Kin On Community Health Care Programs
Kin On Health Care Center - 24-hr Skilled Nursing Facility
Kin On is committed to providing high quality, individualized care to meet the medical, physical, psychological and spiritual needs of our residents. We hope our residents will see Kin On as a nurturing community which they can call "home". It's our goal that the quality of care we provide is consistent with our motto "The Residents are the Center of Our Attention."
- 24/7 Skilled Nursing Facility
- Long-term Care Services
- Rehabilitative Services - physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Enteral Feeding Program
- I.V. and Oxygen Therapies
- Culturally (Chinese) Oriented and Special Dietary Programs
- Activity and Recreation Programs
- Social and Counseling Services
- Transitional Care Services
Community Care Network of Kin On
The Community Care Network of Kin On is an organization created to address the needs of two specific groups of community members: the elderly and disabled who wish to retain their independent lifestyle in their own homes; and the relatives and friends who help take care of them.
Our comprehensive network of programs provide practical, one-on-one assistance while meeting the cultural and linguistic needs of our clients. There is no charge for enrollment into our Network. All services are provided by our bilingual and bicultural staff. Chinese dialects spoken include, but not limited to Cantonese, Mandarin and Toishanese.
- Home Health - Rehabilitation and skilled nursing at home
- Home Care - Assistance with personal hygiene, daily living tasks and house work
- Hospice Services - End-of-life comfort care
- Social Services: Family Caregiver Support, Alzheimer's & Dementia Support and Chronic Care Management
- Extension Program - Resources for healthy aging
- Resource Library and Support Center
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Kin On has developed a reputation for providing quality long-term care services to the Asian population, having received a number of awards and achieved major accomplishments including the national Hobart Jackson Social Responsibility Award for its long-term care program and efforts in serving limited English speaking elderly. Also, the SHARE Award in 2000 ($100,000 for 2 years) & 2002 ($80,000), an award given annually to five community organizations in the U.S. and Canada who demonstrate exceptional leadership in delivery of services to seniors with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Most recently, in response to the evolving needs of the Asian elderly community, Kin On successfully launched two new programs in 2008. The Transitional Care program offers short-term rehabilitative services to residents at Kin On Health Care Center who are transitioning from the hospital back home. Kin On also implemented the first in-home hospice program dedicated to providing culturally appropriate end-of-life comfort care for Asian patients and family members in partnership with Evergreen Hospice.
This year, Kin On continues to strive to meet the needs of the community and this time through the development of a boarding home/assisted living facility connected to the current 24-hr skilled nursing facility.
The advantages of pursuing this route is that it will enable us to:
- Create supportive housing options for those who need lower level of care, yet not independent enough to live at home.
- Potentially provide space for adult day care activities, which align with our goal to promote "healthy aging."
- Provide a place for nursing home residents to transition to after their short-term stay is completed, while allowing more residents the opportunity to be served in the short-term care program.
- Ultimately, increase Kin On’s capacities to serve more members of our community and provide additional service options for seniors who may need long term care services.
Funding received will help realize these plans and meet the needs of the Senior Asian community in the greater Seattle area.