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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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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Having fun with Hat Day!!
01-12-2018
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Our residents love to play BINGO!
01-10-2018
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Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our residents. Congratulations, Lisa! Here's to you!
01-06-2018
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Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our residents. Congratulations, Lisa! Here's to you!
01-06-2018
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Who's up for a game of Jenga? How high can we stack them?
01-02-2018
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As the beginning of 2018 quickly approaching, some of you may be thinking of what your New Year's Resolutions will be. But as 2017 comes to a close so does the Tax Year. We at Bickford of Quincy want you to be aware that some, or all of your Assisted Living expenses could be covered under medical ... Read Full Post
As the beginning of 2018 quickly approaching, some of you may be thinking of what your New Year's Resolutions will be. But as 2017 comes to a close so does the Tax Year. We at Bickford of Quincy want you to be aware that some, or all of your Assisted Living expenses could be covered under medical expenses. You will want to make it a point to see your tax advisor for further information. Let's end 2017 with some tax deductions and put some savings in your pockets in 2018. Happy New Year Everyone!!!
12-28-2017
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Today was pamper day! The ladies enjoyed getting manicures today!
12-28-2017
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The ladies enjoyed making Christmas Prism Lights. They could not wait until night time to see how it looked with the tea light in it. They love making things to put in their apartments.
12-21-2017
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The residents had a blast making cinnamon ornaments. They enjoyed kneading the dough, flattening it and using cookies cutters to make their ornament.
12-14-2017
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As winter slowly approaches in the Midwest, our Resident's at Bickford of Quincy are cozy in their apartments. Here at Bickford their worries of fixing frozen pipes, ice hanging from their gutters or simply taking out the trash are a worry of the past. Why you ask? Because we take care of all of ... Read Full Post
As winter slowly approaches in the Midwest, our Resident's at Bickford of Quincy are cozy in their apartments. Here at Bickford their worries of fixing frozen pipes, ice hanging from their gutters or simply taking out the trash are a worry of the past. Why you ask? Because we take care of all of that!!! The Residents at Bickford of Quincy can kick back and relax in their Maintenance Free Apartments. Not only do we know a guy, but we have a guy. Onsite, at the branch there is always someone around to take care of your needs.
12-12-2017
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Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and ... Read Full Post
Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and inviting on the inside. Stop by and see us!
12-11-2017
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A good game of Bunco to start the week out.
12-11-2017
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. While this can be a joyous time for most of us,it can also be a stressful and lonely time for others. Here are some tips for creating a positive Holiday experience for our seniors. 1. Remind them how important they are to you and family. 2. Include them in ... Read Full Post
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. While this can be a joyous time for most of us,it can also be a stressful and lonely time for others. Here are some tips for creating a positive Holiday experience for our seniors. 1. Remind them how important they are to you and family. 2. Include them in Holiday meal preparation and decorating. 3. Encourage them to talk about their favorite holiday memories and help them to create new ones. 4. Take them to their favorite church and any holiday programs. 5. If they have any old friends close, contact them and arrange a small gathering. We all love our senior family members, so make sure to let them know frequently, and to all the Bickford family friends thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
12-08-2017
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The residents love to go shopping at the Bickford store and spend their Bickford Bingo Bucks!
12-07-2017
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Here is the December Newsletter!
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The ladies enjoying social hour with cheese balls and 7-up. One of their favorite treats.
11-27-2017
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We know the importance of pets; it's why we are pet friendly. The Healing Power of Pets By Barbara Ballinger For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn. ... Read Full Post
We know the importance of pets; it's why we are pet friendly. The Healing Power of Pets By Barbara Ballinger For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn. "A new pet can stimulate someone to read up on an animal or breed, which can be very mentally stimulating and important at that age," says Dr. Katharine Hillestad, a veterinarian with the office of Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander, Wis., which provides online advice and retails pet supplies and pharmaceuticals. Pets provide other intangibles. "Dogs and other pets live very much in the here and now. They don't worry about tomorrow. And tomorrow can be very scary for an older person. By having an animal with that sense of now, it tends to rub off on people," says Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey psychotherapist. And pets can reduce depression and lessen loneliness. "Older pet owners have often told us how incredibly barren and lonely their lives were without their pet's companionship, even when there were some downsides to owning an active pet," says Linda Anderson, who founded the Angel Animals Network in Minneapolis with her husband Allen. The couple speaks about the joys of pet ownership and has authored books.
11-27-2017
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Come join us for the Winter Festival!!!
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Look at the smile!!!! Betty loves when the puppy Omego, comes to see us.
11-16-2017
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Here at Bickford of Quincy we know how important your loved one's spirituality is to them. And because of this, we provide services multiple times throughout each month to meet our Resident's spiritual needs. Our Bickford Non-Denominational Chaplains provide services such as Worship & Devotion ... Read Full Post
Here at Bickford of Quincy we know how important your loved one's spirituality is to them. And because of this, we provide services multiple times throughout each month to meet our Resident's spiritual needs. Our Bickford Non-Denominational Chaplains provide services such as Worship & Devotion Services on a weekly basis here at the Quincy Branch. The Catholic Church also comes here to Bickford to provide services such as Rosary, Mass & Communion at different days throughout the month for our Resident's and their families While our Bickford Chaplains are here to meet the needs of our Resident's they also extend their services to the families and staff at Bickford of Quincy. Please take the time to look at a Happyning's and join in on these wonderful services that we provide.
11-14-2017
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Hello everyone... Well it is that time of year!! Are your elderly family members and friends ready for WINTER?? When you are at your loved one's home do a safety check: Has the furnace been checked and is filter clean, have the batteries in the smoke alarms been changed? Are there phone numbers ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone... Well it is that time of year!! Are your elderly family members and friends ready for WINTER?? When you are at your loved one's home do a safety check: Has the furnace been checked and is filter clean, have the batteries in the smoke alarms been changed? Are there phone numbers available for them to call in an emergency? Check the pantry is there enough food available if they are unable to leave their home? Check in frequently with the elderly, winter can be very depressing and lonely and everyone enjoys visiting with others!!!! http://eldercareissues.blogspot.com/2015/10/winterizing-elderly.html
11-10-2017
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November Newsletter has arrived!
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Having fun making Apple Pie Tacos on Halloween! Mary loves Halloween and loves to dress up! She looked beautiful in her clown outfit.
11-01-2017
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Did you know that you could be entitled to a Veteran's Benefit that helps defray the cost of Assisted Living? This can apply to the veteran or the spouse! For more information, we recommend you check with a company that has the right experience. It doesn't hurt to investigate because you may ... Read Full Post
Did you know that you could be entitled to a Veteran's Benefit that helps defray the cost of Assisted Living? This can apply to the veteran or the spouse! For more information, we recommend you check with a company that has the right experience. It doesn't hurt to investigate because you may qualify for it. Plus, the benefit increased this year! Here is some information to get you started. http://veteransbenefitsaidcounsel.com/faq/ Good News: VA Benefits Increase for 2018 Last year’s increase was disappointing to say the least, but this year the 2% COLA increase looks a little more attractive for our veterans and surviving spouses. The same percentage increase should also be seen in monthly social security payments. John Kinney says, “A cost-of-living raise is an increase in pay that's intended to keep the buying power of an employee's salary the same during a period of inflation. Without a cost-of-living raise, the declining value of the dollar would leave workers with less real money in their pockets. Cost-of-living raises are also known as cost of living adjustments (COLAs), cost of living allowances and escalator clauses.” The information, when finalized, will be available to you via pdf. format with all other pertinent information for referring veterans and spouses who need assistance, and we will be sending it out via email, and will be on our website. We want you to be prepared to share correct information with families concerning the amount of the maximum benefit available to them for 2018. Brochures with the updated information will also be sent out after the first of the year and an e-brochure available at that time. You will also find the final update available on our website and you can always download the most current brochure from the site too. We believe the new Maximum Pension plus Aid and Attendance rates will look as follows depending on how they decide to “round”: • Veteran Couple $2902 • Married Couple $2169 • Single Veteran $1829 • Surviving Spouse $1176
10-27-2017
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Enjoying Happy Hour with Orange Cherry Punch.
10-19-2017
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Happy Birthday Ruth!!!
10-19-2017
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It's time to get Moving!!! Here at Bickford of Quincy socialization of our Residents is of the utmost importance. From morning exercise to a competitive game of Bunco, there is always an activity going on that your loved ones can participate it.
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Happy Birthday Cleone!!!!
10-13-2017
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Did you know that in older people with dementia Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause changes in behavior. Signs and symptoms we may usually see in younger people are complaints of urgency, back or lower abdomen pain, incontinence or fever. The symptoms we often see in the elderly are increased ... Read Full Post
Did you know that in older people with dementia Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause changes in behavior. Signs and symptoms we may usually see in younger people are complaints of urgency, back or lower abdomen pain, incontinence or fever. The symptoms we often see in the elderly are increased confusion, agitation, incontinence, falls and withdrawal from daily routines. How can we prevent UTI's 1) encourage water intake (6-8 glasses a day), 2) remind and cue them to use bathroom every 2-3 hours, 3) encourage good hygiene including showering routinely. http://www.alzheimers.net
10-12-2017
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