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 we kicked off the Iowa State Fair with some deep fried twinkies, yum yum. Sonja is shown here enjoying the delicious taste of her deep fried twinkie.
08-10-2017
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On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!!!! we had lots of fun celebrating Western Day with lots of different games. We had cactus juice (green hawaiian punch) and cowboy cookies for snacks. It was such a "hee haw" time.
08-09-2017
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Ok Ladies, not sure who won this horse race, they both came off of their horses lol. If you were not here at our "Showdown at the Hoedown" this afternoon, you missed a lot of fun,
08-09-2017
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Kay was delighted when she shot the ball off of the top of the beer bottle during one of our "Showdown at the Hoedown" games today. she had such good aim.
08-09-2017
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Today we celebrated Western Day in our branch. What fun we had, we dressed up like cowboys and cowgirls and even had a "Showdown at the Hoedown"
08-09-2017
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Today we celebrated National Watermelon Day with a watermelon seed spitting contest, the big winner was Theresa followed by Rollin coming in at 2nd place. We all had fun in the sun eating delicious watermelon. the weather was a little windy but it was a nice, sunny day.
08-03-2017
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We all had such an amazing time this morning while exercising with our pool noodles. There are so many different exercises you can do with the noodles. Each of us had a chance to come up with a different exercise and then we would do that exercise as a group. We use our pool noodles as a form of ... Read Full Post
We all had such an amazing time this morning while exercising with our pool noodles. There are so many different exercises you can do with the noodles. Each of us had a chance to come up with a different exercise and then we would do that exercise as a group. We use our pool noodles as a form of exercise every Thursday morning.
08-03-2017
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Today was a very nice sunny day for Betty and I to get out and go for a walk, I think we could of used some sunglasses to block out the sun.
08-02-2017
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Happy August , where has this year gone? we are over half of it already. Please take a look at our August calendar as we have lots of fun activities that will be taking place. The Iowa State fair will be coming up August 10-20th, so during those days we will be having fun activities and trying some ... Read Full Post
Happy August , where has this year gone? we are over half of it already. Please take a look at our August calendar as we have lots of fun activities that will be taking place. The Iowa State fair will be coming up August 10-20th, so during those days we will be having fun activities and trying some different fried foods, we also have Western Day on August 9th which will include a "Showdown at the Hoedown." We also will be having a Little Miss Bickford Pageant on August 14th which will be lots of fun. If you are available for any of these activies, feel free to join us.
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Today in activities, we made garden treasure jars, each person got to pick out their color of gems to put on their jars, and us BFM's hot glued the gems to the jars, tomorrow we will glue the jars to wire holders and put them outside everyone's window, everybody did such a good job at picking ... Read Full Post
Today in activities, we made garden treasure jars, each person got to pick out their color of gems to put on their jars, and us BFM's hot glued the gems to the jars, tomorrow we will glue the jars to wire holders and put them outside everyone's window, everybody did such a good job at picking colors for their jars, the jars are very creative.
07-17-2017
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Our finished masterpieces of our painted rock photo holders turned out amazing, such great artists we have here at Bickford.
07-11-2017
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Today during crafty Tuesday we were getting a little messy, we each picked out our own rock to paint, after they dried, we tied wire around the rock and made a loop at the top to hold a picture, we had such a wonderful time making these rock photo holders. Theresa is showing her talent here as she ... Read Full Post
Today during crafty Tuesday we were getting a little messy, we each picked out our own rock to paint, after they dried, we tied wire around the rock and made a loop at the top to hold a picture, we had such a wonderful time making these rock photo holders. Theresa is showing her talent here as she paints her rock blue.
07-11-2017
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Samantha's gift to Marian for her birthday, a very beautiful decorated cake. Happy Birthday Marian from all of us at Bickford Assisted Living.
07-03-2017
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Marian shows off her finished decorated cake. Very good Marian, it looks delicious.
07-03-2017
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Marian gave us lots of tips on how to decorate a cake today, was was a cake decorator for several years.
07-03-2017
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Today we had an amazing time during activities. Marian turned 101 years old today. In the past, Marian was a cake decorator, our BFM Samantha was also a cake decorator at our local bakery. Sam thought it was be an awesome gift to Marian if she came in and they decorated a cake for all of our ... Read Full Post
Today we had an amazing time during activities. Marian turned 101 years old today. In the past, Marian was a cake decorator, our BFM Samantha was also a cake decorator at our local bakery. Sam thought it was be an awesome gift to Marian if she came in and they decorated a cake for all of our residents. It was such a joy.
07-03-2017
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Today during activities we decorated walkers, canes, and wheelchairs. Blanche is smiling as she shows off her newly decorated walker with her name on it.
06-26-2017
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Looking for senior living options for your loved one can be a difficult process. Whether it be that your loved one is resistant to the idea of moving out of their home or that you are unsure of where to start. At Bickford Assisted Living of Fort Dodge we understand that & we are committed to making ... Read Full Post
Looking for senior living options for your loved one can be a difficult process. Whether it be that your loved one is resistant to the idea of moving out of their home or that you are unsure of where to start. At Bickford Assisted Living of Fort Dodge we understand that & we are committed to making that process a seamless one. One that is welcoming and comfortable for you & your loved one. If you're finding yourself stuck at a fork in the road, call me today to schedule a time to take a tour of Bickford of Fort Dodge. I am always happy to meet with families when it accommodates their schedule. You can reach me at 515.408.9650. I promise you won't be disappointed! I look forward to hearing from you today!
06-21-2017
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Our Luau cake turned out amazing. Thank you to our kitchen manager Teresa for the beautiful cake.
06-12-2017
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Not only was the music good, but the food was also amazing during our luau.
06-12-2017
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Joan enjoyed the company of her family while listening to the music of father & son jack and Jordan Yates, during our Luau.
06-12-2017
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we all had such a wonderful time at our annual Luau on Thursday, it was warm and windy, but a perfect night for a luau.
06-12-2017
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Marian had so much fun painting pine cones today, In crafty Tuesday, we painted pinecones to make them look like pineapples, we weill be using them as centerpieces for our Luau party on Thursday.
06-06-2017
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This is also the day of our Bickford Annual Luau, join us if you can, This will be a day full of fun and enjoyment.
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Join us if you can, this will be a fun event out in our courtyard that you will not want to miss.
Check out the PDF 06-01-2017
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June has sprung, this year is moving right along. please take a look at our June newsletter and our calendar and join us for any activities if available. We will have our annual Luau on June 8th in our courtyard with music by father & son Jack and Jordan Yates, this is going to be a marvelous event ... Read Full Post
June has sprung, this year is moving right along. please take a look at our June newsletter and our calendar and join us for any activities if available. We will have our annual Luau on June 8th in our courtyard with music by father & son Jack and Jordan Yates, this is going to be a marvelous event that you will not want to miss, I will be posting a flyer within the next couple days. On that day we also will be having a garage sale which all money raised will go to the Alzheimer's Association to help find a cure for Alzheimer's. We will be participating in the Alzheimer's Walk on September 23rd, so if you are free that day, please join us for the walk.
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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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