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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We have the best pets here at Burlington Bickford! I love coming to work and seeing all of our furry family members running around. Pictured here is Marys cat, perfectly named, Precious!
08-26-2016
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Today we had our monthly birthday party. We celebrated the birthdays of 3 residents & 3 BFMS. It was very nice to see additional family members join our party. As usual, we rocked it out to the wonderful music by Joyful Sounds.
08-19-2016
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What a beautiful week it has been. We have been keeping plenty busy, but when its cool enough, we have been enjoying the serenity of our courtyard. The ladies did a wonderful job picking, and planting flowers, and keeping Bickford beautiful!
08-18-2016
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Yee-haw! We are having a blast for western day! The day is still young, and already we have had a young lady come teach us about the art of lassoing, horse races, and photos with cowboy/girl cut outs!
08-10-2016
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We have been keeping busy this week! We are always playing games, listening to good music, doing a craft, or some other fun thing! There is definitely never a dull moment around here! We are always trying new and exiting things to continue our primary goal of enriching happiness!
08-03-2016
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We have been beating the heat here this week! We have had to find fun indoors for the last few days! Here is Irene with Tiffany the cat, showing her some love!
07-29-2016
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I just wanted to share a fun photo of coffee time yesterday for Italian day! As always, we had great snacks, games, lots of silliness and fun! (This time we did it with mustaches!)
07-22-2016
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We have been keeping quite busy and having a lot of fun here lately! Friday was the July birthday bash, and this week we have been preparing for Italian day which will take place tomorrow! We are looking forward to the festivities!
07-20-2016
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It is a beautiful day to today, however most of the week has been rainy, so we have had to find ways of entertaining ourselves indoors. The noodle and ballon game was a big hit, and came with lots of laughs!
07-15-2016
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Despite having to move our 4th of July celebration indoors due to weather concerns, it was a big hit! We had some wonderful food, great entertainment, and loads of fun. It was great to have so many people come to Bickford to celebrate with us and make it a big success!
07-06-2016
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A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were ... Read Full Post
A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were taking much delight in watching their grand kids color beautiful pictures on the sidewalk using chalk. They told me how they loved to watch little kids play. It reminded me of when I went to my own grandparents home. My siblings and cousins and I would drag out a big box of toys that my grandma kept for us. She would love to watch us from the kitchen or sit outside and enjoy our play. I wanted to recreate that same feeling for our residents. Soon, you will find a basket similar to the one pictured at each of my locations on the front porch or the courtyard. The grand baskets are filled with fun outdoor activities to not only entertain our little visitors, but to provide a bridge between generations. After all, we are all kids at heart. <3 Beth
06-24-2016
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This week our LEC Tricia, took a group of ladies to the movies! They all had a blast and we look forward to our next movies adventure. We are working on preparations for our BBQ next week, and we are excited to have some fun with everyone who comes out!
06-24-2016
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We have been busy trying to keep cool this week! Today we enjoyed ice cream bars, bingo, enjoying our beautiful courtyard from the comfort of the air conditioning, and getting our exercise from the exercise bike on the sun porch! A beautiful and fun filled day here at Bickford of Burlington!
06-15-2016
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Aloha! This week we enjoyed a fun filled luau! There's always plenty of excitement here at Burlington Bickford! We enjoyed delicious snacks, a meal, beautiful decoration, games, and of course Hawaiian lays! Every great party just gives us more motivation to make the next one even better!
06-10-2016
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On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across ... Read Full Post
On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across Iowa and Illinois. Although it made for some late evenings, I truly enjoyed coming into the branches at a different time than normal, visiting with caregivers and families that I don't always see when I am there during the morning/early afternoon times. For those that attended, thank you for taking the time to meet with us, and learn about the HappYness Survey, and our exciting plans to make our branches even better! For those that were unable to attend, I hope to see you at the next council, which is in August. Please feel free to stop in your local director's office any time if we can do something to help make your experience the best it can be while at Bickford. Until then, happy trails!
06-10-2016
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We had quite the celebration for our May birthday party! We had live music, a jewelry sale, and of course cake and ice cream! I'm not sure what we enjoyed more, browsing at all of the beautiful jewelry, or singing and dancing along with the entertainers!
05-25-2016
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We have been keeping busy here as usual! The flowers that we have been planting are growing quickly and our residents are enjoying helping to take care of them. We got our morning started off right when we had the chance to enjoy serving some teddy bear pancakes!
05-19-2016
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Everyone has been working diligently as weather permits, to make our court yards beautiful! We are all enjoying the beautiful flowers, and all of the colors of spring!
05-11-2016
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In honor of Mothers Day here at Bickford we had a mother daughter get together that included making beautiful flower arrangements, snacks of course, and lots of smiles! We had a wonderful turn out and everyone had a great time!
05-10-2016
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Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find ... Read Full Post
Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find anything from kiwi to lemons to cranberries floating in the inviting ice cold water to wet your whistle. The fruit infused water encourages everyone to drink more water which aids in hydration, digestion, and joint pain. So next time you are in, stop and pour yourself a refreshing glass of our jazzed up water, and encourage others to have a sip too. For more information on the benefits of fruit infused water click on the link below: http://lifescapepremier.com/2015/11/04/health-benefits-fruit-infused-waters/
05-05-2016
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We have been keeping busy here at Bickford of Burlington this week! Students from Edward Stone Middle School paid us a visit and brought our residents hand made may flowers! Doris and Irene accompanied Tricia to the flower shop and helped her pick out some real flowers! Then the ladies joined ... Read Full Post
We have been keeping busy here at Bickford of Burlington this week! Students from Edward Stone Middle School paid us a visit and brought our residents hand made may flowers! Doris and Irene accompanied Tricia to the flower shop and helped her pick out some real flowers! Then the ladies joined Tricia with planting some flowers, we are ready for Spring!
04-28-2016
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What a fun week we have had here at Bickford! Yesterday we sailed the open seas to Paris! We enjoyed a delicious meal, a buffet full of sweet goodies, and beautiful artwork, all in the spirit of Paris!
04-21-2016
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What a fun day today is! It's pajama day! The residents find it fun that the BFM's are wearing pajamas however even some of the residents came to breakfast in their pj's! Keep the watch out as we're sailing somewhere FUN next week!
04-13-2016
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Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you ... Read Full Post
Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you have a green thumb, or would like to roll up your sleeves and help out, we can always use and extra hand with weed pulling, planting, watering, or just sweeping the front porch. Flowers, along with Sheppard's hooks, baskets, yard ornaments, and feeders always make not only a great gift for hard to buy for loved ones, but also is a beautiful way to spruce up the view of not only the recipient but for all those that enjoy the outdoors. We look forward to having you join us for a little work and a lot of fun!
04-12-2016
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Today is hat day at the Branch. We decided to make it a "Minnie Pearl" day. We started the day off with making customized Minnie Pearl hats complete with a $1.98 price tags. We decided that we needed to include the men, so they wore their Bickford Boys baseball caps with Minnie Pearl price tags. We ... Read Full Post
Today is hat day at the Branch. We decided to make it a "Minnie Pearl" day. We started the day off with making customized Minnie Pearl hats complete with a $1.98 price tags. We decided that we needed to include the men, so they wore their Bickford Boys baseball caps with Minnie Pearl price tags. We then learned fun facts about Minnie & worked on our HOWDY! We paraded around the branch & greeted those we passed on the way. We then joined in the family room & watched Minnie Pearl standup on HeeHaw. We had a very colorful photo shot with everyone wearing their custom hats. Nona Horn won the best dressed as Minnie Pear. She was dressed from head to toe in Minnies signature get up.Everyone was encouraged to wear their hats to lunch. This afternoon we will be making hat cookies decorated with sprinkles. This evenings dinner is Minnie's fried chicken.
01-12-2016
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January Happinings
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Christmas has come and gone. We had a very busy month with something almost everyday. We had amazing people calling and wanting to donate their time to enrich the happiness of our residents. From playing the piano to candy decorating. It was a great month. We want to thank everyone, and wish you a ... Read Full Post
Christmas has come and gone. We had a very busy month with something almost everyday. We had amazing people calling and wanting to donate their time to enrich the happiness of our residents. From playing the piano to candy decorating. It was a great month. We want to thank everyone, and wish you a very happy New Year.
12-29-2015
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Our residents are very excited because Christmas is so close! Monday is our big Christmas party with lots of yummy food! Santa Claus will be here along with several of his elves. (Staff will be dressed like elves!) It should be LOTS of fun!
12-18-2015
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Minute 2 Win it Mondays always brings many laughs to the Burlington Bickford. This Monday was no different as our BFM's raced to dress our residents like snowmen.
12-10-2015
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December HappYnings
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Our Family & Friends Thanksgiving at Bickford was a huge success! The food was amazing, the decorations were beautiful, and the room was full of smiles and laughter. I don't think we could have asked for anything better.
11-24-2015
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We love getting out with the residents and seeing the sites. On veteran's day. We started with breakfast at Hy-Vee, then we headed to see the new Missippi Valley Veteran's Memorial in Burlington. It was a great day with lots of smiles.
11-24-2015
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November Happenings
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Here at Bickford we have "Life song stations." A Life song station is items that bring back memories from your loved ones past. It may be an old tractor that takes them back to being a twelve-year-old boy helping out on the farm. How about that jar of old buttons like mom had sitting on the shelf ... Read Full Post
Here at Bickford we have "Life song stations." A Life song station is items that bring back memories from your loved ones past. It may be an old tractor that takes them back to being a twelve-year-old boy helping out on the farm. How about that jar of old buttons like mom had sitting on the shelf in the kitchen. We want to bring back those memories and spark new. How about old maps and postcards to bring back the family trip across the country with their young kids in the back seat. Those are the best memories to share.
10-25-2015
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October Happenings at Burlington Bickford.
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Having so much fun at Bickford! Last week we went to Crapo and had a picnic. The residents relived their childhood-lots of swinging and going down the slides. We had fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon to eat. We finished off the fun with roasting marshmallows and making smores. ... Read Full Post
Having so much fun at Bickford! Last week we went to Crapo and had a picnic. The residents relived their childhood-lots of swinging and going down the slides. We had fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon to eat. We finished off the fun with roasting marshmallows and making smores. The residents had another of many great days!!!
10-05-2015
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Our flu shot clinic has been scheduled for October 6, 2015. We are preparing to keep the 'flu bug' away! All residents are encourage to sit outside to absorb Vitamin D before the weather turns cold to boost their immune system. These measures kept the 'flu bug' out of Bickford last year. We are ... Read Full Post
Our flu shot clinic has been scheduled for October 6, 2015. We are preparing to keep the 'flu bug' away! All residents are encourage to sit outside to absorb Vitamin D before the weather turns cold to boost their immune system. These measures kept the 'flu bug' out of Bickford last year. We are hoping they work this year as well. Wish us luck!
09-25-2015
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Assisted Living week has flown by. We really kept everyone busy this last week. Elvis, Kid's Carnival. Birthday party, Yoga class and massages, Blindfold taste test just to name a few. I bet everyone is ready for a quiet relaxing weekend. We will give them a few days off. Check back to see what we ... Read Full Post
Assisted Living week has flown by. We really kept everyone busy this last week. Elvis, Kid's Carnival. Birthday party, Yoga class and massages, Blindfold taste test just to name a few. I bet everyone is ready for a quiet relaxing weekend. We will give them a few days off. Check back to see what we what we will be doing next.
09-19-2015
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The courtyard is one of the resident's favorite spots. Cardinals, finches, mourning doves, and hummingbirds are using the feeders several times a day. The flowers are beautiful. The best part is the residents are outside soaking up sunshine and VITAMIN D!! What a great way to enjoy keeping healthy!
08-31-2015
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We want to welcome our newest friend of the family, Ms. Woffey. Everyone has been in to visit and spoil her. Looks like she is going to be a perfect fit here at Bickford.
08-24-2015
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September is going to be a busy month at the branch.
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Edna came to stay with us for a month on respite. We had so much fun she decided to call Bickford her home. Today we celebrated her 90th birthday at the branch. Happy Birthday Edna!
08-12-2015
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It's not everyday you have a 70th wedding anniversary. How could we not surprise these two with a candle lit table for two? Complete with champagne, elegant fruit tarts and a beautiful floral center piece. Congratulations Flora & Wilbur.
08-12-2015
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It is another busy week, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our very own Buck Jones was in the Hawkeye this week. Buck was 1st lieutenant at Iwo Jima. He worked on a radar system to track Enola Gay as they dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. It is always great to learn new things about our residents. ... Read Full Post
It is another busy week, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our very own Buck Jones was in the Hawkeye this week. Buck was 1st lieutenant at Iwo Jima. He worked on a radar system to track Enola Gay as they dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. It is always great to learn new things about our residents. we wantt to thank Buck for serving our country.
08-12-2015
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Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, ... Read Full Post
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, I was not disappointed! Macomb Director Lisa Kugler and her husband Jeff, not only hauled in saddles and authentic decorations, they also trailered in three of their horses for the residents to pet and love on. They even talked me into saddling up and riding off into the sunset on Black. Well, maybe not into the sunset, but I did ride him around the yard. Everyone did a fantastic job coming up with ideas and activities that brought many equestrian memories back to life for our residents. The kitchens were transformed into chuck wagons, and there was not an empty belly for miles around. I am looking forward to the next adventure! Happy Trails, Beth
08-07-2015
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Yesterday was western Day at Burlington Bickford. We started the day with everyone waking up to their photos on wanted posters posted around the branch. Next we introduced a new game called "Take me to the horse races." Everyone one took home multiple prizes. After a big cowboy lunch we jumped on a ... Read Full Post
Yesterday was western Day at Burlington Bickford. We started the day with everyone waking up to their photos on wanted posters posted around the branch. Next we introduced a new game called "Take me to the horse races." Everyone one took home multiple prizes. After a big cowboy lunch we jumped on a horse drawn carriage and took a trip down some country roads. It was a beautiful day. The Bickford family members also joined in on the fun by dressing up and joining in on the laughs. You can see more pictures by "liking" Burlington Bickford on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bickford-Assisted-Living/211571905560565?fref=ts
08-07-2015
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Western Day is Thursday August 6th at Bickford of Burlington. We will have Brisket, dress up, have horse and buggy rides, and play cowboy games. All of our residents are "wanted." They will wake up to find wanted posters with their picture on their apartment door. Yee haw!!!
07-31-2015
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August newsletter
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What a beautiful Monday! We will be having a busy week at the branch. The foot doctor is in today to do some pampering to our tired feet. A new resident brought her grand-daughter in to sing and play the ukulele. We were blown away by her beautiful voice. She has agreed to come in every Monday at ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful Monday! We will be having a busy week at the branch. The foot doctor is in today to do some pampering to our tired feet. A new resident brought her grand-daughter in to sing and play the ukulele. We were blown away by her beautiful voice. She has agreed to come in every Monday at 2:30p until school starts. Wednesday will be Italian Day here at Bickford. We will be turning the branch into a Italian get away. Let's take a trip with Wine, activities, and lots of Italian foods.
07-20-2015
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Today is our 4th of July BBQ! The hustle and bustle this morning getting everything ready and set up is getting the residents so excited! Finally a beautiful day and just in time for this great event! Will post pictures soon!!! Have a safe 4th of July everyone!!!
07-02-2015
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