Our mission

To transform how America cares for seniors

How America is caring for seniors today is not good enough.
We’ve devoted our life’s work to changing it.


There's a Higher Path for our seniors

Senior care today is reactive, expensive, and siloed. It’s a sick-care system, not a health-care system (designed to keep seniors healthy). Most of us have accepted this status quo because it feels too big and complex to change. Not us. We’re taking the road less traveled and championing a higher standard of senior care.

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It’s time to care bigger

We’ve entered the belly of the beast of the healthcare system and are pulling together the stakeholders who have the capacity to transform it. We’re inviting us all to play bigger.

HigherPath Service Network

Featured Network Providers

Meet a few of our stakeholder–partners who are playing bigger with us

We’re national leaders in resident and caregiver happiness

Loved by our Caregivers

22 Branches Featured as Best Senior Living

Happiness Scores 2x the National Average

Where we serve




Senior Living Communities


Home Care Markets

We're all caregivers. We lead with love.

Andy Eby

Caregiver/Sales & Marketing

Joe Eby

Caregiver/Executive Coach

Mike Eby


Alan Fairbanks


Shannon Riberdy

Senior VP of Operations

Michelle Adam

VP of Health & Wellness

Justin Stein

VP of Sales & Marketing

Simone Pena

VP of People

Alex Shuell

VP of HigherPath

Andrew Rayhons

VP of Technology

Bryan Clegg

VP of Finance

A timeless commitment

We started Bickford in 1991 to care for our own mother, Mary Bickford.

For her, we built one of the first freestanding assisted living communities in Kansas. Our founder, Don Eby, helped pioneer early regulations to birth the assisted living industry. We’re still family-owned and operated today.

The Bickford Story

Are you willing to do what it takes?

Our seniors deserve better. We invite you to join us in caring bigger and transforming how America cares for seniors.