From the Provider
Welcome to Bickford of Sioux City, a premier Assisted Living and Memory Care community all on one campus! Ideally situated on the adjoining points of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, Sioux City prides itself on being able to offer small town charm and big city sophistication. Take in a little culture at the Floyd River Museum or spend the day shopping at Sunnybrook Square or Southern Hills Mall. Our residents love watching locals share their talents at the Sioux City Community Theater. We are proud to be a part of this thriving community in Sioux City, Iowa and excited for you to become a Friend of the Family at Bickford of Sioux City!
We welcome you to tour our community and experience the Bickford Difference for yourself. We're here to listen to your story and show you how Bickford can help. We invite you in and welcome you home.
The Bickford Difference ? Certified Nurse Aides and Certified Medication Aides ? All personnel are trained at a level that exceeds state/local requirements ? Registered nurses available 24 hours, 7 days a week ? A private company that is family owned and managed ? "Hands on" management by the Leadership ? Single story design provides a home like environment ? Multi-denominational Chaplain service ? Building surveyed/licensed by state
Reviews of Bickford of Sioux City
Average Rating: based on 4 Reviews
I am/was a resident of this facility
There are only about 37 residents at Bickford of Sioux City Memory Care. It was smaller, so we thought my mother could get better care. The staff is excellent, very good, and very attentive. The rooms are very nice, neat, and furnished well. They do have various activities, like bingo, exercise programs, listening to music, and group discussions where they get to talk about their homes, their lives and they get to interact with each other. They also get their hair and nails done every week.
I visited this facility
Bickford of Sioux City, Iowa offers assisted living to seniors. Their senior programs are amazing and provides several types of therapeutic groups, activities and assistance to their residents. Their mission is to provide highest level of independence that can be achieved for their residents. Their programs support their mission. I was able to see residents in therapy as well as activities during my tour. There is formal dining-room that serves food that tastes vey excellent. I was satisfied with the selection and the quality. Overall I would recommend Bickford for assisted living.
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My grandmother chose the Bickford Memory Care because it had all the requirements she was looking for to take care of my grandfather who had Alzheimer's. She wanted a caring and compassionate environment for him and most of all a place that looked like home and felt like home. I don't live in Sioux City but I had the opportunity to visit my grandfather several times. My grandmother was right from my very first visit; I really felt the warmth which made me feel at home too. They have a very compassionate and caring program. Their approach is not to use many drugs that are unnecessary and instead encourage an active life style. They don't use restraints or locks to control the patient's behavior instead they try to really connect with patients with compassion and care. My grandfather was treated always with dignity and my grandmother and I had peace of mind knowing that he was supervised and taking care of all the time. My grandfather was happy and never looked distressed. When we visited we were able to share with my grandfather activities and meals. I hate institutionalized meals but the meals that they served were very acceptable. The staff was always very attentive and courteous to any concerns that we had. My grandmother also wanted a facility where she could stay with my grandfather every day. They allowed my grandmother to be with him as long as she wanted to. My grandfather just passed away very peacefully. Thanks to all the staff at Bickford Memory Care for providing him care, compassion and love and for treating us as family.
My brother recently stayed at Bickford as a respite. The single word he used to describe his stay there was, "humiliating". The staff that was assigned to assist him complained that he was too heavy and too much work and they didn't want to care for him. The room he was given had dirty, used furniture and the bed was so cheap and uncomfortable he decided it would be better if he simply slept in his chair. He also thought about spending the last night of his stay in his van in the parking lot. My father was a resident there for a brief time about a year earlier and he fell and broke his hip. I would say overall that Bickford definitly does not live up to it's claims and I would also strongly recommend that if you love your relatives don't send them to Bickfor.