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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Deb Herman -
Evan and Jim "put their heads together" and praised Paula for doing such a good job. They gave her a lot of credit for getting up in a room full of strangers to show off her voice. We had a lot of fun and we are looking forward to going back to Albany Methodist Church again!!!
04-08-2014
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Last week our residents were invited for an afternoon of entertainment, lunch and crafts at the Albany Methodist Church. Our very own Paula got up and sang with the entertainer. She said she's not quite ready to "take her show on the road."
04-08-2014
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Beth Fleming -
135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have ... Read Full Post
135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have achieved employment milestones in 5 year increments. This past quarter, I proudly handed out 15 Bickford necklaces ranging from 5 year to 15 year anniversaries. One branch alone had four 15 year necklaces alone! It truly says a lot about the wonderful company that is Bickford when we have that kind of dedication. Congratulations to all those Bickford Family Members who show us every day their commitment to quality care and desire to enrich our resident's lives. (Shown in picture is Kelly Rixen, 15 yrs; Kim Schaffer, 15 years; Holly Ebensberger, 5 years, all from the Clinton Branch. Not pictured: Deb Bradley, 15 years; Molly Brosius, 15 years)
04-07-2014
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On March 5, Kim Schaffer, Deb Bradley, Molly Brosius, and Kelly Rixen were honored for 15 years of dedication EACH to Bickford. They were presented with their 3rd diamond in their necklace. Holly Ebensberger was also honored for 5 years of dedication and received her necklace and 1st diamond. ... Read Full Post
On March 5, Kim Schaffer, Deb Bradley, Molly Brosius, and Kelly Rixen were honored for 15 years of dedication EACH to Bickford. They were presented with their 3rd diamond in their necklace. Holly Ebensberger was also honored for 5 years of dedication and received her necklace and 1st diamond. Congratulations to these 5 women who make a difference in our resident's lives everyday!!!!
04-05-2014
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Bickford of Clinton's April Newsletter
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Kim Schaffer -
On Monday, March 17th, Bickford of Clinton will host our 15th annual Corned Beef and Cabbage celebration. Great food, fun accessories and wonderful musical entertainment traditionally mark this event. Everyone is Irish for the day! Come join in the fun!
03-14-2014
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Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the ... Read Full Post
Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the winter blues. Check out your local Bickford Happynings calendar for a complete list of events. Each branch has volunteer opportunities to help get you through the winter months, and not to mention what a great way to pass the time waiting for warm temperatures to finally arrive. We hope to see you soon, and think Spring!
03-06-2014
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Congratulations to Bickford of Clinton for placing in the top quartile of Bickford’s annual Enriching Happiness Survey! The Enriching Happiness Survey was created to give our Friends of the Family a chance to tell us what they like and what we need to improve on. After each survey, we transform ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Clinton for placing in the top quartile of Bickford’s annual Enriching Happiness Survey! The Enriching Happiness Survey was created to give our Friends of the Family a chance to tell us what they like and what we need to improve on. After each survey, we transform ourselves by working with our families to create an agenda to improve targeted areas together. Bickford focuses on "Top Box" scores to differentiate between happiness and satisfaction. On a typical 5-point satisfaction scale, this means calculating the percentage of those who say they're highly satisfied (5's) instead of showing the overall average score. We compare ourselves to the high standard of Top Box scores, so that we know that we have more than satisfied residents – we have residents whose happiness has been enriched. Congrats to Bickford of Clinton for enriching our residents happiness!
02-28-2014
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Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of ... Read Full Post
Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of hours is sufficient in replensishing lost fluids through warm temperatures, sunshine, and wind. For those who are not fond of water like myself, try juices, sports drinks or caffeine free iced tea. I mention caffeine free as caffeine is a diuretic and can contribute to dehydration. Another sneaky way to increase fluid intake is to offer jello, popsicles, and fruits high in water content such as watermelon. Not only do you feel down right lousy when you are dehydrated, but dehydration can also lead to urinary tract infections, confusion, and lethargy. So keep yourself cool and raise your glass to this great summer weather! Bottoms up!
07-09-2013
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Once again we had a very successful Christmas Potluck. Staff worked as team to make sure we had the outcome that we had. We had well over 100 people in attendance. Great food from the kitchen as usual. Everyone brought a covered dish to pass. Then to top off the night we had Travis Hosette "Frank ... Read Full Post
Once again we had a very successful Christmas Potluck. Staff worked as team to make sure we had the outcome that we had. We had well over 100 people in attendance. Great food from the kitchen as usual. Everyone brought a covered dish to pass. Then to top off the night we had Travis Hosette "Frank Sinatra impersonator' perform for us. Everyoe had a funfilled night of food, fun and fellowship...
04-11-2013
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Kim Schaffer -
Join us May 11th for our annual Mother/ Daughter Tea. Call the branch now at 563-242-2400 to reserve a place at the party!
04-11-2013
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Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in ... Read Full Post
Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in motion tend to stay in motion. Bickford family members will often make "deals" with residents to ecourage increased mobilty, such as if they walk to the dining room, we will give them a lift back home afterwards, or attending a group exercise program first, then having coffee and cookies after! Please click on the attached link to read about the 4 types of recommended exercises for seniors, which include strengthening, stretching, endurance, and balance, all of which are incorporated in many different types of programs offered at Bickford. Now, get moving, because you know what we say, Use it or lose it!

Senior Living Excercise
03-11-2013
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Come and join us for our St Patrick's Day celebration! On March 14th we again will be serving corned beef and cabbage and all of the fixings. We will have live music, friendship and fun all around! Call our branch to reserve a place at the table.
03-07-2013
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I saw this information on Northwestern Mutual's Facebook page discussing the benefits of long-term care insurance: One year in a nursing home: $90,000. One year at Harvard: $53,000. Does the cost surprise you? Good thing assisted living is a more affordable and homelike alternative to a nursing ... Read Full Post
I saw this information on Northwestern Mutual's Facebook page discussing the benefits of long-term care insurance: One year in a nursing home: $90,000. One year at Harvard: $53,000. Does the cost surprise you? Good thing assisted living is a more affordable and homelike alternative to a nursing home.
11-21-2012
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Welcome to our local Bickford Branch HappYnings page. Here we will keep you up-to-date on our Branch events, provide helpful information and communicate the fun stories that happen at our Branch. We've just launched this page, so stay tuned for more information!
11-17-2012
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