Bickford of Ames

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Ames, 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 services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Brenda was a little surprised when Aaron sang to her.
10-18-2017
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Aaron was here to perform. Evie and Tom enjoyed it when Aaron sang to them.
10-18-2017
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Recently we went to DeMoss Pumpkin Farm. Everyone was amazed at the quantity and size of the pumpkins. Dick DeMoss also shared information on choosing the right pumpkin, growing and picking pumpkins. We had a great time!
10-18-2017
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Tom enjoyed Fred Hoiberg playing basketball for ISU.
10-06-2017
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Donna found her picture in the Bomb.
10-06-2017
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Today we toured the Alumni building. Everyone was very excited.
10-06-2017
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Lucy loved playing Zingo.
10-05-2017
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We had a visit from the youth group at Trinity Christian Reformed Church last night. We enjoyed playing games with everyone that was able to come.Thank you for coming!
10-05-2017
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Don won the raffle for our Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser. Congratulations Don!
10-05-2017
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Here is what is happening in October.
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...sometimes, the little things are what matters. Janie noticed the tag on the tree during our walk this beautiful morning. We talked about all of the beauty God blessed us with today and every day.
10-04-2017
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...getting to know the horses.
10-03-2017
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Eddie went on the carriage ride with family.
10-03-2017
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We had a full carriage for this trip around the area.
10-03-2017
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One of our fundraisers for Walk to End Alzheimer's was a pancake breakfast followed by carriage rides. Linda enjoyed taking the reins.
10-03-2017
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During lunch, we told stories and reminisced. What a great time together!
10-03-2017
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We enjoyed lunch at Brick City Grill today.
10-03-2017
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Winnie and Janie doodled with us too. When everyone was finished, we discussed the differences in the doodles.
09-26-2017
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Last Friday was National Doodle Day. Sheila and Betty doodled with us.
09-26-2017
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We enjoyed the performance by 2nd Chair Brass. They are talented and funny.
09-26-2017
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Looking forward to our Yard & Baked Goods Sale, Pancake Breakfast, Carriage Rides this upcoming Saturday (9/30) morning from 8:30-noon. All proceeds will go towards Alzheimers Association. Also, on Saturday, 10/7, we will be participating in the Alzheimer's Walk at Ames Middle School. 8am ... Read Full Post
Looking forward to our Yard & Baked Goods Sale, Pancake Breakfast, Carriage Rides this upcoming Saturday (9/30) morning from 8:30-noon. All proceeds will go towards Alzheimers Association. Also, on Saturday, 10/7, we will be participating in the Alzheimer's Walk at Ames Middle School. 8am registration & Walk at 9am. Stop in at our Bickford Booth.
09-26-2017
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Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. Help us raise money tomorrow by joining us for our Yard and Bake Sale. All proceeds raised will go to the Alzheimer's Association. The sale goes from 8 am to noon. We hope to see you!
09-15-2017
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We made a lot of s'mores.
09-15-2017
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Jim "schooled" us on how important it is to use peanut butter when making s'mores.
09-15-2017
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Today, we made s'mores. We had several people wanting to help assemble them.
09-15-2017
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Teddy (the dog) even wanted his picture taken.
09-15-2017
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Shirley and Gail.
09-15-2017
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Father and daughter, LuVerne and Karen.
09-15-2017
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Our finished product! Tye-dye t-shirts.
09-15-2017
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Our ladies looked pretty amazing for the Best Dressed Competition!
09-14-2017
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"Nearly Elvis" performed after supper.
09-14-2017
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LuVerne was stylin' on 50's day.
09-14-2017
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Betty was "rockin" those sunglasses!
09-14-2017
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Bernie enjoyed 50's day with us.
09-14-2017
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Lucy enjoyed tye-dying with us.
09-13-2017
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Yesterday, we tye-dyed t-shirts in preparation of Tye-dye day tomorrow.
09-13-2017
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In an effort to raise money for our Walk to End Alzheimer's, we are having a Yard Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday, September 16, from 8 am to Noon. All proceeds go to the local Alzheimer's Association Chapter.
09-11-2017
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Everyone is always amazed during the Super Senior Magic Show!
09-04-2017
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Tom helped Gail with a shaving cream experiment.
09-04-2017
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Jim made a lava lamp.
09-04-2017
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Judy and Kathy worked together for the salt tree experiment.
09-04-2017
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Last week, we did several experiments with the help of several residents. This is what the salt tree looked like 24 hours later.
09-04-2017
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Lavina and Winnie are helping get snacks ready.
09-04-2017
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Janie and Bernie make a great team!
09-04-2017
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We recently started Snack Club at night. Janie, Bernie, Lavina and Winnie make great helpers.
09-04-2017
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Tom really enjoyed getting to know Ida.
08-21-2017
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Last week, we had an 8 week old puppy (Entlebucher) come visit. Bernie enjoyed seeing Ida.
08-21-2017
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You’ve already chosen a career that makes a difference in people’s lives, now choose a company that wants to make a difference in yours. • Bickford will provide you a balanced work environment where you are treated fairly and set up to succeed • Through Bickford’s family culture you will ... Read Full Post
You’ve already chosen a career that makes a difference in people’s lives, now choose a company that wants to make a difference in yours. • Bickford will provide you a balanced work environment where you are treated fairly and set up to succeed • Through Bickford’s family culture you will feel connected and challenged to grow within a supportive team environment • We will help you find more meaning, purpose and happiness in your life by engaging in the valuable work of Bickford Your day-to-day: • Ensure residents receive superior quality care • Ensure Bickford’s processes are followed • Maintain regulatory compliance • Manage caregivers to ensure the principles of assisted living and Bickford’s culture are integrated into all aspects of resident care • Complete assessments and service plans and communicate to Bickford Family Members, residents and families • Delegate tasks to caregivers • Maintain an effective dementia program which enhances positive resident outcomes • Foster an environment where small, but memorable, experiences are created for our residents Requirements: • RN license • CPR and First Aid certification. If uncertified, may obtain certification upon hire • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record “IT MEANS SO MUCH TO HER. Mom won’t go anywhere without her dog, Ruby. Ruby has been aging and it has become increasingly difficult for her to get around. The RN Coordinator created a Service Plan specifically for Ruby to help her arthritic pain. It even includes a spa treatment! It means so much to Mom that Ruby is treated with such tender loving care.” As one of our Bickford Family Members, you have the opportunity to create experiences like this. Being a Bickford Family Member, our employees are family to us, means having the opportunity to be something more than an employee. Great possibilities lie ahead – to grow as a person and in your career. To live the Bickford Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness and to be a leader. It’s the opportunity to become your personal best. To be connected to a family that achieves more together. And to be recognized for all of it. It’s all here for you. We invite you to apply to join the Bickford family today!
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Dave Gray came to perform for us on Western Day. Everyone loved listening to him sing.
08-17-2017
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We recently celebrated Western Day. Kathy and Janie enjoyed dressing up like cowgirls.
08-17-2017
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2418 Kent Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
515-233-6000