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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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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These ladies love to dance!
10-12-2017
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Exercise Time!
10-04-2017
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Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of ... Read Full Post
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of spices in the air. This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by.
10-03-2017
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October Newsletter, enjoy!
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It's Tuesday and that means Bickford Store day! Ohhhh... They love to go shopping. Just look at the smile!
09-26-2017
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Our residents having fun painting on canvas.
09-25-2017
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New artificial intelligence (AI) research conducted at McGill University in Canada suggests that doctors may soon have the tools to predict an individual’s likelihood of developing dementia several years before the onset of symptoms. Such extended prognostic capability would give future dementia ... Read Full Post
New artificial intelligence (AI) research conducted at McGill University in Canada suggests that doctors may soon have the tools to predict an individual’s likelihood of developing dementia several years before the onset of symptoms. Such extended prognostic capability would give future dementia patients and their families more time to plan strategies for living with the disorder and to arrange for treatment and care. For more information on the study and other news about Alzheimer's go to this website: https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2017/08/30/a-i-big-data-project-predicts-dementia-2-years-before-symptoms-manifest/
09-20-2017
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Having a little fun at the September Birthday Party!
09-19-2017
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Barb joined in on the fun and wore her 1950's cat glasses!
09-14-2017
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Celebrating the 1950'S! The Pink Ladies from "Grease" joined us! Lots of fun!
09-14-2017
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Happy Birthday to this lovely lady!
09-07-2017
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Hello everyone It is that time of year again for FLU shots. Why is it important...According to the Centers for Diease Control and prevention it can reduce the number of reoccurring hospitalizations,it can keep you from getting sick from the flu or not as severe if you do get sick. By getting the ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone It is that time of year again for FLU shots. Why is it important...According to the Centers for Diease Control and prevention it can reduce the number of reoccurring hospitalizations,it can keep you from getting sick from the flu or not as severe if you do get sick. By getting the influenza vaccine it also protects those around you. Here at Bickford we will have vaccines available to our residents to protect them again this year against influenza. Watch for local clinics and get your flu shot this year For more information: www.cdc.gov/flu
09-01-2017
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September Newsletter is here.
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Our artist, hard at work! The ladies had fun painting wind chimes and sun catchers!
08-30-2017
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A whole lot of shaking going on, here at Bickford. We made ice cream in a bag. We had fun shaking, but even more eating it.
08-25-2017
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Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are ... Read Full Post
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education. The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education. I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year! Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Sorority, and has been accepted into the honors program. Congratulations Riley! Pictured is Riley (left) receiving her scholarship certificate from Divisional Director of Resident Services for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois, Michelle Adam.
08-24-2017
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Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders. They sure had fun!
08-22-2017
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Some Ker Plunk fun!!!
08-10-2017
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August Newsletter!
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Happy Birthday to this lovely lady, Carol
07-31-2017
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We had lots of fun making Ants on a Log!!
07-28-2017
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Making Peanut Butter cookies! YUMMMMMMM.....
07-25-2017
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Happy Birthday Lola!!!
07-24-2017
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Today was Italian day. Our residents made an edible Italy Flag. They enjoyed making them and eating them.
07-19-2017
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A little Jenga to start the week off.
07-11-2017
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We made ice cream today! There was a whole lot of shaking going on! Elsie enjoyed her strawberry ice cream.
07-06-2017
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Marcey is making her Sprinkle-Spangled Patriotic Sandwich Pop. The ladies loved making these, but even more eating them.
07-03-2017
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Don't forget!!! Please, Come join us for fun and games! Our residents are excited about our Fourth of July celebration!
06-29-2017
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Our ladies love to play Bunco!!!
06-27-2017
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Hi everyone SUMMER is here!!!!. Remember to watch your parents and older family members during this time of year. Temperature changes affect everyone's body in different ways. Here at Bickford we monitor the temperatures in all residents apartments, We provide fluids throughout the day to prevent ... Read Full Post
Hi everyone SUMMER is here!!!!. Remember to watch your parents and older family members during this time of year. Temperature changes affect everyone's body in different ways. Here at Bickford we monitor the temperatures in all residents apartments, We provide fluids throughout the day to prevent dehydration and watch for signs and symptoms of heat related issues: dizziness, nausea, headache or confusion. REMEMBER the elderly are more sensitive to weather changes. Have a wonderful day!!!
06-23-2017
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLENNA MAE
06-21-2017
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Come Join us!!!
06-16-2017
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At Bickford of Quincy we have a nice and inviting place for you to relax while taking care of your body. The Whirlpool Room!!! There are endless benefits of hydrotherapy from joint and muscle pain to headaches. Our residents' can listen to the soft soothing music while they relax their body and ... Read Full Post
At Bickford of Quincy we have a nice and inviting place for you to relax while taking care of your body. The Whirlpool Room!!! There are endless benefits of hydrotherapy from joint and muscle pain to headaches. Our residents' can listen to the soft soothing music while they relax their body and mind. http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/hydrotherapy
06-15-2017
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Our residents sure know how to make an excellent edible Flag!!!
06-15-2017
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Our residents had lots of fun at the Luau!
06-12-2017
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Join us tomorrow for a fun filled day!
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A friendly game of Bunco!
06-02-2017
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June's Happynings!
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tHANKS
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4221 Maine
Quincy, IL 62305
217-228-0800