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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Our residents enjoyed making Jack-O-Lanterns!
10-22-2018
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It's that time of year... Fall has arrived!!! The trees are beginning to turn which means two things. #1 We all get to look at the beautiful colors of all the changing trees in our community. #2 We have to worry about cleaning out our gutters and yard maintenance. Here at Bickford of Quincy let us ... Read Full Post
It's that time of year... Fall has arrived!!! The trees are beginning to turn which means two things. #1 We all get to look at the beautiful colors of all the changing trees in our community. #2 We have to worry about cleaning out our gutters and yard maintenance. Here at Bickford of Quincy let us take care of the outside. Living at Bickford of Quincy means living Maintenance Free!!!! Let us do all the work so that you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the changing of the season
10-22-2018
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Hello again, I hope all is well with everyone. I want to make you aware of Medication-Related Problems in the elderly. Side affects of medications can cause abnormal thinking and balance problems. Drug interactions of blood thinners, diabetic medications, anti-acids and diuretics (water pills) can ... Read Full Post
Hello again, I hope all is well with everyone. I want to make you aware of Medication-Related Problems in the elderly. Side affects of medications can cause abnormal thinking and balance problems. Drug interactions of blood thinners, diabetic medications, anti-acids and diuretics (water pills) can affect the absorption of other medications. Cost of medications may affect how it is taken vs. as ordered by MD. Some people may take their medications all at one time once a day, or if they missed a dose they may take a double dose. Monitor and know the medications you or a loved one is taking. Make sure drug levels are being checked regularly to monitor the correct dose. If you are concerned about how a loved one is taking their medications, notify their MD and let them. This can help prevent falls, overdose, drug toxicity and organ failure.
10-19-2018
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Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check ... Read Full Post
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check out you local Bickford and schedule a tour today.
10-12-2018
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MARK YOU CALENDAR!!!!
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Its that time of year when pumpkin spice is every where. We made pumpkin spice cookies today. YUMMY!
10-09-2018
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Seniors who live home alone can start to struggle with eating. This can lead to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and loneliness for our beloved seniors. Bickford has set a goal to make sure our residents never experience these worrisome factors. Here at Bickford we work hard to make sure all meals ... Read Full Post
Seniors who live home alone can start to struggle with eating. This can lead to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and loneliness for our beloved seniors. Bickford has set a goal to make sure our residents never experience these worrisome factors. Here at Bickford we work hard to make sure all meals are as enjoyable as they are delicious! Our homemade,from-scratch meals include fruits, veggies, and protein for each meal (and a sweet treat)! We pair our residents seating based on personality and their individual life-song, so they have a person to engage with while they eat. We also encourage family members and friends to come enjoy a meal with our residents for a small price. Bickford will always serve our residents to benefit their comfort. Our Bickford Family Members serve our guests each meal in a "restaurant" style manner. We take each individuals drink order first, then take their food order from our menu, have the food plated accordingly, and served to each resident. After clearing, we offer each individual our homemade treat as well. https://www.aplaceformom.com/planning-and-advice/articles/eating-alone
10-04-2018
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Our residents enjoyed banana splits today!
09-27-2018
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How high can we go.... a little Jenga!!
09-19-2018
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Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great summer. Now I am ready for a nice long, cool fall. Yes I know it is in the 90's but winter is just around the corner. Make sure your elderly family members are ready for the weather changes. Make sure they have a shovel and salt for sidewalks,and have ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great summer. Now I am ready for a nice long, cool fall. Yes I know it is in the 90's but winter is just around the corner. Make sure your elderly family members are ready for the weather changes. Make sure they have a shovel and salt for sidewalks,and have someone check on them every couple of days. When daylight savings comes around we see more confusion, memory loss, agitation and anger in the early evening hours. Encourage routine visits to the doctor, maintain a regular routine and keep lights on in the home. It is during the winter months we see more social isolation due to their inability to get out of the house. Make sure someone is stopping by to visit your loved ones when you can'take it and don't forget the flu shot, it will help minimize hospital visits and severity of illness. Have a safe winter everyone.
09-17-2018
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We had fun making pom pom coasters!!
09-10-2018
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Come join us for lots of fun!
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Seniors can be on many different medicines as they age, the side effects of which can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. For example, some medications cause dizziness and balance problems. If a person already has mobility issues, this can compound the problem. If a senior is on a blood thinner ... Read Full Post
Seniors can be on many different medicines as they age, the side effects of which can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. For example, some medications cause dizziness and balance problems. If a person already has mobility issues, this can compound the problem. If a senior is on a blood thinner and falls frequently, this can lead to serious issues. Or, if the person inadvertently takes more than one, even more serious consequences can occur. These are just a couple reasons that medication management is so critical for the seniors in our lives: it's important that they take the right medicine, in the right amount, at the right time and in the right manner. Do you have concerns about your own family member's ability to manage their own medications, even if you set up a medication planner for them? If so, it might be time to consider assisted living, where a nurse takes care of all of this for you. It's one of the many benefits of considering assisted living for your loved ones. Bickford provides a free, no-risk assessment and it just takes a phone call to set it up. We are happy to help!
09-05-2018
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Here it is September's Newsletter! Lots of fun activities to do!
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We know how good exercise is for seniors. It's why we have chair exercise every day and why we have Kim from First Choice Physical Therapy lead band exercise once a month. We want to keep our residents as strong, safe, healthy, mobile, safe and as independent as they can be for as long as they can ... Read Full Post
We know how good exercise is for seniors. It's why we have chair exercise every day and why we have Kim from First Choice Physical Therapy lead band exercise once a month. We want to keep our residents as strong, safe, healthy, mobile, safe and as independent as they can be for as long as they can be. You know what's even more fun? Exercising with friends! We have two groups who take daily walks together each and every day! For more information on the health benefits of exercise, read this article https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/olderad.htm#benefits
08-28-2018
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Tim gets the residents up and moving when he comes to perform! The residents love him!!!!!
08-27-2018
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I'm a few days late posting this, but I wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to Irene!!! She was smiling from ear to ear because the whole dining room was singing "Happy Birthday" to her.
08-23-2018
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A fun game of Bunco!
08-21-2018
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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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Quincy, IL 62305
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