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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The spirit of Christmas is in full swing here at Burlington Bickford. We have been enjoying Christmas music and crafts. Residents have been enjoying supervising as well as participating in the decoration of the branch!We are ready for the holidays!
12-02-2016
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Things have been busy busy! Last week we had an amazing thanksgiving dinner with jaw dropping attendance. We of course had tons of amazing food, but what would a party be without some silliness! There is always fun to be had here at Burlington Bickford!
11-28-2016
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We have had an eventful week here at Burlington Bickford! One of the most unique and exciting things we did was have a formal tea party! We enjoyed tea, coffee, great snacks, and ever better company! We would love to do it again sometime!
11-17-2016
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Happy Veterans Day! It is such a beautiful day for November. This morning we treated our veterans to breakfast at Perkins, and then we took advantage of this beautiful fall day, and went to the memorial. We have plenty more in store this fine day! Here is our breakfast bunch from this morning!
11-11-2016
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What a week it has been! Our residents have been celebrating the Cubs big win the last couple of days and aren't about to stop anytime soon! We will take any reason we can to celebrate!
11-04-2016
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We have been having an absolute blast here at Burlington Bickford this week!. We have turned Halloween into a week long celebration! We have had a different theme each day this week, so we can all dress silly and have some fun! Today is crazy hair day!
10-27-2016
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October is a busy month for us, we have so many fun things going on! At the end of last week we were planning on having our annual picnic, and on the one day it was planned, of course, it rained! We did not let that get our spirits down or stop our fun! We moved all of our festivities for the day ... Read Full Post
October is a busy month for us, we have so many fun things going on! At the end of last week we were planning on having our annual picnic, and on the one day it was planned, of course, it rained! We did not let that get our spirits down or stop our fun! We moved all of our festivities for the day indoors, including making, and eating, smores!
10-11-2016
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We have been enjoying all of the beautiful weather this week! its been warm and sunny, and our chances to soak up the sun and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers in the courtyard are limited as we inch closer and closer to winter. One of our residents was not feeling quite as cheery, as she recently ... Read Full Post
We have been enjoying all of the beautiful weather this week! its been warm and sunny, and our chances to soak up the sun and enjoy all of the beautiful flowers in the courtyard are limited as we inch closer and closer to winter. One of our residents was not feeling quite as cheery, as she recently experienced a great loss. Our Bickford Family Members at Branch Support showed her the love and sent her a little pick me up to let her know we are here for her!
10-05-2016
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Well, we were spoiled for a few days with absolutely beautiful weather, and got to spend some time soaking up the sun and relaxing! We started of this chilly and cloudy day with biscuits and gravy this morning, and now, what better way to spend the day thank kitten cuddles?
09-28-2016
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What a fun week we have had here at Burlington Bickford. We have enjoyed playing ball, making crafts, the always popular coffee time, and last night some of the ladies enjoyed a show!
09-23-2016
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We've had so many fun things going on this week for assisted living week, I hardly know where to begin! We had a ventriloquist, yoga, several musical guests, and today, a sock hop because it is 50's day! Yoga was VERY popular this week.
09-16-2016
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It has been a hot, and rainy week here in Burlington, but that has not stopped us from finding fun things to do! We have been enjoying games, coffee time, and yesterday we even made fun shapes with play dough. We had hearts, ducks, and even a snow man! Never a dull moment here at Burlington ... Read Full Post
It has been a hot, and rainy week here in Burlington, but that has not stopped us from finding fun things to do! We have been enjoying games, coffee time, and yesterday we even made fun shapes with play dough. We had hearts, ducks, and even a snow man! Never a dull moment here at Burlington Bickford!
09-08-2016
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file:///C:/Users/Activity/Pictures/marg.png We are happy to announce the arrival of our newest Bickford Buddy, Roo. Roo is a 6 week old tabby, who was in need of a new home. I don't think that there will be a more spoiled kitty around. How many other kitty's can say that they have 42 grandma's?
09-02-2016
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This week we have added a sweet new addition to our Bickford Family! We have adopted a playful kitten with a calm disposition. Rue was formally introduced and passed around to all of her adoring grandmas at tea time yesterday!
09-02-2016
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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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