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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Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay ... Read Full Post
Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay tuned this afternoon at 2:40 to find out what our bfm's have in store for my menu
10-19-2017
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Door Decorations...have begun! There is still plenty of time left
10-19-2017
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Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay ... Read Full Post
Our Family and BFM results are in.... So proud of our Oswego Team! We are showing an improvement from 49% in 2016 to 67% overall happiness for our BFM's. Resident/Family results are showing an improvement from 74% in 2016 to 89% in 2017. We have exceeded our goal and I am honoring my word... Stay tuned this afternoon at 2:40 to find out what our bfm's have in store for my menu
10-19-2017
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Exercises for Seniors (Stretching): The following exercises for seniors are such that those in the general population may benefit. Exercises for Seniors: Hand Behind Back Towel Stretch 1.Throw a towel over your left shoulder and grab a hold of the end of it with your right hand. 2.Use your left ... Read Full Post
Exercises for Seniors (Stretching): The following exercises for seniors are such that those in the general population may benefit. Exercises for Seniors: Hand Behind Back Towel Stretch 1.Throw a towel over your left shoulder and grab a hold of the end of it with your right hand. 2.Use your left hand to pull your right hand up your spine. 3.Keep your right arm relaxed as you pull with your left. 4.Pull only to the point of resistance and hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.5.repeat this on the other side. exercises for seniors supraspinatus stretch: Exercises for Seniors: Doorway Stretch This stretch stretches the muscles on the front of your chest and shoulders. 1.Only lift your arms into the doorway as far as you comfortably can. If you have shoulder pain, consult your physical therapist prior to performing this stretch. 2.Keep your chest up and take a small step into the doorway. Only move into the point of resistance. 3.Hold this position for 30 to 60 seconds.
10-17-2017
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"We don't own our family history, we simply preserve it for the next generation." Join us to celebrate our Family History Day tomorrow. Please see flyer for more details.
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This week we are Welcoming our new Assistant Director Elsa .Please help us welcome her to our Oswego Family Note from Elsa Claudio: Hello all, My name is Elsa Claudio, I started with Bickford in 2010. I started in Oswego working as a certified nursing assistant, then shortly after transferred to ... Read Full Post
This week we are Welcoming our new Assistant Director Elsa .Please help us welcome her to our Oswego Family Note from Elsa Claudio: Hello all, My name is Elsa Claudio, I started with Bickford in 2010. I started in Oswego working as a certified nursing assistant, then shortly after transferred to the St. Charles location. At St. Charles I was a cna, then took a postion as concierge and finally settled in as Assistant Director. Now, I am pleased to say I am moving back to Oswego to join the family. I have a 7 year old daughter named Dyanara, she is a cheerleader for Oswego youth tackle football. We enjoy movies, parks, and making DIY's together. Most importantly I'm really excited to join the Oswego Bickford family.
10-10-2017
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Mark your calendars. We would like to invite you all to our Annual Trick-or-Treat event on Monday, October 30th. Warm up to Halloween with our Free fun filled event while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, raffles and more. Please see our flyer for more information. Hope to see you all here with your ... Read Full Post
Mark your calendars. We would like to invite you all to our Annual Trick-or-Treat event on Monday, October 30th. Warm up to Halloween with our Free fun filled event while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies, raffles and more. Please see our flyer for more information. Hope to see you all here with your costumes.
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HOWIE was on the move again last week we had our last dinner outing at Longhorn Steakhouse in Oswego. We had so much fun with friends and even ran into some family. Thank you to Lee and Rose for joining us on this wonderful outing.
10-07-2017
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Oktoberfest was full of singing hand and toe tapping too! Thank you to Jerry May The Happy Wanderer for putting on a great show and also to Alison from Symphony at the Tillers for helping us sponsor our refreshments.
10-07-2017
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5 Tips for Senior Cold and Flu Prevention With the risk factors associated with getting the cold or flu as a senior, it is important to take preventative measures before you see the signs and symptoms of a cold or flu. 1. Build up your immune system You can do this by sleeping and eating well. Make ... Read Full Post
5 Tips for Senior Cold and Flu Prevention With the risk factors associated with getting the cold or flu as a senior, it is important to take preventative measures before you see the signs and symptoms of a cold or flu. 1. Build up your immune system You can do this by sleeping and eating well. Make sure that you are getting plenty of sleep at night as well as eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Living a healthy lifestyle is always a good way to live your life because it can keep your immune system strong, but as a senior with an immune system weakening with age, your health is especially important. Stress is another factor that impacts your immune system, so make sure that you are managing any stress appropriately. 2. Wash your hands There are germs everywhere and coming into contact with the viruses and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth leads to contracting the illness. People can be contagious with the viruses before they even know that they have it, so don’t wait to wash your hands until you see someone that is sick. Make it common practice to consistently wash your hands throughout the day but particularly before you eat and when you have been around other people. 3. Be careful around kids Children usually carry germs around with them. This also applies to adults who work with kids because they are constantly surrounded by them and are therefore constantly exposed to the germs that kids are carrying around with them. Children are more likely to forget to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, or cover with their hands and then not wash them. It can be especially tough when you have grandkids or live in a household with kids, but it is important to keep your distance, but when you can’t wash your hands often. 4. Avoid crowded places Do this when you can, but especially during cold and flu season. Places where large numbers of people congregate, such as malls, or enclosed areas, like cars or elevators, should be avoided when cold and flu are rampant. If you cannot avoid these types of places and you have a weakened immune system, wearing a mask is recommended. 5. Get a flu shot A flu shot is recommended to everyone over the age of 6 months, but they are especially important for seniors 65 and older. It is one of the most important methods to fight the flu. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) encourages getting a flu shot each year by October because the vaccine is adjusted to reflect what research studies have determined the prevalent strains. There are two different dosages available for seniors; the first is the regular dose and the second, a higher dose. The higher dose is associated with a higher immune system response with initial research suggesting it provides a greater protection against the flu. Both colds and the flu are major concerns for seniors, so doing everything in your power to prevent them is the best thing that you can do so you don’t get sick.
10-03-2017
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Musical Ball toss this fun afternoon
09-29-2017
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Our ladies had lots of fun this morning making our first fall craft of the season
09-29-2017
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Join us for our Wonderbare Party"...Continuing our Fall Celebrations
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October Happynings!
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Do you enjoy playing BINGO? If you do join us this Saturday, September 30th for our Community Bingo. Please see our flyer for more details and we hope to see you there.
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A few more pictures from our grandparents day celebration... The ice cream sundaes were delicious
09-19-2017
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Our Grandparents day celebration was supper fun thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate with us!
09-19-2017
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Hello Every! Please help us welcome our new cna, Arleen. Note from Arleen: I am originally from Michigan, and have lived in Oswego for the past 13 years. I live with my husband and 2 dogs, we got through a rescue group-Dre is from San Diego and the other is from South Korea. I have 1 son who lives ... Read Full Post
Hello Every! Please help us welcome our new cna, Arleen. Note from Arleen: I am originally from Michigan, and have lived in Oswego for the past 13 years. I live with my husband and 2 dogs, we got through a rescue group-Dre is from San Diego and the other is from South Korea. I have 1 son who lives in an apartment nearby. He is getting married next June. I had been my mother's caregiver for over 5 years before she passed away at the age of 93; She had been a World War II Navy nurse. I really enjoyed caring for her Excited to continue to care for seniors here at Bickford!
09-19-2017
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A/L Homecoming King and Queen....Ernie Frieders and Faye Turner
09-18-2017
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MB Homecoming King and Queen....Paul Biedenharn and Corinne Mathre
09-18-2017
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A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight – and an easy precaution to take. Another way to safeguard your vision is through proper eye nutrition. As part of an eye-healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamins A and C, such as leafy, green vegetables and fish. ... Read Full Post
A regular eye exam is the best way to protect your eyesight – and an easy precaution to take. Another way to safeguard your vision is through proper eye nutrition. As part of an eye-healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamins A and C, such as leafy, green vegetables and fish. Many foods – especially fish – contain essential omega-3 fatty acids that are important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. An inadequate intake of antioxidants, as well as over consumption of alcohol and saturated fats may create free-radical reactions that can harm the macula. High-fat diets can also cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are especially sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that feed them. Exercise - Exercise is important because it improves blood circulation, which, in turn, improves oxygen levels to the eyes and the removal of toxins. Wear Sunglasses - Being outdoors on a sunny day feels wonderful – but it can be tough on your eyes. The solution? Wear sunglasses that block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Also, a hat with a brim will reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses. At the Computer - After two hours of staring at a computer screen, you can end up with the same kind of repetitive stress in your eye muscles that a keyboard causes in your wrists. Here are a few tips to help reduce the impact of computer eyestrain: • Keep your computer screen within 20"-24" of your eyes •Keep the top of your computer screen slightly below eye level •Minimize the distance between your computer screen and any documents you need to reference while working •Use drops, such as Bausch + Lomb Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye Rejuvenation Lubricant Eye Drops, to soothe irritated, dry eyes •Adjust lighting to minimize glare on the screen •Take a break every 15 minutes to focus on a distant object •Blink frequently. These tips will help you take care of your eye health!!
09-17-2017
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Sweet Reminder's Presents...The Supreme's! So much fun for 50's Day
09-14-2017
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50's Day Celebrations...Erika makes the best shakes! Lee won our Costume competition
09-14-2017
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Congratulations to our CNA, Isabel. She welcomed her granddaughter, Mylee, Wednesday morning at 9am
09-14-2017
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Let's celebrate 50's day! hope everyone can join us for all the fun. (please see flyer for details.)
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A while back Jackie and I joked about a hot pink cart, couldn't help but to make it a reality. So much fun to surprise her! Thank you to Erika, Rose and John, it was a team effort for sure to pull this off!
09-11-2017
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Weekend visit to Bickford...Mason and Margaret are having some serious conversations❤️
09-11-2017
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Unrecognized Needs
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Save the Date for next Sunday...Assisted Living Week Celebrations begin...No better way to start then by Celebrating Grandparent's Day !
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Labor Day Celebrations
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Hello September....lots going on in our Oswego Branch! Feel free to join in on the fun!
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Please help us Welcome our CNA, Juliana. A Note from Juliana: I am from Brazil and I have been living in USA for 8 years, I am married and I have been married for 7 years,also I have a 7 lbs Yorkshire named Cindy and yes she is treated like a kid :) I love to travel, to cook, to sing, to dance, to ... Read Full Post
Please help us Welcome our CNA, Juliana. A Note from Juliana: I am from Brazil and I have been living in USA for 8 years, I am married and I have been married for 7 years,also I have a 7 lbs Yorkshire named Cindy and yes she is treated like a kid :) I love to travel, to cook, to sing, to dance, to draw and take Photographs of anything ( I do a lot of picture work on my free time) and I love to learn new languages (I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and a little Italian ) ! My dream is to adopt a child one day and give them the opportunity to have a family, I have 5 sisters and 7 brothers and all of my family lives in Brazil ! I love to make people smile and make them feel good about themselves; that is one reason I volunteer at a local shelter to help twice a month and decided to become a CNA
08-31-2017
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Balance is important for Seniors to prevent unsteadiness and falls. A great preventative is to do Balance training: You can do balance training anywhere you have a minute or two. Keeping your balance is important because a loss of balance due to unsteadiness can result in more falls which may cause ... Read Full Post
Balance is important for Seniors to prevent unsteadiness and falls. A great preventative is to do Balance training: You can do balance training anywhere you have a minute or two. Keeping your balance is important because a loss of balance due to unsteadiness can result in more falls which may cause serious injury. If you’re at home standing at the kitchen sink doing the dishes, an easy exercise to do is to put your weight on one foot while lifting the other foot and stand there for about 10 seconds. Then shift your weight to your other foot, lift the opposite foot and hold for 10 seconds. If you do a couple of sets of these a day, it will help to maintain your balance.
08-30-2017
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It was a good day for our Country ride & Ice cream trip.
08-30-2017
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Flashback Cinnema trip to Kendall 11 to see Smokie and the Bandit. We had lots of fun watching a fun classic movie.
08-30-2017
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A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors who helped make our Block Party a huge success.
08-30-2017
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Thank you to our wonderful friends at the Oswego Fire Department for coming out and making our event that much more special.
08-30-2017
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More Dunk Tank fun! Thank you to all of volunteers (Fabian, Francisco, Chief Mike Veseling, Simone & Peter) that got in the dunk tank to help us raise money for the 2017 Alzheimer's Walk.
08-30-2017
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More pictures of all the fun at our Family Block party.
08-30-2017
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Congratulations to our CNA Brittany and her husband Andy! She made such a beautiful bride.
08-30-2017
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Last year, we started a core improvement program to check in with our families monthly. As a team we focused not only on enriching happiness but making improvements together to better our branch for our residents and families. Our Annual Survey will be sent out next month, but I wanted to celebrate ... Read Full Post
Last year, we started a core improvement program to check in with our families monthly. As a team we focused not only on enriching happiness but making improvements together to better our branch for our residents and families. Our Annual Survey will be sent out next month, but I wanted to celebrate with the team they're August scores. We started at 74% July 2016 and we jumped to 94% for this August, of our families being happy. We are not perfect but Everyone gives 110% and when something doesn't turn out we try to come up with a solution together. The strength in our branch comes from our team and everyone brings something different. So proud of each and everyone of you! So blessed to have you caring for our residents❤️ Thank you to all of our families for participating and being a part of our Bickford Family **94 candles, I couldn't help it
08-29-2017
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Lovin' our Bickford Family Time..."When we have each other, we have everything "
08-29-2017
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Dunking Fundraiser for our 2017 Alzheimer's Walk. Our resident Lee was the first one to dunk me... She was honored to be the first to dunk me❤️.....so much fun!
08-29-2017
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2017 Family Block Party...Everyone had such a Blast!
08-29-2017
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Horse races with John
08-25-2017
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Introducing John Zurn : John has been a dedicated volunteer here at Bickford this summer. The residents love spending time with him, just as much as he loves being here. John grew up in upstate New York and is a graduate of Western Illinois University. He met his wife, Donna, at Western, and ... Read Full Post
Introducing John Zurn : John has been a dedicated volunteer here at Bickford this summer. The residents love spending time with him, just as much as he loves being here. John grew up in upstate New York and is a graduate of Western Illinois University. He met his wife, Donna, at Western, and they've been married for thirty four years. For most of his career John has worked as a teacher, but he has also served as a counselor at several sheltered workshops. He enjoys creative writing, reading, and hiking. Having recently moved to Yorkville, he now has the privilege to renew his sense of purpose by volunteering.
08-25-2017
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Key Benefits of Exercise for Seniors: Some of the key benefits of exercise for seniors are: •Improved healing and function – Regular exercise by seniors may decrease the time it takes for a wound to heal by 25%. Also, a healthy, strong body can better fight off infection and makes recovery from ... Read Full Post
Key Benefits of Exercise for Seniors: Some of the key benefits of exercise for seniors are: •Improved healing and function – Regular exercise by seniors may decrease the time it takes for a wound to heal by 25%. Also, a healthy, strong body can better fight off infection and makes recovery from illness or injury easier. •Prevention of disease or chronic conditions – According to the National Institute of Aging, exercising as a senior may delay or even prevent diseases like diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis, just to name a few. •Increased balance and stability – Falls are the number one injury among seniors, and regular exercise can help prevent them. Falling leads to injuries like broken hips or other bones, and exercise is a key component to improve functional reach and balance. •Improved quality of life and increased life expectancy – New studies have found that seniors who exercise improve not only their physical fitness but experienced psychological benefits as well. Exercise can help alleviate symptoms of depression and improve the mood in general. The increased mobility that comes from regular, moderate exercise can help a senior maintain his or her independence if it is done on a long-term basis. Consistency is more important than intensity.
08-24-2017
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The rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, TMK Productions, Inc. , and Elmhurst College proudly announce the Premiere of : Too Soon to Forget Sunday, November 5th 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hamerschnidt Memorial Chapel Elmhurst College 190 S. Prospect Avenue Elmhurst, IL
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Howie is on the move again this week we stoped by Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. We were definetly amazed by the place and of course the food. We had a great time making new memories and enjoying their delicious food. We will definetly go back again soon. Where did you go to lunch? I hope you enjoyed ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again this week we stoped by Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. We were definetly amazed by the place and of course the food. We had a great time making new memories and enjoying their delicious food. We will definetly go back again soon. Where did you go to lunch? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Have a great weekend everyone. — eating lunch at Pig Dog Pub.
08-21-2017
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Happy Rubber Duckie day! What better way to celebrate than to play the Floating Duck game and winning a few sweet prizes
08-21-2017
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