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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Please Help us Welcome our newest cna, Jocelyn! Note from Jocelyn : Hello! My name is Jocelyn Ruiz. I'm from Aurora, IL but moved to Yorkville at an early age. I'm currently 18 years young, and my birthday is October 12th. I recently graduated from Yorkville High School, but recieved my CNA through ... Read Full Post
Please Help us Welcome our newest cna, Jocelyn! Note from Jocelyn : Hello! My name is Jocelyn Ruiz. I'm from Aurora, IL but moved to Yorkville at an early age. I'm currently 18 years young, and my birthday is October 12th. I recently graduated from Yorkville High School, but recieved my CNA through a vocational school. I was in orchestra and played the viola. I want to continue to study music in college, but most importantly I plan on studying in nursing. I enjoy working with people, as well as caring for their needs. I pray that my future is bright. I take my work to heart and I'm happy that I am able to be a part of Bickford.
08-17-2017
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Our branch looked so lovely for western day. Thank you to our volunteers Annabelle & Tess for helping us decorate our branch.
08-10-2017
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Our Sing-along around the bonfire was fun and warm not to mention delicious with the home made banana bread. Thank you Bob for leading us in song with your guitar and harmonica.
08-10-2017
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Let's go wrangle us a horse! Congratulations to Sandy for being able to wrangle our cute horse!
08-10-2017
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Gold mining anyone? Congratulations to Eileen for finding the most gold nuggets in 20 seconds during our Gold Mining contest.
08-10-2017
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Watch out Target practice is in session. Congratulations to Ralph for being the closest to hit the target!
08-10-2017
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Western Day was a lot of fun. Congratulations to Dick Naden for winning the Best dressed Cowboy Contest!
08-10-2017
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How Can You Maintain a Healthy Diet? Nutritional needs vary from one person to another. However, some strategies can help everyone maintain a healthy diet. Focus on Nutrient-Rich Foods As you age, your caloric needs will probably decrease, while your nutrient needs stay the same or increase. Eating ... Read Full Post
How Can You Maintain a Healthy Diet? Nutritional needs vary from one person to another. However, some strategies can help everyone maintain a healthy diet. Focus on Nutrient-Rich Foods As you age, your caloric needs will probably decrease, while your nutrient needs stay the same or increase. Eating nutrient-rich foods will help you get the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fats you need. Get most of your calories from nutrient-dense foods, such as: •vegetables and fruits •beans and lentils •nuts and seeds •whole grains •low-fat dairy •lean protein Limit foods that are high in calories, but low in nutrients. For example, save deep-fried foods, desserts, and sweetened beverages for the occasional treat. Your doctor may recommend avoiding junk food altogether. Eat Enough Fiber Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system. To avoid constipation and other problems, include fiber-rich foods at every meal. Soluble fiber is especially important for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Good sources of fiber include: •fruits and vegetables •beans and lentils •nuts and seeds •oats and oat bran •whole grains If you struggle to eat enough fiber, your doctor may recommend a fiber supplement, such as psyllium husk (Metamucil). Choose Healthier Convenience Foods If you find yourself relying on convenience foods, choose the healthiest options. For example, these foods can be easy to prepare and nutritious: •frozen or low-sodium canned vegetables •frozen unsweetened fruit or low-sugar canned fruit •precooked grilled turkey or rotisserie chicken •low-sodium canned soup or stews •bagged salad or coleslaw mix •instant oatmeal •steamer bags of veggies in either the produce or freezer sections of grocery stores Always check the labels on prepackaged foods. Choose options that contain less added sugar, saturated fat, and salt — and more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Consider Supplements You may find it hard to get some nutrients in your diet, especially if you have to avoid some foods. Ask your doctor if you should take a vitamin or mineral supplement, such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, or vitamin B-12. These specific vitamins are often poorly absorbed or not consumed enough by older Americans. Some supplements can interfere with certain medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about potential side effects before starting a new supplement or medication. Stay Hydrated As you age, you may not notice when you’re thirsty. Make sure you’re drinking fluids on a regular basis. Aim for eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily. You can also get some water from juice, tea, soup, or even water-rich fruits and vegetables. Stay Social When you can, eat with friends and family members. Social interaction can turn mealtimes into an enjoyable affair, rather than a chore you’d rather skip.
08-08-2017
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Wanted- Cowboys and Girls to join us for our Western Day Celebration
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They are always making something yummy in Mary bs....Fruit Jello Delight is the perfect treat for warm summer day
08-02-2017
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He Shoots...He Scores....way 2 go Jack!
08-02-2017
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Hello Everyone! We can hardly believe that it is August already. We look forward to having you join in on our happynings this month!
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Most older adults and seniors can safely perform stretches The great thing about stretching is that it can be fun and done almost anytime and any place. Elderly with upper body stiffness due to injury or surgery are encouraged to perform range of motion exercises with the affected body part at ... Read Full Post
Most older adults and seniors can safely perform stretches The great thing about stretching is that it can be fun and done almost anytime and any place. Elderly with upper body stiffness due to injury or surgery are encouraged to perform range of motion exercises with the affected body part at least three times per day. •Stretching can greatly help back pain •Stretching can improve your posture •Stretching is beneficial for arthritis When and how much should the elderly stretch? Generally elderly and seniors stretching should be done 2 to 3 days per week, performing each stretch 3 to 5 times with a 20 to 30 second hold. Try one or two stretches for each body region If you would like to increase your flexibility, stretches should be performed 4 to 5 days per week. Remember that it is important to warm-up before beginning an elderly flexibility exercise program. The warm-up is an excellent place to use your stretching exercises. General flexibility guidelines •Warm up before stretching •Don't bounce during stretching. •Don't hold your breath during a stretch. •Stretching should not cause pain, be gentle. •Don't combine turning and bending back exercises at the same time.To stretch the back relax in a chair by supporting yourself with your hands on your legs while leaning forward. •When performing knee bends, don't drop your buttock below the level of your knees.This places too much strain on your knees. Better to do shallow knee bends, keeping your feet apart and not locking the knees.Keep your back straight throughout the exercise. •Avoid pressing the head backward during head rolls which can damage the vertebrae in your neck.Move the head gently from side to side, never too quickly. Remember, elderly and seniors flexibility training will only show benefits if it is done regularly with the correct form and duration of stretch.
08-01-2017
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Howie is on the move this week we enjoyed dinner at Tuscan Tavern in Oswego. We had great conversation and delicious food. Where did you have dinner today? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Have a great weekend everyone!
07-29-2017
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Howie is on the move again today were at Emerson Creek Pottery in Oswego. We love coming to the rustic and very historical tearoom to enjoy lunch. Its always fun when you can come out and have lunch amongst friends and make more good memories. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Cristina, Denise ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again today were at Emerson Creek Pottery in Oswego. We love coming to the rustic and very historical tearoom to enjoy lunch. Its always fun when you can come out and have lunch amongst friends and make more good memories. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers Cristina, Denise and JJ for joining us today. Where did you go to lunch today? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep am eye out for our Bus HOWIE next week to see where we end up, have a great weekend everyone.
07-21-2017
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The meatball race was exciting. Congratulations to Karen for winning first place and also to our little competitors that joined in the race.
07-20-2017
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Our tomato toss contest was supper fun. Congratulations to Margaret's team for not dropping their tomato and coming in first.
07-20-2017
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The Pizza Toss contest was really close. Congratulations to Dea for throwing your pizza the furthest.
07-20-2017
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Italian day was a blast! Here are some pictures of all the fun we had at our social.
07-20-2017
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Music Exercise with our Director Simone is always fun!
07-20-2017
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We had such a blast at the Kane County Cougars game today. What better way to end our great outing than with a Cougar Win! Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun filled afternoon.
07-17-2017
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" Take me out to the Ball Game"
07-17-2017
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Join us this Wednesday for our Italian Theme Day!
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Afternoon Ball Toss turned into an afternoon of dancing
07-17-2017
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Dinner at Blackstone, one of our favorite's! Join us this Friday at Benny's in Oswego
07-11-2017
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Our residents in Mary b's decided to enjoy lunch outside! Everybody needs a little sunshine
07-11-2017
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July is here!Check out what exciting HappYnings we have going on in our branch this month.
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HOWIE is on the move again today we had lunch at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. We definetly enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with great friends making new memories. Where did you have lunch today? We hope you enjoyed it as much as we ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again today we had lunch at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. We definetly enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with great friends making new memories. Where did you have lunch today? We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep an eye out for our bus HOWIE to see where we end up next week. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Howie was on the move again. Last week we went on our monthly Dinner outing to Blackstone restaurant, and the previous month we were able to go out to Millhurts Ale House. Its always nice to treat ourselves to dinner once in a while with good friends. Thank you to Rose & Jackie our wonderful BFMs ... Read Full Post
Howie was on the move again. Last week we went on our monthly Dinner outing to Blackstone restaurant, and the previous month we were able to go out to Millhurts Ale House. Its always nice to treat ourselves to dinner once in a while with good friends. Thank you to Rose & Jackie our wonderful BFMs for joining us for our first two dinner outings of the year. Keep an eye out to see where Howie takes us today.
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Please help us welcome our new CNA, Kailey! Note from Kailey- I am currently on the varsity dance team at my high school. I have been dancing since I was two years old, so I am very passionate about it. When I am not dancing, I am spending time with my friends, my little brother and step sister, my ... Read Full Post
Please help us welcome our new CNA, Kailey! Note from Kailey- I am currently on the varsity dance team at my high school. I have been dancing since I was two years old, so I am very passionate about it. When I am not dancing, I am spending time with my friends, my little brother and step sister, my parents, or my grandparents. I also babysit frequently. I love kids, so I am a preschool teacher through my high school. This year I am hoping to work with other grades, in special ed classes; and with the school nurse of an elementary school. I also love animals and helping my Aunt on her farm whenever possible. I am looking forward to getting to know the residents here at Bickford!
07-07-2017
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Our lunch outings are always fun. The last few weeks Howie has taken us to Domo 77 & Harners Bakery we had lots of fun and ate some delicious food. It's always fun to go out and have lunch with friends. Its also nice when we can treat ourselves to dinner, keep an eye out for Howie today to see ... Read Full Post
Our lunch outings are always fun. The last few weeks Howie has taken us to Domo 77 & Harners Bakery we had lots of fun and ate some delicious food. It's always fun to go out and have lunch with friends. Its also nice when we can treat ourselves to dinner, keep an eye out for Howie today to see where we end up for dinner tonight.
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We look forward to seeing everyone for our 4th of July Celebrations
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As many of you may be aware, the Vietnam Moving Wall is coming to Oswego! This monument is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that travels across the nation, stopping in towns throughout. This is an incredible opportunity for our community and they are anticipating large crowds ... Read Full Post
As many of you may be aware, the Vietnam Moving Wall is coming to Oswego! This monument is a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that travels across the nation, stopping in towns throughout. This is an incredible opportunity for our community and they are anticipating large crowds throughout the event. You don't want to miss out on this event
06-29-2017
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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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