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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Such an honor to care for an amazing group of individuals here in our Oswego Branch
02-22-2017
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Let's Celebrate President's Day! Join us this Monday for all of our fun activities. Please see our flyer for more details.
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Howie is on the move again, this week we stopped by Mike & Denises in Yorkville. What a better way to spend a Friday afternoon with this gorgeous weather than by enjoying lunch with great friends making new memories. We definitely enjoyed their delicious pizza and great conversations with friends. ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again, this week we stopped by Mike & Denises in Yorkville. What a better way to spend a Friday afternoon with this gorgeous weather than by enjoying lunch with great friends making new memories. We definitely enjoyed their delicious pizza and great conversations with friends. Where did you have lunch today? Was it as fun and delicious as ours was? Keep an eye out for our bus Howie every Friday to see where we end up next week. Have a great Holiday weekend everyone!
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February is Random Acts of Kindness Month...Our Oswego Team is striving hard everyday here at Bickford and in our personal lives to make a difference... Share you're Random Acts of Kindness with us
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It's Super Bowl Weekend! Grab your football Jerseys and join us this Sunday for our Super Bowl Party and the Big Game. See our flyer for more details. Hope you can all join us.
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Howie is on the move again last week we enjoyed the delicious food at The Tap House in Oswego. This week we are at Chili's in Oswego. We really enjoyed their chips and salsa and of course our enteres were delicious as well. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with friends making new memories. ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again last week we enjoyed the delicious food at The Tap House in Oswego. This week we are at Chili's in Oswego. We really enjoyed their chips and salsa and of course our enteres were delicious as well. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with friends making new memories. Thank you to our CRD Kristi for joining us today. Where did you go to lunch today? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep and eye out for our bus Howie next week to see where we end up. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Happy February Everyone! Check out all HappYnings we have going on this month.
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Posture is the basis for all movements, and poor posture can be the hidden cause of pain and injury. Make sure to focus on your posture and bodily alignment throughout the day. An Effective Balance Training Exercise for Seniors 1. Align at the Wall Stand with your back against a wall and take stock ... Read Full Post
Posture is the basis for all movements, and poor posture can be the hidden cause of pain and injury. Make sure to focus on your posture and bodily alignment throughout the day. An Effective Balance Training Exercise for Seniors 1. Align at the Wall Stand with your back against a wall and take stock of your body position. Common postural misalignments include head forward off the wall, shoulders and upper back excessively rounded, tilted pelvis, and overly bent knees. Try to straighten out so that your points of contact with the wall are the back of your head, your shoulders, your rear end, and the backs of your feet. Lengthen through the spine and stand straight. From the side, you should have an invisible “racing stripe” running down your body: ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle should all be in vertical alignment. Breathing deeply, hold this position with closed eyes for at least 30 seconds, sensing and feeling your body position. As you open your eyes and step away from the wall, maintain this ideal posture. Check in at the wall at various points throughout the day. With time, your posture should naturally improve as your ability to sense and feel your body position becomes more refined.
01-26-2017
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When the LEC is away the residents will play. Howie is taking a break while we enjoyed some delicious Chinese take out yesterday with some new friends. We all enjoyed our time together getting to know each other.
01-21-2017
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Friday we celebrated National Rubber Duckie Day with a Rubber Dickie Hunt. The residents had a blast and found all the little ducks that were hiding around our building. Congratulations to Faye for coming in 1st place and finding our bonus duck for a total of 9 ducks.
01-17-2017
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Here are some more pictures of everyone that made hat day more amazing. Everyone looked great.
01-17-2017
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Another fun activity we enjoyed during hat day was Musical Hat. Everyone enjoyed the fun spin-off of musical chairs. Congratulations to our sassy Harriet for coming in 1st place.
01-17-2017
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Fall Prevention during winter months: 1. focus on footwear: Rubber or neoprene soles, especially those with plenty of tread, provide better traction on snow and ice than either leather or plastic soles, making them the best choice for fall prevention. 2. Careful with cars: Many falls occur when ... Read Full Post
Fall Prevention during winter months: 1. focus on footwear: Rubber or neoprene soles, especially those with plenty of tread, provide better traction on snow and ice than either leather or plastic soles, making them the best choice for fall prevention. 2. Careful with cars: Many falls occur when exiting or entering vehicles. Always make sure your footing is clear when you get out of car. 3. Beware of black ice: It's just as slippery as regular ice, but difficult to see, making it a top winter safety concern. Stay on clear pathways or ones that have been treated with salt. 4. Make winter safety a priority: Avoid rushing and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. Avoid shortcuts through snow or icy area. Let's have a safe winter!
01-17-2017
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Hat day was great and everyone looked awesome. We had a lot of people participate for our best hat contest. Congratulations to Dina for coming in 1st place. A huge than you to our friend Becky Andersen from MHHC for sponsoring our 1st place prize.
01-17-2017
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Howie is warming up again. Last week the cold kept us from going out, so we stayed in and ordered lunch from Olive Garden. We stayed warm and enjoyed a delicious lunch with friends. Stay tuned to see where we end up today.
01-13-2017
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Lots of smiles and laughs throughout the branch today...it's contagious
01-13-2017
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We had tons of fun learning how to play Garbage and reading with the kids Connection group this week.
01-12-2017
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"Life is short surround yourself with good people and Only eat good COOKIES." Our ladies did just that while baking some good ol chocolate chip cookies from scratch and made with lots of love.
01-12-2017
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Our ladies had a great time with our hat craft this morning. Don't they look amazing! Stay tuned for more pictures of our other events today as we continue to celebrate Hat Day.
01-12-2017
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"Good Friends, A Great Hat; Life Doesn't Get Better Than That"
01-12-2017
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Kicking off our Hat Day Celebrations!
01-12-2017
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HELLO EVERYONE!  I'M SO EXCITED TO SHARE AMAZING NEWS WITH YOU.....BICKFORD OF OSWEGO HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR " BRANCH OF THE YEAR" ; IN ADDITION  CINDY HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR "RNC OF THE YEAR BOTH NOMINATIONS ARE A HUGE HONOR; CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD 
01-11-2017
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New year of resolutions means taking part in the many social and recreational activities we offer. Pick up a good novel from our book collection in our activity room or challenge a neighbor or friend to a card or board game. We have a beauty salon where you can get a new look, change your hair ... Read Full Post
New year of resolutions means taking part in the many social and recreational activities we offer. Pick up a good novel from our book collection in our activity room or challenge a neighbor or friend to a card or board game. We have a beauty salon where you can get a new look, change your hair style or simply get a trim - because looking good on the outside makes you feel good on the inside! Hears to a happy and healthy New Year!
01-10-2017
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Benefits & Brunch
01-09-2017
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Join us in supporting our local Oswego Police Department, Explorers Post 3525 and Kiwanis of Oswego!
01-06-2017
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Calling all Veterans, join us for the presentation on Veterans Benefits!
01-06-2017
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10 Feel-Good Dementia Caregiver New Year Resolutions By Paula Spencer Scott. New Year's resolutions about how you ought to start another diet and ought to be nicer belong back in the Aughts ('00s). For this new decade, caregivers looking after someone with dementia are better off focusing on tasks ... Read Full Post
10 Feel-Good Dementia Caregiver New Year Resolutions By Paula Spencer Scott. New Year's resolutions about how you ought to start another diet and ought to be nicer belong back in the Aughts ('00s). For this new decade, caregivers looking after someone with dementia are better off focusing on tasks that will help them power through another demanding year. The following resolutions may be unexpected, but they're heartfelt and truly helpful: 1. I will order my priorities so that I come first. Selfish? More like practical common sense, because if you fall apart physically or emotionally, you put the welfare of those you care for in jeopardy. 2. I won't beat myself up if I lose my patience. Because you know you will. (Both lose your patience and berate yourself for it.) Dementia care can be immensely frustrating. You wouldn't be human if you didn't vent. Try to mostly vent to others with well-functioning brains (or to a pillow or a workout), but cut yourself slack if you occasionally bloop and take it out on the person with dementia. 3. I will spend less time chasing cures and more time embracing today's "new normal." Obviously you want to practice some of the many ways [how to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease] (https://www.caring.com/articles/slowing-alzheimers-progress). But don't get stuck in "battle mode" when there's no cure; better to reserve your energy for maximizing the quality of each day, which may not be like the day before. 4. I won't sweat the medium stuff. If you've dealt with dementia for any length of time, you probably don't sweat the small glitches of life much anymore (keys in the trash, repetitive stories). Now add even bigger things to the list of things you'll be impervious to "“- so long as nobody's in danger, it's amazing what can be "okay." 5. I will read something that lets me wallow in my sadness a little. Escapism has its plusses, but so does insight. And there's a title for nearly every circumstance. Three great recent choices: Mother in the Middle by Sybil Lockhart (a neurobiologist is pregnant when her mom is diagnosed with Alzheimer's); I (Still) Do: Loving and Living With Alzheimer's by Judith Fox (a photographer about her husband); Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home by Lise Funderburg (making a dying dad's wishes come true). 6. I won't force. Here's one that makes things easier for you. When you get to that point where you're exerting excessive energy trying to make something happen, step back. It's probably not worth it, whether you've been forcing someone to take a pill, forcing him or her to get in the car, or forcing some personal matter. Reassess whether it really matters. Drop it. Try later. 7. I will eat more chocolate. Call it a corollary to #1. Make it dark and keep the portion moderate, and you can keep this resolution every single day. Katherine Hepburn reportedly did "“ no cost to her waist, big boost to her mood. 8. I will stay engaged even if I get very little back "“ because I am getting something back. I'll tell my loved one about my day even though he or she is unresponsive. I'll touch my loved one even if he or she never reaches for me. I'll smile even though my loved one frowns. Thing is, these actions do more than benefit the person with dementia. You, too, get a stress-dropping payoff from reaching out "“ a bonus of being human. 9. I won't forget the saying, "There but for the grace of God go I." Good for helping you bite your tongue the 51st time you're asked (in 60 minutes), "What time is it?" 10. I will do what I can to protect my own brain health. You have a front-row view on the toll dementia can take. Make that -"“ not thinner thighs or fewer wrinkles "“- be your incentive for taking charge of your health as best you can this new year and new decade.
01-05-2017
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Calling all Bingo Players! Our monthly Community Bingo will resume this month Saturday, January 28th. Please see our flyer for more details. We hope you can all join us.
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What yummier than Chocolate cake? Join us for our Yummiest theme day of the year, this month we are celebrating Chocolate cake day. See our flyer for more details.
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We will be celebrating Hat Day this month. So everyone grab your best hat and see our flyer for the many fun activities we will be having to celebrate this great theme day.
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Finding warmth in the Cold: when taking our older loved ones out in the cold it is important to have them dressed appropriately. Be sure everyone is dry and wearing layers. Older people have a harder time of keeping body heat than younger people, making it more difficult for them to determine when ... Read Full Post
Finding warmth in the Cold: when taking our older loved ones out in the cold it is important to have them dressed appropriately. Be sure everyone is dry and wearing layers. Older people have a harder time of keeping body heat than younger people, making it more difficult for them to determine when the temperature is too low. This can result in hypothermia. Signs of hypothermia are shivering, pale or ashy cold skin, tiredness, confusion, sleepiness, feelings of weakness, difficulty walking, slowed breathing or heart rate. So don't forget, dress in layers when going out into the cold months!
01-04-2017
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“Life is like a tapestry, woven from memories of people and events. Your unique tapestry reminds you of who you are, where you've been and what you've done.” Mayo Clinic As loved ones’ age, it becomes increasingly important that they live in the present, in a way that preserves the essence ... Read Full Post
“Life is like a tapestry, woven from memories of people and events. Your unique tapestry reminds you of who you are, where you've been and what you've done.” Mayo Clinic As loved ones’ age, it becomes increasingly important that they live in the present, in a way that preserves the essence of who they are. Providing them with comfort, warmth and activity improves quality of life and helps them to relax and enjoy treasured memories of a life lived to the fullest. Right before Christmas we were blessed with Fidgets for our Mary b’s residents. Nancy (Lucille Blatner’s daughter) hand made several of these to utilize during cuetivities with our residents. The Residents and Team Love Them, they have been getting quite a bit of use already. These are one of a kind "mini quilts" made with love to help keep those fidgety hands busy and provide calming activities for our residents with dementia, while encouraging tactile activity. I always say that our Family here at Bickford goes beyond the team that we have taking care of your loved ones. Our residents and their families truly care about Bickford and everyone here. These truly are a priceless gift. Thank you so much Nancy!
12-29-2016
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Thank you to Oswego Panther Choir for blessing us with your Amazing voices over the Holidays. You're music touched so many hearts here in the Branch. Happy New Year!
12-28-2016
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It has been such a blessing to have students from the Oswego School District join us for the holiday season. If you are interested in volunteering here at Bickford. Please feel free to contact us here at the branch.
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Exciting Happynings for January...Stop in and join in on the fun
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Happy New Year Everyone!
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"Jingle in the Trunk" with our TEAM at our Christmas Party...they are always up for a good challenge
12-20-2016
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OUR BFM CHRISTMAS PARTY! SO BLESSED TO HAVE AN AWESOME TEAM
12-20-2016
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"Family is the Best Part of Christmas"
12-13-2016
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"It's not What's under the Tree that Matters, it's who's gathered around it"
12-13-2016
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Bickford Family Christmas Party! Perfect Night to celebrate with family...Thank you so much for sharing tonight with us
12-13-2016
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Winter safety reminders for our elderly: if you need to go outside in the cold weather you should bundle up in layers of clothing, and wear a hat, scarf and gloves. Wear shoes with proper tread to avoid slips. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. It's best to have someone ... Read Full Post
Winter safety reminders for our elderly: if you need to go outside in the cold weather you should bundle up in layers of clothing, and wear a hat, scarf and gloves. Wear shoes with proper tread to avoid slips. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. It's best to have someone with you when going out in winter weather, and don't go out without a cell phone!
12-13-2016
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Fight Wintertime Blues: Because it can be difficult and dangerous to get around in winter months, many seniors have less contact with others during these cold months. This can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. To help avoid these concerns, family members can check in on seniors as often ... Read Full Post
Fight Wintertime Blues: Because it can be difficult and dangerous to get around in winter months, many seniors have less contact with others during these cold months. This can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. To help avoid these concerns, family members can check in on seniors as often as possible; even a short, daily phone call can make a big difference. Seniors can also arrange a check-in system with neighbors and friends, where each person looks in on one or two others daily.
12-06-2016
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Howie is on the move again, today our stop is at Five Guys in Oswego. We can definitely see and taste why their very famous. We enjoyed their very delicious burgers and fries. What made it even better was enjoying lunch with our friends. Where did you have lunch today? We hope it was as much fun as ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again, today our stop is at Five Guys in Oswego. We can definitely see and taste why their very famous. We enjoyed their very delicious burgers and fries. What made it even better was enjoying lunch with our friends. Where did you have lunch today? We hope it was as much fun as our lunch outing was. Keep an eye out for our bus Howie will take us next week. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Exciting Happynings for the Month of December!
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We are getting into the Holiday spirit here in Oswego. Join us this Saturday for exciting entertainment and help us decorate our Family Tree
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Hello Everyone! We are looking forward to an AMAZING month full of festivities here in Oswego! Take a peek at our Newsletter to see what we are up too!
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WELCOMING OUR NEWEST FAMILY MEMBER
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Helpful advice for preventing a common winter danger that the elderly population face - Avoid slipping on ice: icy, snowy sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall, especially for senior citizens. Often these falls cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma and major ... Read Full Post
Helpful advice for preventing a common winter danger that the elderly population face - Avoid slipping on ice: icy, snowy sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall, especially for senior citizens. Often these falls cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma and major lacerations. Make sure to wear shoes with good traction and non-skid soles, and stay inside until roads are clear. Replace a worn cane tip to make walking easier. Take off shoes as soon as you return indoors because often snow and ice attach to the soles and, once melted, can lead to slippery conditions inside.
11-29-2016
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This week our residents made their last fall craft of the season. Look at their beautiful fall vases they decorated this week during our craft time. Next week we will start our christmas crafts stay tuned to see what we make next.
11-26-2016
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