Employee Health and Wellness

Voices of Gratitude

Published: November 15, 2021

In this season of thankfulness, we wanted to share a few of the hundreds of Over the Top forms we get from grateful residents and patients, families and staff. What you do every day makes a profound difference in the lives of those who are blessed to receive your amazing care. Thank you! “We couldn’t

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Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get You Down

Published: October 29, 2021

It’s ironic but true that the holiday season, filled with occasions for joy, gratitude, and devotion, can also cause stress. We can lay the blame on the usual suspects (hello, shopping and travel), but there are other factors in play: the darkness and colder weather, loneliness, and of course the ongoing stress of COVID. During

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Helping Your Older Loved Ones Avoid Falls

Published: September 28, 2021

Every September, the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, sponsors Falls Prevention Awareness Week. We know many of our staff members care for parents and grandparents at home, and we’d like to share an easy way to check someone’s risk of falling. NCOA’s free online “Falls

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COVID: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Published: August 10, 2021

We all had a sigh of relief when COVID-19 vaccinations became available and mask mandates began dropping. Unfortunately, as you know, the original virus strain and now the Delta variant are still very much with us. We thank all staff for your ongoing dedication to our residents and clients, and for your commitment to staying healthy.      Despite the new surge in cases, people nationwide are enjoying getting back

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Post-COVID Road Trip Safety

Published: June 17, 2021

Now that COVID-related restrictions are being lifted in many places, lots of people are ready to hit the road starting … yesterday. If you’re planning a summer road trip, it’s still important to follow some safety guidelines. Remember to bring your vaccination cards, masks for everyone, and plenty of hand sanitizer. Masks may still be

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Let Us Give Thanks

Published: November 20, 2020

At the Kline, the Summit and CBS, we are blessed to have a group of employees who are second to none. We are grateful for the hard work and commitment of every staff member. Every day, each employee contributes to the health and well-being of our residents and patients, and to the sense of community

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Flu Vaccines are Especially Important This Year

Published: October 23, 2020

This year’s influenza season will look quite different compared to years past, and as it approaches in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be proactive in protecting yourself and others from preventable illness. On Friday, Oct. 23, the New York Times reported that hospitalizations for COVID-19 cases were up

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Coping with the Stress of COVID-19

Published: July 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately given us a new source of stress that we would be happy to go without. Yes, modern life already gives us events, situations or even people that stress us out. But the COVID-19 pandemic is a different story. It’s all stressful, all the time – especially for health care workers

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Financial Wellness: Planning a Budget

Published: August 15, 2019

If you’re hoping to gain more control over spending and begin working towards your financial goals, you need a budget. A personal or household budget is an itemized summary of expected income and expenses for a defined period of time, typically one month. While the word budget is often associated with restricted spending, a budget should

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Physical Wellness: Tips for Staying Active This Summer

Published: June 11, 2019

Physical activity is one of the single most important things you can do for your health. And now that summer is here, those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest have a wonderful opportunity to go outside and participate in our favorite outdoor activity. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, bicycling and just walking around the neighborhood

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