Bickford of Fort Dodge

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Fort Dodge, 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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Today our BFM Sara revealed to our residents what she will be having in September, during her gender reveal party this afternoon. We all voted this morning and the majority of us voted correct. It's a GIRL!!!!!!.....Congratulations Sara, we are so happy for you.
05-18-2017
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Here at Bickford we are known to enrich happiness and make our residents smile no matter what it takes. Blanche was tickled pink this morning as BFM Teresa took her to JC Penny's to pick up a couple items, afterwards, Teresa took Blanche out for lunch at her favorite restaurant. With JC Pennys ... Read Full Post
Here at Bickford we are known to enrich happiness and make our residents smile no matter what it takes. Blanche was tickled pink this morning as BFM Teresa took her to JC Penny's to pick up a couple items, afterwards, Teresa took Blanche out for lunch at her favorite restaurant. With JC Pennys closing soon, they found lots of good deals.
05-17-2017
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Now Hiring for PT CNA/CMA/LPN!!! Join the Bickford family today!
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Today we were blessed with some amazing music from our local band Ace & Friends. Such awesome singers they are.
05-16-2017
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Last Friday, we got to spend some time folks at palliative care. bringing them lunch, and then they get to learn about Bickford. Sharing the Bickford Love! Thank you to the Folks at Palliative care for your time! ~Blessings~ Lori
05-16-2017
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Bonnie had a surprise visit for Mother's Day from her daughter and grandson from Minnesota. What a nice time they had at our Mother's Day Tea today.
05-14-2017
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Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers form Bickford in Fort dodge. Today we all had a wonderful time at our Mother's Day Tea/Coffee.
05-14-2017
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Everyone enjoyed having ice cream today at our ice cream social, we had lots of toppings to chose from, it was so delicious. Some of us even had seconds.
05-13-2017
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Lots of choices Marian had to make today at the dollar tree, she had lots of fun trying to figure out what to buy.
05-10-2017
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Marian enjoyed herself today as we went to the dollar tree on our shopping trip, she had fun pushing her cart up and down the aisles trying to decide what she needed. "I can't believe everything is just a dollar" she says.
05-10-2017
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Part of our core improvement plan is to complete happiness within our residents. Each resident is paired with a BFM and they are responsible for doing something special for that resident. Lyndee found out Don's favorite food so she got him lunch today from his favorite place, he was beyond excited.
05-09-2017
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Please join us if you can.
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Bea had a ball shaking her maraca during our cinco de mayo happy hour today, we tried a mexican dip with refried beans, guacamole, and salsa, it was yummy, we also had different flavors of margaritas. It was an awesome time. some of the trivia questions we had were a little difficult, but we still ... Read Full Post
Bea had a ball shaking her maraca during our cinco de mayo happy hour today, we tried a mexican dip with refried beans, guacamole, and salsa, it was yummy, we also had different flavors of margaritas. It was an awesome time. some of the trivia questions we had were a little difficult, but we still had fun.
05-06-2017
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Happy May everyone, please take a look at our May calendar, we have lots going on this month from our Mothers' Day Tea on May 14th, to our Memorial Day Balloon Release, on May 18th, we will be having a gender reveal party for one of our BFM's Sara, we will be finding out that day if she is ... Read Full Post
Happy May everyone, please take a look at our May calendar, we have lots going on this month from our Mothers' Day Tea on May 14th, to our Memorial Day Balloon Release, on May 18th, we will be having a gender reveal party for one of our BFM's Sara, we will be finding out that day if she is expecting a little boy or a little girl. These parties are always fun. That evening on the 18th, we will also be having music with Jordan Yates. Please feel free to join us for any of our activities and as always, if you have any suggestions or activities that you would like to see you loved ones doing, please feel free to contact me here at Bickford at 515-573-3300 or email myself at fortdodgelec@enrichinghappiness.com.
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Today during our activity, we made May Baskets for everyone here at Bickford, what fun we had, we also talked about past traditions we did on this special day, many of us remembered our parents making the baskets and us as kids delivering them to our neighbors, we did not forget to mention the fun ... Read Full Post
Today during our activity, we made May Baskets for everyone here at Bickford, what fun we had, we also talked about past traditions we did on this special day, many of us remembered our parents making the baskets and us as kids delivering them to our neighbors, we did not forget to mention the fun part of knocking on their doors and running off, hoping not to get caught. So many laughs we shared today. Happy May Day to all of you.
05-01-2017
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A couple of us were brave enough to get out in the bad weather to attend the United States Navy Band performance at the Iowa Central Community College. There were no regrets at all, it was such a wonderful performance.
04-30-2017
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Tom smiled as we sang Happy Birthday to him today during lunch. He was excited to celebrate his special day.
04-28-2017
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Today we heard a variety of good ole' music from switchback, they were amazing to listen to.You can listen to some of their music by logging on to their website waygoodmusic.com
04-28-2017
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BFM Lisa and our Director Sarah did a wonderful job keeping up with the beat of Cowboy Jim's music, awesome job ladies, our residents loved watching you two dance.
04-26-2017
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Everyone was enjoying the music from Cowboy Jim today, Richard was shaking his maraca and singing along to the music.
04-26-2017
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Today we had a surprise visit from Cowboy Jim, he was in our area and decided to drop in and sing us a few songs, what a great afternoon we had with him.
04-26-2017
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Kelsey enjoyed sitting back relaxing while Mae painted her nails. What a treat Kelsey got.
04-25-2017
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Happy Friday, everyone! And what a gorgeous Friday it is. The sun is shining and our residents are enjoying an afternoon listening to the Piano Man. It doesn't get much better than seeing our residents smile. That's why their happiness is our priority. We're enriching our residents happiness, one ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday, everyone! And what a gorgeous Friday it is. The sun is shining and our residents are enjoying an afternoon listening to the Piano Man. It doesn't get much better than seeing our residents smile. That's why their happiness is our priority. We're enriching our residents happiness, one by one. Yes, we do this daily, but we want to do it bigger than ever. Think bucket list. Stay tuned!
04-21-2017
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Spring has sprung! We got to spend some time on the front porch with some of our resident's this afternoon. Brittney, lyndee, cassandra and myself very much enjoyed sprucing up the front porch. Come on over for a cold glass of lemonade, we will make you feel at home! ~blessings~ Lori
04-18-2017
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Lois & Theresa enjoyed eating their ice cream after our walk over to casey's general store this afternoon. We got to choose from vanilla, chocolate, or twist. It was all very delicious.
04-13-2017
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Rollin was captured holding his boarding pass after boarding the ship today. What a wonderful time we had on our cruise.
04-12-2017
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Tom and Trudy smiled for a quick picture before they boarded the cruise ship today.
04-12-2017
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Garnita thought she would take a sip of her wine while figuring out what to order off of the menu, "so many choices"she says.
04-12-2017
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Everybody was issued a boarding pass today which was used to enter the bickford cruiseship.
04-12-2017
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We started off to a cool start this morning so to kick off our "Cruise the open Seas" day we did morning aerobics with our pool noodles instead of going ourside for exercises.
04-12-2017
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Our Easter Baskets we made during crafty Tuesday today turned out amazing, we have a bunch of artists here at Bickford.
04-11-2017
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Today during crafts, we made Easter Baskets, it was nice to see all the creativity.
04-11-2017
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We were very excited to learn that Bickford of Sioux City was rated as one of the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Iowa! http://assistedlivingtoday.com/blog/top-10-assisted-living-facilities-in-iowa/ In case you do not live near Sioux City, Bickford has 13 Branches in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska to ... Read Full Post
We were very excited to learn that Bickford of Sioux City was rated as one of the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Iowa! http://assistedlivingtoday.com/blog/top-10-assisted-living-facilities-in-iowa/ In case you do not live near Sioux City, Bickford has 13 Branches in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska to serve your loved one's needs.
04-05-2017
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Rain Rain go away?? Well maybe we should rethink this. With our April showers will in fact bring May flowers, this rain is so very essential to our growth of our crops and flowers but it is very hard on your mood. Many times our residents have stated that they are so tired with all this rain. I ... Read Full Post
Rain Rain go away?? Well maybe we should rethink this. With our April showers will in fact bring May flowers, this rain is so very essential to our growth of our crops and flowers but it is very hard on your mood. Many times our residents have stated that they are so tired with all this rain. I thought i would important to point out that at the end of the winter season a lot of folks suffer from SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is a kind of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is called winter depression. It usually begins in late fall or early winter and goes away by summer. Soon we will be planting our beautiful flowers, sitting on the porch, sippin some fresh lemonade, and going for some picnic outings! Stop on by soon, we will always be glad to share our lemonade!!!!! ~Blessings~ Lori
04-04-2017
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Spread the word, we will be having our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th @ 10:30 am, please join us if you can.
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Happy April everyone, please enjoy our April newsletter, our calendar is filled with lots of fun activities, as you will notice, our entertainers will now be highlighted in red, please feel free to join us during any of our events.
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Today we were blessed with some good ole' music from Maurice Jules. It's always a pleasure when he comes to perform for us.
04-03-2017
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This morning during coffee club, we talked about Spring, after all, today is the 1st day of Spring, today's forecast call for mostly sunny and a high of 59 degrees, now that's some weather we can deal with. Happy Monday everyone.
03-20-2017
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Today we enjoyed St. Patty's Day with happy hour, the green beer didn't seem to excite anyone so we stuck with cans of bud light.
03-17-2017
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One of our beautiful table decorations hand-made by our RNC Brittney, what a fabulous job she did on these.
03-08-2017
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Rollin had to make an important decision when he was rolling the dice today while playing 21. 21 was one of our games we played today during our annual casino day.
03-08-2017
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Happiness is a weekend spent at the slot machines, Happy Casino Day from Bickford in Fort Dodge.
03-08-2017
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Happy March, check out out fun activities we have planned for this month, please remember that we will be having our Mulligan Stew on Wednesday, March 15th @ 5pm, please RSVP for this special supper, hope to see you all here.
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Nothing better than a cup of fresh, hot, flavored coffee and a snack after breakfast. It was such a real treat this morning.
03-06-2017
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Today we started our weekly coffee club/conversations. We all had such a great time trying different coffee flavors and eating delicious muffins. We will be having coffee club every Monday at 9:30, if you are in our branch, feel free to stop over for a real delicious treat.
03-06-2017
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Happy Hour was fun today, we had our big Mardi Gras celebration, we celebrated with lots of beads, food, and fun facts & trivia about Mardi Gras.
02-28-2017
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This is our delicious "King Cake" we made today for our happy hour. A "king cake" is a cross between coffee cake and a french pastry, and they are baked from the Epihany (January 6th) until Fat Tuesday, the last day before lent. They are decorated with colors that represent Mardi Gras. Green ... Read Full Post
This is our delicious "King Cake" we made today for our happy hour. A "king cake" is a cross between coffee cake and a french pastry, and they are baked from the Epihany (January 6th) until Fat Tuesday, the last day before lent. They are decorated with colors that represent Mardi Gras. Green represents Faith, purple represents justice, and gold represents power. King cakes are normally baked with a "baby" inside which means if you get the piece with the baby, you host the next party. We learned alot about Mardi Gras that many of us never even knew.
02-28-2017
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Happy Fat Tuesday from all of us here at Bickford in Fort Dodge, we celebrated today with a Fat Tuesday happy hour.
02-28-2017
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Theresa shows off her mask she designed for our Mardi Gras celebration tomorrow. Her feathers look very nice on her mask.
02-27-2017
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Betty is having a fabulous time making her Mardi Gras mask for our big Fat Tuesday celebration tomorrow.
02-27-2017
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