Bickford of Urbandale

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Urbandale, 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 love our pets at Bickford! What a great place to live where we get to be with our pets.
07-13-2018
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Our team is getting fired up for the Alzheimer's Association's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. We hope you will join us for the Des Moines walk on Saturday, August 25th. The easiest way to register with our team is to go online to www.alz.org, and join the Bickford of Urbandale team.
07-13-2018
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Join us Thursday, July 19th, for Italian Day
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We love live music. This morning the melodies of Luke Farland fill the air. Wednesday afternoon Dave Gray will be performing at 1pm. Come join in the fun anytime!
07-09-2018
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Something we haven't done in a while is decorate wheel chairs and walkers for holidays. This week it was 4th of July crepe paper around wheels and handle bars. It truly spruces up everyone's transportation and bring a smile to everyone.
07-07-2018
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Tomorrow morning volunteers from Urban Plunge will be at Bickford of Urbandale for bingo. Thank you in advance to this wonderful group of individuals who bring so much love and life to our branch!!!! And of course a big thank you to Jamey Owen for continuing to coordinate this connection!
07-06-2018
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WOW! What a storm. If you don't already know, Urbandale was hit hard Saturday by a storm that brought over 7 inches of rain. We are thankful that no one was injured here at Bickford and our hearts go out to the our neighbors, families and friends affected by this natural disaster. We did experience ... Read Full Post
WOW! What a storm. If you don't already know, Urbandale was hit hard Saturday by a storm that brought over 7 inches of rain. We are thankful that no one was injured here at Bickford and our hearts go out to the our neighbors, families and friends affected by this natural disaster. We did experience some flood water in the branch and our team is working hard to extract and clean up the branch so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience while we get things back in order.
07-03-2018
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The heat is on this week! I made a "healthy drink" activity to up everyone's hydration and made infused waters. We taste tested Cucumber and Mint water. The 2nd one to try was a citrus water with lemons and limes. 3rd choice was a watermelon slushie and no surprise, the most popular. It was fun ... Read Full Post
The heat is on this week! I made a "healthy drink" activity to up everyone's hydration and made infused waters. We taste tested Cucumber and Mint water. The 2nd one to try was a citrus water with lemons and limes. 3rd choice was a watermelon slushie and no surprise, the most popular. It was fun trying different infused waters. Drinking plain water can be a bit boring sometimes. Up your game with this delicious hydrations creations.
06-30-2018
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This sweet dog and his kind owner are going to be coming to Bickford of Urbandale for therapy visits every other Tuesday evening in July and August at 6pm. Their first official visit is Tuesday, July 10th at 6pm. Please welcome Hannah and her dog Dexter.
06-28-2018
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A fun activity this week was making turtle candy using pretzels and Rolo's. Have you tried this yet? It's delicious and easy to make. The resident's of Mary B's loved them. Place a rolo on a small pretzel, microwave a few seconds until just enough to smash down a bit with a pecan. Let cool and ... Read Full Post
A fun activity this week was making turtle candy using pretzels and Rolo's. Have you tried this yet? It's delicious and easy to make. The resident's of Mary B's loved them. Place a rolo on a small pretzel, microwave a few seconds until just enough to smash down a bit with a pecan. Let cool and enjoy.
06-22-2018
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Sherrie taking a walk with Vicki's dog Bruno. Love that smile!
06-21-2018
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Our Father's Day Celebration was a blast! The afternoon was filled with old cars, friends, family, live music, and refreshments. Check out all the photos on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale Make sure to "like" us while you are there!
06-18-2018
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Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Today we celebrated with an antique car show, beverages, snacks and live music. Earlier in the week we had our new music therapist sing to us from Music Speaks. Her name is Megan and we were very impressed with her great singing and guitar skills. We ... Read Full Post
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Today we celebrated with an antique car show, beverages, snacks and live music. Earlier in the week we had our new music therapist sing to us from Music Speaks. Her name is Megan and we were very impressed with her great singing and guitar skills. We are looking forward to Megan visiting us twice a month.
06-15-2018
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check out what's going on in July
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This is one of my favorite photos from last weeks Western Day! Our new nurse Bonnie is in the middle of the photo in the plaid shirt with the rest of our crew.
06-14-2018
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Vel and Sally the Goat
06-08-2018
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Vel and Western Day
06-08-2018
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Western day was another success with one of our activities being a 'petting zoo.' Meet Sally the goat. She had perfect manners and went around saying hello to all the residents.
06-07-2018
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Father's Day Fun!
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Some bunny loves you! Happy Western Day y'all! Our wonderful Director Angie with Maxine, and bunny Fierro.
06-06-2018
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We tried our hand at making pie crust this week. I remember my mother doing this many times: rolling out the crust and peeling apples or peaches are what come to mind most. When discussing this with our group around the table it turns out that is what our residents remember too. A couple of good ... Read Full Post
We tried our hand at making pie crust this week. I remember my mother doing this many times: rolling out the crust and peeling apples or peaches are what come to mind most. When discussing this with our group around the table it turns out that is what our residents remember too. A couple of good stories were shared about watching our mother's in the kitchen as children with the familiar smells and sights of cinnamon, sugar and eating left over baked pie dough. Yum!
06-01-2018
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Aaron Shoemaker came from Omaha to swoon the ladies this week with old favorites from Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
06-01-2018
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Happiness checks will be sent out via text message tomorrow! Our goal in Enriching Happiness is to get feedback from residents and family members. We are shooting for a 5 out of 5 rating and truly appreciate any feedback we can get. As always and in addition, my door is always open so stop in and ... Read Full Post
Happiness checks will be sent out via text message tomorrow! Our goal in Enriching Happiness is to get feedback from residents and family members. We are shooting for a 5 out of 5 rating and truly appreciate any feedback we can get. As always and in addition, my door is always open so stop in and chat :)
05-31-2018
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The day this photo was taken was one of those days where adult coloring was calming, many participated and we all stuck to it for an hour. Even the residents who find it challenging to sit for a little while enjoyed it! I had to take a photo of this great day.
05-24-2018
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We celebrated the Kentucky Derby earlier in the month in a grand style. We made our own hats as Kerstie is demonstrating and made mint juleps in addition to horse trivia and watching the Derby live on tv.
05-24-2018
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As you may have noticed Bickford of Urbandale is getting some work done outside. Thank you for your patience during some of our construction. We are repairing the driveway, the front porch and getting a new irrigation system installed so as this continues it will get messy before it gets beautiful! ... Read Full Post
As you may have noticed Bickford of Urbandale is getting some work done outside. Thank you for your patience during some of our construction. We are repairing the driveway, the front porch and getting a new irrigation system installed so as this continues it will get messy before it gets beautiful! We hope to have this all wrapped up by the end of this week. We are pleased to announce that coming out of our Resident Council meeting this week our residents report that our meals are "Gourmet". We have put in a lot of effort to improve the menu and overall dining service in our Bread Basket so we are happy that those efforts are enriching the happiness of all of our residents!
05-24-2018
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Hope to see you on June 6th at 10:30am for Bickford of Urbandale's Western Day Petting Zoo!
Check out the PDF 05-23-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an OPENING and we'd love to show you around! For a tour call 515-419-8872!
05-18-2018
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Welcome Summer! Bickford of Urbandale's June Calendar of Events
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Maxine and daughter Judy at Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show.
05-12-2018
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The Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show on Thursday was amazing! I love witnessing moments like the one pictured here with Betty and her daughter Rosie. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
05-12-2018
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May is in full swing at Bickford in Urbandale! We have been busy, busy, busy and hopefully our friends and families have noticed all of our beautiful flowers we recently planted! Last Saturday we were at the races with the Kentucky Derby and the competition was fierce, with Josephine coming out in ... Read Full Post
May is in full swing at Bickford in Urbandale! We have been busy, busy, busy and hopefully our friends and families have noticed all of our beautiful flowers we recently planted! Last Saturday we were at the races with the Kentucky Derby and the competition was fierce, with Josephine coming out in the winners circle! Today we will host the annual Mother's Day tea party with a special fashion show to boot! As a reminder, Happiness checks were sent out to families at the beginning of the month and we have a goal of Top Box scores (5 out of 5) Happiness for residents and families. If you are receiving the text message we would appreciate your feedback and if you are not, please let me know and we will be sure to get those to you!
05-10-2018
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Look at how LaVonne has made a new friend! Sasha just made herself right at home and LaVonne is loving it. There are a few pets at Bickford that come in with their owners (staff) on a weekly basis. The doggies get socialized, the residents enjoy the love from these pets and the doggies don't get ... Read Full Post
Look at how LaVonne has made a new friend! Sasha just made herself right at home and LaVonne is loving it. There are a few pets at Bickford that come in with their owners (staff) on a weekly basis. The doggies get socialized, the residents enjoy the love from these pets and the doggies don't get left at home all day. Did you know petting a dog or cat lowers your blood pressure? Everybody wins!
05-04-2018
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Join us!
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Lots of birthdays this month! 4 in Mary B's: Ruth Yanko, Jim O'Callaghan, Pat Hulsey and Dorine Jones. We celebrated each birthday with Root Beer Floats, Donuts from the newly reopened Donut King and Birthday Shakes. Donuts are always popular but the root beer floats were the favorite. We will be ... Read Full Post
Lots of birthdays this month! 4 in Mary B's: Ruth Yanko, Jim O'Callaghan, Pat Hulsey and Dorine Jones. We celebrated each birthday with Root Beer Floats, Donuts from the newly reopened Donut King and Birthday Shakes. Donuts are always popular but the root beer floats were the favorite. We will be making these more frequently, birthday or not, over the summer since they were such a hit.
04-27-2018
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Spring has finally arrived at Bickford of Urbandale and we are not wasting anytime getting outside and enjoying the weather. Keep an eye out for changes in our outdoor living areas. We are extending our living rooms out onto the patios where you can find comfy new chairs and a couch made for ... Read Full Post
Spring has finally arrived at Bickford of Urbandale and we are not wasting anytime getting outside and enjoying the weather. Keep an eye out for changes in our outdoor living areas. We are extending our living rooms out onto the patios where you can find comfy new chairs and a couch made for soaking up the sunshine! Friday Happy Hour just got a little bit happier now that we can sit outside with a cold cocktail! I personally enjoy all the fresh flowers and planting I get to do so if anyone wants to show off their green thumb I would love the input and help!
04-27-2018
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Come join us on Thursday, May 10th at 2pm for our Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show and Tea! Hosted by the Hall Tree of Urbandale!
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This month's theme day was "Sail the Open Sea's." It was so much fun! Lots of nautical decorations, ocean life, beach balls and tropical drinks were made (Pina Coladas-Yum!). Staff could be found dancing to Calypso music with straw hats and sunglasses.
04-16-2018
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Come join the fun!
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This week we made a new recipe of banana bread. It turned out very good. We ate it during our afternoon snack time at 2;30 with coffee. Please join us anytime around 2:30 for coffee and a treat. You are always welcome to Mary B's for a visit or participate in one of our activities.
04-13-2018
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It's finally here! Cruise Day and beautiful weather to boot. Aaron Shoemaker is performing as I write, cruise food is being prepped in the kitchen, and I am preparing for an afternoon in Miami, Nassau, and St. Lucia. It doesn't get much better than this!
04-12-2018
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Let's go cruising
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It's been a busy week at Bickford of Urbandale. Although we lost our beanbag baseball home game on Wednesday against the Journey's jaguars we had a great time! Our team is getting a pretty large roster this year!
04-06-2018
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Come Sail With Us on Thursday, April 12th at 2pm at Bickford of Urbandale!
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Sail away with Bickford of Urbandale! We are bringing in the warm weather next Thursday with "Cruise day" so grab your hats, swimsuits and tasty drinks and remember "Home is Where Your Anchor Drops" at Bickford!
04-04-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has BFM's that are in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit. Thanks to Jill our BFM medical nurse who made the cupcakes. Hats, green beer and snacks were enjoyed.
04-03-2018
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Today's Easter Egg Hunt was a blast. Thank you to Traditions Children's Center in Urbandale for joining us to meet the Easter Bunny and find the eggs. See lots of photos online by visiting our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
03-31-2018
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Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and ... Read Full Post
Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and warmer temps in the 50's!
03-29-2018
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With the first day of Spring this week a good art project is "Spring Flowers" made with plastic forks. It passes as a tulip, doesn't it?! The residents did a great job at this one.
03-23-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
03-19-2018
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