Bickford of Clinton

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Clinton, 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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Ways to deal with chronic pain: chronic adjective chron•ic \ˈkrä-nik\ medical : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time : happening or existing frequently or most of the time : always or often doing something specified 1. Learn deep breathing or meditation to help you relax. 2. ... Read Full Post
Ways to deal with chronic pain: chronic adjective chron•ic \ˈkrä-nik\ medical : continuing or occurring again and again for a long time : happening or existing frequently or most of the time : always or often doing something specified 1. Learn deep breathing or meditation to help you relax. 2. Reduce stress in your life. Stress intensifies chronic pain. 3. Boost chronic pain relief with the natural endorphins from exercise. 4. Cut back on alcohol, which can worsen sleep problems. 5. Join a support group. Meet others living with chronic pain. 6. Don't smoke. It can worsen chronic pain. 7. Track your pain level and activities every day. 8. Learn biofeedback to decrease migraine and tension headache pain. 9. Get a massage for chronic pain relief. 10. Eat a healthy diet if you're living with chronic pain. 11. Find ways to distract yourself from pain so you enjoy life more.
05-26-2015
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See calendar for events happening in June :)
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Today is National "Eat What You Want Day" Many people spend time stressing over their diets and their bodies. Give yourself a well-deserved break this Eat What You Want Day!Reminder that everything in moderation is a good rule to follow :) Have a great day!!!
05-11-2015
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Our celeb photo shoot!
05-07-2015
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Our celeb photo shoot!
05-07-2015
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Pictures from Cruise the Sea Day! :)
05-07-2015
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Pictures from Cruise the Sea Day! :)
05-07-2015
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Please come join us for our Mother's Day afternoon tea from 1:30pm - 3:00pm :) RSVP by May 7th by signing up at the office, calling 563-242-2400 or emailing me at clintonbickfordlec@gmail.com :)
04-29-2015
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Advance Care Planning: Start the Conversation Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Do other people know what your wishes are? 60% of Americans over age 18 want their end-of-life wishes to be respected. Advance Care Planning is the ... Read Full Post
Advance Care Planning: Start the Conversation Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Do other people know what your wishes are? 60% of Americans over age 18 want their end-of-life wishes to be respected. Advance Care Planning is the ongoing process of discussing personal values, beliefs, and goals of care to establish a medical treatment directive and appoint someone to speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. If you are interested in receiving further information, please contact Brie Barrick at 563-359-3666 or email her at brie.baker@hospicecom.com
04-20-2015
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The 6 pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors. 6 Pillars of Brain Health While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence. The six pillars ... Read Full Post
The 6 pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle The health of your brain, like the health of your body, depends on many factors. 6 Pillars of Brain Health While some factors, such as your genes, are out of your control, many powerful lifestyle factors are within your sphere of influence. The six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle are: Regular exercise Healthy diet Mental stimulation Quality sleep Stress management An active social life The more you strengthen each of the six pillars in your daily life, the healthier and hardier your brain will be. When you lead a brain-healthy lifestyle, your brain will stay working stronger…longer. Please see the website below for further information http://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm
04-13-2015
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We had a great time making Easter crafts and enjoying musical entertainment this last week!! Five Easter Facts: 1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion. 2. Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring ... Read Full Post
We had a great time making Easter crafts and enjoying musical entertainment this last week!! Five Easter Facts: 1. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion. 2. Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth. 3. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween. 4. 70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate. 5. 76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
04-07-2015
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So how do you give yourself the best possible chance for a long, healthy life? Although you aren't able to control every factor that affects health as you age, many are in your hands. Some keys to living a long, healthy life include: *Make healthful lifestyle choices—don't smoke, eat right, ... Read Full Post
So how do you give yourself the best possible chance for a long, healthy life? Although you aren't able to control every factor that affects health as you age, many are in your hands. Some keys to living a long, healthy life include: *Make healthful lifestyle choices—don't smoke, eat right, practice good hygiene, and reduce stress in your life *Have a positive outlook *Stay as active as possible—mentally and physically *Take safety precautions See your health care provider regularly and follow his or her recommendations for screening and preventative measures One of the most important things you can do to stay healthy in your golden years is to maintain your sense of purpose by staying connected to people and things that matter to you. However, this isn't always easy—especially in a society that all-too-often views older people as a burden. Visit your local senior center. Spend time with at least one person—a family member, friend or neighbor—every day. Volunteer in your community, attend a local event, join a club or take up a new hobby. According to our sister publication REMEDY's Healthy Living Fall 2014, walking may help prevent physical disability later in life. In a large study of older Americans, researchers focused on sedentary men and women between the ages of 70 and 89 who either met twice a week for a supervised walk around a track and received instruction to walk or do balance and flexibility exercises three to four times a week at home or attended weekly workshops on healthy aging. After an average of 2.6 years, the walkers were 28 percent less likely to have become persistently physically disabled than the non-walkers, suggesting that it's never too late to start. Health.com
03-30-2015
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Congratulations to Bickford of Clinton's Kim Schaffer for being nominated as 2014 Director of the Year! Kim was one of four Directors nominated company-wide. Kim is a great example of someone who lives our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our residents Core Needs. ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Clinton's Kim Schaffer for being nominated as 2014 Director of the Year! Kim was one of four Directors nominated company-wide. Kim is a great example of someone who lives our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our residents Core Needs. Congratulations Kim!
03-24-2015
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Such a Sweetie!
03-23-2015
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Look who came to visit us!! Come enjoy our furry friends from the Clinton Humane Society every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month!
03-23-2015
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We are having our 16th annual family Corn Beef & Cabbage tomorrow, St. Patty's Day! Today is the last day to RSVP, so please call in and reserve a spot at the table :) 563-242-2400
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Everything You Do is Right Day just might be a perfect day. Life is filled with ups and downs. Some days are good days. Some days are bad days. Most often, there's both good and bad in any given day. You take lifes ups and downs with a grain of salt. Every once in a while, a day comes along where ... Read Full Post
Everything You Do is Right Day just might be a perfect day. Life is filled with ups and downs. Some days are good days. Some days are bad days. Most often, there's both good and bad in any given day. You take lifes ups and downs with a grain of salt. Every once in a while, a day comes along where everything you do goes well.....the perfect day! Today is just the opposite of yesterday- - Everything you Think is Wrong Day. Sure, there is more than subtle differences in interpretation and meaning of the two days. But, you get the picture. Today is going to be your day... a good, errr make that great day! We hope everything you do goes right today and every day.
03-16-2015
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The elderly are exceptionally vulnerable to dehydration and the negative (sometimes fatal) effects on health. The common symptoms of dehydration (confusion, drowsiness, labored speech, dry mouth, and sunken eyeballs) often align with normal behavior thus making it dangerously difficult (if not ... Read Full Post
The elderly are exceptionally vulnerable to dehydration and the negative (sometimes fatal) effects on health. The common symptoms of dehydration (confusion, drowsiness, labored speech, dry mouth, and sunken eyeballs) often align with normal behavior thus making it dangerously difficult (if not impossible) to diagnose. The key is to educate, hydration awareness, and discipline. The daily water consumption needs of the elderly are no different than that of the young. The baseline recommendation is once cup of water for every 20 pounds of body weight (6-8 glasses / day). Consumption quantity increases dramatically when considering summer heat and physical exertion levels in the summer heat. Everyone should realize that when it comes to water consumption and the elderly, the less the elderly drink the less thirsty they become. This fact alone puts the elderly at much greater risk to dehydration. Senior citizens are also at particular risk for dehydration because their kidney function have diminished to varying degrees. Make sure that water is presented at every meal, made readily available throughout the day and night, and loving encouragement is provided to our loved ones who are not self-inclined to hydrate. And it goes without saying that we provide hydration awareness and discipline as an uninterrupted service at all Spring Arbor locations. Source: Spring Arbor Living
03-09-2015
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Today is national "I Want You to be Happy Day." It is an unselfish day. Its a thought that we wish upon others that we care for or love. Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do something to make others happy. It can start with an Ecard that will put a smile on someone's ... Read Full Post
Today is national "I Want You to be Happy Day." It is an unselfish day. Its a thought that we wish upon others that we care for or love. Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do something to make others happy. It can start with an Ecard that will put a smile on someone's face. Other ideas include a phone call, making positive compliments, or cooking a special meal. Be creative. There are endless ways to make others happy.
03-03-2015
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Pictures from Down By The Creek!
02-23-2015
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Pictures from Down By The Creek!
02-23-2015
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Pictures from Down By The Creek!
02-23-2015
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We had a wonderful visit from Down By The Creek animal sanctuary!! We were able to pet and love on many different kinds of animals such as a chinchilla, long haired and short haired rabbits, along with some puppies!
02-23-2015
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We had fun making our melting snowmen! I think these 3 are worth melting for too, don't you think?! :)
02-16-2015
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It is almost Valentine's Day!!! If anyone is interested in volunteering with making these fun Olaf "You're worth melting for" valentines Friday, February 13th with us at 11am we would be happy to have you!! Happy Love Month!!
02-09-2015
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Fact: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. You can play a role in preventing falls. Encourage the older adults in your life to: •Get some exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to weak legs and this ... Read Full Post
Fact: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. You can play a role in preventing falls. Encourage the older adults in your life to: •Get some exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to weak legs and this increases the chances of falling. Exercise programs such as Tai Chi can increase strength and improve balance, making falls much less likely. •Be mindful of medications. Some medicines—or combinations of medicines—can have side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness. This can make falling more likely. Having a doctor or pharmacist review all medications can help reduce the chance of risky side effects and drug interactions. •Keep their vision sharp. Poor vision can make it harder to get around safely. Older adults should have their eyes checked every year and wear glasses or contact lenses with the right prescription strength to ensure they are seeing clearly. •Eliminate hazards at home. About half of all falls happen at home. A home safety check can help identify potential fall hazards that need to be removed or changed, such as tripping hazards, clutter, and poor lighting
02-02-2015
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Fact: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. You can play a role in preventing falls. Encourage the older adults in your life to: •Get some exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to weak legs and this ... Read Full Post
Fact: Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. You can play a role in preventing falls. Encourage the older adults in your life to: •Get some exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to weak legs and this increases the chances of falling. Exercise programs such as Tai Chi can increase strength and improve balance, making falls much less likely. •Be mindful of medications. Some medicines—or combinations of medicines—can have side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness. This can make falling more likely. Having a doctor or pharmacist review all medications can help reduce the chance of risky side effects and drug interactions. •Keep their vision sharp. Poor vision can make it harder to get around safely. Older adults should have their eyes checked every year and wear glasses or contact lenses with the right prescription strength to ensure they are seeing clearly. •Eliminate hazards at home. About half of all falls happen at home. A home safety check can help identify potential fall hazards that need to be removed or changed, such as tripping hazards, clutter, and poor lighting
02-02-2015
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Everyone enjoying a game of Balloon Bop on Monday!!
01-26-2015
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In 1964, King was the youngest person to date to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He was just 35 years old when he accepted the award. At his acceptance speech, King said he'd been inspired by the nonviolent legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, saying Gandhi had successfully freed India from the British Empire "only ... Read Full Post
In 1964, King was the youngest person to date to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He was just 35 years old when he accepted the award. At his acceptance speech, King said he'd been inspired by the nonviolent legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, saying Gandhi had successfully freed India from the British Empire "only with the weapons of truth, soul force, non-injury, and courage."
01-19-2015
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January 15th is National Hat Day! Come stop by and see everyone's creativity and handywork!!
01-12-2015
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This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you ... Read Full Post
This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you have a suggestion for an outing, please feel free to let the Life Enrichment Coordinator at the branch know!
10-16-2014
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Our finished project.!! Musical note cookies for the last day of NALW!!!! and were they yummy!!!
09-16-2014
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Sarah working hard on the "musical notes" on the cookies!!
09-16-2014
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Sarah showing Lois how to decorate cookies!!!
09-16-2014
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Sarah decorating musical note cookies with Lucille for NALW!
09-16-2014
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Henry and Evan sporting their hats for "HAT DAY" during NALW!
09-16-2014
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Joe, Grace, Willie and MJ with their "HATS" on during NALW!
09-16-2014
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Evelyn V's family enjoying the dessert bar while waiting for the Family Council Meeting to start!!!
09-11-2014
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Steve giving Mama Lori ears while eating desserts!!!
09-11-2014
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Grace, Mary and Evan enjoying desserts!!! for Grandparents Day!!!!
09-11-2014
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Evelyn M and Lois S enjoying the dessert bar for Grandparents Day with Lois"s family!!!!
09-11-2014
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The finished centerpieces!!!!! You should be proud ladies!!! They are very nice!!!
09-08-2014
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The ladies working hard on our centerpieces for NALW!!!! MJ, Lucille, Lois, Ellen and Willie!!!
09-08-2014
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Jen was out front "MARKETING" for our car show!!! Thanks so much Jen!!!!!!! I think it worked!!!
08-24-2014
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Some of the guys who brought their cars in to share with the residents and their families trying to stay cool on a 90+ day!!! Thanks so MUCH guys!!!!
08-24-2014
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Residents and their families checking out the cars. A pretty good turnout for 90 degree weather!!!
08-24-2014
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Fern checking out Steve's red corvette!!!!
08-24-2014
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Bob and Bill on the car tour with chauffeur Scott!!!!
08-24-2014
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Jen and Evan stopping for a minute to get their picture taken by a couple cars. They are such HAMS!!!!!
08-24-2014
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Brian, Deb and Evan looking at a 57' chevy!!!
08-24-2014
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