Bickford of Quincy

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Quincy, 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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we are learning the art of abstract painting
03-28-2019
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We are excited to start working on our jewelry crafts. Starting with Bracelets.
03-25-2019
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Wanda had a blast playing Left Right Center
03-19-2019
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Even through the rain, we have something to smile about. This afternoons movie is THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, we all are looking forward to it, along with popcorn and drinks.
03-13-2019
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Our Residents loved Casino Day, Horse Racing, and Black Jack
03-12-2019
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Hello everyone, boy spring is sure taking her time getting here. This weekend was day light savings- PLEASE make sure our elderly are being checked on. Did they get their clocks changed forward? Have the batteries in all smoke/fire alarms been changed? Are there any lights in or out of the house ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, boy spring is sure taking her time getting here. This weekend was day light savings- PLEASE make sure our elderly are being checked on. Did they get their clocks changed forward? Have the batteries in all smoke/fire alarms been changed? Are there any lights in or out of the house that need to be changed. Even checking their hearing aids to make sure they are working properly will improve their ability to accomplish things easier if they can hear. Now is a good time for a doctors appointment to review their medications and to assess their needs for assistance with daily routines. Is there food in the refrigerator, are they collecting their mail and paying their bills. The elderly are targets for scam artists, keeping track of out going money may help prevent one's family member from being taken advantage of. If you live out of town, have a contact person you can reach if unable to contact your loved one. Remember preventative measures can and will benefit your loved one
03-11-2019
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Casino day was a blast, they really like Black Jack, and Horse Racing.
03-07-2019
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Happy Ash Wednesday! If you visit the branch today, you might see a few of us with dirty foreheads. Growing up, I attended Catholic School, so Ash Wednesday services were held during the school day. After receiving our ashes, we anxiously compared who had more, who's cross was bigger, or who could ... Read Full Post
Happy Ash Wednesday! If you visit the branch today, you might see a few of us with dirty foreheads. Growing up, I attended Catholic School, so Ash Wednesday services were held during the school day. After receiving our ashes, we anxiously compared who had more, who's cross was bigger, or who could manage to keep it on all day without inadvertently wiping it off. Walking home after school past the public school we got quite the stare down, and it never failed, at least one person would mention we had something on our foreheads. So when I walked in to the Iowa City Branch today, I couldn't resist telling a few they had something on THEIR forehead as I stared back at them with the same black smudge smeared across mine. Bickford encourages our residents to engage in their faith, whether it be in church, a synagogue, or through meditation. We will happily reserve space for your own minister to come in, and we have nondenominational services with our partnership with Market Place Ministries. Please join us, we would love to pray with you!
03-06-2019
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We are enjoying making flower vases with Katelyn!!
02-22-2019
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Great things Happening in March
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Residents love part 1 of our craft project
02-18-2019
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Looking forward to our new craft project. Bunnies!!!!
02-13-2019
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Hello everyone, I can't wait for that early spring we are supposed to get. With the cold weather we find the elderly are often isolated in their homes and receive very little socialization. As we get older we may no longer be able to drive or our friends have passed away and we lose touch with ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I can't wait for that early spring we are supposed to get. With the cold weather we find the elderly are often isolated in their homes and receive very little socialization. As we get older we may no longer be able to drive or our friends have passed away and we lose touch with others in our lives. Loneliness and isolation can lead to depression as well as heart problems. Here at Bickford we spend quality time with our residents every day. Through activities, meals and even when administering their medications we are able see changes that can occur in their daily routines. Give us a call and set up a tour to find out what we are about. You will get to meet other people who live here, join in the daily activities and even enjoy a meal. A lot of people are affected with the "winter blues", the elderly can be affected both mental and physically. Check on your elders, if you are noticing these changes it is time for assisted living. Come see us!!!
02-08-2019
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Our Ladies sharing there talent. Gave our new cook Linda a candle stick craft they worked on. So NICE
02-07-2019
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We all are looking forward to our new craft. Candle stick holders.
02-05-2019
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BINGO BINGO BINGO
01-28-2019
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Making our Bird house villages
01-25-2019
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! While some businesses are closed today to honor MLK Jr., Bickford is operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Did you know we offer 24-hour admissions? Evenings and weekends are not a problem to get you moved and settled into your new home! Also, Bickford of ... Read Full Post
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! While some businesses are closed today to honor MLK Jr., Bickford is operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Did you know we offer 24-hour admissions? Evenings and weekends are not a problem to get you moved and settled into your new home! Also, Bickford of Quincy has RN's, LPN's, and CNA's on staff to meet the care needs of your loved ones 24 hours a day! It takes a village, but a strong village we are! Come by and see us on 4221 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62305
01-21-2019
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Our Residents love to listen to guitar music. It always put a smile on their faces
01-17-2019
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Well... It's that time of year. The weather is cold, the snow is here, the house needs repaired and maintained. Now what??? Who wants to do repairs and maintenance when it's this cold outside. Moving into Bickford of Quincy allows you to let go of all of these maintenance worries. Here at the ... Read Full Post
Well... It's that time of year. The weather is cold, the snow is here, the house needs repaired and maintained. Now what??? Who wants to do repairs and maintenance when it's this cold outside. Moving into Bickford of Quincy allows you to let go of all of these maintenance worries. Here at the Branch our Maintenance Coordinator Roger will take all these worries off your shoulders. From hanging pictures to cleaning sidewalks Roger has got you covered. Stop in sometime for a quick tour of our maintenance free branch.
01-16-2019
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When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it ... Read Full Post
When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it is everything it is cracked up to be! Lots of fun, engaging activities, and of course we do throw in a little learning. Family Reunion is a time of fellowship and engagement, bringing the Bickford Family together for a time of renewal. One of the fun things we do at Family Reunion is celebrate those Bickford Family Members that go above and beyond at the Pearl Ceremony. I am pleased that in my division, this year we have a BFM up for 6 of the 7 categories! Congratulations to Macomb Kitchen Manager of the Year nominee, Shawn Carroll; Marion BFM of the Year nominee Mike Merchant; Burlington RNC of the Year nominee Teddie Rinehart; Iowa City/Marion CRD of the Year nominee Holly Blood; Cedar Falls Director of the Year nominee Natalie Feldman; and the entire team in Cedar Falls for their Branch of the Year nomination. Michelle and I had a lot of fun surprising them all with a "pearlposal" inviting them to the Pearl Ceremony held in February at Family Reunion. Congratulations to all nominees, you all are very deserving!
01-10-2019
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Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2019. Here at Bickford we see a lot of physical as well as mental changes in our residents. Some of these changes may be over time were other changes seem to happen overnight.With aging parents/family members they may realize that they are having more trouble but ... Read Full Post
Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2019. Here at Bickford we see a lot of physical as well as mental changes in our residents. Some of these changes may be over time were other changes seem to happen overnight.With aging parents/family members they may realize that they are having more trouble but are afraid to say anything. They are afraid of being "put somewhere". Things to look for may include: changes in their physical appearance,weight loss, no food in house, unkempt clothing, unpaid bills, or the home is in disarray. If you are seeing this happen with your loved, make doctor's appointment, find out if it is really safe for them to live alone. Start introducing the idea of change: in living environment, medication management and housekeeping assistance.Bring them to Bickford let them see it is not a "nursing home". We have daily activities and socialization, our residents are happy and make new friends.
01-09-2019
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Katelyn and her family were in the branch yesterday to sing hymnals and Christmas music to the residents. Thank you to Katelyn and her family for taking the time out of their day to allow us to listen to their beautiful voices.
12-28-2018
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Christmas time is here! Happy Holidays from all of our Bickford family of Quincy. The holidays is such joyous time; families gathering, laughing, exchanging gifts and time together. However, sometimes the holidays bring the devastating reality of what's really going on with mom or dad behind closed ... Read Full Post
Christmas time is here! Happy Holidays from all of our Bickford family of Quincy. The holidays is such joyous time; families gathering, laughing, exchanging gifts and time together. However, sometimes the holidays bring the devastating reality of what's really going on with mom or dad behind closed doors. Rest assured, we are here to help! Below is an article on how to have the difficult, but needed, conversation with your parent(s). https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/how-to-talk-to-aging-parents-this-holiday-season/
12-24-2018
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Happy Holidays everyone, I would like to give out information on the new MEDICARE cards. If you have your family members new cards please make sure Bickford, your pharmacy and doctor has the new information. Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if your card has been mailed. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE ... Read Full Post
Happy Holidays everyone, I would like to give out information on the new MEDICARE cards. If you have your family members new cards please make sure Bickford, your pharmacy and doctor has the new information. Sign into MyMedicare.gov to see if your card has been mailed. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) where you can verify your identity, check the address and be assisted in getting your new card.I hope all is well and will see you again in the new year.
12-13-2018
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Our residents had a blast decorating our Christmas Tree, Katelyn our new CRD helped us out I'm not sure who laughed harder the residents or myself, what a great bunch here in Quincy.
12-04-2018
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Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, ... Read Full Post
Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, cooked breakfast, and most importantly kept the branch running smooth and residents safe and warm. We have an assistant director remain at her branch for 42 hours. 2 caregivers came in Sunday morning, and stayed through the day and night to ensure cares were provide. Caregivers have helped others with rides to work. One branch provided air mattresses, blankets and pillows for those stranded at work. Caregivers hitched rides with 4 wheel drives and snow plows. A branch without power moved all of their residents to the living room near the fireplace to stay warm. Doing whatever it takes, happily, for our residents. Stay warm and safe, your loved one is.
11-26-2018
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The holidays are right around the corner and here at Bickford we are so excited to celebrate with our families! Along with all the holiday fun, the cold weather comes in and snow starts to fall. Although the thought of a white Christmas is nice, the fear for the aging senior is heart-wrenching. ... Read Full Post
The holidays are right around the corner and here at Bickford we are so excited to celebrate with our families! Along with all the holiday fun, the cold weather comes in and snow starts to fall. Although the thought of a white Christmas is nice, the fear for the aging senior is heart-wrenching. Snow leads to ice, ice leads to falls, falls lead to the ER. For the aging senior, the fear of falling may lead to lack of socialization, depression, and serious breaks. Our home-like environment, plus daily activities, is created to help put families at ease during this winter season. The link below will provide more information on falling risks. https://betterhealthwhileaging.net/why-aging-adults-fall/ Bickford wishes you are Happy Thanksgiving!
11-20-2018
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Our residents enjoyed making Jack-O-Lanterns!
10-22-2018
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It's that time of year... Fall has arrived!!! The trees are beginning to turn which means two things. #1 We all get to look at the beautiful colors of all the changing trees in our community. #2 We have to worry about cleaning out our gutters and yard maintenance. Here at Bickford of Quincy let us ... Read Full Post
It's that time of year... Fall has arrived!!! The trees are beginning to turn which means two things. #1 We all get to look at the beautiful colors of all the changing trees in our community. #2 We have to worry about cleaning out our gutters and yard maintenance. Here at Bickford of Quincy let us take care of the outside. Living at Bickford of Quincy means living Maintenance Free!!!! Let us do all the work so that you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the changing of the season
10-22-2018
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Hello again, I hope all is well with everyone. I want to make you aware of Medication-Related Problems in the elderly. Side affects of medications can cause abnormal thinking and balance problems. Drug interactions of blood thinners, diabetic medications, anti-acids and diuretics (water pills) can ... Read Full Post
Hello again, I hope all is well with everyone. I want to make you aware of Medication-Related Problems in the elderly. Side affects of medications can cause abnormal thinking and balance problems. Drug interactions of blood thinners, diabetic medications, anti-acids and diuretics (water pills) can affect the absorption of other medications. Cost of medications may affect how it is taken vs. as ordered by MD. Some people may take their medications all at one time once a day, or if they missed a dose they may take a double dose. Monitor and know the medications you or a loved one is taking. Make sure drug levels are being checked regularly to monitor the correct dose. If you are concerned about how a loved one is taking their medications, notify their MD and let them. This can help prevent falls, overdose, drug toxicity and organ failure.
10-19-2018
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Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check ... Read Full Post
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check out you local Bickford and schedule a tour today.
10-12-2018
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Its that time of year when pumpkin spice is every where. We made pumpkin spice cookies today. YUMMY!
10-09-2018
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Seniors who live home alone can start to struggle with eating. This can lead to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and loneliness for our beloved seniors. Bickford has set a goal to make sure our residents never experience these worrisome factors. Here at Bickford we work hard to make sure all meals ... Read Full Post
Seniors who live home alone can start to struggle with eating. This can lead to rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and loneliness for our beloved seniors. Bickford has set a goal to make sure our residents never experience these worrisome factors. Here at Bickford we work hard to make sure all meals are as enjoyable as they are delicious! Our homemade,from-scratch meals include fruits, veggies, and protein for each meal (and a sweet treat)! We pair our residents seating based on personality and their individual life-song, so they have a person to engage with while they eat. We also encourage family members and friends to come enjoy a meal with our residents for a small price. Bickford will always serve our residents to benefit their comfort. Our Bickford Family Members serve our guests each meal in a "restaurant" style manner. We take each individuals drink order first, then take their food order from our menu, have the food plated accordingly, and served to each resident. After clearing, we offer each individual our homemade treat as well. https://www.aplaceformom.com/planning-and-advice/articles/eating-alone
10-04-2018
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Our residents enjoyed banana splits today!
09-27-2018
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How high can we go.... a little Jenga!!
09-19-2018
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Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great summer. Now I am ready for a nice long, cool fall. Yes I know it is in the 90's but winter is just around the corner. Make sure your elderly family members are ready for the weather changes. Make sure they have a shovel and salt for sidewalks,and have ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone, I hope you have had a great summer. Now I am ready for a nice long, cool fall. Yes I know it is in the 90's but winter is just around the corner. Make sure your elderly family members are ready for the weather changes. Make sure they have a shovel and salt for sidewalks,and have someone check on them every couple of days. When daylight savings comes around we see more confusion, memory loss, agitation and anger in the early evening hours. Encourage routine visits to the doctor, maintain a regular routine and keep lights on in the home. It is during the winter months we see more social isolation due to their inability to get out of the house. Make sure someone is stopping by to visit your loved ones when you can'take it and don't forget the flu shot, it will help minimize hospital visits and severity of illness. Have a safe winter everyone.
09-17-2018
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We had fun making pom pom coasters!!
09-10-2018
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Come join us for lots of fun!
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Seniors can be on many different medicines as they age, the side effects of which can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. For example, some medications cause dizziness and balance problems. If a person already has mobility issues, this can compound the problem. If a senior is on a blood thinner ... Read Full Post
Seniors can be on many different medicines as they age, the side effects of which can be difficult and sometimes dangerous. For example, some medications cause dizziness and balance problems. If a person already has mobility issues, this can compound the problem. If a senior is on a blood thinner and falls frequently, this can lead to serious issues. Or, if the person inadvertently takes more than one, even more serious consequences can occur. These are just a couple reasons that medication management is so critical for the seniors in our lives: it's important that they take the right medicine, in the right amount, at the right time and in the right manner. Do you have concerns about your own family member's ability to manage their own medications, even if you set up a medication planner for them? If so, it might be time to consider assisted living, where a nurse takes care of all of this for you. It's one of the many benefits of considering assisted living for your loved ones. Bickford provides a free, no-risk assessment and it just takes a phone call to set it up. We are happy to help!
09-05-2018
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Here it is September's Newsletter! Lots of fun activities to do!
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We know how good exercise is for seniors. It's why we have chair exercise every day and why we have Kim from First Choice Physical Therapy lead band exercise once a month. We want to keep our residents as strong, safe, healthy, mobile, safe and as independent as they can be for as long as they can ... Read Full Post
We know how good exercise is for seniors. It's why we have chair exercise every day and why we have Kim from First Choice Physical Therapy lead band exercise once a month. We want to keep our residents as strong, safe, healthy, mobile, safe and as independent as they can be for as long as they can be. You know what's even more fun? Exercising with friends! We have two groups who take daily walks together each and every day! For more information on the health benefits of exercise, read this article https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/olderad.htm#benefits
08-28-2018
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Tim gets the residents up and moving when he comes to perform! The residents love him!!!!!
08-27-2018
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I'm a few days late posting this, but I wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to Irene!!! She was smiling from ear to ear because the whole dining room was singing "Happy Birthday" to her.
08-23-2018
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A fun game of Bunco!
08-21-2018
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It was cookie baking time at Bickford today. Our residents loved making peanut butter cookies. I think we can all agree that eating them is much better than making them!!!
08-07-2018
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Our men residents enjoying Men's Club with our Chaplains!
08-03-2018
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Elsie, enjoying herself blowing bubbles!!!
08-02-2018
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Here it is August Happynings!!!!
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