Bickford of Fort Dodge

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Reviews for Bickford of Fort Dodge


overall score based on 137 reviews

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Reviews with Comments

  • Jul 2, 2023

    Filling out long term care paperwork seems to be an ongoing problem at the FD location. If I get my money from insurance late, Bickford will be getting there money late.!

  • Jun 2, 2023

    In the month of May Forgot to feed her supper Didn't change bedding Didn't get showers on scheduled days.

  • Apr 1, 2023

    We are very satisfied with everything about it.

  • Mar 1, 2023

    I appreciate the fact that the staff truly seems to enjoy taking care of Mom and does a very good and loving job of that!!!

  • Mar 1, 2023

    Currently we're good

  • Mar 1, 2023

    Thank you for your care and compassion for my father!

  • Jan 2, 2023

    Happy New Year!

  • Jan 2, 2023

    You need more activities for residents on weekends!

  • Dec 1, 2022

    I can't believe they're raising the rent again at the beginning of 2023.

  • Dec 2, 2022

    Merry Christmas to All. Thanks for your care of my father!! ♥️

  • Dec 1, 2022

    Put on a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for the residents and guests

  • Dec 1, 2022

    Need to have more activities for residents on weekends!

  • Oct 5, 2022

    Thanks for the good care of my father!

Reviews FAQ

Bickford residents and families have frequent opportunities to participate in providing feedback throughout the year. Bickford sends out a comprehensive annual survey evaluating all aspects of a residents experience. Following this survey, Bickford sends out a monthly survey to see if we are making progress on improving their happiness levels. The responses to both surveys are posted on the website and remain there for a year.

Bickford is committed to transparency. That means posting all feedback – both positive and negative. Every review is included in our overall score (star-rating). However, we do not post comments that are libelous, profane or risk violating the privacy of our residents.

A Bickford Verified Resident Review is a review provided by a resident or family member/significant other that has been verified by Bickford as an authorized individual. Individual names are protected for privacy reasons.

Bickford has developed a program to improve resident happiness based specifically on the scores and comments of the surveys. Each Branch sets goals to improve targeted areas identified from the surveys. The actions that need to be taken are discussed as a part of each shifts daily stand-up meeting.

Due to the unique and personalized nature of our business, responses to reviews, if requested, happen individually.

Bickford of Fort Dodge

Assisted Living

1536 20th Ave N,
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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