sent home and will follow up with their personal physician.

We have received results from lab (PCR) testing of the Kline Galland Home residents, and all available results have come back negative. We have six tests that are still pending, and will report any positive findings if applicable. Staff-wide testing at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill is scheduled for this week. Admissions are being permitted at this time with a provided negative COVID-19 test.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/18/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

Last night we notified you that a patient of East 2B at the Kline Galland Home who regularly leaves the facility for dialysis treatments has tested positive for COVID-19. In response to this positive case, we have tested all residents of East 1 and East 2B units via antigen rapid test, and all results have come back negative. We have tested all staff who worked today or yesterday in those units via antigen rapid test, and all results have come back negative. The patient who tested positive is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and is not in our facility.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/17/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

A patient of East 2B at the Kline Galland Home who regularly leaves the facility for dialysis treatments has tested positive for COVID-19. Rapid testing of residents in the affected unit is underway, and we will provide results when they are completed. We tested all residents of the Kline Galland Home today via traditional lab (PCR) testing and expect results in the coming days. We will keep you apprised of results when they are available.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/16/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19

We have no new positive cases to report. Results from testing of the South unit residents and staff at the Kline Galland Home all came back negative. Results from our staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill all came back negative. Staff-wide testing at Community Based Services all came back negative, with one result pending that we expect early next week.

We will be retesting all residents at the Kline Galland Home over the weekend. Staff-wide testing at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill is scheduled for next week. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

Please be advised that COVID-19 cases are rising significantly within King County. We ask that everyone in our community do everything they can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing.

 NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/14/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have received results that a night shift staff member on East 3 at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member tested positive with the rapid antigen test and a PCR lab test result is pending. We have tested all night shift staff members on the affected unit and all have tested negative using the rapid antigen test. We will continue testing all residents and staff at the Kline Galland Home over the next few days. In-person visits at the Kline Galland Home remain on hold, however window visits are still allowed. We are currently holding admissions, with the exception for re-admissions and emergency hospice admissions with a provided negative COVID-19 result. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/10/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19

We have received results that a housekeeper in the South unit at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member tested negative earlier in the week and was retested on Wednesday. We have tested all residents on the affected unit and all have tested negative using the rapid antigen test. We will continue retesting all residents and staff at the Kline Galland Home over the next few days. In-person visits at the Kline Galland Home remain on hold, however window visits are still allowed. We are currently holding admissions, with the exception for re-admissions and emergency hospice admissions with a provided negative COVID-19 result. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/9/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19

We have no new positive cases to report. We will be retesting residents at the Kline Galland Home over the weekend through lab (PCR) testing. Staff at the Kline Galland Home will be retested early next week. In-person visits at the Kline Galland Home remain on hold, however window visits are still allowed. We are currently holding admissions, with the exception for re-admissions and emergency hospice admissions with a provided negative COVID-19 result. As an addendum to our testing procedure, symptomatic residents will be tested using the rapid antigen test as well as the lab (PCR) test. There are reports that the rapid antigen test is more prone to providing false positive results. As a policy, if we receive a positive rapid test we will immediately initiate precautionary measures while we wait for the results of the lab test.

The Summit at First Hill will have an all-staff testing next Tuesday, October 13th as part of our standard testing protocol. Per our preventative protocols, we continue to test residents and staff on as as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/5/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

Since the positive COVID-19 result reported on Saturday, we have received 266 results and all have returned negative for COVID-19. This includes all residents at the Kline Galland Home, with the exception of one resident who has refused to be tested. We continue our full staff testing at the Kline Galland Home, which will be completed within the next few days. Please note that we will be retesting South unit residents and staff who provided direct care to the positive patient at the end of this week. We will share any positive results if we receive any as well as our usual Friday update. Admissions and in-person visitation remain on hold.

The remaining results have been received from our systematic routine staff testing last week at The Summit at First Hill, and all results have returned negative for COVID-19. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/4/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Last night we notified you that a hospice patient at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed by a visiting family member. This visit was allowedpursuant to federal guidelines as the patient is currently on hospice. In response to this positive case, we have tested all residents in the South unit via antigen rapid test, and all results have come back negative. We are in process of testing all staff in the South unit at the Kline Galland Home via antigen rapid test as well as traditional lab testing. We will continue to test all the residents and staff at the Kline Galland Home over the next few days and will provide results as they become available. Please note that all visitation and admissions at the Kline Galland Home are postponed until further notice.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
Medical supplies
Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/3/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We were notified earlier today that a family member of a hospice patient has tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting a family member at the Kline Galland Home. This visit was allowed pursuant to federal guidelines as the patient is currently on hospice. The family member had previously tested negative before visiting. We performed an antigen rapid test on the patient and the patient has tested positive. We are in the process of testing the rest of the South unit by using the rapid antigen test as well as traditional testing at a lab. We will be testing the entire residents and staff of the Kline Galland Home over the next few days, and will provide results as they are available.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
Medical supplies
Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 10/2/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. Results have been received from our staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill all results returned are negative for COVID-19. There are a few results that are still pending as well as 11 additional tests that were submitted today. We expect all remaining results early next week. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/25/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

 COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. There will be staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill next Wednesday, 9/30. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/21/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. Per our preventative protocols, we continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS
We are happy to report that Seattle’s air quality has returned to normal levels and outdoor visits can resume at this time at both the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill. For visitation scheduling at the Kline Galland Home, please contact Laurie Garber through the main Kline Galland Home line at (206) 725-8800. For scheduling at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge desk through the main line at (206) 652-4444

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/18/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

L’SHANA TOVA

Wishing you all a meaningful Rosh Hashanah. During this pandemic we’ve tried hard to do the right thing for our residents and patients, their families, our staff, and our community. This year continues to challenge us in many ways, but we do need to remind ourselves how blessed we have been thus far. We are continually grateful for our incredibly supportive families, our community and our Board. Your trust and support of what we do continues to be a source of strength to our healthcare heroes–our staff.  Shana tova, wishing you a very sweet and healthy new year.

COVID-19 TESTING

Results have been received from all-staff testing at The Summit at First Hill and all results have returned negative for COVID-19. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS
Due to the unhealthy air quality in our region, we are extending our suspension of outdoor visits through this weekend. We will reevaluate early next week with recommendations from Public Health. We appreciate your understanding. Please note that Seattle air quality is “Unhealthy” at this time, and recommendations remain to avoid outdoor recreation and to ensure all windows are closed.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/17/20

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Yesterday we reported that a nurse practitioner had tested positive for COVID-19 at the Kline Galland Home. Results have been received from residents and staff who were potentially exposed and all tests have come back negative for COVID-19. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS

Due to the unhealthy air quality in our region, we are extending our suspension of outdoor visits through this week. We will reevaluate early next week with recommendations from Public Health. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please note that Seattle air quality is considered “Very Unhealthy” at this time, and recommendations are to avoid outdoor recreation and to ensure all windows are closed.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/16/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have just learned that a nurse practitioner working with our contracted physician group has tested positive for COVID-19. We have identified residents and staff that had any potential exposure to the clinician from 8/26-9/3, when the staff member was last in our facilities. We have tested those residents and staff and will share results when they are available. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS
Due to the unhealthy air quality in our region, we are extending our suspension of outdoor visits through this week. We will reevaluate early next week with recommendations from Public Health. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please note that Seattle air quality is considered “Very Unhealthy” at this time, and recommendations are to avoid outdoor recreation and to ensure all windows are closed.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/14/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Last week we reported a positive staff member at the Kline Galland Home. We have learned that this positive result was miscommunicated to us, and the staff member has received two negative tests in a row, including the one that was originally reported to us as a positive result. In response to the initial communication, we tested staff and residents on two different units at the Kline Galland Home, and all results came back negative for COVID-19.

The Summit at First Hill will have an all-staff testing tomorrow, September 15th as part of our standard testing protocol. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS

Due to the unhealthy air quality in our region, we are extending our suspension of outdoor visits through this week. We will reevaluate early next week with recommendations from Public Health. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please note that Seattle air quality is considered “Very Unhealthy” at this time, and recommendations are to avoid outdoor recreation and to ensure all windows are closed.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/11/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Yesterday we reported a staff member at the Kline Galland Home who tested positive for COVID-19.

The affected staff member worked a different unit (East 2B) on August 29th and 30th, so we have tested staff and residents on that unit. This is in addition to the staff and residents on the South unit we tested as reported yesterday. We will follow up with results when they are all received.

The Summit at First Hill will have an all-staff testing next Tuesday, September 15th as part of our standard testing protocol. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITS

Due to the unhealthy air quality in our region, we are suspending all outdoor visits at this time. We will reevaluate early next week with recommendations from Public Health. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please note that Seattle air quality is considered “Unhealthy” at this time, and recommendations are to avoid outdoor recreation and to ensure all windows are closed.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/10/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received an update today that a staff member at the Kline Galland Home has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member works on the South unit and has not worked in the facility since September 3rd, and will remain at home under the guidance of their personal physician. We will be testing all staff and residents on the South unit and will follow up with results when they are received. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 9/4/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. The results from staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill have been received and all 123 tests have come back negative. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

LABOR DAY WISHES

This Monday, September 7th is Labor Day and it looks like we are in store for at least one more beautiful Seattle summer weekend. While Seattle continues to open up, please be aware that infection rates in King County are seeing a small transmission spike at close to 4%. Please make sure to do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including responsible social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. We remain grateful for your continued support of our safety measures and we wish you a meaningful Labor Day Weekend.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/28/2020

Covid-19 Outdoor Visits – August 2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. We are testing all staff at The Summit at First Hill next Tuesday, September 1st as part of our standard testing protocol. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home, currently testing about 30-35 staff members per day. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO
Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444
Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930
CDC Resource Page can be found here
WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/24/2020

Covid-19 Outdoor Visits – August 2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/24/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING
We have received the remaining results from the testing of The Summit at First Hill staff and all results come back negative for COVID-19. We have also received the remaining resident results from follow up testing at The Summit at First Hill and all results have come back negative for COVID-19. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

VISITATION AT THE KLINE GALLAND HOME AND THE SUMMIT AT FIRST HILL
As mentioned previously we have been reviewing the proclamations from the governor regarding “Safe Start for Long Term Care”. These are recommendations for phased reopening of long-term care communities. We have used these guidelines to prepare our own policies that adhere to the strict safety policies we have been committed to providing within Kline Galland facilities. We will begin implementing no-touch, by appointment only, supervised outdoor visits at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit this week. Please note that appointments are limited and our policies are subject to change based upon the evolving situation in our surrounding community and buildings.

For visitation scheduling at the Kline Galland Home, please contact Laurie Garber through the main Kline Galland Home line at (206) 725-8800. For scheduling at The Summit at First Hill, please contact the Concierge desk through the main line at (206) 652-4444.

NOTICE PROTOCOL
In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.
 
JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN
Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES
If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO
Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444
Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930
CDC Resource Page can be found here
WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/21/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/21/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received initial results from the testing of The Summit at First Hill staff. 112 results have been received and are negative for COVID-19. 23 results are pending and we expect results at the beginning of next week. We have also received initial resident results from follow up testing at The Summit at First Hill. 17 results have been received and are negative for COVID-19. 4 results are pending and we expect results at the beginning of next week.

We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/17/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/17/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Last week we reported a staff person at The Summit at First Hill tested positive for COVID-19.  We subsequently tested staff and residents that were potentially exposed.  All tests have come back negative.  The same staff and residents will be retested on Wednesday per our protocol.  We will also be doing all staff testing on Wednesday at the Summit.

As COVID-19 cases trend upward in our region and nationally, we anticipate more staff positives in the coming days and weeks as the risk of exposure is heightened. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/13/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/13/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received word that a Kline Galland Homecare employee who works at The Summit has tested positive for Covid.   The employee believes they were likely exposed by a personal friend who also recently tested positive.  This employee worked with 6 different residents at The Summit including one memory care patient.  We are placing those patients/residents in quarantine and the families will be notified. We will be testing all memory care patients and staff today and tomorrow as well as the other exposed residents.  We will update you with the results when they are received.

Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/7/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/07/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received results from the testing of The Summit at First Hill staff and out of 129 tests, all 129 came back negative for COVID-19.

Additionally, earlier this week we reported that a Hospice patient under our care at another facility tested positive for COVID-19. There was an error in this reporting from the facility the patient resides in, and the patient currently under the care of Kline Galland has tested negative for COVID-19. All caregivers will continue wearing appropriate PPE and following safety protocols to limit exposure risks.

We are reviewing the guidance issued by Governor Jay Inslee outlining future protocols for outside visitation at senior living facilities. This guidance will be used to develop a future plan for implementation at Kline Galland facilities. From the beginning of this pandemic, Kline Galland has taken a conservative approach and we will continue this cautious methodology to protect our residents and staff while reviewing how to safely allow expanded visitation.

We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 8/5/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 08/05/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have been informed that a Kline Galland Hospice patient residing at another facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is not in a Kline Galland facility and will remain at their facility for the duration of their care. All caregivers taking care of this patient will wear appropriate PPE and will be tested at the appropriate interval after contact. We will follow up with results as they are available.

Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/31/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/31/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. We will be testing all non-clinical staff at The Summit at First Hill next Tuesday, August 4th. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/27/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/27/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received results from the testing of The Summit at First Hill staff and residents who were in contact with any of the three positive COVID-19 staff members we reported last week. Out of the 103 tests that were done, all 103 came back negative.

 We have been informed that a Home Health patient who was discharged recently from another nursing home/rehab facility has tested positive for COVID-19. The patient is not in a Kline Galland facility and will remain at home for the duration of their recovery. All caregivers taking care of this patient will wear appropriate PPE and will be tested at the appropriate interval after contact. We will follow up with results as they are available.

Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/24/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/24/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. We are testing various staff and residents at The Summit at First Hill this week, with expected results early next week. We continue our systematized testing protocol at the Kline Galland Home. Per our preventative protocols, we will continue to test residents and staff on an as-needed basis. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/20/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/20/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received results from our staff testing at The Summit at First Hill. Out of 128 staff tests, three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Two staff members are from Support Services, and one person is a non-Kline Galland Patient Companion who last worked at the building on June 30th when their patient moved out. The Patient Companion came back to The Summit to assist with moving something out of the building and participated in our staff testing. We will be doing contact tracing to determine who should be tested as a result of these staff positives. We will follow up with results as they are available. Results were received from 27 independent living tests at The Summit and all results have come back negative.

As COVID-19 cases trend upward in our region and nationally, we anticipate more staff positives in the coming days and weeks as the risk of exposure is heightened. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/17/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/17/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received an update today that a Hospice patient within Community Based Services tested positive for COVID-19. This patient was located at home and not at one of our facilities. We will be testing all staff members who had contact with this patient. We will follow up with results as they are available.

We tested staff at The Summit at First Hill as part of our precautionary testing this past Wednesday. Increases in statewide testing have slowed testing results but we expect results early next week. We continue our program with a University of Washington PhD student for our systematized testing protocol for our staff at the Kline Galland Home. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms, as we have been, on an as-needed basis.

As COVID-19 cases trend upward in our region and nationally, we anticipate more staff positives in the coming days and weeks as the risk of exposure is heightened. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

Could we please call upon your help? As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

If you have already made a gift, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your generous support. Please know that your friendship makes a world of difference for our residents and the Kline Galland staff. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/10/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/10/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

It has been a quiet week and we have no new positive cases to report. We will be testing all staff at The Summit at First Hill as part of precautionary testing next Wednesday, July 15th. We continue our program with a University of Washington PhD student for our systematized testing protocol for our staff at the Kline Galland Home. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms, as we have been, on an as-needed basis. As COVID-19 cases trend upward in our region and nationally, we anticipate more staff positives in the coming days and weeks as the risk of exposure is heightened. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing, mask wearing in public, and frequent hand washing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

Any and all unrestricted contributions in support of this request will be deeply appreciated. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 7/6/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 07/06/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Results from The Summit testing of Assisted living and Memory Care residents and staff have been received, in reaction to the positive staff member on that unit that was reported last week. All tests have come back negative for COVID-19. As COVID-19 cases trend upward in our region and nationally, we anticipate more staff positives in the coming days and weeks as the risk of exposure is heightened. We ask that everyone in our community do everything you can to limit spread and exposure, including social distancing and mask wearing in public. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms as we have been and continue our vigilant adherence to sanitation and compliance protocols to limit the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

Any and all unrestricted contributions in support of this request will be deeply appreciated. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/29/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/29/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received an update today that a staff member at The Summit at First Hill has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member sought testing after a family member was exposed, and will remain at home under the guidance of their personal physician. We will be testing all memory care and assisted living residents and staff who work closely with the positive staff member on Friday, July 3rd to allow for any potential incubation period. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms as we have been and continue our vigilant adherence to sanitation and compliance protocols to limit the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

Any and all unrestricted contributions in support of this request will be deeply appreciated. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/26/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/26/2020 

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report. Senior leadership spent time with staff this week, as they do every week, reiterating the importance of remaining vigilant with infection control, proper use of PPE and symptom monitoring. We are deeply grateful for our wonderful staff, who have arrived every day with dedication, professionalism, and grace under pressure. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

COVID-19 RISK & VISITATION GUIDELINES

I’d like to reiterate the dangerous situation we find ourselves in right now. Kline Galland’s protection from COVID-19 remains tenuous, and we must maintain our vigilance in protecting our patients, staff, and broader community– particularly as local cases rise. There are things we cannot control and things we can. Since the beginning of this pandemic we have strived to take the safest path with things we can control. One thing we must insist upon is that you please not circumvent our visitation restrictions. There have been several cases over the past weeks where people are not complying with our visitation protocols. This is extremely concerning as it undermines the safety of our entire community.

If outside visitors have contact with residents at The Summit at First Hill or the Kline Galland Home in violation of our protocols, we will treat it as a potential exposure to COVID-19 and defer to our infection control policy. Under this policy, the resident will need to undergo testing as well as a mandatory quarantine period in their living space with no access to common areas until the risk of exposure has passed.

At the Kline Galland Home, we have observed several visitors not using masks at the open window of residents. For the safety of our entire community, if we observe this moving forward the visitors will be asked to leave the premises and not return until the entire risk of COVID-19 has passed. If you find that your loved one cannot hear you through a mask, we are happy to facilitate an electronic aid for communication that will assist in the window visits.

We are doing our best to protect our community in the face of these very difficult circumstances and we beg you for your cooperation. Our safety protocols are not only in place for the protection of your loved one, but for all residents and staff in our facilities.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

Any and all unrestricted contributions in support of this request will be deeply appreciated. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/24/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/24/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

As reported last week we had one employee at our Community Based Services office test positive for COVID-19. This set in motion testing of all employees at our Community Based Services office which resulted in 7 additional staff members testing positive. Additionally, resulting from our systematized testing at the Kline Galland Home, 7 out of 20 staff members tested positive. We also had one staff positive as a result of full staff testing at The Summit at First Hill which we embarked upon due to the increased activity in the Capitol Hill area. These tests were all processed at the same lab. Because all 15 positive testing staff members were completely asymptomatic, we decided to retest all of these positive staff members with the exception of the original positive staff person. All 15 staff members tested negative last week. We then retested all 15 this week and they tested negative again. Additionally all involved staff whose family members received testing also tested negative. We used alternate labs for the two negative tests.

In summation, the original staff member who tested positive at our CBS office is the only staff positive at any Kline Galland facility at this time. Per state and federal guidelines, the 15 employees who have received two negative results are now cleared for COVID-19 and can return back to work.

We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms as we have been and continue our vigilant adherence to sanitation and compliance protocols to limit the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

JOIN OUR HEROES CAMPAIGN

As we respond to this pandemic, Kline Galland’s role is extremely important especially as our needs change daily. Today, we are asking all individuals, companies, foundations and social organizations to help support this urgent work as we prepare for another possible spike. If you are in a position to make a pledge of cash, or an in-kind contribution, we are in need of the following:

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) – Face Shields, Gowns, N95 masks, KN95 masks
  • Funding to maintain ongoing health screens for our hero front line employees
  • Medical supplies
  • Support for Best Practice skills and resiliency training
  • Funding for additional nurses and caregivers

Any and all unrestricted contributions in support of this request will be deeply appreciated. If you are interested in partnering with us or making personal introductions to those that might have an interest in supporting our organization, please contact Nate Nusbaum, Chief Development Officer at NateN@Klinegalland.org or call Nate directly at (206) 353-2263.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/22/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/22/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We are investigating the staff positives we reported to you last week at CBS, the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill (with the exception of the first positive COVID-19 result out of CBS) for the possibility of false positives. We are working with alternate labs to rerun testing and hope to have more information for you in the coming days. We will continue to keep you apprised as things develop.

We have received results from the resident and staff testing at the Kline Galland Home and all tests have come back negative for COVID-19. Quarantine protocol is now lifted at the Kline Galland Home and window visits can now resume.

We have received results from the Assisted Living and Memory Care testing at The Summit at First Hill and all have tested negative for COVID-19. Independent Living testing will commence this week upon request. Quarantine protocol is now lifted at the Summit at First hill and window visits can now resume.

We are actively retesting staff members at our Community Based Services office and will have more to share on the results of those retests in the coming days.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test.

Any CBS staff that has been to the CBS office within the last two weeks have been asked to reschedule visits until they can be tested and results received. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and Facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/19/20

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/19/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received the remaining tests from our cross-section testing of staff at the Kline Galland Home. Out of 40 results, we have 7 asymptomatic positives for COVID-19 as reported yesterday. There are no new positive cases from the remaining results. We will be retesting all staff and residents at the Kline Galland Home over the next couple of days with expected results available next week.

We have received the remaining test results from our staff-wide testing at The Summit at First Hill. Out of 151 results, we have one asymptomatic positive for COVID-19 as reported yesterday. There are no new positive cases from the remaining results. We will be retesting all assisted living residents at The Summit at First Hill over the next few days, as well as having tests available for all independent living residents upon request.

As we retest all of our Kline Galland staff and residents, our sample size is large so we anticipate having some more asymptomatic positive results coming from this testing. We will continue to keep you apprised as things develop.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

At this time all admissions at the Kline Galland Home are on hold through the weekend. This decision will revisited next week. Any CBS staff that has been to the CBS office within the last two weeks have been asked to reschedule visits until they can be tested and results received. Due to the increased risk at the Kline Galland Home, we have placed the facility under quarantine procedure until facility wide testing results are available. This unfortunately includes window visits for at least the next few days. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit and facility. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/18/20

Afternoon Update

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/18/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received the first batch of test results from our cross-section testing of staff at the Kline Galland Home. Out of 20 results, we have 7 asymptomatic positives for COVID-19. We are expecting the results from the remaining 23 tests tomorrow. We will be retesting all staff and residents at the Kline Galland Home over the next couple of days with expected results available next week.  

The results from our staff-wide testing at The Summit have been received. Out of 151 results, we have one asymptomatic positive for COVID-19. We are expecting the results from the remaining 10 tests tomorrow. We will be retesting all assisted living residents at The Summit at First Hill over the next few days, as well as having tests available for all independent living residents upon request.

As mentioned earlier today, a member of our senior staff team at Kline Galland had tested positive for COVID-19. Remaining members of senior staff that were potentially exposed were tested today with all results coming back negative.

We have closed the CBS office at this time, and are still awaiting the results from the 5 remaining staff tests that are expected to be received by tomorrow. We will continue to keep you apprised as things develop.  

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

At this time all admissions at the Kline Galland Home are on hold through the weekend. This decision will revisited next week. Any CBS staff that has been to the CBS office within the last two weeks have been asked to reschedule visits until they can be tested and results received. Due to the increased risk at the Kline Galland Home, we have placed the facility under quarantine procedure until facility wide testing results are available. This unfortunately includes window visits for at least the next few days. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill, we will contact the responsible parties of the positive-testing patient, and defer to email, website and facebook updates for the rest of the affected unit. We will no longer be calling the entire affected unit’s responsible parties. This will provide more timely communication and save staff resources. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO


Morning Update

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/18/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received partial results from the testing of our Community Based Services office staff, and we have 7 employees who have tested positive, including a member of senior staff at Kline Galland. This in turn has potentially exposed other members of senior staff. Those staff members, including myself, are working remotely as a precautionary measure until we are all tested and receive the test results back in keeping with our testing protocol. We still have 5 outstanding CBS staff test results that we expect to receive by tomorrow. We have closed the CBS office and are being extra vigilant across all facilities, and are canceling any optional activities for the time being. We will keep you apprised as things develop.

As previously mentioned, we tested all staff at The Summit at First Hill this week and we expect results by the end of this week. Our work with a University of Washington PhD student to implement a systemized testing protocol for our staff at the Kline Galland Home has begun as well, which tested about 50 staff members at the Kline Galland Home this week in a cross-section by unit, department, and shift. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms or exposure, as we have been, on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. Again, we will keep you informed of developments on our end as they happen. We appreciate your support at this time.  

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

At this time all admissions at the Kline Galland Home are on hold through the weekend. This decision will revisited next week. Any CBS staff that has been to the CBS office within the last two weeks have been asked to reschedule visits until they can be tested and results received. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/16/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/16/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We received an update today that a staff member at our Community Based Services office has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is recovering at home under the guidance of their personal physician. We will be testing all CBS office staff starting today. We anticipate results from this testing by the end of this week. Additionally, we will be testing all staff at The Summit at First Hill beginning today through the rest of this week. We expect results from this testing by the end of next week. As mentioned previously we are working with a University of Washington PhD student to implement a systemized testing protocol for our staff at the Kline Galland Home. This would include cross-section testing of the Kline Galland Home staff by unit, department, and shift. We anticipate testing 30-40 staff members a week. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms or exposure, as we have been, on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/12/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/12/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have no new positive cases to report at this time. Due to the increased activity on Capitol Hill we will be testing all staff at The Summit at First hill beginning next Tuesday. We are hoping to have results by the end of next week or early the week after. As mentioned previously we are working with a University of Washington PhD student to implement a systemized testing protocol for our staff at the Kline Galland Home. This would include cross-section testing of the Kline Galland Home staff by unit, department, and shift. We anticipate testing 30-40 staff members a week. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms or exposure, as we have been, on an as-needed basis. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 6/3/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 06/03/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

It has been another quiet week and we have no new positive cases to report. We are working with a University of Washington PhD student to implement a systemized testing protocol for our staff. This would include randomized testing with parameters to be determined. We will continue to test residents and staff based on symptoms as we have been, which will run in conjunction with this systemized protocol for staff. We will share more information as this program develops. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/29/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/29/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. Wishing you a happy and meaningful Shavuot.

COVID-19 TESTING

It has been a blessedly quiet week and we have no new positive cases to report. Senior leadership spent time with staff this week, as they do every week, reiterating the importance of remaining vigilant with infection control, proper use of PPE and symptom monitoring. Our staff continues to be supplied with face shields and masks that have become standard issue. We continue to be deeply grateful for our wonderful staff, who have arrived every day with dedication, professionalism, and grace under pressure. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/22/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/22/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

The remaining results from our Community Based Services staff testing have been received. Of the last 10 staff members, all 10 tests came back negative. This completes the testing of all CBS staff members and all 129 tests that were processed came back negative. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

MEMORIAL DAY WISHES

Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th and this year’s holiday weekend will need to be quite different than years past. While Seattle continues to slowly open up, Kline Galland facilities remain vigilant in our protection of residents and staff and our facilities will continue to be closed to outside visitors with exceptions made on a case by case basis for hospice patients. We remain grateful for your continued support of our safety measures and we wish you a meaningful Memorial Day Weekend. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/18/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/18/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Results from testing of our Community Based Services staff members have been received. Out of the 119 tests that were processed, all 119 came back negative. We have 10 staff members receiving testing at an exterior site (Harborview Mobile Unit) and we expect these remaining results early next week. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/11/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/11/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

As reported last week, we were able to retest all patients who were in close contact with the two staff members who tested positive at The Summit at First Hill. All previous tests were negative and we have received the last remaining test and it also came back negative. We were able to test three additional residents at The Summit at First Hill who are closely connected to patients in the affected unit at The Summit at First Hill, and all three tests came back negative. We will continue to administer additional monitoring of all patients in the affected areas. Our clinical team will be testing staff of our Community Based Services this week. With a sample size of staff this large we anticipate having some asymptomatic positive results coming from this testing. We expect results of this testing next week. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/08/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/08/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Results from the remaining staff tests at The Summit at First Hill have been received. Out of the approximate 30 test results received back, all tests came back negative for COVID-19. We were able to retest all patients that were in close contact with the two staff members that tested positive as reported earlier this week and all results we have received have been negative. We have one patient who was tested today, and we expect the result to be available next week. We will continue to administer additional monitoring of all patients in the affected areas. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. In order to keep our loved ones safe, this year’s celebration will need to be quite different than years past. We ask that you please not circumvent our visitation restrictions. Our safety protocols are not only in place for the protection of your loved one, but for all residents and staff in our facilities. If outside visitors have contact with residents, we will treat it as an exposure to COVID-19 and defer to our infection control policy. Under this policy, we will need to quarantine the resident in their living space for 14 days with no access to common areas until the risk of exposure has passed. For the safety of our community, we encourage all virtual connections through FaceTime, Skype calls, or phone calls. To celebrate the holiday, the Activities & Social Services teams at both the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill will be delivering dessert as well as a gift to honor our mothers. Thank you for abiding by our safety measures and we wish you a peaceful and healthy Mother’s Day. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/07/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/07/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Results from additional staff tests at The Summit at First Hill have been received.  Out of the approximate 70 test results received back, we have one positive result from a staff member. This is in addition to the positive staff member reported yesterday. Both positive staff members are no longer in our facilities and will remain at home for at least two weeks, until a negative test result is secured and the risk of infection is nullified. The patients who have had contact with these two staff members have been notified. All the tests that were processed for residents at The Summit at First Hill came back negative, as reported over the weekend. In addition we will be administering additional monitoring of all patients in the affected areas. We are awaiting results for approximately 30 tests and will continue to keep you updated. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

 

UPDATE: 5/06/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/06/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Our clinical team tested staff at The Summit at First Hill this week. Out of the 96 tests that have returned as of this afternoon, we have 1 asymptomatic positive result from a staff member. We are still awaiting results from approximately 70 tests. The asymptomatic positive staff member is no longer in our facilities and will remain at home for at least two weeks, until a negative test result is secured and the risk of infection is nullified. The staff member is a culinary employee assigned to the Memory Care unit. All the tests that were processed for residents at The Summit at First Hill came back negative, as reported over the weekend. In addition we will be administering additional monitoring of all patients on the affected unit. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 5/04/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/04/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

University of Washington clinical staff were on site testing staff members at the Kline Galland Home last week. Out of the 269 tests that were processed, all 269 came back negative. Our clinical team will be testing staff at The Summit at First Hill today, May 4th and tomorrow, May 5th. This will include Home Care staff and private caregivers that come into The Summit at First Hill. With a sample size of staff this large we anticipate having some asymptomatic positive results coming from this testing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 5/02/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 05/02/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We have received results from our COVID-19 testing for assisted and independent residents at The Summit at First Hill who gave us consent to be tested. Out of 114 tests, all 114 have come back negative. In addition, University of Washington clinical staff tested 266 staff members at the Kline Galland Home this week. We expect the results to be available early next week. UW protocols are to alert each staff member individually of their results. Staff has been instructed to alert us immediately of positive results. We have added a question regarding testing results and notification to our staff intake questionnaire which every staff member completes before the beginning of every shift. With a sample size of staff this large we anticipate having some asymptomatic positive results coming from this testing.

Our clinical team will also test staff at The Summit at First Hill next week on Monday, May 4th and Tuesday, May 5th. This will include Home Care staff and private caregivers that come into The Summit at First Hill. We will also be testing CBS staff, tentatively scheduled for next week. With a sample size of staff this large we anticipate having some asymptomatic positive results coming from this testing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 4/28/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/28/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Our clinical staff is testing all memory care patients at The Summit at First Hill today, Tuesday April 28th. Additionally all assisted living patients at The Summit will be tested tomorrow, Wednesday April 29th provided the appropriate consents are obtained. University of Washington clinical staff will be on site tomorrow, Wednesday April 29th and Thursday April 30th at the Kline Galland Home overseeing testing of staff members of the Kline Galland Home. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 4/27/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/27/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

University of Washington clinical staff was on site Saturday, April 25th at the Kline Galland Home to test all patients at that facility. Results have been received and all patient tests came back negative. Further testing of all Kline Galland Home staff will be conducted by University of Washington later this week. With a sample size of staff this large we would anticipate having some asymptomatic positives coming from this test. We expect to receive results from this testing approximately 3-4 days from the time of this additional testing. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 4/24/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/24/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

We received an update today that a staff member at the Kline Galland Home tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed by a family member. The staff member has not been at work since April 15th and is at home under the guidance of their personal physician. Other staff members on that unit were tested this week as a result of a prior exposure from a previously reported staff member from another unit and all tests were negative. We are still on schedule for University of Washington clinical staff to be on-site tomorrow (Saturday, April 25th) at the Kline Galland Home to test all patients. Further testing of Kline Galland Home staff will be conducted by the University of Washington next week. We anticipate receiving results from this testing approximately 3-4 days from the time of testing. As of Friday, 4/17/2020, it has been reported that there is a minimum of 204 long-term care facilities in Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 4/23/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/23/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

University of Washington clinical staff will be on site on Saturday at the Kline Galland Home testing all of our patients as part of their COVID-19 study project. This will be a benefit to allow us to identify any positive patients that are asymptomatic and possibly help prevent the risk of potential outbreaks. Our social workers are in the process of obtaining consent from patients and/or responsible parties. If any patients test positive we will default to our notice protocol by first notifying the patient and/or responsible parties, the affected unit, and then the rest of the facility via email, Facebook, and website. We anticipate receiving results from this testing approximately 3-4 days from the time of testing. As of Friday, 4/17/2020, it has been reported that there is a minimum of 204 long-term care facilities in Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE 4/20/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/20/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Testing was completed of patients and staff who had substantial exposure to the staff member who tested positive for COVID-19, which we reported on 4/13/2020. We tested 80 individuals – 40 residents closest to the affected staff member and 40 additional staff members. Of the 40 residents who were tested, all 40 came back negative. Of the 40 staff members who were tested, two tested positive. Both staff members are recovering at home under supervision of their personal physicians. As of Friday, 4/17/2020, it has been reported that there is a minimum of 204 long-term care facilities in Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 4/13/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/13/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

As of today, we have three staff members at the Kline Galland Home who have been exposed to COVID-19 by someone living in their home. One staff member has tested positive, and the two other staff members have tested negative. The positive staff member is recovering at home under the supervision of their personal physician. All three staff members will remain at home until risk of infection is nullified. Out of caution we are testing patients and staff who had substantial exposure to the staff member who tested positive. In addition we will be administering additional monitoring of all patients in the affected units. We have contacted all responsible parties of the residents in the affected areas. It has been reported that there is a minimum of 169 long-term care facilities in Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. This number increases when including independent and assisted living facilities but we do not have exact reporting numbers. Overall we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 4/8/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/8/2020

PASSOVER WISHES & THANKS

I would like to thank our culinary staff at the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and the VAAD for working incredibly hard to convert our kitchens for Passover in the midst of this pandemic. Thank you for making this important holiday happen for our residents and patients. While we can’t be together in person with our friends, families or community and can’t follow many of the traditions of our mothers and fathers, we can still fulfill the teachings of Passover as we tell the story of our freedom from slavery. We can think as if each of us has personally left Egypt. We’ve always been a people that “make it work” – through many struggles over the past thousands of years. Passover during this pandemic is another historical moment for us to innovate ways to observe the holiday without gathering. We’ll use streaming services for our residents and patients who choose to participate in holiday traditions. We’ll remember that we were once slaves and just as we were freed to create our meaningful lives, legacies and traditions, our current isolation will also end and things will get better. Wishing you all a meaningful and safe Passover.

COVID-19 TESTING

As of today, we have no new positive cases of COVID-19 to report. It has been reported that there are at least 108 long term care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. This number increases when including independent and assisted living facilities but we do not have exact reporting numbers. Overall we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here 

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 4/6/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/6/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

As of today, we have a staff member of Home Health who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified any patient who may have been in contact with the staff member. The staff member is recovering at home under the supervision of their personal physician. Our healthcare association continues to report that there are at least 108 long term care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. The number is increased when including independent and assisted living facilities but we do not have exact reporting numbers. Overall we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who may have been in contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change. 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118. 

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 4/1/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 4/1/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

As of yesterday, we have a staff member at the Kline Galland Home who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have called the responsible parties of any resident who might have had contact with the staff member. The staff member is recovering at home under the supervision of their personal physician. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all other patients and staff who could have had contact with the patient. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. As a reminder, our healthcare association has reported to us that there are at least 108 senior care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Overall, we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here 

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/30/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/30/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

As of today, there are no current COVID-19 positive patients or staff at either The Summit at First Hill or Kline Galland Home. We currently have one Home Health patient who has tested positive for COVID-19, and one Home Health staff member who was exposed to this patient that also tested positive. All patients and staff who had exposure to the Home Health patient or the staff member have been notified. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are being allowed with a provided negative COVID-19 test. We are also admitting hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted with negative COVID-19 tests and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services and have a negative COVID-19 test. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up. 

NOTICE PROTOCOL – MORE INFORMATION

At the Kline Galland Home, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. At The Summit at First Hill, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the residents and family members of the person affected, and will then provide updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. For Community Based Services, in the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will notify all patients and staff in the affected areas of who would have had contact. We will then provide updates via email, our website, and on Facebook. As a reminder our healthcare association has reported to us that there are at least 108 senior care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Overall, we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this streamlined protocol will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents. 

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change. 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/27/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/27/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share. 

COVID-19 TESTING

Our healthcare association has reported to us that there are now 108 senior care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Overall, we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in affected units. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

Admissions at the Kline Galland Home are currently on hold with the exception of hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, or our own Kline Galland Home patients who are being re-admitted and The Summit at First Hill patients who need Kline Galland Home services. This decision will be revisited next week. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who has answered our call for donations of personal protective equipment. We would also like to extend our most sincere gratitude to our friends and colleagues at Jewish Family Services, who dropped off 1,100 bottles of hand sanitizer at The Summit at First Hill yesterday. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8800 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/25/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/25/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING

Our healthcare association has reported to us that there are now 108 senior care facilities across Washington state that have at least one positive COVID-19 test. Overall we expect positive cases to rise as testing capacity increases. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in affected units. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing. 

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

All admissions are currently on hold with the exception of hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, or our own patients who are being re-admitted. This decision will be revisited at the end of this week. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

An additional challenge we are facing right now is limited access to critical supplies to help us ensure that our residents, patients and staff are as safe as possible. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8000 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed. Thank you to our community for your support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/24/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/24/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

POSITIVE TESTS

The Seattle Times has reported that at least 23 senior care facilities statewide have reported at least one patient who has tested positive for COVID-19. Currently the reporting suggests at least 147 facilities nationwide. We expect this to rise as testing capacity increases. As we’ve shared previously, on 3/18/2020 we had one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Transitional Care Unit of the Kline Galland Home, who is currently stable at a hospital. The lab retested the previously reported Summit employee after the inconclusive result amendment, and it came back negative. In addition to the 30 people who were tested last week where all 30 tests came back negative, a King County Department of Health nurse was able to administer 13 additional tests yesterday evening. Of the 13 tests, we’re happy to report that 6 tests at the Kline Galland Home and 7 tests from The Summit all came back negative. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning work. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in affected units. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

All admissions are currently on hold with the exception of hospice patients with negative COVID-19 tests, or our own patients who are being re-admitted. This decision will be revisited at the end of this week. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) DONATIONS

An additional challenge we are facing right now is limited access to critical supplies to help us ensure that our residents, patients and staff are as safe as possible. If you are local to the Seattle area and have unopened boxes or cases of germicidal wipes or hand sanitizer that you are willing to donate to our facilities, we would graciously accept them at this time. We recommend calling the Kline Galland Home at (206) 725-8000 to notify them that you are dropping off supplies. The address of the Kline Galland Home is 7500 Seward Park Avenue South, Seattle WA 98118.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here.

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here.

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed.

Thank you to our community for your unwavering support at this time.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/23/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/23/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

POSITIVE TESTS

As we’ve shared previously, on 3/18/2020 we had one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Transitional Care Unit of the Kline Galland Home. The patient was transferred to a hospital and is now in stable condition. On Friday we shared that a staff member at The Summit had tested positive for COVID-19. This test was later amended by the lab as inconclusive, however we are treating it as a positive. We would also like to share that we were able to test 30 patients and staff and all tests came back negative. This is a bit of good news but does not change our strict protocols in place. We remain vigilant. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning work. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in affected units. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

All admissions are currently on hold. This decision will be revisited at the end of this week. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and staff we are unable to allow this. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved ones are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

NOTICE PROTOCOL – ADDENDUM

To save valuable staff time during this crisis, we have amended our alert protocol. In the event of a patient’s positive COVID-19 test result, we will call the responsible parties of the patients in the affected unit, not facility wide. Once the responsible parties are notified, we will issue updates via email, on our website, and on Facebook. If any staff member tests positive, we will provide updates via email, website, and Facebook. Our utmost priority is taking care of residents and patients, and this will allow our staff to focus on the wellbeing of our residents.

HOSPITAL PROTOCOL

Hospitals in our region are issuing direction that stable COVID-19 positive patients will need to receive care in our facilities. This is an anticipated development as the hospitals in our region are near or at capacity. We are doing our part to help the larger regional COVID-19 response by sending only those patients in crisis to the hospital. Our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change.

DOING YOUR PART

Getting through this difficult time takes the work of our full community, so we are actively asking for your help in slowing the spread of this virus. We ask that you do everything you can including practicing good infection control in your own home and in your community. As we have been guided by the State of Washington, please shelter in place as much as possible. Just as importantly, please take care of yourselves and take care of others around you. In this unprecedented time it is easy to let fear in, but know that we are all in this together and will get through this by sticking together as a community.

RESOURCES

If you have specific questions regarding your loved one, please contact your social worker. If you have general questions, please do not hesitate to call our Resource Line.

Resource Line: (206) 723-INFO

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

CDC Resource Page can be found here.

WA State Department of Health Resource Page can be found here.

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed.

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/20/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 Update for 3/20/2020

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. We remain committed to providing you factual information during this time and have a few updates and realities we would like to share.

POSITIVE TESTS

Yesterday, we shared that on 3/18/2020 we had one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Transitional Care Unit of the Kline Galland Home. The patient was in isolation protocol as of 3/14/2020 while awaiting test results and was transferred to a hospital. Today, we learned that a staff member at The Summit has received an inconclusive test for COVID-19 but we are treating it as a positive. This staff member had limited direct contact with our residents and has not been in the building in over a week (since 3/12/2020). As the amount of testing increases in our area and as the virus continues to spread, we are anticipating that more employees will have positive tests, mirroring an anticipated increase of positive tests in the general population. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor and address the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning work. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in affected units. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing to include asymptomatic patients and staff.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

The COVID-19 outbreak has put pressure on our regions’ healthcare supplies. There is a national shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used by our healthcare professionals, which includes gowns, gloves, eye shields and masks. We, along with all other healthcare entities, are in short supply at this time, and are in the process of trying to secure more supplies from a number of vendors including government agencies. This remains a concern for us in the coming weeks and months, and we are actively seeking a number of solutions.

HOSPITAL CAPACITY

Our current protocol for any resident who tests positive for COVID-19 is to transfer them to the hospital. A reality we must prepare for is hospitals not accepting non-emergent COVID-19 positive cases due to a shortage of beds and an influx of patients. In this event, patients in stable condition will remain in our facilities and receive care.  Only patients in crisis will be sent to the hospital. As part of our network of healthcare facilities in the area, we’re all working together to absorb the stress this has put on our broader healthcare system.

HOSPICE

We have amended our protocol to allow hospice patients that test positive for COVID-19 to remain in our facility. There are currently no patients in our care that fit this description, but we are prepared for this situation and have our infection control protocol in place. Family members of loved ones on hospice will be allowed to visit at pre-designated times with approval from our clinical team leadership. All family visiting hospice patients will be required to wear personal protective equipment at all times inside our facilities.

ADMISSIONS & VISITS

All admissions are currently on hold. This decision will be revisited on a week to week basis. We understand that family members would like to visit at this time, but unfortunately for the safety of our residents and our staff we are unable to allow visitors. FaceTime or Skype calls with your loved one are encouraged, and your social worker can assist in setting this up.

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. If there are any changes in situation or updates, know that we are committed to keeping you informed.

Lastly, our staff has been demonstrating their commitment to the highest standard of infection control, and their overall dedication to our residents, patients, and each other on a daily basis. We are grateful to have such a committed team, as we could not do this without them. As always, our utmost priority is to provide the best care possible, and that commitment will not change regardless of our situation. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444
Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/19/2020

A Message from Jeff Cohen: Positive COVID-19 Case

We have been working to keep everyone updated on actions being taken to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill and within Community Based Services. 

As of the end of day yesterday, we have one confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Transitional Care Unit of the Kline Galland Home. The patient was in isolation protocol as of 3/16/2020 while awaiting test results and has been transferred to a hospital. Kline Galland’s Infection Control Team continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning work. We are administering extra monitoring of patients and staff in that unit. We are following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing to include non-symptomatic patients and staff.

We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the CDC. Our clinical team is making personal calls to family members to share information on the status of our residents and developments in the facilities. For updates regarding your loved one, please continue to contact their primary social worker. Facility updates can be found at our website: https://www.klinegalland.org/covid-19/ or connect with us on Facebook. If you would like to arrange a FaceTime or Skype Call with your resident currently in our care, please contact your social worker and we will assist in ensuring this is set up.

Please note that we are still unable to accept visitors at this time.

We will continue to keep our community informed of changes in the situation. Our utmost priority is offering care for our patients and residents, and supporting their families at this time. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all who have been affected by this situation and we grieve with the families who have lost loved ones in our community. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444
Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/16/2020

A message from Jeff Cohen: Kline Galland COVID-19 Update

Kline Galland continues to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Washington state. We remain in close contact with the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Our utmost priority is protecting our residents, staff and their families.

Kline Galland and The Summit at First Hill put stringent practices into place at the beginning of this outbreak in Seattle to lessen the risk of exposure or community transfer of COVID-19. These precautions include:

  • No group activities, restricting visitors, temporarily closing the Polack Adult Day Center, no meals in public areas as well as increased sanitation and disinfecting practices.
  • All patients are being monitored for symptoms on a daily basis. We are testing any patient with respiratory symptoms that are indicative of COVID-19.
  • All staff continue to be screened for any symptoms, including their temperature prior to the start of their shift. We are also gathering information from staff regarding anyone showing symptoms in their household or if anyone is working at an affected facility in the area.
  • Anyone who is symptomatic is immediately placed on droplet and/or contact isolation protocol with guidance from the CDC. Isolation protocols include staff wearing personal protective equipment which can include gowns, gloves, eye shields and masks.
  • Effective today, Home Health and Hospice will be making essential visits only. During essential visits, our caregivers will wear protective masks and gloves to avoid exposure to droplets.

Currently in the Seattle area, we are aware of 16 senior care facilities that have had positive tests for COVID-19. At this point, all of the tests that we’ve administered have come back negative for the presence of COVID-19. In the event of a positive test, Kline Galland will follow these steps:

  1. Patient will be sent to the hospital.
  2. Family will be notified.
  3. All other responsible parties will be attempted to be notified by phone.
  4. The patient’s unit will be placed in quarantine and we will closely monitor their symptoms, as well as the symptoms of any staff assigned to the unit. If any symptoms are identified, the patient or staff member will be tested and we will follow all protocols as directed by the CDC and DSHS.
  5. E-mail will be distributed to our community and information will be posted on our website and Facebook page. This will be done after calls are made to prevent our staff from being inundated with high volumes of calls, which would prevent them from providing necessary care.

Thank you for your cooperation during this challenging time. As in all our communications, we want to recognize our skilled and compassionate staff who are dedicated to caring for our residents and patients.

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/12/2020

Message from Jeff Cohen: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Kline Galland continues to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Washington state. Our hearts are with those families who have lost loved ones as our community faces this challenging time.

We remain in close contact with the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are continuing to allow only emergent resident visits that have been screened by clinical leadership at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill until further notice. We have also implemented additional phone and health screenings for all incoming and current Hospice, Home Health & Home Care patients. Our goal is to protect the safety of our residents, their families, as well as our staff and their families. This restriction will remain in place as the situation in our region continues to develop. We welcome requests to arrange FaceTime or Skype calls with residents and our social workers can implement these.

Additional measures continue to be in place at our facilities, as follows:

  • Postponing all group and outside activities at Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill.
  • Restricting visitors. Guests are not permitted to visit residents or patients at Kline Galland Home or The Summit at First Hill at this time.
  • Curtailing meals in public areas. No meals are being served in any of our dining rooms or cafes at this time. The Café at The Summit is closed to outside visitors at this time.
  • Postponing volunteer activities. No volunteer activities are being held at either facility until further notice.
  • Screening staff. All staff are being screened for health (including temperature check) before the start of every shift.
  • Screening vendors. Only vendors deemed medically necessary are being permitted onsite. They are being screened for health (including temperature check), for travel and any active case exposure before they enter our premises.
  • Telephone screening by our Home Health & Community Based Services clinicians and prioritizing only essential services to the community.

Just like the seasonal flu, COVID-19 is spread person-to-person through droplets in the air. We are initiating all strategies known to reduce the spread of respiratory virus, which include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the flu or cold, and include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The severity of symptoms ranges significantly. Some cases will be very mild with symptoms similar to the common cold, and some cases are more like severe pneumonia that require hospitalization. Symptoms may appear as soon as two days after being exposed to the coronavirus or as long as 14 days.

We are closely monitoring the situation as it develops and appreciate your help in keeping our residents and staff safe. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the front office of the Kline Galland Home, The Summit at First Hill, or Home Health & Community Based Services, and you will be directed to the appropriate unit manager or social worker.

We will continue keeping you updated on our situation via email, and you can also look for updates on Facebook, @KlineGalland. For additional email distribution requests, please contact Emily at emilyc@klinegalland.org.

Finally, thank you to our residents and family members for their cooperation and understanding during this time. We’d also like to thank our incredibly hard-working staff for their dedication to the wellbeing of our patients and residents. Their work in keeping our community safe over the past few weeks has been extraordinary. 

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444
Kline Galland Home Health & Community Based Services: (206) 805-1930

Jeff Cohen
CEO

UPDATE: 3/10/2020

Kline Galland continues to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Washington State. Our hearts are with those families who have lost loved ones as our community faces this uncharted and challenging time.

We remain in close contact with the King County Health Department, the Washington State Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are continuing to allow only essential resident visits that have been screened by clinical leadership at the Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill until further notice. Our goal is to protect the safety of our residents, their families, as well as our staff and their families. This restriction will remain in place as the situation in our region continues to develop.

Essential visits will be allowed on a case by case basis, with careful consideration for families with a loved one on Hospice, as well as visits that are deemed medically necessary. Approved visitors will be screened for travel exposure, health, and assessed for fever via no-touch thermometers. We would be more than happy to arrange FaceTime or Skype calls with residents and our social workers can implement that as requested.

Additional measures continue to be in place at our facilities, as follows:

  • Postponing all group and outside activities at Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill
  • Restricting visitors. Guests are not permitted to visit residents or patients at Kline Galland Home or The Summit at First Hill at this time
  • Curtailing meals in public areas. No meals are being served in any of our dining rooms or cafes at this time. The Café at The Summit is closed to outside visitors at this time
  • Postponing volunteer activities. No volunteer activities are being held at either facility until further notice
  • Screening staff. All staff are being screened for health (including temperature check) before the start of every shift
  • Screening vendors. Only vendors deemed medically necessary are being permitted onsite. They are being screened for health (including temperature check), for travel and any active case exposure before they enter our premises

We continue to closely monitor the situation as it develops, and appreciate your help in keeping our residents and staff safe. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the front office of the either the Kline Galland Home or The Summit at First Hill depending on the residency of your loved one, and you will be directed to the appropriate unit manager or social worker. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Kline Galland Home: (206) 725-8800
The Summit at First Hill: (206) 652-4444

UPDATE: 3/2/2020

Kline Galland is closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we are in close contact with the Department of Health and Residential Care Services. We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops in the Seattle area. We take this risk seriously for the well-being and safety of our community and are taking all necessary precautions. It is our utmost priority to take preemptive steps to protect our residents, their families, as well as our staff and their families.

These measures include:

  • Postponing all group and outside activities at Kline Galland Home and The Summit at First Hill
  • Guests should refrain from visiting residents and patients at this time
  • Meals in public areas including our café and dining rooms will not be allowed
  • The Café at The Summit will not be open to outside visitors at this time
  • All volunteer activities will be postponed until further notice
  • All vendors (deemed medically necessary) will be screened for health, travel exposure, as well as assessed for fever via no-touch thermometer 

Just like the seasonal flu, COVID-19 is spread person-to-person through droplets in the air. We are initiating all strategies known to reduce the spread of respiratory virus which include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the flu or colds, and include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a general feeling of being unwell, according to the Washington State Department of Health. The severity of symptoms ranges significantly. Some cases will be very mild with symptoms similar to the common cold, and some cases are more like severe pneumonia that require hospitalization. Symptoms may appear as soon as two days after being exposed to the coronavirus or as long as 14 days.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely as well as keeping our community informed of changes in situation. Thank you to all for helping us keep our residents and community safe.