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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We are blessed at Bickford of Grand Island because Petra Guzman daily blesses us with her ability to care for our residents, lead her co-workers, clean resident apartments to the highest expectations and bring all around joy to our Bickford Family! We wish her a wonderful Housekeeper Week!
09-15-2018
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Our Residents make life "Grand" - Our Grandparents Day was full of family, friends and fun! Day 1 : National Assisted Living Week #NALW "CAPTURE THE MOMENT"
09-11-2018
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National Assisted Living Week is in full swing here at Bickford of Grand Island. The theme for this year is "Capture the Moment " We have fun theme days all week long. Enriching Happiness by Capturing the Moment!
09-11-2018
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Just look at some of these Bickford Angels! We enjoyed a little outing today in search of wings across the heartland. These beautiful paintings are made by a talented lady named Karen Neppl who owns a photograpy studio here in Grand Island. Moments like these make us Happy!
09-06-2018
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Join us, as we travel to Hollywood to walk the red carpet for a special theme event!
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County Fair theme day was a big hit here! What a fun day of Happiness with family and friends!
08-13-2018
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The last day of July! Say what?!?! The older I get the faster time seems to go. This has been an amazing summer so far at Bickford of Grand Island. Crystal and Rebecca and Brittney are gearing up with lots of crafting opportunities so our residents can enter their creations in the State Fair! We ... Read Full Post
The last day of July! Say what?!?! The older I get the faster time seems to go. This has been an amazing summer so far at Bickford of Grand Island. Crystal and Rebecca and Brittney are gearing up with lots of crafting opportunities so our residents can enter their creations in the State Fair! We had multiple Ribbon winners for the Hall Co. Fair! Did you ever enter any of your projects in the County or State Fair? I did and I remember the joy when I saw the ribbons! I want to wish each of you and your families an amazing August 2018! Mid August will be my 4th year with Bickford and I can't imagine being any where else! Blessings to you all!
07-31-2018
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Have you ever wanted to travel to Italy, but just could not find the time? Well, now is your chance! Join us at Bickford for a fun day of traveling to Italy. We will have a delicious Italian meal, games, and entertainment. You won't want to miss it!
Check out the PDF 07-18-2018
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Family and friends, are just the perfect blend of Happiness!
07-18-2018
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More pictures from our Bickford Family Bash! Just look at all those wonderful smiles!
07-18-2018
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Our Bickford Family Bash was a big hit! Family friends and fun, whatever it takes to make our residents HAPPY!
07-18-2018
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Please join us as we raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Enjoy some delicious homemade pie & ice cream!
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Take a look at all the fun events and activities we have for the month of July. Feel free to join us for any of these events!
Check out the PDF 06-25-2018
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We had some four legged furry friends stop by today. Thank you Lori Henn for taking the time out of your day to bring by your special puppies! Everyone enjoyed having them, and didn't want to let then go
06-20-2018
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We had a nice outing to the Happy Brush, located downtown. We all had fun painting pictures and ceramics, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!
06-14-2018
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Come celebrate Father's day with us!
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Yeehaw! What a fun day we had for our Pearls passion Western theme day!
06-09-2018
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Tomorrow is our Western theme day. Come on down ya'll and join in on the fun!
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We had a nice outing to the Veterans Club for a Memorial Day Service. Thank you to all those who have served and are serving. Freedom isn't Free. We will always remember!
06-04-2018
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Red nose day was a hit! Smiles all around!
06-04-2018
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We have been enjoying all the beautiful weather, and entertainment we have had here at Bickford. Feel free to come join us for these fun events, we enjoy the company!
05-25-2018
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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.
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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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