Bickford of Quincy

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Quincy, 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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It was cookie baking time at Bickford today. Our residents loved making peanut butter cookies. I think we can all agree that eating them is much better than making them!!!
08-07-2018
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Our men residents enjoying Men's Club with our Chaplains!
08-03-2018
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Elsie, enjoying herself blowing bubbles!!!
08-02-2018
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Here it is August Happynings!!!!
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Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great summer. I am going to provide some information to you regarding the flu clinics this year. The flu season varies year to year and can affect people differently. Getting an annual flu vaccine is part of a good defense to minimize your risk of getting ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great summer. I am going to provide some information to you regarding the flu clinics this year. The flu season varies year to year and can affect people differently. Getting an annual flu vaccine is part of a good defense to minimize your risk of getting sick from the flu. Practicing good hand washing, covering your mouth when coughing and not visiting others when you are or have been sick are additional ways to minimize the spread of influenza. We are going to have flu clinics on October 2nd and the 3rd. I have the consent forms here you can sign or you can call me and give a verbal ok for your family member to receive the flu vaccine. More info will be in the newsletters. Any questions give me a call, thank you
07-27-2018
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Enriching the happiness in our resident's lives is extremely important to us here at Bickford of Quincy. Please take a look at the many ways that we have done something "special" for our FAMILY!!
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It's County Fair time and who doesn't love funnel cakes!!! Dottie's Ozark Funnel Cakes will be at here from 2-4 pm.
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Charlotte enjoying her strawberry yogurt parfait.
07-24-2018
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Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, ... Read Full Post
Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, so it is a great opportunity to stop and visit, check in with them, or see how their day is. Not to mention an occasional rub down! Of course, I had to offer to pay her back, which she gladly accepted. As the old saying goes....you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours!
07-18-2018
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Betty up dancing to the music. The residents love Tim!
07-17-2018
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Independence Day Fun!!!!
07-06-2018
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The heat and humidity are at dangerous levels right now and seniors are at great risk for heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion. Attached are some helpful hints to help you keep them safe and to know what to look for. Please keep an eye out on your senior relatives, friends and neighbors so ... Read Full Post
The heat and humidity are at dangerous levels right now and seniors are at great risk for heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion. Attached are some helpful hints to help you keep them safe and to know what to look for. Please keep an eye out on your senior relatives, friends and neighbors so that they will be safe during this difficult weather.
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Here it is!!! July newsletter!
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Come join the fun! This celebration is for the residents and the residents extended families and all BFMS and their families. Bring the grandchildren, we will have a magician starting at 6:30 pm. Do you have skills, come play "Minute to Win it"? Come and enjoy the fireworks and food! Don't forget ... Read Full Post
Come join the fun! This celebration is for the residents and the residents extended families and all BFMS and their families. Bring the grandchildren, we will have a magician starting at 6:30 pm. Do you have skills, come play "Minute to Win it"? Come and enjoy the fireworks and food! Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs! See you all here!!!
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Come Celebrate the 4th of July! Lots of fun, games and food. See you on July 3rd! Don't forget your lawn chairs!
06-19-2018
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Tim, always gets the ladies up and dancing! We love Tim and his music!!!!
06-18-2018
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The pathways in the brain that control the memories of music are the last to deteriorate in individuals with Alzheimers. Because of this, music is a powerful tool. See how a group in Minnesota has utilized music to create a chorus of individuals with Alzheimers and their family members. Music is ... Read Full Post
The pathways in the brain that control the memories of music are the last to deteriorate in individuals with Alzheimers. Because of this, music is a powerful tool. See how a group in Minnesota has utilized music to create a chorus of individuals with Alzheimers and their family members. Music is held in parts of the brain that don’t seem to be damaged by Alzheimer’s,” Lenard said. Music stimulates activity in both sides of the brain, sharpens the ability to focus, makes symptoms more manageable and improves cognitive function. It also brings joy. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-s-trailblazing-alzheimer-s-choir-reminds-us-love-never-forgets/484898111/
06-11-2018
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Let's celebrate DAD!!!
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A bandit showed up to Western Day and the Bickford Branch deputies took her in!! The residents had so much fun playing games, water guns, masks and wanted signs, and food and drinks!
06-07-2018
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Having fun at the Quincy Gems game. Elsie is full of smiles!
06-04-2018
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Thank goodness winter has ended, but we are now faced with the heat. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch your elderly family members for signs/symptoms of dehydration. Check their skin for extreme dryness, is it hot and red? Do they complain of dizziness, headaches or muscle cramping? Encourage them to ... Read Full Post
Thank goodness winter has ended, but we are now faced with the heat. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch your elderly family members for signs/symptoms of dehydration. Check their skin for extreme dryness, is it hot and red? Do they complain of dizziness, headaches or muscle cramping? Encourage them to drink water and juices at every meal, to use air conditioning on extremely hot days, to rest and take a cool sponge bath during the day. Our elderly are high risk for dehydration due to they don't usually drink enough water on a normal day. These changes can happen within a few hours, so check in with them 1-2 times a day. Have a great summer, talk to you soon.
06-01-2018
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BINGO TIME!!!!!
06-01-2018
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There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended ... Read Full Post
There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended with a nice back massage. What a great way to relieve some stress and gear up for the day! Show me the zen!
05-23-2018
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Spring is here and our porch is so inviting! In a few weeks the roses will be in bloom and the hanging baskets will be huge. Come sit on our porch with us and we will even provide the lemonade or iced tea.
05-10-2018
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Come join us tomorrow to Celebrate our MOMS!
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A wonderful evening out with these lovely ladies!!! We all enjoyed the play at Quincy Community Little Theatre.
05-04-2018
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These last few days we have been having such nice weather. Finally, we all thought that it would never come. Don't forget how important it is to take care of yourself and your loved ones while you are out enjoying this beautiful sunshine. www.griswoldsa.com/images/uploads/sunsafetypits.pdf
05-03-2018
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May Newsletter, Lots of fun activities!
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WHO WILL IT BE CARDINALS OR CUBS???? Join us for an evening of fun, games and food!!
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Dash came to visit the residents. Spreading lots of love and smiles!!
04-24-2018
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Is it Spring yet? Not only has Mother Nature overslept, I think she is in a coma! We are all anticipating the arrival of warmer weather despite the calendar saying spring has been here almost a month. The branches are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to get outside to start planting flowers. ... Read Full Post
Is it Spring yet? Not only has Mother Nature overslept, I think she is in a coma! We are all anticipating the arrival of warmer weather despite the calendar saying spring has been here almost a month. The branches are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to get outside to start planting flowers. Even though our pots and baskets are yet to make an appearance, we do have our front porches cleaned up and we invite you to enjoy the porch in the hopes spring will actually spring here soon!
04-20-2018
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These ladies had a blast bowling!!
04-18-2018
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The residents had a ball making these flowers. Lets hope Spring is near!!
04-04-2018
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Welcome to SpringTime!!! It sure does not feel like it with all the snow that came down on Easter. With Springtime here we are ALL excited to get outdoors. Please take a moment to read this article on the things that you can do to prepare for fun in the sun!!! ... Read Full Post
Welcome to SpringTime!!! It sure does not feel like it with all the snow that came down on Easter. With Springtime here we are ALL excited to get outdoors. Please take a moment to read this article on the things that you can do to prepare for fun in the sun!!! http://seniorcarecorner.com/springtime-seniors-playing-great-outdoors
04-02-2018
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April's Newsletter. FUN FUN FUN!!!
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These beautiful ladies had a wonderful time going to the Quincy Community Little Theater to see Big Fish! Lots of laughs and giggles.
03-15-2018
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FUN FUN FUN!!!!!
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Don't forget to Spring forward tonight. Daylight Saving Time begins at midnight. Sure, we will lose an hour of sleep and it may take a few days for all of us (especially our pets!) to get used to it but remember, soon we will have more light, more flowers, more birds and more time outside. Always ... Read Full Post
Don't forget to Spring forward tonight. Daylight Saving Time begins at midnight. Sure, we will lose an hour of sleep and it may take a few days for all of us (especially our pets!) to get used to it but remember, soon we will have more light, more flowers, more birds and more time outside. Always look at the bright side of life and it makes this much easier. Happy Spring to all of you!
03-10-2018
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Making Banana Bread for National Banana Bread Day. They had fun making it and enjoyed eating it!!!
03-01-2018
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Hello everyone, I am hoping Spring is around the corner and that the worst is over. If you have a loved one near or far away.. talk with them are they lonely, are they able to get out and about? Do they feel safe? The golden years should be enjoyed not feared or produce feelings of isolation. Here ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I am hoping Spring is around the corner and that the worst is over. If you have a loved one near or far away.. talk with them are they lonely, are they able to get out and about? Do they feel safe? The golden years should be enjoyed not feared or produce feelings of isolation. Here at Bickford Assisted Living we encourage our residents to continually participate in all daily routines and activities. We want them to make their decisions, their own choices, and to have a social network available for them with others in our community. Talk with your family member, find out what they do with their day, what hobbies did they enjoy... get them involved.
02-26-2018
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Good afternoon! Here is the March Happynings. Lots of fun things happening here!!!!
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Our residents had lots of fun making their Button Initial.
02-22-2018
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Having some treats at the Valentine's Day Party!
02-20-2018
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Beautiful heart trees our residents painted.
02-20-2018
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Come be an Angel!
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The residents loved making lanyards for their apartment keys!!!
02-02-2018
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Here is February's Newsletter!
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Hello everyone, I hope you are staying warm!!! Are you prepared to take care of your elderly family member? Do you know where their medical information is if they can't tell you? Now is a good time to sit down with your loved one to ask about their health condition, allergies, and medications they ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I hope you are staying warm!!! Are you prepared to take care of your elderly family member? Do you know where their medical information is if they can't tell you? Now is a good time to sit down with your loved one to ask about their health condition, allergies, and medications they are taking. Find out what pharmacy they use and are they taking the medications as written on the bottle. Make sure all legal documents are in order and up to date including Power of attorney for health care, financial and health insurance. It is never to late to get things in order.....
01-29-2018
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Having fun at the Luau!!
01-25-2018
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What a great day to stay inside and make a snowman. They had so much fun and enjoyed lots of laughs while making them.
01-16-2018
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4221 Maine
Quincy, IL 62305
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