Update: September 25, 2020 at 11:00am

We have been working hard to keep everyone updated on actions we are taking to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 at Kin On. We remain committed to providing you the latest information during this time and have a few updates we would like to share.

COVID-19 TESTING
Kin On Supportive Housing has completed the COVID-19 testing of our residents and staff on Sep. 9, fulfilling the State’s requirement of universal testing of all assisted living facilities. We are grateful to have the International Community Health Services (ICHS) supported us in this process.

As part of the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 testing requirement for nursing homes, Kin On Rehab & Care Center completed the routine testing for all staff members and contractors on Sep. 16 and 17.

At this time, we have no new positive cases to report.

VISITS
In responding to the latest CMS guidance for Nursing Home Visitation, we have resumed indoor visitation for residents’ families. All visitors need to adhere to our visitation policy. For visitation scheduling at the Kin On Rehab & Care Center, please call (206) 721-3630. Indoor visitation will soon be available at the Kin On Supportive Housing once we finalize the protocol.

Thank you for your support while we ensure the safety of all of our residents and staff.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to us via contact@kinon.org or with our offices.

Kin On Rehab & Care Center: (206) 721-3630
Kin On Supportive Housing: (206) 721-0954
Home Care and Family Caregiver Support: (206) 652-2330
Healthy Living Program: (206) 556-2237

更新:2020年9月25日上午11:00

我們一直努力工作,讓社區人士都能了解我們為減少健安暴露於COVID-19的風險所採取的行動。以下與您分享的最新信息包括:

COVID-19測試
健安支援住屋已於9月9日完成了對院友和員工的COVID-19檢測,達成州政府對所有支援住屋進行全員檢測的要求。我們感謝國際診所(ICHS)動員協助健安進行檢測。

此外,作為新的療養院醫療保險和醫療補助中心(CMS)COVID-19檢測要求的一部分,健安復康和護理中心於9月16日至17日完成了對所有員工和合約人士的例行檢測。

至目前為止,我們並沒有新的陽性病例。

進院探訪
為響應CMS針對療養院探訪的最新指示,我們恢復了院友家屬的進院探訪。所有訪客都必須遵守我們的最新探訪政策。有關在健安復康和護理中心的探訪安排,請致電(206) 721-3630。至於到健安支援住屋的探訪,我們在確定最終方案後,很快便會公佈詳情。

感謝您的支持,讓我們可以確保我們所有院友和員工的安全。

如果您有任何疑問或需要更多信息,請通過contact@kinon.org或致電與我們的辦公室聯繫。

Kin On Rehab & Care Center 健安復康及護理中心:(206) 721-3630
Kin On Supportive Housing 健安支援住屋:(206) 721-095
Home Care and Family Caregiver Support家居照顧及親屬照護者支援服務:(206) 652-2330
Healthy Living Program康健樂頤計劃:(206) 556-2237


Update: June 19, 2020 at 2:00pm

Kin On Rehab & Care Center has completed the COVID-19 testing of our residents and staff on Jun. 11 and Jun. 12, fulfilling the State’s requirement of universal testing of all nursing homes.

A total of 208 specimens were collected and tested. All residents, contractors, and staff members have tested negative, with an exception that one staff member has tested with an “inconclusive” result. The staff tested with an “inconclusive” result on Jun. 11 went for another test on Jun. 16. Their result came back negative. Currently, the staff member exhibits no signs and symptoms and is on a 14-day self-quarantine as a precaution, and will follow the “Return to Work” protocol.

We are grateful to have the International Community Health Services (ICHS), mobilizing their team quickly to make this testing possible. We will continue to follow the State’s requirement of universal testing for the Assisted Living facility without memory care when details become available.

As our state slowly reopens, it’s of utmost importance to make sure the wellbeing of our elders and the hardworking care staff remains a top priority. We need all of us to continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing to keep our community safe and healthy.

更新:2020年6月19日下午2:00

健安復康及護理中心已於6月11及12日完成了對院友和員工的新冠病毒(COVID-19)檢測,達成州政府對所有療養院進行全員檢測的要求。

本次檢測總共收集並測試了208個樣本。所有院友、合約人員和員工的檢測結果呈陰性。其中一名員工的檢測結果為「不確定」。該員工於6月16日再進行了另一次檢測,而最終的檢測結果為陰性。目前,該員工沒有任何症狀,但為確保安全,該員工正在進行14天自我隔離,之後將遵循「重返工作」的規定復工。

我們感謝國際診所(ICHS)迅速動員他們的團隊為健安進行檢測。當有詳細信息時,我們將繼續遵循州政府對不包含記憶護理的耆老生活輔助居庭進行全員檢試的要求。

隨著我們州逐漸重新開放,確保老年人和護理人員的福祉仍然是重中之重。我們需要所有人繼續保持良好的衛生習慣和社交距離,以確保我們社區的安全和健康。


Update: May 31, 2020 at 10:30pm

After preparations to help ensure our residents’ and staff’s safety, Kin On Rehab & Care Center has resumed admission that was previously suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All new admissions and readmissions will be required two consecutive negative tests before acceptance. Newly admitted residents will be on isolation precaution for 14 days.

We are also currently working on resuming admission for our Supportive Housing program.

In addition, on May 28, the state Department of Health (DOH) issued an order that will require universal testing within long term care facilities. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be tested within approximately two weeks, with a completion goal date of June 12. We will work closely with the state and local public health officials to achieve this directive. Kin On Assisted Living does not have memory care units and testing details for facilities like ours have not been announced yet.

Kin On will continue to keep the new safety protocols in effect, in which everyone inside our facility will wear a mask and have their symptoms checked daily. Visitations remain restricted until Phase 4 in following Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” plan, a phased approach to recovery.

Thank you for your support while we ensure the safety of all of our residents and staff. We will keep you informed of any changes in campus operation or as new information is available.

更新:2020年5月31日下午10:30

在做好確保我們的院友和員工安全的準備後,健安復康及護理中心已恢復此前因新冠病毒(COVID-19)疫情而被暫停的入院申請。

在接受入院之前,所有新入院申請人和再入院申請人都將需要有連續兩次的陰性測試結果。新入院的院友將被隔離14天。

我們目前還在努力恢復支援住房計劃的入院申請。

此外,5月28日州政府衛生部發布命令,要求在長期護理機構中進行全員檢測。療養院中的院友和員工將在大約兩週內接受檢測,計劃於6月12日前完成檢測。我們將與州和地方公共衛生官員緊密合作以完成此命令。健安輔助居庭並沒有設置記憶護理單位,而州政府衛生部尚未宣布對於我們這類型的護理服務進行檢測的詳細信息。

健安將繼續採取有效的安全措施,其中包括在我們院內的每個人都將戴上口罩並每天檢查其症狀,限制訪客探訪直至州長英斯理的「安全啟動」計劃的第4階段再作安排。

感謝您的支持確保我們所有院友和員工的安全。我們會通知您有關我們的運營變化及最新的情況。


Update: April 14, 2020 at 9:50am

Thank you to all our community members, for your dedication, hard work, and commitment, today and every day.

Per our update on April 6, a staff member working in our Rehab & Care Center had tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently recovering at home under the supervision of their personal physician. Following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and local health agencies, we identified all people who have come into contact with the employee. As a result, 32 residents and six staff members received COVID-19 testing on April 11, and all test results came back negative. We appreciate King County Public Health to have made testing available for Kin On at this critical time.

We thank you for your cooperation and compliance with necessary preventative measures we can all practice, such as proper hand hygiene, social distancing, and staying home when sick. We will continue to provide you with periodic updates with as much information as we can on our efforts to combat COVID-19.

更新:2020年4月14日上午9:50

感謝我們所有社區成員一直以來對健安的忠誠、辛勤工作和奉獻。

根據4月6日的更新,在我們復康與護理中心工作的一名員工對COVID-19的檢測結果呈陽性。該員工目前正在其私人醫生的監督下在家中康復。按照疾病預防控制中心和本地衛生機構建議的程序,我們確認了與該員工有接觸的所有人士。 結果,32位院友和6名員工於4月11日接受了COVID-19檢測,所有檢測結果均為陰性。我們感謝金縣公共衛生部在這個關鍵時刻為健安提供檢測。

我們感謝您們的合作和遵守我們可以採取的必要預防措施,例如使用正確的洗手方法,保持社交距離以及生病時待在家裡等等。我們將繼續定期為們您提供及更新有關與COVID-19作戰的更多信息。


Update: April 6, 2020 at 5:50pm

Dear Kin On friends and families,

We have been working diligently to keep everyone updated on actions we are taking to reduce the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Kin On.

Today, we have been made aware that a staff member at the Kin On Rehab & Care Center has tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday on April 5. We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We have also 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.

Kin On’s COVID-19 Task Force continues to actively monitor the developing COVID-19 situation, including daily screening of our staff prior to beginning their work shift. We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread and following King County Department of Health rules on who can get tested and are advocating for broadening the scope of testing. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

We ask that everyone – our residents, clients, and staff – do all that they can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Social distancing and staying home if possible
  • Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary

Thank you all for your support. We will provide updates regularly.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to us via contact@kinon.org or with our offices. 

Kin On Rehab & Care Center: (206) 721-3630
Kin On Supportive Housing: (206) 721-0954

更新:2020年4月6日晚上5:50

親愛的健安親朋好友:

我們一直在努力地工作,以使每個大家都能了解我們為減少健安暴露於新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)的風險而採取的行動。

今天,我們獲得健安復康及護理中心(Kin On Rehab & Care Center )的一名員工通知,他於昨天(4月5日) 進行的COVID-19檢測結果呈現陽性。我們已按要求通知公共衛生官員,並立刻遵行疾病控制中心建議的所有程序與預防措施。我們還致電通知了可能與該員工接觸過的所有院友的家人。而該員工正在其私人醫生的監督下在家中康復。

健安的COVID-19工作小組將繼續積極監測COVID-19的發展狀況,包括每天在員工開始工作之前對他們進行篩查。我們正在按照當局的建議採取一切步驟來控制病毒的傳播,並遵行金郡衛生部釐定有關那些人士可以進行測試的規定,並同時倡導擴大測試範圍。我們希望讓院友,他們的家人和我們的員工都能了解狀況,並向所有人保證我們已部署好應付未來的發展狀況。

事態發展日新月異。我們的重點仍然會放在社區人士的健康和福祉上。我們必須感謝我們的團隊在這個充滿挑戰的時刻對院友的關心和承諾。我們的使命從未如此有意義。我們要求所有人 —— 我們的院友,委託人和員工 —— 都切實遵行CDC提出的建議,盡其所能來支持我們的社區:

  • 盡量保持社交距離,並留在家中
  • 多用肥皂和水洗手,每次最少20秒鐘
  • 如果出現COVID-19的任何徵狀,應立刻進行自我隔離
  • 必要時尋求醫療幫助

謝謝大家的支持。我們將定期更新資訊。

如果您有任何疑問或需要更多信息,請電郵contact@kinon.org或與我們的辦公室聯繫:

Kin On Rehab & Care Center 健安復康及護理中心: (206) 721-3630
Kin On Supportive Housing 健安支援住屋: (206) 721-0954


Update: March 30, 2020 at 11:30am

Every day, even every hour brings us new updates on COVID-19. The spread of the disease has grown quickly across our country over the past week and is forcing changes in how we go about our daily lives. 

For the last thirty-five years, residents and clients in our care are depending on all of our employees to deliver the essential care and services each day. We deeply appreciate each and every single one in our team for their commitment and dedication to protecting and caring for hundreds of at-risk clients and residents of Kin On during these uncertain times.

To date, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among any of the residents in our care or any member of our staff, and we want to keep it that way. 

For the health and safety of our residents, clients, and staff we have imposed the highest level of precaution in every setting based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

What we are doing:

  • Working with state health agencies to ensure we have full infection measures in place.
  • Stretching our resources to secure adequate personal protective equipment.
  • Restricting visitors to the highest possible extent, except for compassionate situations. 
  • Being creative in connecting families and residents.
  • Providing virtual Healthy Living wellness programs and connections with members through check-in calls, Zoom meet-ups, and YouTube livestreams.
  • Encouraging social distancing, hand hygiene, and self-monitoring of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of this illness throughout our community.
  • Offering office and admin staff to work remotely.
  • Supporting workers on-duty by providing meals and other resources as much as possible. 

How you can help:

  • Be Informed: Visit CDC and King County Public Health for current coronavirus information.
  • In-Kind Donation: Send us items needed to ensure the well-being of frontline staff, such as disposable face masks, isolation gowns, and disinfecting wipes. 
  • Financial Support: Make a donation to our Response Fund and note “COVID-19 Fund” on the page as we work on building up supplies and provide various support for our staff. 

Contact the Fund Development Department at development@kinon.org for more information about contributing to Kin On as we fight this battle together.

Thank you for your understanding during this unsettling time. We want to extend a special thank you to our staff for their tireless efforts, and to our residents, clients, and their loved ones for their continued trust and support.


Update: March 14, 2020 at 9:00pm

Kin On continues to closely monitor the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington State. To date, we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among any of the residents in our care or any member of our staff. This is the case for all our facilities and departments, including our skilled nursing and home care services.

We are working in consultation with King County and State Department of Health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control to monitor conditions and follow the most current recommendations.

In a letter dated March 10 from Pinnacle, building management of International House (IH), an affordable independent senior housing apartment on 6th and Maynard South in Chinatown-International District, stated that one of their employees has tested positive with COVID-19, with two other staff under quarantine who were in close contact with that employee. 

Kin On was made aware of the situation on March 11 and have put a temporary pause on providing in-home care services at this location until we can understand the situation and what course of action is required. 

Unfortunately, a rumor has been circulating on WeChat that a Kin On health care staff has been confirmed to have COVID-19 and went into the building. This claim is confirmed to be false. No employee of Kin On has been tested positive with COVID-19.

Local community organizations including Kin On, ICHS, CISC, ACRS, and SCIDpda, who have clients in the building are naturally concerned, and are monitoring this situation closely and are actively working with public health officials to provide support as needed.

The news about the spread of this new disease is concerning for us all, and we recognize that media and rapidly evolving conditions related to COVID-19 create fear, uncertainty, and anxiety in our community. It is important to emphasize that we follow reputable resources such as King County Public Health for ongoing updates pertaining to our region. 

We ask for your support while we continue to ensure the health and safety of our community. We urge you to remain resilient and show compassion. We need people across all sectors and communities to pull together as we tackle this global challenge.

Thank you.

更新:2020年3月14日晚上9:00

健安持續密切關注華盛頓州正在爆發的新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)的疫情。截止今日(3月14日),我們照顧的院友及健安的員工中,並沒有確診COVID-19的病例。這包括我們療養院和家居護理服務在內的所有院舍和部門。

我們正密切與金縣和州衛生部機構以及疾病控制中心聯繫,以監測病情並遵循其最新指示和建議。

3月10日,國際大廈(International House)的管理公司 Pinnacle在他們給予社區的公開信中表示,該公司的一名員工確診,兩名與該員工有密切接觸的員工亦正在接受隔離檢疫。國際大廈是位於唐人街國際區南第六大道和南美拿街之間的經濟型獨立老人公寓。

健安在3月11日在獲悉此情況後,決定暫時停止在此公寓提供家居護理服務,直到我們了解情況和制定需要採取的措施為止。

日前在微信上流傳著一個謠言,指出一名健安醫護人員被確認患有COVID-19,並進入國際大廈。此信息被證實為虛假信息。健安未有任何員工確診。

本地社區組織包括健安(Kin On)、國際診所(ICHS)、仁人服務社(CISC)、亞裔諮詢與轉介服務中心. (ACRS)和西雅圖華埠國際區維護及發展協會(SCIDpda),在國際大廈都有提供服務,現正密切關注最新情況,並積極與公共衛生官員合作以提供多方面的支援。

新型冠狀病毒蔓延的新聞無疑令所有人擔憂。網路和社群媒體上充斥著大量與COVID-19相關的信息,在我們的社區中造成了恐懼、焦慮和不安。我們想向大家強調,社區人士應根據金縣公共衛生局等政府機關和正規媒體獲取與我們地區有關的可靠信息。

在確保我們社區健康和安全的同時,我們請求得到您們的支持,並希望大家可以守望互助。我們需要所有部門和社區的人們齊心協力來應對這一項全球性的挑戰。

謝謝


Update: March 12, 2020 at 6:00pm

Kin On continues to closely monitor the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Washington State. To date, we do not have any cases of COVID-19 at our community.

Governor Jay Inslee and the Department of Health announced new guidelines for senior care and assisted living facilities on Mar. 10, 2020. We are pleased to report that most of our current policies meet or exceed the State’s mandates, and will need very few changes to heightened our infection control practices and protocols.

The news about the spread of this new disease is concerning for us all. We understand it can be difficult to limit the time family spends together. Our goal is to protect the safety of our residents, their families, as well as our staff and their families. Our social workers are working with family members to arrange FaceTime or Zoom calls to connect with their loved ones. 

Additional measures continue to be in place at our facilities, as follows:

  • Keeping a record of other facilities where our staff is working.
  • Document the screening of all staff for fever and respiration symptoms at the beginning of each shift.
  • Allowing only essential resident visits that have been pre-arranged and screened (to take place at the resident’s room.)

We will continue to monitor information and guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to prevent the illness and strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak.  

We will keep you informed and appreciate your help in keeping our residents and staff safe. If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to us via contact@kinon.org or with our offices. 

Kin On Health Care Center: (206) 721-3630
Kin On Supportive Housing: (206) 721-0954

Thank you.


Update: March 9, 2020 at 2:00pm

Out of an abundance of caution, we are taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community.

As of March 7, 2020, we are restricting all visitations as one of the heightened protective measures in an effort to keep our residents and staff safe amidst the increasing risk of coronavirus in our region. We respectfully ask all individuals to refrain from visiting the Kin On community (skilled nursing and supportive housing) at this time. Family members and designees will be contacted directly by Kin On staff.

We understand these actions will have a tremendous impact on the lives of people in our community. Our care team, which includes our Administrator, Medical Director, Director of Nursing, and Infection Prevention and Control Officer, made this decision in consultation with local health officials. We ask for your understanding and support as such measures can minimize any health risks and ensure the safety of our residents, staff, and community.

We will continue to host activities residents enjoy daily with our staff, keeping all of us physically and mentally engaged and healthy. We will do everything we can to continue protecting the health and safety of our community.


Update: March 5, 2020 at 1:00pm

While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is a rapidly changing and fluid situation, we are committed to keeping our community informed and updated on the actions we’re taking to protect our health, safety, and well-being.

To date, there have been no reported cases or interruption of services resulting from coronavirus at Kin On. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very closely to ensure we are taking all appropriate measures to protect our communities, residents, and employees.

What we’re doing

  • Providing nursing staff and private-paid caregivers at SNF and Supportive Housing with additional “infection prevention and control” training.
  • Limiting residents’ personal visits outside of the facility, except medical-related visits.
  • Restricting family visits to residents’ DPOA or designees.
  • Screening visitors for signs and symptoms and requiring the use of hand sanitizer and face mask before entering the facility.
  • Increasing housekeeping duties, such as wiping down door handles and commonly used surfaces.
  • Suspending all Healthy Living Program and volunteer activities.
  • Ensuring adequate support for in-home care clients and caregivers.

What you can do

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Those over 60, particularly with underlying health conditions, and those who are pregnant should stay home and avoid large gatherings as much as possible.

Resources to learn more

You can learn more about guidelines to protect yourself and your family from acquiring or spreading the virus at these links:

Thank you for your support while we ensure the safety of all of our residents and staff. We will continually update this web page with any changes in campus operation or as new information is available.