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Care

Care is the most important part of any place we choose as a home for our loved ones. We believe in caring for all our residents as if they are our own.

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Offered services customized for each resident:

24 Hour Care
Personalized Care Plans
Personal Hygiene Assistance
Overall Personal Assistance
Bathing Assistance
Dressing Assistance
Feeding Assistance
Medication Management
Mobility Assistance
Transfer Assistance
Mobility Assistance
Laundry
Housekeeping
Transportation
Nursing Assessments
Comprehensive Health Monitoring
Onsite Staff 24/7
Wound Management
Congestive Heart Failure Care
Hemodialysis Patients
Oxygen Therapy
Foley Catheter
Mental Health Specialty
Incontinence Care
Tube Feeding
Parkinson’s Care
Stroke CVA Patients
Cancer Care
Hospice/Terminally Ill Patients

Activities, based on the abilities and interests of each resident:

Table Games
Arts & Crafts
Daily one-on-one activities
Daily group activities
Birthday Celebrations (with invitations to family)
Holiday Celebrations (with invitations to family)
Gardening
Outdoor Strolls
Movies, Sports, TV Programs
Planned Outings

Meals

Healthy and Fresh Home Cooked Meals
Baked Goods
Special Foods and Recipes Requested by Residents or Family
Fun and Healthy Snacks
Special Event Meals for Visiting Family and Friends
Special Diets if Needed or Desired
Customized Allergy Free Diets if Requested

The Homes

All Private Rooms
Some With Baths
Full Sized Closets
Flat Screen TVs with DVD Players
Cable Television

Common Areas

Warm and Bright Decor
All Areas Wheelchair Accessible
Large Great Room
Large Dine In Kitchen
Large Dining Room
Large Living Room for Visiting Family and Friends
Large Patio
Attractive Landscaping
One Level
Quiet Neighborhood
Central Air
Comfortable Family Atmosphere
All Laundry and Housekeeping
Roll in Showers with Grab Bars and Shower Benches

 

Services

We give continuous care without being asked and for any paid services, we always consult with family first, so there are no surprises. Insurance pays for some, but again we always consult with families so there are no surprises.

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We strive to meet your loved one’s needs in a holistic way. One of our goals is for family to enjoy your time with your loved one/s and not be carrying the load of their health management.

 

Services include health management (per Primary Care provider order) but not limited to:

 

Coordinating with MD & other appointments

Will work closely with your loved one’s Primary Care Provider for their health management

Pharmacy/Medication refills – Includes admit prescription standing orders to lessen 911 calls esp during holidays, night time, weekends, after clinic hours

Rehab – under PT/OT supervision

Coordinating with Home Health: RN, PT/OT, Speech, Social Worker, Dietician, Bath aid, Spiritual counseling, Psych/behavior management, etc

Hospice / End of Life / Comfort Care

Diabetes management under PCP’s order

Beautician

Foot RN/Podiatrist

Dental Hygienist

Eye Exam

Dementia / Mental Health

Tube Feeding

Incontinence / Bowel, Bladder Retraining program

Skin Assessment

RN Assessment / Nurse Delegation

Insulin Administration

Foley Catheter

Ostomy / Colostomy / Urostomy

Wound Vacc / Wound dressing / management

Oxygen Therapy

Weight / Diet Management

Intake / Output

Vital Sign monitoring

Urine Dip Strip

Dining – 3 meals a day with snacks in between

Special Diets accommodated

Dining / feeding assistance

Free Move In assistance – assistance with client’s personal belongings & setting up/ decorating room

Visiting hours – Flexible

Assistance in transferring & all Activities of Daily Living per nursing assessment & PCP orders

Shower schedule: 1-2 times per week and as needed

Personalized Activities: Games, music, exercise, movies, puzzles, arts/crafts, reading, Bingo, etc. In the past we have had outside entities coming into the home to provide activities for our residents. However, we have found that these activities are not being participated by all of our residents. We have found a better approach to meet all the needs of our residents by providing activities by which each resident’s physical and cognitive abilities can be met. This approach is being done daily by our staff and if needed one-on-one activities are being done with each client.

24-Hr Personalized Care

Walker/Wheelchair Accessible
Intercom & Security System
Mobile Library
Registered Nurse On-call 24/7

Primary Care Provider On-call 24/7
Massage Therapy
Podiatry
Occupational Therapy
Music Therapy
Nail Care
Lab Work (Blood Draw)

*Included Services, some based on resident’s insurance coverage, Medicare or requests and paid by other resources.

Feedback

A few comments from resident's family.

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Dear Winnah and Bernard,

As you’ve heard me say many times, we looked and looked for a home for Mom and Dad and we weren’t happy until we found A Kind Heart. The name completely sums up the loving care you provided them. We learned by looking that the single most important part of a great place is only THE PEOPLE and what’s in their hearts when they care for their resident family.

Mom and Dad really enjoyed being at AKH, which was such a relief to all of us in the family. We hated to have them living away from a family member, but they needed a lot of help with daily care and none of us were able to manage it. AKH provided them with a safe, loving, caring home where they felt truly at home. They loved the people, the food and their surroundings. When we made frequent visits, we were always welcomed and had fun with Mom and Dad, as well as the staff.

One part that was unique and should be mentioned. As they approached the end of their lives, they didn’t have to re-locate and start over by getting to know a new group of care givers or new surroundings at a nursing home or other end of life place which would have been very depressing. Being able to stay at A Kind Heart was a HUGE plus for them and the family. It was such a relief to know they were home and wouldn’t have to move again. I think being at AKH helped them live longer, happier lives. Naturally, they are deeply missed, but at least we know they were in good hands until the end. Dad was 99 and Mom was 95.

Thank you again for your special gifts of loving care. It helped our entire family more then you know.
Randy S., San Francisco, CA

 

Hi Winnah,

I want to thank all of you that took care of Mom.  We all felt that we were very lucky to have found your home.  We were made to feel a part of your family and that Mom had another family there. I know that it made Mom very happy to have your children call her Grandma Marie.  I saw her light up when they did. Thank you for the help and support with the doctors and hospital stays that was more than we could even expected.

Best wishes from us all.

Karl K., Edmonds, WA

 

 

Dear Winnah & Bernard,

We don’t know what we would have done had we not found your beautiful adult family home and all of your wonderful people that took such good care of our Mom.

Thank you so much for the beautiful edible fruit bouquet and the gorgeous flower heart you sent to Mom’s funeral.  The flowers added so much warmth to a very sad day.  For all the great parties you put on for the people living there that all of us were invited to attend.  Dr. Scarr was a blessing you lead us to.

We can’t thank Rex & Rissa enough for the wonderful care and attention they gave Mom.  It takes special people to do what they do so well and they truly very special.

So many things to thank all of you for.  Pleases to know your kindness and thoughtfulness is sincerely appreciated.

 Love,
Gary and Barbara E.

 

 

In case I forget to in all of this I just want to let you know how much I appreciate all you have done. I felt so comfortable leaving Mom in your care, it was a huge weight off my shoulders when we moved her in – And while we both know she was not a happy person she was a very well cared for and couldn’t have been in a safer place. I will always be grateful for A Kind Heart and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your homes to anyone who might ask.

Again, my sincere thanks to both you and Bernard and all the staff.

Cynthia T., Seattle

 

 

Dear Winnah, Jing, Rissa, Rex, and all of your amazing people.

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful and loving care you provided to Carl. It  really was my privilege to work with you. i hope to see and work with you again.

warm regards

Alisy

 

Dear Staff,
 
It is because of you that my grandmother’s final years were spent in peace & comfort. I know she was grateful to you all for your compassion, just as I am grateful that you acted as her family when she needed it most. I am so glad that she spent her final days surrounded by such caring people, & words cannot express my gratitude to you for your selflessness & kindness these past few years. Thank you so much for loving & caring for Inez, & for the joy that you bring to people who need it.
 
Sincerely,
Andrea C.
Edmonds, WA

Staff

The heart in our homes is the staff. We love our staff and we all love our residents.

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Local Info

Each location of Kind Heart is close to the following businesses:

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PARKS AND RECREATION

Edmonds park
Scriber Lake Park
Meadowdale Beach Park

Brackett’s Landing South

Southwest County Park

Edmonds Senior Center

Lynnwood Senior Center

Meadowdale Playfields

Lynndale Park

North Lynnwood Park

Golf Course Trail

Interurban Trail

Mesika Trail

 

RESTAURANTS

Skipper’s Seafood ‘n Chowder
Arnie’s Restaurant
Anthony’s Homeport
Ivar’s Seafood Bar
Red Lobster Restaurant
TNT Seafood Restaurant
Ezell’s Famous Chicken
Westenco Doughnuts

Olive Garden

Red Lobster

The Keg

Scott’s Bar & Grill

Epulo Bistro

Evviva Woodfired Pizza

Dick’s Drive-In

Pancake Haus

Tasty Thai

Girardi’s Osteria

 

SHOPPING

Alderwood Mall

Edmonds Flower Shop

Alderwood Village

H Mart

Ranch 99 Market

Northgate Mall

REI

Nordstrom Rack

Marshalls

Daiso

Walmart

 

 

PHARMACY

Rite Aid Pharmacy
Bartell Drug Store
Hadfields Pharmacy
Group Health Pharmacy

 

LODGING

Old Village Inn
Edmonds Harbor Inn
Best Western

 

BANKING

Bank Of Washington
U.S. Bank
Bank of America
Washington Mutual

 

POST OFFICE

USPS

USPO

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Regal Alderwood Stadium 7 & RPX
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16

Cinebarre

Edmonds Theater

 

SALONS & SPA

Regis Salon
Beauty Works
Soho Beauty Salon
Gene Juarez Salon & Spa

Bella Luna Spa & Sauna

Olympus Spa & Boutique

 

CHURCHES

Seventh Day Adventist Church

St. Pius Catholic Church

St. Thomas More Catholic Church
Sunrise Christian Fellowship
Maplewood Presbyterian Church

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

 

MEDICAL

Dental Clinics
Swedish Edmonds Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
Westenhaven Chiropractic Center

Urgent Care Lynnwood

UWMC Shoreline Clinic / Urgent Care

PacMed Primary & Specialty Care Clinics

Group Health Clinic

Careers

Hiring the right people is very important to us. Each staff member, must fit into our loving family of residents and staff.

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A Kind Heart, offers a unique, challenging and rewarding work environment, competitive salary as well as opportunity for both personal and professional growth for individuals dedicated to serving seniors.

Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. For more information, please go to the Contact Us page, send me a note, and we’ll set-up a time to speak on the phone to discuss working together.

A Kind Heart will never hire anyone with a criminal background, including convictions involving guns, drugs, abuse, alcohol or other state laws.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
* CNA / HCA / NAR

Food Handling Certificates
TB Test / Chest X-Ray
12 CEU/year
CPR
First Aid
Fundamentals of Care Giving
Nursing Delegation
Dementia Specialty Training (a plus)
Mental Health Specialty Training (a plus)

Resources

Here are some additional services that can be useful.

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This is a very short list of agencies that can offer help. We will do all we can to help you find the right solution for whatever comes up and we will also cooperate with any of these (and other) agencies designed to help your loved ones. Our goal is to help all our residents as if they are our own family.

VA Benefits are often available to help people who served in the armed forces to qualify for financial assistance. Contact Veteran’s Administration for details.

DSHS.wa.gov

Evergreen Hospice. A highly recommended of caring people who will make sure loved ones are comfortable and family is kept aware of what’s going on.

Funeral Arrangements in advance. It might sound sad and cold to discuss, but it’s a good way to eliminate worries and a way to make sure all the details of a sad occasion are handled, so you can focus on the loss of a loved one.

About Us

You are invited to call or email to set a time to come visit, so you will see first-hand that we're the same as we are represented here online.

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A Kind Heart is owned and managed by Winnah Javier-Fajarillo, a Registered Nurse with work experience of more than 17 years in different health care settings. Backed by competent staff of health care professionals who are committed to provide the best service in health care.

 

A KIND HEART is an adult family home for people who want to continue an independent living, but who need some daily assistance. We want residents to think of this as their home and another part of their family. We will give them comfort and kind care. We are the extension of your family.

It is our goal to meet & surpass this philosophy.

“We believe in providing the highest quality of care giving and the kindest treatment to each of our individual residents.”

 

Lynnwood Home

Lynwood

 

Edmonds Home 1

Edmonds Home 2

Contact Us

Send a note, ask a question, request a more information or a call. Reach out here, or just call us at: +1 206-795-4032. We're anxious to help in any way we can.

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