Bickford of Oswego

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Oswego, 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 truly enjoyed this months visit from the Prairie Point 5th grade class. Your performance was awsome, we all enjoyed it.
11-15-2017
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Our Pinning Ceremony was very special. We were able to honor all of our Bickford Veterans for their sacrifice and service. Thank you to Donovan Torres County Veterans Com. Officer, Scott Gryder, County Board Chairman of Kendall County and Valarie McClain County Administrator for joining us and ... Read Full Post
Our Pinning Ceremony was very special. We were able to honor all of our Bickford Veterans for their sacrifice and service. Thank you to Donovan Torres County Veterans Com. Officer, Scott Gryder, County Board Chairman of Kendall County and Valarie McClain County Administrator for joining us and helping us Honor our Veterans!
11-15-2017
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Fall preventions for the elderly: 1. Keep moving - Physical activity can go a long way toward fall prevention. With your doctor's OK, consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi — a gentle exercise that involves slow and graceful dance-like movements. Such activities reduce the ... Read Full Post
Fall preventions for the elderly: 1. Keep moving - Physical activity can go a long way toward fall prevention. With your doctor's OK, consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi — a gentle exercise that involves slow and graceful dance-like movements. Such activities reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. If you avoid physical activity because you're afraid it will make a fall more likely, tell your doctor. He or she may recommend carefully monitored exercise programs or refer you to a physical therapist. The physical therapist can create a custom exercise program aimed at improving your balance, flexibility, muscle strength and gait. 2. Wear sensible shoes - Consider changing your footwear as part of your fall-prevention plan. High heels, floppy slippers and shoes with slick soles can make you slip, stumble and fall. So can walking in your stocking feet. Instead, wear properly fitting, sturdy shoes with nonskid soles. Sensible shoes may also reduce joint pain. 3. Light up your living space - Keep your home brightly lit to avoid tripping on objects that are hard to see. Also: •Place night lights in your bedroom, bathroom and hallways. •Place a lamp within reach of your bed for middle-of-the-night needs. •Make clear paths to light switches that aren't near room entrances. Consider trading traditional switches for glow-in-the-dark or illuminated switches. •Turn on the lights before going up or down stairs. •Store flashlights in easy-to-find places in case of power outages. 4. Use assistive devices - Your doctor might recommend using a cane or walker to keep you steady. Other assistive devices can help, too. For example: •Hand rails for both sides of stairways •Nonslip treads for bare-wood steps •A raised toilet seat or one with armrests •Grab bars for the shower or tub •A sturdy plastic seat for the shower or tub — plus a hand-held shower nozzle for bathing while sitting down.
11-14-2017
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Such an Awesome Event! Thank you to Erika Richaud, Debbie Horvath and Elsa Claudio for pulling everything together. Extra special thanks to our Volunteers Annabelle, Tess, Kim and Meikos; and to our sponsors Sonali with Kindred and Alison from The Tiller's. Not to forget to mention our Divisional ... Read Full Post
Such an Awesome Event! Thank you to Erika Richaud, Debbie Horvath and Elsa Claudio for pulling everything together. Extra special thanks to our Volunteers Annabelle, Tess, Kim and Meikos; and to our sponsors Sonali with Kindred and Alison from The Tiller's. Not to forget to mention our Divisional Shannon, who completely took me by surprise; Thank you for the beautiful flowers❤️ Definitely an event to repeat!
11-13-2017
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2017 Military Ball: Honoring our Heroes
11-13-2017
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Honoring our Bickford Vets
11-13-2017
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2017 Pinning Ceremony
11-13-2017
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The Girls are Rockin' their new Shirts..."Happiness is my Full Time Job"...Thank you Natalie!
11-13-2017
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In lieu of veterans day stop by our branch, Bickford of Oswego at our front desk and pick up a soldier and pray for the men and women in the service.
11-08-2017
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Thank you to the Misty River Music Makers for the wonderful entertainment this evening. Our residents really enjoyed all of the patriotic songs.
11-08-2017
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Thank you to Kristi Miranda from Heritage Woods for helping us kick off our Veterans week festivities this morning with some delicious red, white and blue donuts. They were delicious and everyone enjoyed them.
11-08-2017
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Week of Celebrations to Honor our Heroes! We would love to have you join in....Calling all Veteran's
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Pencil in you calendar to join in on some of our outing's this month
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2 Easy Stretches that are Relaxing each day: Stretching when your muscles are warm has a number of benefits including: Building greater flexibility overall. Relaxation and stress relief. Helping your body get back to its pre-exercise state. Giving both your mind and body a chance to reflect and ... Read Full Post
2 Easy Stretches that are Relaxing each day: Stretching when your muscles are warm has a number of benefits including: Building greater flexibility overall. Relaxation and stress relief. Helping your body get back to its pre-exercise state. Giving both your mind and body a chance to reflect and feel the impact of the stretches you just did. The great thing about stretching is that you don't have to spend a lot of time on the exercises to get the benefits. This total body flexibility workout proves it with stretches so simple, you can do them anywhere - After a workout, at work, or even when you're watching TV. These exercises promote flexibility, coordination and relaxation and, after a long day, they just feel good to your body. Most of us probably don't spend nearly enough time doing good things for our minds and bodies each day, making this workout a must if that's one of your goals. This workout targets 2 of the major muscles of the body, including those that are chronically tight like the hips, and legs. Try these exercises after a workout or anytime throughout the day to feel good and get rid of any extra tension you may be carrying around. Precautions See your doctor if you have any medical conditions, illnesses or injuries Equipment Needed A chair or bench How To Begin with a 5-10 minute warm-up of light cardio or do this after a workout or a bath when your muscles are warm. Hold each stretch for 10-30 seconds and repeat for 1-3 times. Try to stretch every day if you can for better results. Avoid any exercises that cause pain or discomfort and only stretch as deep as you can. The stretch shouldn't hurt, it should feel good. If your muscles are shaking, you need to back off a bit and let your muscles relax more. 1 Quad Stretch Stand and hold onto a wall for balance if needed. Grab the top of the right foot and bend your knee, bringing the foot towards the glutes, knee pointing straight at the floor. You should feel a stretch right down the front of your leg. Squeeze your hips forward for a deeper stretch. Hold for 15-30 seconds and switch sides, repeating 1-3 times. 2 Standing Hamstring Stretch Take your left foot forward and tip from the hips, keeping the back flat. Lower down until you feel a stretch in the back of the leg. Rest the hands on the upper thighs to give your back some support. If you feel shaky or your hamstrings are tight, try using a resistance band to give you more leverage. Hold for 15-30 seconds and switch sides, repeating 1-3 times.
11-03-2017
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We are excited to honor our Veteran's this Month
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Hello Everyone! We are looking forward to having you join in on our November Happynings
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Lot's of smiling faces during our annual Trick or Treat event thank you again to everyone who joined us for this fun filled event.
11-01-2017
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Gone Trick or treating will be back when my bag is full.
11-01-2017
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Trick or treat be so sweet give me something good to eat.
11-01-2017
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"This is wear the magic happens"
11-01-2017
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"Sticky fingers, Tired feet; One last house, Trick o Treat" - Rusty Fischer
11-01-2017
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2017 Annual Trick o Treat was a blast! Thank you to everyone for coming out
11-01-2017
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Join in our Annual Trick o Treat tonight at 6pm...looking forward to seeing everyone!
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We had such an amazing time at the show yesterday. We truly enjoyed this wonderful and fun show, our residents were singing and at times even dancing along.
10-30-2017
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HOWIE is on the move again last week we visited Red Lobster in Aurora. We had such a fun time celebrating Chaplain week with our two wonderful chaplains Anita and Frank. Thank you both for everything you do for us here at Bickford! We also enjoyed great shrimp and various seafood entrees and who ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again last week we visited Red Lobster in Aurora. We had such a fun time celebrating Chaplain week with our two wonderful chaplains Anita and Frank. Thank you both for everything you do for us here at Bickford! We also enjoyed great shrimp and various seafood entrees and who can forget the delicious cheddar rolls, as well as great conversation with good friends. Keep your eyes out for our bus HOWIE this week to see where we end up. Have a great week everyone!
10-30-2017
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"Oh, I ADORE TO COOK, IT MAKES ME FEEL MINDLESS IN A WORTHWHILE WAY" -TRUMAN CAPOTE
10-27-2017
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Duane decided to build scarecrows with our volunteers...I think we have a winner
10-26-2017
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Our trip to Kellers Farmstand was supper fun. We picked apples and a few pumpkins and enjoyed the beautiful fall day.
10-23-2017
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Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay ... Read Full Post
Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay tuned this afternoon at 2:40 to find out what our bfm's have in store for my menu
10-19-2017
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Door Decorations...have begun! There is still plenty of time left
10-19-2017
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Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay ... Read Full Post
Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay tuned this afternoon at 2:40 to find out what our bfm's have in store for my menu
10-19-2017
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Exercises for Seniors (Stretching): The following exercises for seniors are such that those in the general population may benefit. Exercises for Seniors: Hand Behind Back Towel Stretch 1.Throw a towel over your left shoulder and grab a hold of the end of it with your right hand. 2.Use your left ... Read Full Post
Exercises for Seniors (Stretching): The following exercises for seniors are such that those in the general population may benefit. Exercises for Seniors: Hand Behind Back Towel Stretch 1.Throw a towel over your left shoulder and grab a hold of the end of it with your right hand. 2.Use your left hand to pull your right hand up your spine. 3.Keep your right arm relaxed as you pull with your left. 4.Pull only to the point of resistance and hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.5.repeat this on the other side. exercises for seniors supraspinatus stretch: Exercises for Seniors: Doorway Stretch This stretch stretches the muscles on the front of your chest and shoulders. 1.Only lift your arms into the doorway as far as you comfortably can. If you have shoulder pain, consult your physical therapist prior to performing this stretch. 2.Keep your chest up and take a small step into the doorway. Only move into the point of resistance. 3.Hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
10-17-2017
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"We don't own our family history, we simply preserve it for the next generation." Join us to celebrate our Family History Day tomorrow. Please see flyer for more details.
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This week we are Welcoming our new Assistant Director Elsa .Please help us welcome her to our Oswego Family Note from Elsa Claudio: Hello all, My name is Elsa Claudio, I started with Bickford in 2010. I started in Oswego working as a certified nursing assistant, then shortly after transferred to ... Read Full Post
This week we are Welcoming our new Assistant Director Elsa .Please help us welcome her to our Oswego Family Note from Elsa Claudio: Hello all, My name is Elsa Claudio, I started with Bickford in 2010. I started in Oswego working as a certified nursing assistant, then shortly after transferred to the St. Charles location. At St. Charles I was a cna, then took a postion as concierge and finally settled in as Assistant Director. Now, I am pleased to say I am moving back to Oswego to join the family. I have a 7 year old daughter named Dyanara, she is a cheerleader for Oswego youth tackle football. We enjoy movies, parks, and making DIY's together. Most importantly I'm really excited to join the Oswego Bickford family.
10-10-2017
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Mark your calendars. We would like to invite you all to our Annual Trick-or-Treat event on Monday, October 30th. Warm up to Halloween with our Free fun filled event while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, raffles and more. Please see our flyer for more information. Hope to see you all here with your ... Read Full Post
Mark your calendars. We would like to invite you all to our Annual Trick-or-Treat event on Monday, October 30th. Warm up to Halloween with our Free fun filled event while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, raffles and more. Please see our flyer for more information. Hope to see you all here with your costumes.
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HOWIE was on the move again last week we had our last dinner outing at Longhorn Steakhouse in Oswego. We had so much fun with friends and even ran into some family. Thank you to Lee and Rose for joining us on this wonderful outing.
10-07-2017
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Oktoberfest was full of singing hand and toe tapping too! Thank you to Jerry May The Happy Wanderer for putting on a great show and also to Alison from Symphony at the Tillers for helping us sponsor our refreshments.
10-07-2017
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5 Tips for Senior Cold and Flu Prevention With the risk factors associated with getting the cold or flu as a senior, it is important to take preventative measures before you see the signs and symptoms of a cold or flu. 1. Build up your immune system You can do this by sleeping and eating well. Make ... Read Full Post
5 Tips for Senior Cold and Flu Prevention With the risk factors associated with getting the cold or flu as a senior, it is important to take preventative measures before you see the signs and symptoms of a cold or flu. 1. Build up your immune system You can do this by sleeping and eating well. Make sure that you are getting plenty of sleep at night as well as eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Living a healthy lifestyle is always a good way to live your life because it can keep your immune system strong, but as a senior with an immune system weakening with age, your health is especially important. Stress is another factor that impacts your immune system, so make sure that you are managing any stress appropriately. 2. Wash your hands There are germs everywhere and coming into contact with the viruses and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth leads to contracting the illness. People can be contagious with the viruses before they even know that they have it, so don’t wait to wash your hands until you see someone that is sick. Make it common practice to consistently wash your hands throughout the day but particularly before you eat and when you have been around other people. 3. Be careful around kids Children usually carry germs around with them. This also applies to adults who work with kids because they are constantly surrounded by them and are therefore constantly exposed to the germs that kids are carrying around with them. Children are more likely to forget to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, or cover with their hands and then not wash them. It can be especially tough when you have grandkids or live in a household with kids, but it is important to keep your distance, but when you can’t wash your hands often. 4. Avoid crowded places Do this when you can, but especially during cold and flu season. Places where large numbers of people congregate, such as malls, or enclosed areas, like cars or elevators, should be avoided when cold and flu are rampant. If you cannot avoid these types of places and you have a weakened immune system, wearing a mask is recommended. 5. Get a flu shot A flu shot is recommended to everyone over the age of 6 months, but they are especially important for seniors 65 and older. It is one of the most important methods to fight the flu. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) encourages getting a flu shot each year by October because the vaccine is adjusted to reflect what research studies have determined the prevalent strains. There are two different dosages available for seniors; the first is the regular dose and the second, a higher dose. The higher dose is associated with a higher immune system response with initial research suggesting it provides a greater protection against the flu. Both colds and the flu are major concerns for seniors, so doing everything in your power to prevent them is the best thing that you can do so you don’t get sick.
10-03-2017
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Musical Ball toss this fun afternoon
09-29-2017
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Our ladies had lots of fun this morning making our first fall craft of the season
09-29-2017
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Join us for our Wonderbare Party"...Continuing our Fall Celebrations
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October Happynings!
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Do you enjoy playing BINGO? If you do join us this Saturday, September 30th for our Community Bingo. Please see our flyer for more details and we hope to see you there.
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A few more pictures from our grandparents day celebration... The ice cream sundaes were delicious
09-19-2017
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Our Grandparents day celebration was supper fun thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate with us!
09-19-2017
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Hello Every! Please help us welcome our new cna, Arleen. Note from Arleen: I am originally from Michigan, and have lived in Oswego for the past 13 years. I live with my husband and 2 dogs, we got through a rescue group-Dre is from San Diego and the other is from South Korea. I have 1 son who lives ... Read Full Post
Hello Every! Please help us welcome our new cna, Arleen. Note from Arleen: I am originally from Michigan, and have lived in Oswego for the past 13 years. I live with my husband and 2 dogs, we got through a rescue group-Dre is from San Diego and the other is from South Korea. I have 1 son who lives in an apartment nearby. He is getting married next June. I had been my mother's caregiver for over 5 years before she passed away at the age of 93; She had been a World War II Navy nurse. I really enjoyed caring for her Excited to continue to care for seniors here at Bickford!
09-19-2017
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A/L Homecoming King and Queen....Ernie Frieders and Faye Turner
09-18-2017
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MB Homecoming King and Queen....Paul Biedenharn and Corinne Mathre
09-18-2017
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A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight – and an easy precaution to take. Another way to safeguard your vision is through proper eye nutrition. As part of an eye-healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamins A and C, such as leafy, green vegetables and fish. ... Read Full Post
A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight – and an easy precaution to take. Another way to safeguard your vision is through proper eye nutrition. As part of an eye-healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamins A and C, such as leafy, green vegetables and fish. Many foods – especially fish – contain essential omega-3 fatty acids that are important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. An inadequate intake of antioxidants, as well as over consumption of alcohol and saturated fats may create free-radical reactions that can harm the macula. High-fat diets can also cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are especially sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that feed them. Exercise - Exercise is important because it improves blood circulation, which, in turn, improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins. Wear Sunglasses - Being outdoors on a sunny day feels wonderful – but it can be tough on your eyes. The solution? Wear sunglasses that block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Also, a hat with a brim will reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses. At the Computer - After two hours of staring at a computer screen, you can end up with the same kind of repetitive stress in your eye muscles that a keyboard causes in your wrists. Here are a few tips to help reduce the impact of computer eyestrain: • Keep your computer screen within 20"-24" of your eyes •Keep the top of your computer screen slightly below eye level •Minimize the distance between your computer screen and any documents you need to reference while working •Use drops, such as Bausch + Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye Rejuvenation Lubricant Eye Drops, to soothe irritated, dry eyes •Adjust lighting to minimize glare on the screen •Take a break every 15 minutes to focus on a distant object •Blink frequently. These tips will help you take care of your eye health!!
09-17-2017
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Sweet Reminder's Presents...The Supreme's! So much fun for 50's Day
09-14-2017
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