Watch your loved one thrive in an environment that feels like home
In assisted living, seniors get personalized help with the activities of daily life, such as meals, grooming, and medication management.
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Many seniors equate greater independence with staying put at home, when in fact the opposite can be true.
The reality is that a family home can slowly turn into an oppressive environment for some seniors.
Seniors at home may risk:
- Feeling lonely and isolated
- Higher chance of falling or accidents
- Finding it hard to handle household tasks and personal needs
- Not eating well or preparing meals properly
- Having trouble keeping track of medications
- Feeling limited by struggles with transportation
- Missing out on social activities and friends
- Slower response to emergencies or health problems
- Declines in overall wellbeing and happiness
Getting support for the basics can prolong your loved one’s autonomy
In assisted living, seniors get help with daily tasks like meals and medication, easy access to healthcare professionals, and a vibrant community. It’s an environment that allows them to focus on what truly matters most — living the best life possible.
See how our residents are living happier, healthier — longer
Did you know
Nearly 80% of seniors in assisted living deal with some form of dementia
Assisted living is a type of housing for older adults who need some assistance with daily tasks but can still maintain a level of independence. Residents live in their own apartments or suites but have access to assistance, social activities, and on-site amenities. They may receive help with tasks like taking medications, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, grooming, meals, transportation, and laundry services.
A nursing home or SNF provides a higher level of care than an assisted living facility. It’s a more medical environment, like a hospital. Nursing homes tend to be more expensive than assisted living due to the higher level of care and medical services provided. That said, many people are surprised by the amount of care available in assisted living’s home-like setting. At Bickford, we pride ourselves on being able to care for seniors who have a high level of need. Our nursing assessment will help determine if assisted living is the best environment for your loved one.
Housekeeping difficulties, medication issues, increased isolation, hygiene troubles, and cognitive decline are all signs it may be time for assisted living. Click here to read more about what to watch for.
Home care involves receiving assistance and support in one’s own family home. Caregivers visit to provide help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and medication management. It can be a great choice for some circumstances, but often the physical home setting can get hard for a senior to manage. Home care also doesn’t provide the community social interaction and round-the-clock availability that assisted living offers. And if your loved one needs a lot of it, it may cost more than assisted living for the same level of attention. Learn more about Bickford Home Care >>
Understanding how to pay for assisted living should be easy. We offer simple, all inclusive pricing and a free financial concierge service through Elderlife Financial to help you navigate your options. Select a Bickford branch to see pricing and get information about Elderlife.
Assisted Living may be more affordable than you think
You may be surprised to learn that many older adults spend more money living alone and paying separately for mortgage or rent, utilities, groceries, home care and transportation than they would living at Bickford. Try our cost comparison tool to help you compare your current living expenses to living at Bickford.Compare Costs
Assisted Living At Bickford
We take the golden years seriously. That means providing delicious cuisine from our Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen, caregivers available around the clock, and a stimulating calendar full of activities to keep our residents engaged and fulfilled. We’re here to do whatever it takes to help your loved one live happier, healthier — longer.
Made from Scratch
Homestyle food with made-from-scratch recipes. Fresh bread daily.
High Quality Ingredients
Only the best Choice and Prime grades of Certified Angus Beef. High-grade poultry, pork, and seafood. In-season, local produce.
High Culinary Standards
Cooks are trained daily on proper culinary techniques. All our recipes are dietician-approved.
We accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preparations (i.e. gluten-restricted, diabetic, no added salt).
Three meals served daily. Breakfast is cooked to order. Multiple entree selections and additional a-la-carte items available.
The Family Table
Food is best when shared. Celebrate special occasions with your loved one in the Private Dining Room.
We offer activities designed to engage the whole person. Choose your fun every day, with options like daily exercise, guitar sessions, happy hour, and much, much more.
Whether it's trying new cuisine, taking in a show, or enjoying the great outdoors, community trips help your loved one experience life to the fullest.
We partner with passionate individuals and organizations to share their talents and interests — from music performances to pet therapy sessions to visits from local students.
Costumes + decorations + themed meals & activities = even more fun. Cruise the open seas, explore a Winter Wonderland, cheer along for the Kentucky Derby — we’ve got new events every month.
Bickford is for families. We design special events that we know the whole family will enjoy (i.e. Thanksgiving, Grandparents Day, Easter Egg Hunts)
Controlled access provides resident and visitor security.
Residents can request assistance from caregivers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with strategically located pull cords in their apartments.
Wearable Call Button
If your loved one is having trouble, a simple press of a button will start two-way audio communication and summon caregiver help.
Never worry that mom could end up somewhere unsafe. Our wearable devices provide real-time location information, allowing us to prevent incidents before they happen.
Intelligent Fall Detection
AI-powered wearables alert caregivers of a potential fall, so we can take action right away.
Howie the Bus
For routine scheduled appointments (i.e. doctor visits, dialysis) and group outings (i.e. shopping trips, special events) our bus Howie is at your service.
For ad hoc personal transportation requests, we’ll coordinate third-party providers to get your loved one there.
Your loved one doesn’t have to go it alone. Our Bickford caregivers can provide 1:1 support whenever your loved one leaves the branch (extra fees apply).
No matter your beliefs, we’ll coordinate resources to support your personal faith journey.
Within the branch, we offer regular church services, music, Bible studies and small group meetings.
Most senior living communities rely on volunteers for spiritual care. Not us. We partner with MarketPlace Chaplains to provide reliable, consistent, professional support.
Your loved one won’t be just another face in the crowd. Our chaplains offer routine personal visits in order to build individual relationships.
No matter where life takes you, our chaplains are by your side in moments of crisis. We’ll provide spiritual support even at hospitals, skilled care facilities, or funeral services.
Pets. Are. Family. We welcome all shapes and sizes.
Know your loved one and their pet are thriving together. We provide assistance with all pet care needs, including feeding, litter box, and outdoor time.
These furry full-time Bickford family members bring the love to all of our residents. (They’re usually our most popular caregiver.)
Knowing that pets can reduce loneliness, anxiety and stress, we partner with various organizations to have traditional and non-traditional pets visit.
All medications are administered by trained healthcare professionals.
Electronic Medication Administration
Twenty different pills per day? No problem. We use computerized records and tracking systems to keep it all straight and documented.
Never risk dangerous medication gaps or missing refills. We handle coordination of new and existing orders.
Get total peace of mind with a seamless pharmacy experience built just for our residents.
Our nurses and pharmacists routinely review medications, dosages, and administration times in order to avoid dangerous drug interactions and improve effectiveness.
We’ll provide or coordinate any physician-ordered treatments (i.e. TED hose, breathing treatments, dressing changes).
Individualized Service Plan
A nurse will review your loved one’s plan at least every 90 days to ensure it’s meeting their evolving needs and desires.
5 Levels of Care
Your loved one shouldn’t have to move every time their care needs change. From minimal to advanced, our five levels of care allow your loved one to age gracefully here at Bickford.
Great care requires great caregivers. We seek the people who are made to love, and invest in their training, certification, and development.
Personal Care Assistance
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, mobility, and more. Our professional caregivers do whatever it takes to keep your loved one healthy and happy.
We’ll handle all the household chores. Housekeeping, laundry, home maintenance — no more! (And yes, we’ll even help with the TV remote.)
On-Site Primary Care
You get 24/7 access to a physician-led care team specializing in senior health. See your doctor any time, right where you live.
High-Performing Care Network
We’ve curated the top care providers (i.e. therapy, hospice, home health) in our area. We’ll ensure that this team consistently produces better health outcomes.
An interdisciplinary care team routinely meets to proactively guide the path of your loved one’s journey.
Integrated Health Records
We break down the silos of health information to provide a more holistic view of each resident’s wellbeing.
Wearables, monitoring devices, and machine learning help us prevent incidents before they happen.
Medicare Health Plan
Not all health plans are designed to get seniors on the HigherPath. Our partners will help you select the Medicare health plan with the best, most cost-effective benefits for you.
Detailed Life History
We’ll capture your loved one’s full life story in what we call their “Lifesong Document.” These details enable our caregivers to thoughtfully enter their world every day.
When residents with dementia get anxious or agitated, it’s helpful to have access to meaningful, familiar stimulation. We create custom baskets full of photos, hobbies, collectables, etc., to help reorient their focus in a positive direction.
Specialty Trained Caregivers
All Bickford caregivers consistently receive advanced training in dementia care.
Family Support Group
Having a loved one with dementia is hard. It’s helpful to know you’re not alone. This is your community to ask questions, get advice, and find support.
Our Bickford caregivers can provide 1:1 support to maximize your loved one’s engagement and wellbeing (extra fees apply).
Get your loved one on the HigherPath
Many assisted living facilities seem similar. But Bickford’s nationally recognized senior health model is taking the road less traveled and championing a higher standard of senior care.
Most senior care today is reactive, siloed and confusing. With our nationally recognized senior health model, we’re taking the road less traveled and championing a higher standard of senior care.
We’ll work together to help your loved one live happier, healthier — longer.