Bickford of Oswego

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Oswego, 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 and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Bickford and Co Presents Breakfast at Tiffany's
05-23-2017
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Thank you so much for celebrating Mother's Day weekend with us here at Bickford. It was an AMAZING event! Thank you to Jalen with Harvest Home Health for helping us sponsor this event. And a HUGE Thank You to ErikaRichaud, Debbie Horvath, Rose Gervais Canon and all of our BFM's for all your hard ... Read Full Post
Thank you so much for celebrating Mother's Day weekend with us here at Bickford. It was an AMAZING event! Thank you to Jalen with Harvest Home Health for helping us sponsor this event. And a HUGE Thank You to ErikaRichaud, Debbie Horvath, Rose Gervais Canon and all of our BFM's for all your hard work
05-23-2017
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Our Chefs, Rose and Kim did a Fabulous Job for our Mother's Day Breakfast
05-23-2017
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Spring is finally upon us, which means gardeners of all ages are ready to prune, dig and sow their favorite plants. But as we get older, gardening can present unique risks. Here are five simple safety tips for seniors with a green thumb. Don’t get stuck in the same position. One of the many joys ... Read Full Post
Spring is finally upon us, which means gardeners of all ages are ready to prune, dig and sow their favorite plants. But as we get older, gardening can present unique risks. Here are five simple safety tips for seniors with a green thumb. Don’t get stuck in the same position. One of the many joys of gardening is that it can help us achieve an almost meditative state as we tend to our plants. But make sure that you aren’t enjoying your zen-like state in a static position. Sustained stress on your neck, knees and back can lead to pain when you shift to your next task. So be sure to stretch your muscles and joints as you garden. Elevate your plants. You don’t have to be on your hands and knees or slouched over to enjoy gardening. In fact, it’s much more pleasant when your plants are at waist level or a little higher. Use an elevated planter bed to bring your plants closer to you and reduce the need to bend over and put stress on your back. Doing so will allow you to enjoy gardening for longer periods of time. Keep a cell phone on you. Gardening can be a solitary activity (though it certainly doesn't have to be). When you’re gardening alone, be sure that you maintain a line of contact with friends, family and caregivers by keeping your cell phone in your pocket. Having your phone easily accessible could make all the difference if an unexpected accident occurs. Gear up for extra protection. Gardening is about getting up-close and personal with nature. It’s a dirty job, and not everything is as soft as a flower petal. Wear durable pants, long sleeves and gardening gloves to protect your skin from cuts and bruises. And always wear sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat to protect yourself from UV rays. Prevent accidents before they can happen. When you garden, you develop a keen eye for detail. Use it to identify risks in your gardening area. The biggest risks are tripping hazards, such as tools, hoses and roots. Another preventable accident is dehydration: Always drink plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids before and during gardening. Keep that water bottle handy!
05-23-2017
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HOWIE is on the move again...after being in the shop we are finally back on the road and enjoyed our stop at Giordano's in Oswego. We definitely enjoyed the delicious pizza and our conversation about different generations. Its always nice to enjoy lunch with friends making new memories. Where did ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again...after being in the shop we are finally back on the road and enjoyed our stop at Giordano's in Oswego. We definitely enjoyed the delicious pizza and our conversation about different generations. Its always nice to enjoy lunch with friends making new memories. Where did you go to lunch today? Did you enjoyed it as much as we did? Keep an eye out for our bus HOWIE next week to see where we end up next. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day Weekend!
05-13-2017
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Morning craft with our beautiful ladies
05-13-2017
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A huge Thank you to Meegan McCarthy and her students from Oswego High School for creating these beautiful corsages for our ladies to wear on Mother's Day! Donna would have loved this year's theme " Bickford and Co presents Breakfast at Tiffany's." Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day
05-13-2017
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Fiesta
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May is already here and we have a lot of fun things planned. Check out our May HappYnings and join in on the fun
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Such A special Moment! Thank you for sharing it with me Lucille
04-27-2017
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When Lucille left her previous residence she had to leave something that meant so much to her behind. For Christmas, her Amazing girls purchased a flagpole for her to have front and center here at Bickford. The weather was finally perfect this past week to install and raise. It's perfectly located ... Read Full Post
When Lucille left her previous residence she had to leave something that meant so much to her behind. For Christmas, her Amazing girls purchased a flagpole for her to have front and center here at Bickford. The weather was finally perfect this past week to install and raise. It's perfectly located and has added a special touch to our branch❤
04-27-2017
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Welcoming our New Nurse Nik to the family!
04-27-2017
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Please help us welcome our new cna Melanie. She is currently in nursing school and excited to join our Bickford Family
04-27-2017
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Enjoying our weekly visit from Oswego Kid's Connection Group
04-27-2017
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Bickford & Co Present's
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This morning our Director Simone helped us start our day with music exercise. It was supper fun!
04-27-2017
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"The one time it is ok to put all of your eggs in one basket"
04-27-2017
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Annual Easter Egg Hunt!Such an AMAZING event❤Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun today! An Extra Special Thank You to our Oswego Team, KimHostert, Ann Johnson Ryan, Volunteers and Sponsors (Angels Grace Hospice; FORE,Bounce Town;Premier Gymnastics; Personal Finance; Page's Popcorn and ... Read Full Post
Annual Easter Egg Hunt!Such an AMAZING event❤Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun today! An Extra Special Thank You to our Oswego Team, KimHostert, Ann Johnson Ryan, Volunteers and Sponsors (Angels Grace Hospice; FORE,Bounce Town;Premier Gymnastics; Personal Finance; Page's Popcorn and Starbuck's) for making our Annual Easter Egg hunt so AWESOME! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE !
04-27-2017
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Bread Basket Dining....So Delicious for our Cruise the Open Seas theme day!
04-13-2017
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" It doesn't matter where you're going ; IT's who you have beside you
04-13-2017
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Please help us welcome our newest Bickford Family Member , Amanda!
04-13-2017
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Cruise the Open Seas kick off
04-13-2017
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The residents have been hard at work prepping for our Annual Family Easter event
04-13-2017
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As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by seasonal allergies are beginning to groan. Like many millions of Americans, the elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, seniors often have complicating factors such as ... Read Full Post
As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by seasonal allergies are beginning to groan. Like many millions of Americans, the elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, seniors often have complicating factors such as chronic diseases that can make it difficult to deal with their allergies. Look for the signs: Allergies don't discriminate between the young and the old. In fact, they are just as likely as anyone else to be affected when spring blooms begin to appear. Caregivers and family should be on the lookout for the traditional signs of allergies: sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes. Make sure their doctor knows: It can be difficult for a doctor to diagnose allergies in an older person, particularly when they're focused on a senior's larger health issues. Elderly people often have multiple chronic health problems, and it can be hard for a doctor to separate a potential allergy from an ongoing disease. A caregiver or family member who suspects that their elderly loved one may have allergies should bring their concerns to their loved one's doctor. For the senior suffering from seasonal allergies, a doctor will likely prescribe a nasal steroid or some form of topical medication.
04-11-2017
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Join us for a Medicare Part D Presentation on Thursday, April 20th at 6pm!
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We look forward to having you join in on our April Happynings!
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Baby Chicks visit Bickford of Oswego
03-31-2017
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Our BFM Lexi, brought in chick's for the residents and team to enjoy
03-31-2017
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Very excited to end our Beach Party theme day celebrations with a Beach Dance Party. See our flyer for more details. Hope you can all join us.
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Join us for our Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt Friday, April 14th. Please see our flyer for more details. We hope to see you there!
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Join us for a Senior Scam Presentation Lunch & Learn with Sheriff Wayne Dial on Wednesday, April 5th! See the flyer for more details.
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Benefits of healthy eating for older adults! Eating well is vital at any age, but improving your diet in later life can help you to: Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition boosts immunity, fights illness-causing toxins, keeps weight in check, and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high ... Read Full Post
Benefits of healthy eating for older adults! Eating well is vital at any age, but improving your diet in later life can help you to: Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition boosts immunity, fights illness-causing toxins, keeps weight in check, and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, and cancer. Sharpen your mind – People who eat fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidant-rich green tea may also enhance memory and mental alertness as you age. Improve your mental health - A healthy diet can lower your risk for mental health problems as you age, such as depression and anxiety. If you've already been diagnosed, eating well can help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. Feel better – Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a boost to your mood and self-esteem. It’s all connected—when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out. While healthy eating is not without its challenges as you age, these tips can ensure you continue to enjoy your food, reach or maintain a healthy weight, and get all the nutrients your body needs for you to thrive as you get older.
03-29-2017
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HOWIE is on the move again, today we are at the wonderful Dearborn Cafe in Sandwich. We enjoyed the ambianse, their delicious food and great friendly conversation. We couldn't help but feel at home amongst friends, it was a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon making new memories. Where did you ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again, today we are at the wonderful Dearborn Cafe in Sandwich. We enjoyed the ambianse, their delicious food and great friendly conversation. We couldn't help but feel at home amongst friends, it was a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon making new memories. Where did you have lunch today? Was it as fun and delicious as ours was? Keep an eye out for our bus HOWIE next week to see where we end up next. Have a great weekend everyone.
03-24-2017
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Musical Ball Toss was a supper fun way to spend the afternoon.
03-23-2017
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National Baseball Cap day was so much fun and everyone was looking great.
03-23-2017
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Our ladies enjoyed making their Lucky Polka Dot Banner during our craft this past week.
03-20-2017
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Everyone looking very festive around our branch for St. Patrick's Day.
03-20-2017
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How many golden chocolates are there in the Leprechaun's Jar? If you guessed 102 you were right! Congratulations to our winner that guessed the closest with 98.
03-20-2017
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Having Fun during our green beer social playing Grab the Loot Game. Congratulations to Dina for being our winner with 193 coins.
03-20-2017
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Having fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day at our Green beer social. Thank you to Alison From the Tiller for sponsoring our event and joining us. Thank you to everyone that joined us for all the fun.
03-20-2017
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A huge Thank you to The Joliet Police Drums and Pipes guys for stopping by and taking a picture with us after their show at Katie O'Connor's Friday.
03-20-2017
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Howie was on the move again. This past Friday we celebrated St. Patrick's day at Katie O'Connor's in Plainfield. We had so much fun enjoying the delicious Irish menu items and the music. Spending time with friends celebrating and having lunch is always a great way to make new memories. Keep an eye ... Read Full Post
Howie was on the move again. This past Friday we celebrated St. Patrick's day at Katie O'Connor's in Plainfield. We had so much fun enjoying the delicious Irish menu items and the music. Spending time with friends celebrating and having lunch is always a great way to make new memories. Keep an eye out for our bus Howie to see where we end up this week.
03-20-2017
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Fun Facts
03-17-2017
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Irish Blessing: " May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door" Happy St. Patrick's Day!
03-17-2017
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Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! Our celebration has already begun with our Lucky Banner craft this morning. Hope you can join us for the rest of our festivities tomorrow. See our flyer for more details.
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Calling all Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Join us for an evening of Learning on Wednesday, March 29th. RSVP to Kristi Miranda (630)488-7678.Please see our flyer for more details.
03-15-2017
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Nurse Adriana Lizeth Valdez Contreras welcomes our Newest Bickford Baby, Aubrey' Anna! The resident's will adore her for sure! Congratulations !
03-14-2017
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Seniors can feel isolated during the winter months. Age-related health issues like hearing loss, incontinence or vision loss can increase this sense of senior isolation during winter. There are some things families can do to help prevent senior loneliness and keeping loved ones happy and healthy ... Read Full Post
Seniors can feel isolated during the winter months. Age-related health issues like hearing loss, incontinence or vision loss can increase this sense of senior isolation during winter. There are some things families can do to help prevent senior loneliness and keeping loved ones happy and healthy this winter: families can arrange for delivery of incontinence supplies or make sure your loved one has regular hearing or vision tests, being proactive about senior' health can help them feel better on a day-to-day basis. What's more, it can diminish the social anxiety related to hearing, vision, or continence concerns.
03-14-2017
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National False Teeth Day! The ladies had a field day with this for sure!
03-09-2017
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