The first Bickford was created for Mary Bickford, a most beloved family member. At the
The first Bickford was created for Mary Bickford, a most beloved family member. At the Core of her being Mary had happiness coursing through her. The Tree that sprang from the Seed of her life continues on with the self-same purpose, the Core running throughout every aspect of the Tree, enriching happiness in the lives that become intertwined with ours. As Bickford Family Members, we work individually and collectively to enrich happiness in the lives of our residents. Although our ChOREs may vary from one another, our purpose is the same.
Independence is as unique as each and every person. At Bickford, Independent Living is designed for seniors who require little or no assistance with the activities of daily living but desire a sense of community, maintenance free living and the peace of mind that comes with having someone available around the clock. From home-style meals cooked to order at The Bread Basket to transportation provided by HOWIE, we cater to your needs and desires. At the same time, we realize that nothing can replace home. 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. We invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home. Your spacious apartment is yours to personalize and our family areas are designed to entertain family and friends alike. We also provide the peace of mind that if an unanticipated need arises, we can offer the care required, including Assisted Living, if needed.
Bickford Assisted Living is designed for individuals who require assistance with the activities of daily living such as meal preparation, medication management, dressing and bathing. As a unique person, you deserve an individual approach to your care. You should be given choices based on your needs and desires. We encourage independence as much as possible, giving you the freedom to express your preferences. You deserve to be treated with dignity and respect in regards to every aspect of your care, including protecting your privacy and nurturing your unique spirit. We don’t do care to you but for you and with you so that as your core needs are met, our compassionate care helps you to sustain the highest level of individuality possible.
When we hear talk about memory care, generally the focus falls on the memory loss of the individual. The reality, however, lies more in the loss of the individual. Lost somewhere inside the disease, too many beautiful people become disconnected with their life, their loved ones and themselves. Through our personal experience with Mary Bickford, we know firsthand the confusion memory loss creates in relationships with loved ones. Because of the nature of memory loss, the moment becomes the pivotal factor in assisting our memory care residents. With Bickford Connections, through one moment at a time, we reconnect with them as an individual and we celebrate as we see them reconnect with life. Nothing brings us more joy than helping them reconnect in their relationships to others and themselves. Every activity is intentional and personally driven by each individual's life story.
From the very beginning, our caregivers were chosen based not only on whether they understood our longing to create a home for Mary (the first Bickford resident), but also if we felt like we could trust them to care for our residents the way we would. Still today, we remain devoted to that desire. Just like a family, our caregivers are there when you need a little extra help. Perhaps it’s running an errand, reassuring you through a doctor’s appointment or easing the anxiety of a particularly difficult time.
Through Companion Care, we’re able to devote more personalized time and attention to things that aren’t a part of routine care. We know that a familiar face can make all the difference in a time of need. Bickford was created to care for our family, and now we’re devoted to seeing you through all of life’s transitions.