Bickford of Fort Dodge

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Fort Dodge, 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 services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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National Caregivers Appreciation Day is a special day to thank all of our caregivers at Bickford for all of their hard work and dedication. These ladies had fun putting together these little gifts for all of our BFM's.
11-14-2018
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Come join the Fun!
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We will be having our annual family Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 18th at Noon. Join us if you can. We are asking you all to RSVP no later than Monday, November 5th. Thank you and we hope to see you all here.
10-30-2018
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Join the family! We would love to welcome you with open arms! apply today! ~ Lori
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Our donut holes from bickford bakers turned out so delicious. Happy National Pumpkin Day!!!!!!!!
10-26-2018
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In observance to National Pumpkin Day, our group of Bickford Bakers got together this morning and made pumpkin donut holes from scratch. Everyone had a part in the preparation.
10-26-2018
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Sandy had fun painting her pumpkin during canvas painting. We had a lot of unique paintings in the branch. everyone did such a good job.
10-22-2018
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Come out and have a Great Time at Bickford of Fort Dodge!!
10-18-2018
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Our residents did a tremendous job making this scarecrow which we entered into the contest at our local apple orchard.
10-08-2018
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Special event will take place at our Branch Thursday Oct. 25 at 6:00pm!!
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Sonja enjoys a nice, cool, brisk fall morning relaxing next to the fireplace. "I could sit here all day" she says.
09-25-2018
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This morning we sang Happy Birthday to our Volunteer Wanda during our early morning coffee club. We are so thankful to have her.
09-10-2018
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There's a whole lot of debate going on today in our branch, tomorrow is the big game Iowa vs Iowa state but today we are celebrating and supporting our teams, these two seem to be on opposite teams, it's going to be exciting seeing who wins.
09-07-2018
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Harvest time is almost here! You and your love one can still be apart of the many things that take place this time of year!
08-27-2018
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Happy September everyone. Please enjoy our September newsletter, we will be having our Grandparents Day ice cream social on Sept. 9th, @ 2pm, please let me know if you plan to attend, this will kick off our assisted living week which we will celebrate Sept. 9th-15th.
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Zeta shows off her beautiful wreath she made for her door during crafts.
08-13-2018
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Happy August, please note that we are having a our car show on the 22nd of this month, if you know of anyone who has an older car or even a flashy new car and wants it entered in our show, please contact our community relations director Frederick at 515-573-3300
Check out the PDF 08-06-2018
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On July 19th we celebrated Italian day. you know you work with some special folks when we can all be CRAZY and enjoy every minute of it. These are ONLY Some of our ROCKSTAR team! Thank you for doing WHATEVER IT TAKES for our Residents ~Blessings Lori Platt Director
07-25-2018
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Are you looking or a Branch that provides Great Customer Services! Stop By today and see whats going on At our Branch!
07-20-2018
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Come tour our beautiful building to see all the fun and exciting events that are going on!!
07-10-2018
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Happy July everyone!!!!!!
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Arnie has his roof put together on his birdhouse that he will be painting later this afternoon. You can look at more pictures of our birdhouses by logging onto facebook and liking our Bickford of Fort Dodge page.
06-28-2018
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Betty is enjoying supper with her son Thursday night during our family BBQ.
06-23-2018
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Evening car rides are so fun at Bickford. We went out to the county and drove around, its so refreshing smelling the fresh, crisp air. These ladies had an amazing time seeing all of the farm animals, they all shared their experiences as being farmers themselves
06-19-2018
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With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share a word of THANKS for all of the Fathers. I know that many fathers are like my own dad, hard working, stern, loving, caring, helpful, funny, and doing WHATEVER it TAKES for his family! With this being said, thank you to all of fathers & ... Read Full Post
With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, I wanted to share a word of THANKS for all of the Fathers. I know that many fathers are like my own dad, hard working, stern, loving, caring, helpful, funny, and doing WHATEVER it TAKES for his family! With this being said, thank you to all of fathers & grandfathers we get to share special moments with. including my own father. Happy fathers day! What is a Dad? A dad is someone who Wants to catch you before you fall But instead picks you up, Brushes you off, And lets you try again. A dad is someone who Wants to keep you from making mistakes But instead lets you find your own way, Even though his hearts breaks in silence When you get hurt. A dad is someone who Holds you when you cry, Scolds you when you break the rules, Shines with pride when you succeed, and Has faith in you even when you fail.
06-16-2018
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Some of us were brave enough to go out in the heat for our Memorial Day balloon release, we wrote names of loved ones on a balloon and released them all together at the end. What a beautiful sky we created.
05-30-2018
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We always have a marvelous time listening to the Barebones Trio, they really know how to get us into the singing spirit.
03-13-2018
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Congratulations to our 2018 Bickford King and Queen: Cleo D. and Marian B. Cleo has been nominated as king for 2 years in a row. Congratulations to the both of you. Our runner ups were our bickford buddies who are a couple of pups who live here at Bickford. Cleo's dog Jessie and A pup Murphy 3 who ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to our 2018 Bickford King and Queen: Cleo D. and Marian B. Cleo has been nominated as king for 2 years in a row. Congratulations to the both of you. Our runner ups were our bickford buddies who are a couple of pups who live here at Bickford. Cleo's dog Jessie and A pup Murphy 3 who is owned by Sandy M.
02-21-2018
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Who says you can't have a Luau in January? Although the weather outside was freezing cold, we were still able to enjoy our January Luau inside with lots of fun from our beach towel bingo to our entertainment with Cowboy Jim, and to end the night, we enjoyed a nice happy hour with lots of food and ... Read Full Post
Who says you can't have a Luau in January? Although the weather outside was freezing cold, we were still able to enjoy our January Luau inside with lots of fun from our beach towel bingo to our entertainment with Cowboy Jim, and to end the night, we enjoyed a nice happy hour with lots of food and our young guy Brady O'Brien playing the piano. I'd say everyone had a wonderful day.
01-25-2018
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Happy January everyone, it is the start of a new month and a new year. We have lots of activities planned for January including our annual Luau which is usually held in June, we will still have our local band "the Barebones Trio" performing except we will be inside instead of outside. Please join ... Read Full Post
Happy January everyone, it is the start of a new month and a new year. We have lots of activities planned for January including our annual Luau which is usually held in June, we will still have our local band "the Barebones Trio" performing except we will be inside instead of outside. Please join us if you can. we will also be celebrating Hat Day on January 12th and Chocolate Cake Day on January 27th. Have a happy January!!!!!
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The cold and Flu season are in FULL swing!!!! Something to remember during this time is, if you are feeling ill, Please stay home! As we age we have a harder time warding off any germs. Our residents LOVE to see you, however in order to protect them, if you are sick please consider no visiting ... Read Full Post
The cold and Flu season are in FULL swing!!!! Something to remember during this time is, if you are feeling ill, Please stay home! As we age we have a harder time warding off any germs. Our residents LOVE to see you, however in order to protect them, if you are sick please consider no visiting until you are feeling better! Your family and friends love you and want to wish you nothing but GREAT HEALTH in the NEW YEAR!!!!
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Zeta and Mae shows off their dazzled rings that they made during today's activity. Everyone were given choices of rings, necklaces, or bracelets to make.
01-02-2018
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Gloria enjoyed sipping on a glass of wine during our New Years Happy Hour this afternoon.
01-01-2018
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Thank you to the fort Dodge Senior High Choir for coming in and singing Christmas carols to our residents, we love this time of the year, we get to hear so much Christmas music being sang by so many different people, its always such a joy.
12-21-2017
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Marian had a fun time talking with some of our 4H kids, they came in to help play BINGO with our residents.
12-18-2017
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please take a look at our December newsletter. We have lots of entertainment coming up for the Christmas season. Some entertainers which are not mentioned include The Harmony Brigade who will perform at 7pm on 12/17, we also have Community Daycare who will be coming on 12/15 at 10am, The Senior ... Read Full Post
please take a look at our December newsletter. We have lots of entertainment coming up for the Christmas season. Some entertainers which are not mentioned include The Harmony Brigade who will perform at 7pm on 12/17, we also have Community Daycare who will be coming on 12/15 at 10am, The Senior High Choir will be here at 3:30pm on 12/20 which is also National Caroling Day, so if you are out and about please stop out and enjoy our amazing entertainment.
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Today we were entertained by one of our local bands "The Barebones Trio" Check out our monthly newsletter to see when they will be performing next and feel free to join us for a fun, exciting time with them.
12-07-2017
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If you are out and about today, stop in and help us celebrate our winter festival with a cup of hot chocolate with all the fixings and a donut.
12-06-2017
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Today we are celebrating our annual Winter Festival here at Bickford, the BFM's all did such a great job to help decorate.
12-06-2017
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Gloria enjoyed some "puppy time" with Sandy this morning. Sandy belongs to one of our BFM's Cheryl K, who likes to bring her puppy in for our residents to enjoy.
11-29-2017
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We had an amazing turnout for our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday. We were so blessed to see so many family members who came out to help us celebrate.
11-20-2017
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Gobble Gobble, our turkeys are all ready for Thanksgiving. Our residents all did great today making their turkey out of wine glasses.
11-16-2017
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Joan was concentrating very hard today while painting her wine glass for her turkey. Today in crafts, we made adorable turkeys out of wine glasses. they all turned out amazing.
11-16-2017
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Wanda was here today to have coffee club with our residents, we love to see her come in on Mondays with a smile on her face. You can join Wanda for coffee and donuts every Monday morning at 10am.
11-06-2017
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Cleo gave us a bit of entertainment by playing his favorite songs on his organ, he said "I've had this thing for 30 years but i haven't played it in a while" Cleo's son had recently brought his organ out to bickford from home for Cleo could play it in his spare time.
11-02-2017
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Today during our "All Saints Day" service, we let balloons go in honor of all of our residents who we have lost in the past. This was a very special service with lots of memories. Thanks to our Bickford Chaplain Irlene who led the service for us & who has also lost her mother and father here at ... Read Full Post
Today during our "All Saints Day" service, we let balloons go in honor of all of our residents who we have lost in the past. This was a very special service with lots of memories. Thanks to our Bickford Chaplain Irlene who led the service for us & who has also lost her mother and father here at Bickford in Fort Dodge.
11-01-2017
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Congratulations to all of our BFM's and residents who decorated a pumpkin for our contest. The first place winner goes to pumpkin #4 who was decorated by our kitchen manager Teresa Crouse and the 2nd place prize goes to pumpkin #1 who was decorated by our residents during our activity on Monday. ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to all of our BFM's and residents who decorated a pumpkin for our contest. The first place winner goes to pumpkin #4 who was decorated by our kitchen manager Teresa Crouse and the 2nd place prize goes to pumpkin #1 who was decorated by our residents during our activity on Monday. Pumpkin #2 was decorated by our RN coordinator Brittney Rial and her girls, and pumpkin #3 was decorated by our housekeeper Lyndee Mitchell. Great job everyone, such creativity we have in our branch.
10-26-2017
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we all had such a wonderful time "marble painting" yesterday, it was so easy and so fun. everyone painted a different picture that was very unique.
10-17-2017
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November is almost here already, so hard to believe. I have posted the calendar of our activities that will be taking place for the month of November, please feel free to join us for any activities that you are able to. Also, we will be having our annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner and Family ... Read Full Post
November is almost here already, so hard to believe. I have posted the calendar of our activities that will be taking place for the month of November, please feel free to join us for any activities that you are able to. Also, we will be having our annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner and Family Quarterly Meeting on Sunday November 19th at noon, make sure to RSVP for this event as soon as you can. Thank you and have a terrific month.
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Mae shows off some of her family history today as we celebrated Family History Day in our bickford branch, Mae is also holding a memory jar that she made during crafts this afternoon, inside the jar is some family history questions that Mae can look at from time to time to bring back family ... Read Full Post
Mae shows off some of her family history today as we celebrated Family History Day in our bickford branch, Mae is also holding a memory jar that she made during crafts this afternoon, inside the jar is some family history questions that Mae can look at from time to time to bring back family memories.
10-12-2017
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1536 20th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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