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 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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July's newsletter
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June newsletter. Come in and join the fun.
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We have started decorating our courtyard for spring/summer. What a great way to get everyone involved! It is looking great!
05-12-2015
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Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Bickford of Burlington is celebrating Mother's Day for the residents and their families by having an afternoon tea on Sunday. Enjoy your special day!
05-06-2015
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The emphasis we at Bickford of Burlington right now is exercise, deep breathing and going outdoors. Going outside will provide your body with the Vitamin D we all need to boost our immune system. We have daily morning exercising, Wheel Walk and Revive and Gardening Club to encourage exercise. ... Read Full Post
The emphasis we at Bickford of Burlington right now is exercise, deep breathing and going outdoors. Going outside will provide your body with the Vitamin D we all need to boost our immune system. We have daily morning exercising, Wheel Walk and Revive and Gardening Club to encourage exercise. Please join us in being active this Spring. -Teddie Rinehart, RN Coordinator
04-14-2015
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March newsletter
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Resident Family and Friends of Bickford of Burlington. Join us for an Easter feast. If your loved one lives at Bickford and you would like to join us for lunch, call Burlington Bickford at 754-7500 and reserve a seat. $10pp at noon.
03-25-2015
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Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's Bonnie Quickly for being nominated as 2014 Bickford Family Member (our employees are family to us) of the Year! Bonnie was one of four Bickford Family Members (BFMs) nominated out of nearly 2000 BFMs company-wide. Bonnie is a great example of someone who ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's Bonnie Quickly for being nominated as 2014 Bickford Family Member (our employees are family to us) of the Year! Bonnie was one of four Bickford Family Members (BFMs) nominated out of nearly 2000 BFMs company-wide. Bonnie is a great example of someone who lives our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our residents Core Needs. Congratulations Bonnie!
03-24-2015
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Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Bickford of Burlington will have 5000 "eggs!" We will have 3 separate age groups. Saturday April 4 at 10:30am.
03-13-2015
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Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Bickford of Burlington will have 5000 "eggs!" We will have 3 separate age groups. Saturday April 4 at 10am.
03-13-2015
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This year's Easter Egg Hunt.
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Information on this year's Easter egg hunt.
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MY NEVER AGAIN LIST I have a “never again” list, which is a group of promises out of God’s word. Whenever my faith feels low or I am facing a difficult situation, I can read through my list and recite a loved scripture or promise from God. They strengthen my faith and dismiss fears. One ... Read Full Post
MY NEVER AGAIN LIST I have a “never again” list, which is a group of promises out of God’s word. Whenever my faith feels low or I am facing a difficult situation, I can read through my list and recite a loved scripture or promise from God. They strengthen my faith and dismiss fears. One example in March 9:23 “Everything is possible for him who believes”. That says everything is possible—nothing is left out. Therefore, there isn’t anything you can’t do with God’s help. Another scripture in my list is 2 Corinthians 2:14 “God always causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus”. Therefore, no matter how a situation looks, I can be reassured when I recite that scripture. Make your own list of uplifting scripture verses. Then, when you read them say, as an example, “Never again will I”, be afraid because “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7. Use your list frequently to refresh your mind of the promises. God has given us as weapons of warfare so we can live our lives for Him. As an added tidbit, Lynsey put her list of these special verses on a blank page at the back of her Bible, so when she picks up her Bible and perhaps is discourages, she can look directly at that page, and it will never get lost. Food for thought. Remember, we as your Chaplains, are available to you at any time. If you just need us to pray with you, if you would like us to visit with you on a particular matter…we are here for you! Our business cards are on the entry-way table. Just pick up one of our cards and call us anytime. Our ministry purpose is to be here for YOU. Chaplain Dee Lee
03-12-2015
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March newsletter
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We had a fun Casino day this week. One table was playing black jack. The other tables were playing rummy kube, Uno, scrabble. We had great participation from the residents.
03-06-2015
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We hope you all enjoyed Burlington After Hours at Bickford of Burlington! It was great to get to have the community interacting with our residents.
03-02-2015
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FEBRUARY 13th, 2015 VALENTINE'S RESIDEDNT DINNER PARTY starts at 5pm with entertainment starting at 6 pm with Tony Briggs. He has just released a new CD, along with his wife, Dawn. He has been at Bickford of Burlington before and he will certainly entertain you. We will be choosing the Valentine's ... Read Full Post
FEBRUARY 13th, 2015 VALENTINE'S RESIDEDNT DINNER PARTY starts at 5pm with entertainment starting at 6 pm with Tony Briggs. He has just released a new CD, along with his wife, Dawn. He has been at Bickford of Burlington before and he will certainly entertain you. We will be choosing the Valentine's Day King & Queen also. Lynsey Carlson, LEC
02-04-2015
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February 2015 newsletter
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February 2015 Bound By Love Colossians 3:12-14 says: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord ... Read Full Post
February 2015 Bound By Love Colossians 3:12-14 says: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Paul is addressing a young church in Colosse. These words are written to believers; "as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved". Then follows a list of virtues: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. These are virtues we should embrace every day, but some days they may be very challenging for us to embrace given whatever set of circumstances we may be facing. Yet, Paul encourages us to clothe ourselves with these virtues. Then he goes on to talk about forgiveness. How we all need to brush up in this area of our lives. We are reminded that the Lord forgave us first and foremost. Our Savior sets the standard for us in the area of forgiveness. Then we come to his last point to the church in this section; over all these...put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. None of these virtues have much meaning without being bound together by love. They would be empty and void. Acts of compassion without love are rote movements wanting the accolades of man. An act of humility without love is hollow and ungracious. God knows the thoughts and intents of our heart, so He knows when we are acting out of love or self-serving purposes. As we bind these virtues together with love they are filling the air with the aroma of His presence. Seek the Lord in helping you to clothe yourselves with the virtues of Christ. Blessings, Chaplain Gwen Fratt   Teddie’s Treatment February 2014 DRINKING WATER Sufficient daily water intake is vital for virtually every function within our bodies but fewer than one in five of us drinks enough. Everyone should be drinking at least at least 8 glasses of water a day. Here are some of the improvements you will notice after three to f weeks of being consistent about drinking 8 glasses of water a day: •Improved bowel function •Clear yellow urine •Improved skin color •Fewer headaches • Less joint stiffness (joints are lubricated by water.) •Dark shadows under eyes disappear •Weight loss •Abdominal bloating gone •Improved memory I am going to try drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. I challenge YOU to also drink 6-8 glasses a day. We can share how our health has improved. God bless. Teddie Rinehart RNC
02-04-2015
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Oh how we love chocolate at Bickford of Burlington. Chocolate day was this week. We celebrated with candies, cakes and cookies! Yum!
01-29-2015
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