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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What a great day to stay inside and make a snowman. They had so much fun and enjoyed lots of laughs while making them.
01-16-2018
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Having fun with Hat Day!!
01-12-2018
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Our residents love to play BINGO!
01-10-2018
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Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our residents. Congratulations, Lisa! Here's to you!
01-06-2018
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Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to CNA Lisa O'Brien who has been a Bickford Family Member for 10 years! She received a certificate and a second diamond was placed in her Bickford necklace. We are so fortunate to have her at Bickford. She is compassionate, kind, hard working, and shows empathy for all of our residents. Congratulations, Lisa! Here's to you!
01-06-2018
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Who's up for a game of Jenga? How high can we stack them?
01-02-2018
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As the beginning of 2018 quickly approaching, some of you may be thinking of what your New Year's Resolutions will be. But as 2017 comes to a close so does the Tax Year. We at Bickford of Quincy want you to be aware that some, or all of your Assisted Living expenses could be covered under medical ... Read Full Post
As the beginning of 2018 quickly approaching, some of you may be thinking of what your New Year's Resolutions will be. But as 2017 comes to a close so does the Tax Year. We at Bickford of Quincy want you to be aware that some, or all of your Assisted Living expenses could be covered under medical expenses. You will want to make it a point to see your tax advisor for further information. Let's end 2017 with some tax deductions and put some savings in your pockets in 2018. Happy New Year Everyone!!!
12-28-2017
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Today was pamper day! The ladies enjoyed getting manicures today!
12-28-2017
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The ladies enjoyed making Christmas Prism Lights. They could not wait until night time to see how it looked with the tea light in it. They love making things to put in their apartments.
12-21-2017
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The residents had a blast making cinnamon ornaments. They enjoyed kneading the dough, flattening it and using cookies cutters to make their ornament.
12-14-2017
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As winter slowly approaches in the Midwest, our Resident's at Bickford of Quincy are cozy in their apartments. Here at Bickford their worries of fixing frozen pipes, ice hanging from their gutters or simply taking out the trash are a worry of the past. Why you ask? Because we take care of all of ... Read Full Post
As winter slowly approaches in the Midwest, our Resident's at Bickford of Quincy are cozy in their apartments. Here at Bickford their worries of fixing frozen pipes, ice hanging from their gutters or simply taking out the trash are a worry of the past. Why you ask? Because we take care of all of that!!! The Residents at Bickford of Quincy can kick back and relax in their Maintenance Free Apartments. Not only do we know a guy, but we have a guy. Onsite, at the branch there is always someone around to take care of your needs.
12-12-2017
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Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and ... Read Full Post
Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and inviting on the inside. Stop by and see us!
12-11-2017
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A good game of Bunco to start the week out.
12-11-2017
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. While this can be a joyous time for most of us,it can also be a stressful and lonely time for others. Here are some tips for creating a positive Holiday experience for our seniors. 1. Remind them how important they are to you and family. 2. Include them in ... Read Full Post
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. While this can be a joyous time for most of us,it can also be a stressful and lonely time for others. Here are some tips for creating a positive Holiday experience for our seniors. 1. Remind them how important they are to you and family. 2. Include them in Holiday meal preparation and decorating. 3. Encourage them to talk about their favorite holiday memories and help them to create new ones. 4. Take them to their favorite church and any holiday programs. 5. If they have any old friends close, contact them and arrange a small gathering. We all love our senior family members, so make sure to let them know frequently, and to all the Bickford family friends thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
12-08-2017
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The residents love to go shopping at the Bickford store and spend their Bickford Bingo Bucks!
12-07-2017
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Here is the December Newsletter!
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The ladies enjoying social hour with cheese balls and 7-up. One of their favorite treats.
11-27-2017
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We know the importance of pets; it's why we are pet friendly. The Healing Power of Pets By Barbara Ballinger For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn. ... Read Full Post
We know the importance of pets; it's why we are pet friendly. The Healing Power of Pets By Barbara Ballinger For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn. "A new pet can stimulate someone to read up on an animal or breed, which can be very mentally stimulating and important at that age," says Dr. Katharine Hillestad, a veterinarian with the office of Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander, Wis., which provides online advice and retails pet supplies and pharmaceuticals. Pets provide other intangibles. "Dogs and other pets live very much in the here and now. They don't worry about tomorrow. And tomorrow can be very scary for an older person. By having an animal with that sense of now, it tends to rub off on people," says Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey psychotherapist. And pets can reduce depression and lessen loneliness. "Older pet owners have often told us how incredibly barren and lonely their lives were without their pet's companionship, even when there were some downsides to owning an active pet," says Linda Anderson, who founded the Angel Animals Network in Minneapolis with her husband Allen. The couple speaks about the joys of pet ownership and has authored books.
11-27-2017
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Come join us for the Winter Festival!!!
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Look at the smile!!!! Betty loves when the puppy Omego, comes to see us.
11-16-2017
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Here at Bickford of Quincy we know how important your loved one's spirituality is to them. And because of this, we provide services multiple times throughout each month to meet our Resident's spiritual needs. Our Bickford Non-Denominational Chaplains provide services such as Worship & Devotion ... Read Full Post
Here at Bickford of Quincy we know how important your loved one's spirituality is to them. And because of this, we provide services multiple times throughout each month to meet our Resident's spiritual needs. Our Bickford Non-Denominational Chaplains provide services such as Worship & Devotion Services on a weekly basis here at the Quincy Branch. The Catholic Church also comes here to Bickford to provide services such as Rosary, Mass & Communion at different days throughout the month for our Resident's and their families While our Bickford Chaplains are here to meet the needs of our Resident's they also extend their services to the families and staff at Bickford of Quincy. Please take the time to look at a Happyning's and join in on these wonderful services that we provide.
11-14-2017
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Hello everyone... Well it is that time of year!! Are your elderly family members and friends ready for WINTER?? When you are at your loved one's home do a safety check: Has the furnace been checked and is filter clean, have the batteries in the smoke alarms been changed? Are there phone numbers ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone... Well it is that time of year!! Are your elderly family members and friends ready for WINTER?? When you are at your loved one's home do a safety check: Has the furnace been checked and is filter clean, have the batteries in the smoke alarms been changed? Are there phone numbers available for them to call in an emergency? Check the pantry is there enough food available if they are unable to leave their home? Check in frequently with the elderly, winter can be very depressing and lonely and everyone enjoys visiting with others!!!! http://eldercareissues.blogspot.com/2015/10/winterizing-elderly.html
11-10-2017
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November Newsletter has arrived!
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Having fun making Apple Pie Tacos on Halloween! Mary loves Halloween and loves to dress up! She looked beautiful in her clown outfit.
11-01-2017
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Did you know that you could be entitled to a Veteran's Benefit that helps defray the cost of Assisted Living? This can apply to the veteran or the spouse! For more information, we recommend you check with a company that has the right experience. It doesn't hurt to investigate because you may ... Read Full Post
Did you know that you could be entitled to a Veteran's Benefit that helps defray the cost of Assisted Living? This can apply to the veteran or the spouse! For more information, we recommend you check with a company that has the right experience. It doesn't hurt to investigate because you may qualify for it. Plus, the benefit increased this year! Here is some information to get you started. http://veteransbenefitsaidcounsel.com/faq/ Good News: VA Benefits Increase for 2018 Last year’s increase was disappointing to say the least, but this year the 2% COLA increase looks a little more attractive for our veterans and surviving spouses. The same percentage increase should also be seen in monthly social security payments. John Kinney says, “A cost-of-living raise is an increase in pay that's intended to keep the buying power of an employee's salary the same during a period of inflation. Without a cost-of-living raise, the declining value of the dollar would leave workers with less real money in their pockets. Cost-of-living raises are also known as cost of living adjustments (COLAs), cost of living allowances and escalator clauses.” The information, when finalized, will be available to you via pdf. format with all other pertinent information for referring veterans and spouses who need assistance, and we will be sending it out via email, and will be on our website. We want you to be prepared to share correct information with families concerning the amount of the maximum benefit available to them for 2018. Brochures with the updated information will also be sent out after the first of the year and an e-brochure available at that time. You will also find the final update available on our website and you can always download the most current brochure from the site too. We believe the new Maximum Pension plus Aid and Attendance rates will look as follows depending on how they decide to “round”: • Veteran Couple $2902 • Married Couple $2169 • Single Veteran $1829 • Surviving Spouse $1176
10-27-2017
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Enjoying Happy Hour with Orange Cherry Punch.
10-19-2017
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Happy Birthday Ruth!!!
10-19-2017
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It's time to get Moving!!! Here at Bickford of Quincy socialization of our Residents is of the utmost importance. From morning exercise to a competitive game of Bunco, there is always an activity going on that your loved ones can participate it.
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Happy Birthday Cleone!!!!
10-13-2017
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Did you know that in older people with dementia Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause changes in behavior. Signs and symptoms we may usually see in younger people are complaints of urgency, back or lower abdomen pain, incontinence or fever. The symptoms we often see in the elderly are increased ... Read Full Post
Did you know that in older people with dementia Urinary tract infections (UTI) can cause changes in behavior. Signs and symptoms we may usually see in younger people are complaints of urgency, back or lower abdomen pain, incontinence or fever. The symptoms we often see in the elderly are increased confusion, agitation, incontinence, falls and withdrawal from daily routines. How can we prevent UTI's 1) encourage water intake (6-8 glasses a day), 2) remind and cue them to use bathroom every 2-3 hours, 3) encourage good hygiene including showering routinely. http://www.alzheimers.net
10-12-2017
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These ladies love to dance!
10-12-2017
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Exercise Time!
10-04-2017
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Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of ... Read Full Post
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of spices in the air. This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by.
10-03-2017
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October Newsletter, enjoy!
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It's Tuesday and that means Bickford Store day! Ohhhh... They love to go shopping. Just look at the smile!
09-26-2017
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Our residents having fun painting on canvas.
09-25-2017
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New artificial intelligence (AI) research conducted at McGill University in Canada suggests that doctors may soon have the tools to predict an individual’s likelihood of developing dementia several years before the onset of symptoms. Such extended prognostic capability would give future dementia ... Read Full Post
New artificial intelligence (AI) research conducted at McGill University in Canada suggests that doctors may soon have the tools to predict an individual’s likelihood of developing dementia several years before the onset of symptoms. Such extended prognostic capability would give future dementia patients and their families more time to plan strategies for living with the disorder and to arrange for treatment and care. For more information on the study and other news about Alzheimer's go to this website: https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2017/08/30/a-i-big-data-project-predicts-dementia-2-years-before-symptoms-manifest/
09-20-2017
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Having a little fun at the September Birthday Party!
09-19-2017
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Barb joined in on the fun and wore her 1950's cat glasses!
09-14-2017
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Celebrating the 1950'S! The Pink Ladies from "Grease" joined us! Lots of fun!
09-14-2017
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Happy Birthday to this lovely lady!
09-07-2017
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Hello everyone It is that time of year again for FLU shots. Why is it important...According to the Centers for Diease Control and prevention it can reduce the number of reoccurring hospitalizations,it can keep you from getting sick from the flu or not as severe if you do get sick. By getting the ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone It is that time of year again for FLU shots. Why is it important...According to the Centers for Diease Control and prevention it can reduce the number of reoccurring hospitalizations,it can keep you from getting sick from the flu or not as severe if you do get sick. By getting the influenza vaccine it also protects those around you. Here at Bickford we will have vaccines available to our residents to protect them again this year against influenza. Watch for local clinics and get your flu shot this year For more information: www.cdc.gov/flu
09-01-2017
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September Newsletter is here.
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Our artist, hard at work! The ladies had fun painting wind chimes and sun catchers!
08-30-2017
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A whole lot of shaking going on, here at Bickford. We made ice cream in a bag. We had fun shaking, but even more eating it.
08-25-2017
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Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are ... Read Full Post
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education. The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education. I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year! Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Sorority, and has been accepted into the honors program. Congratulations Riley! Pictured is Riley (left) receiving her scholarship certificate from Divisional Director of Resident Services for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois, Michelle Adam.
08-24-2017
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Making Pine Cone Bird Feeders. They sure had fun!
08-22-2017
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Some Ker Plunk fun!!!
08-10-2017
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August Newsletter!
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Happy Birthday to this lovely lady, Carol
07-31-2017
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