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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July newsletter
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Thursday, July 3rd, will be our 4th of July celebration picnic out in our front parking lot. Rivertown band will be performing again. Dancing is always a welcomed part of this! The Color Guard will be at 4:30pm, supper at 5 pm, and the band starting at 5:30pm. All family members and extended family ... Read Full Post
Thursday, July 3rd, will be our 4th of July celebration picnic out in our front parking lot. Rivertown band will be performing again. Dancing is always a welcomed part of this! The Color Guard will be at 4:30pm, supper at 5 pm, and the band starting at 5:30pm. All family members and extended family are welcome. Please RSVP your reservations to Lynsey (750-2021) or please ask to speak to the Kitchen. This is necessary so we know how much food to purchase. THIS GET TOGETHER IS FREE!!
06-19-2014
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Sunday, for Father's Day, the residents had wonderful rib-eye steaks done to perfection on the grill! Bonnie, one of our cooks, always does such a wonderful job.
06-19-2014
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Saturday, the 14th, the Golden Wing motorcycle group was here. We actually had 21 of our residents out on the front porch. It was a beautiful day. A few of us even took a short motorcycle ride around the parking lot. Everyone stayed outside from one hour to two hours, since it was such a delightful ... Read Full Post
Saturday, the 14th, the Golden Wing motorcycle group was here. We actually had 21 of our residents out on the front porch. It was a beautiful day. A few of us even took a short motorcycle ride around the parking lot. Everyone stayed outside from one hour to two hours, since it was such a delightful day.
06-19-2014
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We all had a wonderful time at the Seniors Day Steamboat Day activity. The city bus picked us up at Bickford and took us to the auditorium door. There were many booths set up to view and a wonderful program. The food was mighty good also. It was so much fun for the residents to get out.
06-19-2014
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June Newsletter
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Saturday, June 14th at 1 pm, the Soaring Eagles motorcycle group will be gracing Bickford's parking lot with their presence! This is an exciting time each year to see the different types of motorcycles. Please feel free to join us.
06-05-2014
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Father's Day (Sunday, June 15th) we will be having a wonderful Father's Day dinner at noon time. If you would like to join your family member here for the meal, please call me at 750-2021 to make your reservation. We need to know by May 9th (Monday), so the ordering of the rib-eye steaks can be ... Read Full Post
Father's Day (Sunday, June 15th) we will be having a wonderful Father's Day dinner at noon time. If you would like to join your family member here for the meal, please call me at 750-2021 to make your reservation. We need to know by May 9th (Monday), so the ordering of the rib-eye steaks can be done. We have wonderful cooks at Bickford. Just let me know if you plan on attending.
06-05-2014
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Next week (Thursday) we are excited about taking some of our residents to Seniors Day at Steamboat Days in Burlington. If any of you family members would like to join us that day, please let me know. The bus will be picking us up.
06-05-2014
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It's been flower time at Bickford of Burlington!! We really enjoy flowers and even have a Master Gardener who lives here. We have weekly meetings two months before planting time, to discuss what we want to plant this year. I have taken several residents out to shop for their own flowers and to have ... Read Full Post
It's been flower time at Bickford of Burlington!! We really enjoy flowers and even have a Master Gardener who lives here. We have weekly meetings two months before planting time, to discuss what we want to plant this year. I have taken several residents out to shop for their own flowers and to have input into the Bickford flowers we have planted. Our residents love digging into the soil with their bare hands and work the dirt. Ole Lynsey wears gloves though. lol It takes us a good month to get the courtyard the way we want it. I am very thankful that a lot of our residents still enjoy working with the flowers. We have a good group at Bickford. We have three folks that just enjoy keeping all the flowers watered. That is a great help. Come by and look at our courtyard.
06-05-2014
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We took several residents to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast on Saturday down by the Mississippi River. It was so much fun! The Kiwanis Club really have everything so organized. It was good to get the residents out in the fresh air and to see how high the river has been.
06-05-2014
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May newsletter
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May newsletter
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We had so much fun last week. Several residents and staff went to see the movie "Heaven is for Real". It was a great time for some of the residents who seldom get out, to be in the new movie theatres at the Mall. This week we finished up painting their individual bird houses and feeders. They are ... Read Full Post
We had so much fun last week. Several residents and staff went to see the movie "Heaven is for Real". It was a great time for some of the residents who seldom get out, to be in the new movie theatres at the Mall. This week we finished up painting their individual bird houses and feeders. They are just about ready to be displayed outside each resident's room. We have an ample supply of birds in the courtyard, including gold finches and red cardinals. This Saturday, May 10th, we will be having a Mother's Day Tea Time at 2 pm. This will also be a time that we celebrate one of the resident's 90th birthday, with her family being here. This is open to all residents and family members who wish to be with their mom on this occasion. Next week we will be starting on the planting of flowers! If you would like to come and help out, please give me a call at Bickford. Lynsey Carlson, LEC
05-07-2014
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EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 10:30 am there will be the Annual Bickford of Burlington Easter Egg Hunt. It is open to Bickford residents' and Bickford Family members' friends, kids, grandkid. It is also open to the public. It will be divided up by age group, with a visit from the ... Read Full Post
EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 10:30 am there will be the Annual Bickford of Burlington Easter Egg Hunt. It is open to Bickford residents' and Bickford Family members' friends, kids, grandkid. It is also open to the public. It will be divided up by age group, with a visit from the Easter Bunny. Come join us for a morning of fun! Lynsey Carlson, LEC
04-13-2014
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135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have ... Read Full Post
135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have achieved employment milestones in 5 year increments. This past quarter, I proudly handed out 15 Bickford necklaces ranging from 5 year to 15 year anniversaries. One branch alone had four 15 year necklaces alone! It truly says a lot about the wonderful company that is Bickford when we have that kind of dedication. Congratulations to all those Bickford Family Members who show us every day their commitment to quality care and desire to enrich our resident's lives. (Shown in picture is Kelly Rixen, 15 yrs; Kim Schaffer, 15 years; Holly Ebensberger, 5 years, all from the Clinton Branch. Not pictured: Deb Bradley, 15 years; Molly Brosius, 15 years)
04-07-2014
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Come join us for Lunch Bunch! Food, fun and Bingo. At noon the first Monday of each month. RSVP 319-754-4500
04-04-2014
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Memory Care at Bickford Assisted Living has added Mary B's Symphony, named after Mary Bickford who was a musician who struggled with Alzheimer's Disease. We cannot wave away with a flick of the baton the disturbing beat of dementia or rewrite those notes in the Lifesong of our residents. But their ... Read Full Post
Memory Care at Bickford Assisted Living has added Mary B's Symphony, named after Mary Bickford who was a musician who struggled with Alzheimer's Disease. We cannot wave away with a flick of the baton the disturbing beat of dementia or rewrite those notes in the Lifesong of our residents. But their Lifesong, while messy, still has the potential to carry a lovely melody. We meet them in the midst of the beautiful chaos and help them find their place again. Then, in tender moments, you may sense the lost harmony of the Lifesong coming together with yours. If you close your eyes, take a centered breath, you might hear it, feel it, be moved by it. And therein lies the beauty that is Mary B's Symphony. Mary B's Symphony is Bickford's approach to serving our residents with dementia, personally engaging with them in meaningful and purposeful moments. Let us help you hear your loved one's Lifesong to be heard,once again.
03-14-2014
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March is a month full of Happynings at Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care of Burlington. Anyone is welcome to join! Casino day Friday March 6th at 2pm. Wii bowl every Sat. at 10am. Bingo every Tues. night at 6:30pm.
03-06-2014
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Bickford Assisted Living and Memory Care of Burlington has been remodeled! We would love for you to call and schedule a tour, or meet us for our monthly Lunch Bunch, the first Monday of each month. Call Lynne at 319-759-5349!
03-06-2014
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Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the ... Read Full Post
Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the winter blues. Check out your local Bickford Happynings calendar for a complete list of events. Each branch has volunteer opportunities to help get you through the winter months, and not to mention what a great way to pass the time waiting for warm temperatures to finally arrive. We hope to see you soon, and think Spring!
03-06-2014
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Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of ... Read Full Post
Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of hours is sufficient in replensishing lost fluids through warm temperatures, sunshine, and wind. For those who are not fond of water like myself, try juices, sports drinks or caffeine free iced tea. I mention caffeine free as caffeine is a diuretic and can contribute to dehydration. Another sneaky way to increase fluid intake is to offer jello, popsicles, and fruits high in water content such as watermelon. Not only do you feel down right lousy when you are dehydrated, but dehydration can also lead to urinary tract infections, confusion, and lethargy. So keep yourself cool and raise your glass to this great summer weather! Bottoms up!
07-09-2013
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Reminder! All are welcome to join us for Lunch Bunch May 6th at noon. Bingo after! Please call Lynsey Carlson at 754-7500 to make reservations.
04-21-2013
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Join Bickford to support Burlington Alzheimer's Association and have some fun! Blondes vs Brunettes Powder Football game May 5th at the Rex Plex at 2 pm. Join me on the brunette's team or just cheer us on. Tickets for adults are $20.
04-21-2013
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Gardeners invited! Bickford of Burlington will have a Tea and Garden Club for our residents and the public. We will host a meeting the 3rd of each Thursday month at 9am, beginning this April. We will have refreshments and talk horticulture. We can use the courtyard to hone our skills! Please RSVP ... Read Full Post
Gardeners invited! Bickford of Burlington will have a Tea and Garden Club for our residents and the public. We will host a meeting the 3rd of each Thursday month at 9am, beginning this April. We will have refreshments and talk horticulture. We can use the courtyard to hone our skills! Please RSVP to Lynsey at 754-7500.
04-02-2013
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I would like to extend an invitation to a few upcoming events in our branch. The first is our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held here at the branch by Carpetland at West and Roosevelt, on Saturday March 30th at 10:00am. We will have over 1000 eggs filled with different candies. These are ... Read Full Post
I would like to extend an invitation to a few upcoming events in our branch. The first is our annual Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held here at the branch by Carpetland at West and Roosevelt, on Saturday March 30th at 10:00am. We will have over 1000 eggs filled with different candies. These are filled by our Residents who love to have children visit us. The second event is our monthly Lunch Bunch that is held the first Monday of each month. This is an invitation to all to come out to Bickford, enjoy a lunch on us, play some bingo, meet our Family, and see what Bickford is all about. Feel free to bring a friend and enjoy an afternoon with us! Please RSVP to Lynsey our Life Enrichment Coordinator at 319-754-7500. This month Bickford Lunch Bunch is scheduled on Monday, April 1st. We hope to see you there. Our other big news at Bickford is our promotion from within. We would like you to welcome Carrie Reusch to her new position as Assistant Director. Carrie brings with her 17 years Certified Care Giver experience, along with administrative and quality assurance experience. Carrie has been with Bickford of Burlington for four years and has taken on every job with enthusiasm and diligence.
03-13-2013
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Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in ... Read Full Post
Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in motion tend to stay in motion. Bickford family members will often make "deals" with residents to ecourage increased mobilty, such as if they walk to the dining room, we will give them a lift back home afterwards, or attending a group exercise program first, then having coffee and cookies after! Please click on the attached link to read about the 4 types of recommended exercises for seniors, which include strengthening, stretching, endurance, and balance, all of which are incorporated in many different types of programs offered at Bickford. Now, get moving, because you know what we say, Use it or lose it!

Senior Living Excercise
03-11-2013
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Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's RN Coordinator, Teddie Reinhart for being nominated as a 2012 RN of the Year! In addition to only three other RN Coordinators, Teddie was chosen for exemplifying Bickford’s Performing Culture, consistently displaying strong Vital Signs throughout the ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's RN Coordinator, Teddie Reinhart for being nominated as a 2012 RN of the Year! In addition to only three other RN Coordinators, Teddie was chosen for exemplifying Bickford’s Performing Culture, consistently displaying strong Vital Signs throughout the year as indicated on the Resident Management Tool and Vital Signs Report, has no negative outcomes resulting from state survey or complaints and has been employed with Bickford as an RN Coordinator for twelve months. Stop by and visit the branch of an award nominated RN Coordinator. Congratulations Teddie!
02-18-2013
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I saw this information on Northwestern Mutual's Facebook page discussing the benefits of long-term care insurance: One year in a nursing home: $90,000. One year at Harvard: $53,000. Does the cost surprise you? Good thing assisted living is a more affordable and homelike alternative to a nursing ... Read Full Post
I saw this information on Northwestern Mutual's Facebook page discussing the benefits of long-term care insurance: One year in a nursing home: $90,000. One year at Harvard: $53,000. Does the cost surprise you? Good thing assisted living is a more affordable and homelike alternative to a nursing home.
11-21-2012
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Welcome to our local Bickford Branch HappYnings page. Here we will keep you up-to-date on our Branch events, provide helpful information and communicate the fun stories that happen at our Branch. We've just launched this page, so stay tuned for more information!
11-17-2012
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