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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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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Francis looking through the window of an old car!!! She said it looked like a Bumblebee!!! Do you think she was right????
08-24-2014
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Steve taking his mom Lori on a tour of the car show!!!
08-24-2014
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Deb and Evan enjoying the car show!!!
08-24-2014
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Bill, Henry, John, Nancy and Joe celebrating "Western Day."
08-10-2014
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Mary, Ruth and Willie all decked out and eating snacks on "Western Day."
08-10-2014
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Mary and MJ waiting for their "Western Day" meal!!
08-10-2014
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Our "wanted" signs of some of the residents!!
08-10-2014
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Paula ready for WESTERN DAY!!
08-10-2014
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Evan and Jim getting ready to eat their "trail mix" the ladies made for WESTERN DAY.
08-10-2014
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Lucille trying to get Carson (pet therapy dog) and owner Deb's attention!!!
08-05-2014
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Mary Jane, Jim and Bernice enjoying the day!!
08-05-2014
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Another one of the residents enjoying the day!!
08-05-2014
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