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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This week was another fun one. Francis from Stars Cave nature preserve came on Tuesday and gave a very interesting & informative presentation about Owls in Iowa. On Thursday, residents traveled to the Capital Theater to see the Travelogue series about Europe. Now today we are looking forward to our ... Read Full Post
This week was another fun one. Francis from Stars Cave nature preserve came on Tuesday and gave a very interesting & informative presentation about Owls in Iowa. On Thursday, residents traveled to the Capital Theater to see the Travelogue series about Europe. Now today we are looking forward to our monthly birthday party and with the entertainment by Joyful Sounds.
10-20-2017
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Today we celebrated family history here at Bickford! We enjoyed food, beverages, and decorations from all over the world! Our LEC even made a Danish birthday cake for coffee time! Yum!
10-12-2017
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What an amazing picnic we had at Crapo Park this week. The residents had fried chicken, potato salad, and fresh fruit. After roasting marshmallows and eating S'Mores, many of the residents had fun swinging and going down the slide. It was a great way to get some Vitamin D from the sunshine!
10-06-2017
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Beth Fleming -
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of ... Read Full Post
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of spices in the air. This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by.
10-03-2017
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Breanna Smith -
We always have such a good turn out at coffee time with the ladies! I think we have more people show up every week! We even had to go and get new coffee cups to accommodate for all of the new comers! Needless to say, the ladies loved them!
09-27-2017
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It has been a busy week her at Burlington Bickford with Assisted Living Week. We have a lot of fun with pajama day, crazy hair day, super hero day, rocked around the clock with 50's day & ended the week with a Mexican Fiesta.
09-15-2017
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Happy Assisted Living Week! Of course we have had dress up days and all sorts of shenanigans this week! Tuesday we had crazy hair day AND puppies! Margean was all smiles!
09-15-2017
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Doris and Jean enjoyed helping us get ready for the rodeo parade! These ladies are good help, and even better company!
09-06-2017
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Enjoying all of our new colorful fish in our tank.
09-01-2017
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Teddie Rinehart -
Here is our Branch Buddy Kanga sitting on our park bench in the courtyard!! Pets are good for our health.They relieve stress and help us relax. Kanga enriches our resident's lives!! WHAT A JOY!!
08-29-2017
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Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are ... Read Full Post
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education. The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education. I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year! Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Sorority, and has been accepted into the honors program. Congratulations Riley! Pictured is Riley (left) receiving her scholarship certificate from Divisional Director of Resident Services for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois, Michelle Adam.
08-24-2017
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Our sweet little Bickford Buddy Roo enjoying her cat house in Mary B's. Roo brings so much joy to our residents.
08-24-2017
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Despite the weather not entirely being on our side, we were lucky that it cleared up enough for us to catch a glimpse of the eclipse! A very exciting moment for all! We were thankful for the opportunity to be able to share this moment with our amazing residents!
08-23-2017
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Starr's Cave Nature Center brought some reptiles in for our residents at Bickford. Margean and Doris were very happy to get to know Julius the snake.
08-18-2017
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Western Day was a huge success this year! Everyone had a blast, and we could not have had a more beautiful day for a wagon ride!
08-15-2017
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We had such a fun & busy week. On Monday we had Fairview Zoo come. Then had Western Day on Wednesday with horse & wagon rides. A fun time was had by all.
08-11-2017
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Jared Rouggly entertained our residents playing his guitar and singing....even when we lost power! What a trooper!
08-04-2017
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Getting ready for another fun filled coffee time! Everyone looks forward to this, and it is always guaranteed to be a great time!
08-04-2017
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Our playful resident cat, Roo, loves play time with Judy.
07-28-2017
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Breanna Smith -
We have been blessed so far this week with some beautiful weather. Our LEC took full advantage and took some of our ladies for an adventure at the park! Fun was had by all!
07-26-2017
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Welcome to Bickford Pizzaria! Celebrating Italian Day at our Burlington Bickford with our residents.
07-20-2017
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One of Judy's favorite things to do is playing with our resident cat Roo.
07-14-2017
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Teddie Rinehart -
Hugging is GOOD medicine. It transfers energy & gives the person an emotional lift. Everyone needs 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 for maintenance, and 12 for growth!! We LOVE giving hugs to our residents. It keeps then healthy and happy.
07-14-2017
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Our lovely Mary B's ladies enjoying holiday festivities for the 4th of July!
07-06-2017
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Breanna Smith -
Last night we had our pre 4th of July dinner and it was a huge hit! We love seeing all of the families getting together to share in good food, good music, and lots of laughs! Always a good time! So proud of the awesome turn out again this year!
06-30-2017
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We throw the best parties here at Bickford of Burlington. Here is a photo of us bringing in summer right with a Luau! Cant wait to see what is in store this Friday for the birthday party!
06-14-2017
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We had a new musician join us yesterday afternoon, and had an excellent turn out! Here are our residents enjoying Jared Rouggly singing and playing his guitar for us!
06-02-2017
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With the upcoming Holiday, we wanted to take some time to remember those who are no longer with us at our memorial service.
05-26-2017
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Come one, come all, to the best Circus in town...... the Bickford Circus!!!!
05-12-2017
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We are always keeping busy and having fun here! Here we have student from BHS spending some time with our resident doing one of their favorite activities, Bingo!
05-04-2017
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Tricia Durbala -
We are thankful that earlier in the week felt like spring. Hopefully the rain will go away & we can sit on the patio again soon.
04-28-2017
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Teddie Rinehart -
BICKFORD ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO STAY HEALTHY/HAPPY BY DOING A FEW SIMPLE THINGS. 1. Have a bedtime. 2. Be POSITIVE about life. 3. Take a minute: in other words: RELAX!!! 4. Cut out sugar. 5. Find an exercise you actually enjoy. 6. Drink more water. 7. Eat home made foods; not processed foods. 8. ... Read Full Post
BICKFORD ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO STAY HEALTHY/HAPPY BY DOING A FEW SIMPLE THINGS. 1. Have a bedtime. 2. Be POSITIVE about life. 3. Take a minute: in other words: RELAX!!! 4. Cut out sugar. 5. Find an exercise you actually enjoy. 6. Drink more water. 7. Eat home made foods; not processed foods. 8. Stop worrying so much!
04-19-2017
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We had almost as much fun making our Easter bonnets as we did wearing them! Our Easter gathering was a huge success! Amazing food, and fun with family!
04-13-2017
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April showers bring May flowers right? We have had to have most of our fun indoors so far this week with all the rain we have had. We haven't had any trouble keeping entertained! Fun and good exercise for our lovely ladies!
04-05-2017
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It is always a good time exercising with a parachute & ball.
03-30-2017
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Spring seems to have sprung! We are seeing more sunshine and warmer weather here, and our ladies couldn't be happier to be out enjoying it!
03-22-2017
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Michelle Adam
03-21-2017
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Tricia Durbala -
The St. Patricks Day festivities are in full swing in Burlington. May the luck of the Irish always be with you!
03-17-2017
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Teddie Rinehart -
SIX THINGS AN OPTIMIST BELIEVES 1. Good things are around the corner. 2. Gratitude strengthens you. 3. Everyday is a new day. 4. You can make a difference wherever you are. 5. Good sleep brings good life. 6. Forgiveness brings happiness.
03-07-2017
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Breanna Smith -
We will use any excuse to have a party here at Bickford of Burlington. Sometimes there is no reason, other than we wanted to through a party. This week though, was an exception, we had an wonderful reason to throw a party! Not only was our branch nominated for Branch of the year, but our Director ... Read Full Post
We will use any excuse to have a party here at Bickford of Burlington. Sometimes there is no reason, other than we wanted to through a party. This week though, was an exception, we had an wonderful reason to throw a party! Not only was our branch nominated for Branch of the year, but our Director Julie, was nominated Director of the year! This was quite the honor and we have to celebrate. Everyone enjoyed the cupcakes, the photos, all the fun stories, and of course the hugs! What a wonderful week we have has so far!
03-02-2017
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We had a busy fun filled day yesterday here at Bickford of Burlington! There is never a dull moment around here! Enriching happiness is what we do after all. Our ladies were hard at work on their crafts yesterday!
02-24-2017
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We sure know how to throw a party at Bickford of Burlington! The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the entertainment was spectacular! Our Valentines Dinner went off without a hitch, and happiness was definitely enriched! We served 100 people at this party. We had a wonderful ... Read Full Post
We sure know how to throw a party at Bickford of Burlington! The decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious, and the entertainment was spectacular! Our Valentines Dinner went off without a hitch, and happiness was definitely enriched! We served 100 people at this party. We had a wonderful outcome, and look forward to many more.Everyone had so much fun!
02-20-2017
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We have so much fun here! We were blessed with the chance to play with some beautiful golden retriever puppies early this week. What better way to start the week off than fuzzy, warm, puppy snuggles! I don't know who felt more spoiled, our residents, or the puppies! We'll have to call it a tie!
02-09-2017
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It looks like spring has sprung at Burlington's Bickford. Our resident Jean, had the pleasure delivering these beautiful arrangements to other residents. Jean's daughter, Denise, arranged all these wonderful flowers for her mom to deliver. What a fun afternoon we had brightening everybody's day.
02-03-2017
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We are all about having fun here at Bickford of Burlington! One of our BFM's blessed us all with her talent by painting the Mary B's Doors, and they look beautiful!
01-26-2017
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One of our Branch Buddies wanting to swim with the fishes! These felines always make the residents smile and of course the BFMs!!
01-19-2017
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Here at Bickford of Burlington we are all about enriching happiness! Sometimes that is with hugs, stores, cat snuggles, and sometimes, it is with a job! Wanda has been missing her duties as a homemaker, so she went right to work with Jess in the kitchen! She had a great time showing Jess how its ... Read Full Post
Here at Bickford of Burlington we are all about enriching happiness! Sometimes that is with hugs, stores, cat snuggles, and sometimes, it is with a job! Wanda has been missing her duties as a homemaker, so she went right to work with Jess in the kitchen! She had a great time showing Jess how its done, and dinner was fantastic!
01-12-2017
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Winter is upon us! We have been finding all sorts of ways to keep our minds and bodies busy indoors so that we can avoid the chill! Yoga has been a popular way to get our exercise, and everyone enjoyed coffee time this week as well. Though, Irene and her husband Dean have the right idea here. What ... Read Full Post
Winter is upon us! We have been finding all sorts of ways to keep our minds and bodies busy indoors so that we can avoid the chill! Yoga has been a popular way to get our exercise, and everyone enjoyed coffee time this week as well. Though, Irene and her husband Dean have the right idea here. What better way to spend a cold, cloudy, winter day than wrapped in a blanket, snuggled with a cat, and visiting with loved ones!
01-05-2017
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We are all still recovering from all of the fun filled festivities for the Holiday! We had so much fun at our party on Friday. We had the entertainment of Dianne Dejaynes, and she had a blast enriching Happiness with us here at Burlington Bickford. She even brought Santa with her!
12-28-2016
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Now that our branch buddies Kanga and Roo are getting bigger, we have let them broaden their horizens a bit and are free to roam! That doesn't stop these curious kitties from getting their snuggle time in with the residents! Kanga is certainly doing his part in enriching happiness for these lovely ... Read Full Post
Now that our branch buddies Kanga and Roo are getting bigger, we have let them broaden their horizens a bit and are free to roam! That doesn't stop these curious kitties from getting their snuggle time in with the residents! Kanga is certainly doing his part in enriching happiness for these lovely ladies!
12-21-2016
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