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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A great low impact exercise for seniors: Walking is one of the best low-impact endurance exercises. It takes very little planning to get started, and it's easy enough on the joints that many seniors can keep up a walking routine until very late in life. The keys to a beneficial walking routine are ... Read Full Post
A great low impact exercise for seniors: Walking is one of the best low-impact endurance exercises. It takes very little planning to get started, and it's easy enough on the joints that many seniors can keep up a walking routine until very late in life. The keys to a beneficial walking routine are the right pair of shoes and some good stretching after your walk. Look for a pair of walking shoes with good cushioning and heel support, and don't be afraid try on different shoes until you find a pair that feels right. You want to make sure they don't pinch your toes in front or allow your heel to slip out in back. Comfortable shoes will make your walks safer and more enjoyable. While you're walking, you want to focus on your posture, keeping your back straight and shoulders rolled back. If you're new to walking, start with a short distance and increase your walks by a few minutes each time until you're able to walk for 30- to 60-minute stretches. After your walk, you'll want to do a few stretches to protect the muscles that you just worked and prevent injury. Do a few stretches for your calves and hamstrings, along with ankle rolls, to help your muscles recover.
06-27-2017
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Thank you to our families, residents and nurses for helping us celebrate our CNA's! We are so blessed to have a group of cnas that are so dedicated and go the extra mile everyday. They have the hardest job in our branch yet make it look easy. Not only do they take care of our residents, but me too; ... Read Full Post
Thank you to our families, residents and nurses for helping us celebrate our CNA's! We are so blessed to have a group of cnas that are so dedicated and go the extra mile everyday. They have the hardest job in our branch yet make it look easy. Not only do they take care of our residents, but me too; we all know that even I need that from time to time. THEY TRULY ARE THE BEST ❤️ I'm 100% positive that we couldn't ask for a better family! Love you girls to pieces ❤️❤️❤️
06-25-2017
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Join us this Saturday, June 24th for our community Bingo co-sponsored by Vitas Healthcare. Please see our flyer for more information and we hope you can join us.
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Testimonial
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Painting with our Volunteers
06-19-2017
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DAD's ARE MOST ORDINARY MEN TURNED BY LOVE INTO HEROES, ADVENTURES, STORY- TELLERS, AND SINGERS OF SONG -Pam Brown
06-19-2017
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Donuts with Dad
06-19-2017
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Kicking off CNA week! We are honoring our AMAZING CNA's that go the extra mile everyday...We are so lucky to have you caring for our seniors at Bickford of Oswego❤️
06-18-2017
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Happy Father's Day!
06-18-2017
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Tips for the Elderly Staying Hydrated: Besides the obvious, hydration is also beneficial for other reasons. When the elderly are hydrated they are less constipated, suffer fewer falls, and also have a lower chance of developing colorectal cancer. If your loved one suffers from dementia, ... Read Full Post
Tips for the Elderly Staying Hydrated: Besides the obvious, hydration is also beneficial for other reasons. When the elderly are hydrated they are less constipated, suffer fewer falls, and also have a lower chance of developing colorectal cancer. If your loved one suffers from dementia, Alzheimer’s or a generally “foggy brain” it might be necessary for a caregiver to ensure they are taking their medications, eating, and getting enough liquids. They may have to be physically reminded to drink. Otherwise, the following tips can help them remember to drink enough water. ◾Keep a glass of water on the nightstand and on the end-table so it’s in sight. This can help them to remember to drink it. ◾Buy a large, marked container with a straw. This can help them to keep track of how many ounces they drink a day. For example, a 16 ounce container should be emptied approximately three times throughout the day. ◾Buy a variety of liquids. Although water is the best, lowest calorie, and healthiest liquid to drink, drinking liquids is the priority here. Make sure there are a variety of juices, flavored teas, etc. so they are more inclined to drink. ◾Try adding a squeeze of lemon or fresh cucumber slices to a glass of water to enhance the flavor. ◾Set a timer to go off each hour. If they haven’t had anything to drink, they should take some sips. ◾Use a straw. This often causes people to drink more water than they do if they sip from the rim of the glass. Hydration is important everyday, but especially when the temperatures go up. Keep a close eye on your loved ones to make sure they stay hydrated and healthy.
06-17-2017
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The Entertainment was Fantastic! Thank you to NickGambino with Angel's Grace Hospice and Alison from the Tiller's for their sponsorship.
06-13-2017
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So much fun!
06-13-2017
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Such a great turn out for our Family Luau! All of our BFM's did a phenomenal job in making it a success! A huge thank you to our Chef Rose Gervais Canon and our volunteer chef Moises and to our LEC ErikaRichaud and Debbie Horvath....This was the best Luau by far!
06-13-2017
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Saturday Night Bowling Party in Mary B's! These ladies know how to have a good time
06-06-2017
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Who doesn't love a cute little puppy. Our BFM Melissa brought in her new pup to share with the residents
06-06-2017
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June is here and our Luau Party is right around the corner. Please see our flyer for more details. Hope you can all join us.
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June is already here! Check out what exciting HappYnings we have going on in our branch this month.
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Our Branch looks so beautiful with all the Red, White and Blue decorations for Memorial Day. Thank you to our 3rd shift BFM's for decorating our branch for today's celebrations.
05-29-2017
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More pictures of our Memorial Day Parade outing. Our residents really enjoyed it and we loved having family members and friends join us for the parade.
05-29-2017
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Happy Memorial Day everyone. We are celebrating by attending the Oswego Memorial Day Parade.
05-29-2017
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Congratulations to Melissa! She has been a dedicated BFM here at Bickford for a little over 3 years. She just completed her LPN. Way 2 go Melissa!
05-29-2017
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Remembering all of our Heroes
05-29-2017
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Our Residents and BFM's are having a fun time being silly with Red Nose Day!
05-25-2017
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Happy Red Nose Day from all of us at Bickford!
05-25-2017
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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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