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VCC Enters Phase Two of COVID Mitigation Plan

Dear Families, Residents & Staff; As we have all become very accustomed to frequent COVID protocol and guideline changes from DSHS, this week is no different, and we learned some very positive news.  The Department of Social & Health Services elected to allow long-term care communities that have successfully been COVID free, have met all the requirements, and have previously [...]

A Work in Progress

A Fiddler on VCC’s Roof

Transforming Age Live with CEO Torsten Hirche

COVID Update, October 15, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that I must relay this news: King County is now reporting 77.3 cases per 100K residents which means that senior housing moves back to Phase 1. Here is what that means for us: Outdoor visits: Allowed. Residents visits with up to 2 people from the same household for 1 [...]

VCC Covid-19 Update #4

Dear Vashon Friends, Governor Inslee’s recent announcement is a first step to reopening, and we are eagerly optimistic.  However, there are several policies and risk assessments  that must be conducted before we will be approved to move to the next phase.  This four-phased approach will be detailed later next week once the Department of Social [...]

Covid-19 Testing Results

Dear Vashon Friends, I am sharing a memo that I sent to families of residents following two rounds of testing for Covid 19. I wanted to be sure that you, our supporters, are up to date on the results as well. Here is the memo: Under the guidance of King County Public Health, I am [...]

VCC Covid-19 Update #3

Dear Friends of VCC, July 9, 2020 - Under the guidance of King County Public Health, I am pleased to announce our second round of testing revealed 100 % negative results for both residents and staff. Following the directive from Public Health for Seattle and King County we retested all staff and residents a second [...]

VCC Heros on Display

Dear Vashon Friends, While the rest of King County is embarking on a new stage in the COVID story, VCC is holding back from implementing Phase Two of Governor Inslee's pandemic plan. As a long term care provider, we are under strict guidelines to remain under quarantine, which means residents still take all meals in their rooms [...]

A Message from VCC Executive Director, Wendy Kleppe

Dear Vashon Friends, Vashon Community Care has a long and proud history of caring for people who have not been able to care for themselves, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. I, and the entire staff at VCC, are honored to carry on that tradition, and we are blessed to have the financial [...]