Bickford of Burlington

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Burlington, we don’t ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into ours and make it yours. Through personalized assisted living and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Norma and Marj are 'power walking'! Their goal is 12 times around the branch which is one mile. A great way to stay healthy and fit!
01-16-2019
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When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it ... Read Full Post
When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it is everything it is cracked up to be! Lots of fun, engaging activities, and of course we do throw in a little learning. Family Reunion is a time of fellowship and engagement, bringing the Bickford Family together for a time of renewal. One of the fun things we do at Family Reunion is celebrate those Bickford Family Members that go above and beyond at the Pearl Ceremony. I am pleased that in my division, this year we have a BFM up for 6 of the 7 categories! Congratulations to Macomb Kitchen Manager of the Year nominee, Shawn Carroll; Marion BFM of the Year nominee Mike Merchant; Burlington RNC of the Year nominee Teddie Rinehart; Iowa City/Marion CRD of the Year nominee Holly Blood; Cedar Falls Director of the Year nominee Natalie Feldman; and the entire team in Cedar Falls for their Branch of the Year nomination. Michelle and I had a lot of fun surprising them all with a "pearlposal" inviting them to the Pearl Ceremony held in February at Family Reunion. Congratulations to all nominees, you all are very deserving!
01-10-2019
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Happy New Year from ALL of us at Bickford of Burlington! Here is to a Happy and Healthy 2019!
12-28-2018
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Christmas is a HAPPY time for our residents. Judy and Janice just received fun jewelry and a shirt to match! A great time to share love and joy.
12-24-2018
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CHRISTMAS IS COMING!! Bickford of Burlington is getting ready to have a beautiful Christmas with our residents. This is one of our gorgeous trees.
12-06-2018
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Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, ... Read Full Post
Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, cooked breakfast, and most importantly kept the branch running smooth and residents safe and warm. We have an assistant director remain at her branch for 42 hours. 2 caregivers came in Sunday morning, and stayed through the day and night to ensure cares were provide. Caregivers have helped others with rides to work. One branch provided air mattresses, blankets and pillows for those stranded at work. Caregivers hitched rides with 4 wheel drives and snow plows. A branch without power moved all of their residents to the living room near the fireplace to stay warm. Doing whatever it takes, happily, for our residents. Stay warm and safe, your loved one is.
11-26-2018
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Happy THANKSGIVING from our home to YOURS!!!! Our Thanksgiving feast was a wonderful success and so much fun.
11-21-2018
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Balloon Volleyball makes everyone smile and laugh! What a great way to exercise and deep breath.
11-15-2018
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Today we celebrated all the residents birthday in the month of October. Everyone enjoyed birthday cake, ice cream & soda. Elvis entertained us with his musical talents.
10-19-2018
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Joyce and Roy getting their morning exercise on the bikes!!!
10-17-2018
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Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check ... Read Full Post
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check out you local Bickford and schedule a tour today.
10-12-2018
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On every Tuesday, we have a licensed esthetician named Angel, volunteer and give facials & hand massages. Our residents really look forward to this special pampering.
10-12-2018
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At the picnic today we had fried chicken, potato salad, beans, and, of course, s'mores!! Jesse and Mary had fun on the swings.
10-03-2018
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It is hard to believe that it is that time of year. We are gearing up for fall & getting festive. We always welcome family to come help us with crafts.
09-28-2018
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Always love it when loved ones come to visit. Visitors are always welcome.
09-21-2018
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Today was a beautiful morning to sit outside & enjoy the company of our friends.
09-14-2018
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We were fortunate to be able to celebrate this WWII veterans 100th birthday. He was so happy to be surrounded by so many family & friends. His only advice for a long life, is to stay active.
09-07-2018
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Keith and Dana returning from the courtyard. What a beautiful day to enjoy the birds and the flowers!!
09-04-2018
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We LOVED hosting a bridal shower here at Bickford for this soon to be bride. It had been years since many residents had been to a wedding shower. Most brought their wedding pictures to share and it was so nice hearing them talk about how they met their spouses & about their own wedding day.
08-31-2018
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A sunny hat for a sunny lady! Bernice is feeling great today as we prepare for a beautiful wedding shower at Bickford.
08-28-2018
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We had a new event this week at Bickford, Fair Day. Not only did we have horses, but a baby calf was shown & residents were able to bottle feed him, a rabbit, a quilt show, can goods, beautiful photos, awesome toe tapping music & to top it all off, a pie eating contest!!
08-10-2018
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What a beautiful day at Bickford!! Look at those smiling faces and pretty pink flowers!!!!!
08-02-2018
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We always welcome visitors, especially grandkids!!! These two enjoyed making a flower arrangement together.
07-27-2018
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STOP and smell the roses! The Bickford ladies had lots of fun with beautiful roses donated by Hy-Vee!!!
07-27-2018
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Perfect summer morning to clean corn on the patio. The residents enjoyed sharing stories from their childhood about growing, cleaning & canning corn.
07-20-2018
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Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, ... Read Full Post
Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, so it is a great opportunity to stop and visit, check in with them, or see how their day is. Not to mention an occasional rub down! Of course, I had to offer to pay her back, which she gladly accepted. As the old saying goes....you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours!
07-18-2018
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It is always a good day to celebrate a birthday.
07-13-2018
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Bickford of Burlington's New Black Pearls! Congratulations to Gerri Droste, Linda Ybarra and Haley Williams. These three BFM's are the epitome of 51%ers and do "Whatever It Takes" everyday! We are lucky to have them and are thankful for all that they do!
07-12-2018
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Corn on the Cob anyone? Our residents were happy to help shuck some corn today. Thank you to First Church of Nazarene for the delicious meal!
07-12-2018
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Happy Summer!! Kanga and Precious are enjoying the courtyard!
07-12-2018
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Our 4th of July Celebration dinner with our residents and family was a huge success serving 120 people total including our residents! Happyness is our FULL time job!
07-09-2018
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There is nothing better then celebrating a holiday with family & friends. For the 4th of July we did just that!! We had a good old fashion cookout with great entertainment, Rod Hogan. Uncle Sam & the Statue of Liberty even made an appearance.
07-06-2018
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Happy 4th of July from all of us at Bickford! Drink plenty of fluids and have a great Holiday!
07-03-2018
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Happy 4th of July from ALL of us!!!
07-03-2018
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Pat had so much fun making her 4th of July bonnet!!
07-03-2018
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Janice is enjoying herself today on the back porch!!
06-19-2018
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Gearing up for our 4th of July Celebration for our residents and families! This is always a really fun event!
06-19-2018
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Fun in the sun!! Judy is watering all the flowers. They are beautiful just like Judy!!
06-11-2018
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We had fun with Western Day! A BIG YEEEEHAAAAWWWW for the awesome horse & wagon ride we got from Paul Bishop and his horses Sally & Susie. The residents got a kick out of going through McDonalds for ice cream cones while on the wagon. Everyone participated by dressing in western wear. We ended the ... Read Full Post
We had fun with Western Day! A BIG YEEEEHAAAAWWWW for the awesome horse & wagon ride we got from Paul Bishop and his horses Sally & Susie. The residents got a kick out of going through McDonalds for ice cream cones while on the wagon. Everyone participated by dressing in western wear. We ended the day by cooling off with Root beer floats served in cowboy boot mugs.
06-08-2018
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Our cowgirl Ruth loves to hold our kitty 'Precious'!
06-08-2018
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Howdy Partners! We all had a grand time with Western Day. A horse and wagon ride and then root beer floats!!
06-07-2018
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Perfect ending to a fun week. Lydia a licensed reflexologist came & massaged residents feet & hands. Of course everyone was in heaven. Wish she could come everyday!
06-01-2018
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Had fun with our red noses.
05-25-2018
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There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended ... Read Full Post
There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended with a nice back massage. What a great way to relieve some stress and gear up for the day! Show me the zen!
05-23-2018
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This beautiful flower is at the entrance of our branch. It is amazing! WELCOME TO BICKFORD!!
05-22-2018
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Had fun taking residents flower shopping then let them pick where we went to eat lunch. The ladies picked Panera for lunch, which was yummy! Then took a drive through town admiring the beautiful flowering tress everywhere. Also drove down by the mighty Mississippi to check out the flooding. We ... Read Full Post
Had fun taking residents flower shopping then let them pick where we went to eat lunch. The ladies picked Panera for lunch, which was yummy! Then took a drive through town admiring the beautiful flowering tress everywhere. Also drove down by the mighty Mississippi to check out the flooding. We definitely a fun afternoon!! Looking forward to more days like that.
05-18-2018
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We are so happy that spring FINALLY made it! We have been busy bee's planting flowers and sprucing up our courtyards. Everything is looking so pretty. Residents have really been enjoying sitting on the patio taking in the fresh air.
05-11-2018
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Look at Ruth and her daughter's beautiful smiles! Our Mother's Day celebration included making their own basket of flowers. SO MUCH FUN!
05-08-2018
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This week we were fortunate to have some kids from Burlington High School come and volunteer their time. A few of the students washed all the windows, inside & out! Others did adorable spring time crafts with the residents, then frosted sugar cookies that were yummy. They ended the day by playing ... Read Full Post
This week we were fortunate to have some kids from Burlington High School come and volunteer their time. A few of the students washed all the windows, inside & out! Others did adorable spring time crafts with the residents, then frosted sugar cookies that were yummy. They ended the day by playing bingo with residents and they provided a variety of fun prizes for the winners. The residents really enjoyed spending the day with all the great kidos!
04-27-2018
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What a perfect day to sit in the courtyard and enjoy the sunshine. Molly (the dog) enjoyed it the MOST!!
04-24-2018
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3301 Sterling Drive
Burlington, IA 52601
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