July 30, 2021

The importance of cultural competence in healthcare

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

July 30, 2021

Employee Spotlight with Russell Nishimura

Since the onset of COVID-19, our amazing staff has adapted and pivoted countless times to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, volunteers, guests, and fellow staff members. We took a moment to check-in with Russell Nishimura from The Summit at First Hill to learn about how his role has evolved through the pandemic. … Read More

July 30, 2021

What you need to know about Donor Advised Funds

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

June 17, 2021

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

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

June 17, 2021

Coping with Caregiver Burnout

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

June 17, 2021

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

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

June 3, 2021

The Best Way to Honor Your Father and Mother? Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination.

While it appears that there may be some light at the end of this long and winding COVID-19 tunnel, we are not out of the woods just yet. It is disheartening that breakthrough cases of COVID-19 are once again on the rise in long-term-care facilities. Because of our residents’ susceptibility and vulnerability to infectious diseases … Read More

June 3, 2021

The Latest with our Kline Galland Volunteer Program

Alyssa Bobman Cohen is no stranger to the volunteer program at Kline Galland. In fact, she began volunteering when she was only 12 years old. She is now Kline Galland’s Director of Volunteer Services and shared some insights on what has happened over the past year, where the program is headed, and the incredibly important … Read More

June 3, 2021

In-Person Visitation is Back!

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

June 3, 2021

Charitable Gift Annuity Program

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