Bickford of Grand Island

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Grand Island, 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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Special one-on-one time with our residents is such a blessing to me! So many of us want to feel like what we do makes a difference and we have that opportunity everyday at Bickford of Grand Island!
05-24-2018
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Join us as we honor all those who have served.
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Here are some pictures from our Pearls Passion Kentucky Derby theme day. We had a nice relaxing day watching the race and sipping on our mint juleps.
05-10-2018
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Grab your hats and place your bet! Join us as we have a Kentucky Derby theme day!
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Join us as we celebrate Mother's Day with a sweet treat!
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More pictures from our Pearls passion Cruise the open seas day! ⛵
04-18-2018
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Cruise the open seas day here at Bickford! We hopped on board the USS BICKFORD, and had a great ride! . . . until our next pearls passion theme day. . Bon Voyage! ⛵
04-18-2018
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We want to welcome our new Beautician, Jennifer Kerkman! Jennifer is 27 years old and from Elgin, Nebraska. She has two Golden Retrievers, Daisy and Annie. Jennifer served in Afghanistan and Africa while she served our country in the US Navy. After four years in the Navy, she completed cosmetology ... Read Full Post
We want to welcome our new Beautician, Jennifer Kerkman! Jennifer is 27 years old and from Elgin, Nebraska. She has two Golden Retrievers, Daisy and Annie. Jennifer served in Afghanistan and Africa while she served our country in the US Navy. After four years in the Navy, she completed cosmetology school and has been working as a beautician. She is now going to school to become a physician's assistant. Jennifer says she is excited to be a part of the Bickford family as everyone is so nice and she looks forward to helping the residents feel great! Welcome to our team Jennifer!
04-14-2018
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Join us for a Voyage!!
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Our Barber/Beautician of eight years is moving on to new adventures. Nikki Finch has blessed Bickford and soooo many residents along the way and we appreciate her very much! Blessing on your future Nikki!
03-29-2018
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Hop on over to Bickford, for a fun Easter day!
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What a welcoming surprise this morning to wake to a rain shower. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I'm ready for the April Showers brings May Flowers.... to begin! Winter time leaves one feeling cooped up and residents in a community are no different! But this is why we at the Grand Island ... Read Full Post
What a welcoming surprise this morning to wake to a rain shower. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I'm ready for the April Showers brings May Flowers.... to begin! Winter time leaves one feeling cooped up and residents in a community are no different! But this is why we at the Grand Island Bickford are so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful LEC (Life Enrichment Coordinator), Crystal! She has an incredible love for our residents and does such a great job bringing them joy and happiness through activites and entertainment! Thank you Crystal!
03-16-2018
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Casino Day Fun! We all left as Winners!
03-14-2018
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Do you want to go to Las Vegas, but don't want to travel that far, well your in luck, Vegas is coming to us here at Bickford of Grand Island! Join us for a fun Casino theme day without having to lose any money!
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Spring is just around the corner, so come join us for all the fun and exciting events we have planned for March!
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Happiness is our full-time job!
02-27-2018
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Valentine's day pictures of all the fun we have here at Bickford.
02-27-2018
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The Winter Olympics have begun! We decided to join in on the festivities, and have our own Winter Olympics, Bickford Cottage style. Go Team Go!!
02-12-2018
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STRESS AND HEART DISEASE How does stress impact your heart health? According to the American Heart Association, there is no direct link between stress and heart disease. However, stress, particularly constant (chronic) stress, can negatively affect your health and can cause issues relating to your ... Read Full Post
STRESS AND HEART DISEASE How does stress impact your heart health? According to the American Heart Association, there is no direct link between stress and heart disease. However, stress, particularly constant (chronic) stress, can negatively affect your health and can cause issues relating to your heart. Learn more about stress and heart disease below. Stress releases adrenaline, causing heart rate, blood pressure to rise Stress sets off a chain of events. First, you have a stressful situation that’s usually upsetting but not harmful. The body reacts to it by releasing a hormone, adrenaline, which causes your breathing and heart rate to speed up and your blood pressure to rise. These physical reactions prepare you to deal with the situation by confronting it or by running away from it — the “fight or flight” response. Chronic stress may damage the artery walls When stress is constant (chronic), your body remains in high gear off and on for days or weeks at a time. Chronic stress that causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure may damage the artery walls. Chronic stress can weaken the immune system, cause uncomfortable physical symptoms Chronic stress does not cause high blood pressure. The exact causes of high blood pressure are unknown, but contributing factors include being overweight, eating too much sodium (salt), lack of physical activity and drinking too much alcohol. But chronic stress can take a physical toll on you. It can weaken your immune system and cause uncomfortable physical symptoms like headache and stomach problems. Avoid feelings of anger, hostility that cause heart rate, blood pressure to rise Since the early 1970s, doctors have used the term “Type A” personality or behavior to describe a person who is always in a hurry, impatient, often irritated, angry or hostile, and who strives for perfection. Recent studies show that the Type A traits linked to heart disease probably are anger and hostility. Why? When you are angry or hostile, your body releases stress hormones into your blood, causing your heart rate and blood pressure to go up temporarily, and making your heart work harder. Learn to manage stress through relaxation, stress management techniques Medicines are helpful for many things, but usually not for stress. Some people take tranquilizers to calm them down, but it’s far better to learn to manage your stress through relaxation or stress management techniques. Be careful not to confuse stress with anxiety. If you suffer from severe anxiety, speak with your doctor about whether you need medication.
02-07-2018
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Please feel free to join us here at Bickford of Grand Island for a "Lovely" Valentines Day filled with family, friends, music, snacks and refreshments.
Check out the PDF 02-06-2018
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We celebrated National Wear Red Day, by wearing red, talking about how we can keep our hearts healthy, and having a healthy snack. February is Heart month, and the American Heart Association focuses on women's heart health by asking everyone to wear red. ❤Happiness in every Heart❤
02-06-2018
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Here is a look at all of the "Lovely " activities we have planned for February. Come out and join us for any of our events!
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Our State survey showed we are, for the second time in a row, deficiency free!! Consistency, hard work and a desire to enrich the lives of our residents is what made this possible. Congratulations to our residents, families and our Bickford Cottage team!
01-31-2018
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Our Luau theme day was enjoyed by all! Everyone is always welcomed to join us as we have fun enriching happiness throughout our day! Here are some more pictures of all the fun!
01-25-2018
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Aloha! Here is another picture of our Luau theme day!
01-25-2018
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It was Hot Hot Hot here at Bickford! We brought Hawaii to us, and had a Luau theme party! We had a delicious luau meal, along with tropical drinks, games, and so much happiness! Here are are a few pictures from out fun day!
01-25-2018
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Are you ready for some nice weather? Well so are we! Join us as we travel to Hawaii, for a fun theme Luau Party!
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January is rolling in with plenty of activities to keep you warm!
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Why fit in when you can wear a hat and stand out! Here are a couple of pictures from our Hat theme Day. Stop by and join us for all the fun activities we have here at Bickford! ☆Whatever it takes to make you happy!☆
01-15-2018
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Join Us for our Pearl's Passion Hat theme day this Friday! Don't forget to wear your favorite Hat!
Check out the PDF 01-08-2018
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Winter Festival Fun! Winter us on the way....so what better way to celebrate, then having a snowball fight, blizzards, and fun games!
12-12-2017
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We are getting closer and closer to Christmas ! Where has the time gone? My Mama use to tell me not to wish time to go fast because when you are older, time will fly by and you won't be able to stop it ! Once again, Momma was right! Christmas is a time for celebrating the birth of our Savior and ... Read Full Post
We are getting closer and closer to Christmas ! Where has the time gone? My Mama use to tell me not to wish time to go fast because when you are older, time will fly by and you won't be able to stop it ! Once again, Momma was right! Christmas is a time for celebrating the birth of our Savior and King! A gift given to each of us by our Heavenly Father! Do you suppose that Mary knew as a young woman, the gift that she would be carrying? I would like to wish each and everyone of you a blessed and memory filled Christmas! Remember the reason for the season! Celebrate Jesus! Merry Christmas! Deb
12-12-2017
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Marketplace Ministries has blessed us with wonderful Chaplain's on our Grand Island team. Bob and Donna Jo Pier and Teresa Coleman have become a special part of our Bickford family. Not only do they provide spiritual support, Bible studies, church time, one on one support of our residents and their ... Read Full Post
Marketplace Ministries has blessed us with wonderful Chaplain's on our Grand Island team. Bob and Donna Jo Pier and Teresa Coleman have become a special part of our Bickford family. Not only do they provide spiritual support, Bible studies, church time, one on one support of our residents and their families and our employee's as well. They participate in our Bickford events and it has only brought us all closer together. We thank them and wish them a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
12-09-2017
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We found some fun looking snowman at our Winter Festival theme day!
12-08-2017
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We had a fun outing to the Stuhr Museum for the fantasy of Trees. Every tree was so unique!
12-08-2017
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Our Bickford Cottage Tree won the Best Tree Topper at the Stuhr Museums Fantasy of Trees!
12-07-2017
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Take a look at all the Merry activities and events HappYning this month! Happy Holidays!
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As the days continue to fly by, it finds us closer and closer to the Holidays! It gets busy and we find ourselves hurrying! Take time to visit those that are living in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes. Bring joy to those that may not have family. We at Bickford want to wish you all a very Happy ... Read Full Post
As the days continue to fly by, it finds us closer and closer to the Holidays! It gets busy and we find ourselves hurrying! Take time to visit those that are living in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes. Bring joy to those that may not have family. We at Bickford want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving this week! Please join us at Bickford Cottage of Grand Island these next several weeks for several fun activities and entertainment! Also, if you have a chance to go to Stuhr Museum, we have a Christmas tree on display! It's beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving all!
11-20-2017
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Congratulations to Ron and Carol Kramer for winning our pie contest! Carol made a special recipe she received from our precious resident, Evelyn Buller...Cherry Cheesecake Pie!!! Our pie contest was another fun evening we had with our families as part of our Family Council Meeting this week.
11-17-2017
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We are all about enriching happiness, and anything we can do to make our Residents smike!
11-10-2017
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Look at all the fun we get to have while we enriching happiness into the lives of everyone around us.
11-10-2017
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Happy Veteran's Day to the many, many wonderful service men and women who have blessed us with their service and sacrifice to keep our great country safe!
11-10-2017
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Please take a look at all the activities planned for November.
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We had the privilege in helping celebrate the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Gloria and her husband Clint Presnell. What a beautiful day of celebrating, life, love, family and friends!
10-15-2017
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Today we celebrated the beautiful life of our dear friend Pat Nichols. She will be very missed, but never forgotten.
10-15-2017
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Here is an easy Autumn craft we made, using toilet paper rolls, and fabric. Just the perfect little decoration. Happy Fall!
10-13-2017
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Halloween is coming soon, and your invited to join us in our Bickford Annual Family Spooktacular Party!
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Come enjoy all the "Spooktacular" fun we plan on having in October!
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Autumn is here! We have many great things planned for our residents this fall and we hope you can join us or even stop in to say hi! Happy Fall Y'All!!!
09-27-2017
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Some more pictures from our 50's day fun!
09-19-2017
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