Reviews of Bickford of Ames
Jim262507 November 02, 2016
I visited this facility
Bickford of Ames is a little more attuned to dementia than what we needed, but it was very clean and very nice. The facilities are clean, nice, and well-kept. The dining room was very clean. The rooms weren't quite as nice, but it was still a very good facility. It's lockdown so people can't just come and go.
Anthony21 October 30, 2015
I visited this facility
Bickford of Ames was very nice, but it was smaller, and I needed something a little bigger for my mother. It was a lot more expensive, too. However, the people were very wonderful, kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. The facility was very clean. If it would have been a little bigger, I think that would have been my first pick.
counterkult October 01, 2012
I visited this facility
My great aunt was a resident of this facility for several years, and I was impressed with the cleanliness of the place and how friendly the staff seemed to act. There were plenty of activities for her to take part in, like bingo, classes, and movie night. I asked how my aunt thought the food was and she smiled and told me that it was better than what she had been cooking at home! She seemed to be making friends and having a good time overall. The caretakers on staff were professional and kind to everyone, and made her feel comfortable and taken care of, more than when she was living by herself and taking care of everything by herself. Overall I would recommend this nursing home to anyone with a family member that does not feel comfortable taking care of themselves any longer, the clean, comfortable, friendly environment was ideal for my aunt and really took the pressure off of her. I was incredibly happy with her time there, and visiting was never a problem.
Quinn27 August 28, 2012
I am a friend or relative of a resident
My aunt has been a resident of Birksford for over four years and I have been there at least once a year in that time as have many other members of my family. The facilities are top notch and it is a clean, well maintained facility. The room options are nice and have enough space for what they need. They smell good and are well lite. My aunt loves the food and loves the different events and activities that they get to do there. The staff are kind and well trained. They are always nice to my family when we visit and my aunt says that they are wonderful to her. The grounds are nice as well. She is able to go for walks, go to the store, and many other things while there. Anytime she is not feeling well there is someone right there to tend to her needs. I would highly recommend this facility. She also really enjoys use of the community room and the private dining room. They also have a full service beauty shop that she uses all the time. What she loves the most is that when she needed to move into a facility like this that they allow small animals so she was able to bring her cat with her.
From Bickford of Ames
Welcome to Bickford of Ames, one of Iowa's premier assisted living communities! Bickford of Ames is conveniently located on 2418 Kent Ave., so please, stop on by any time. We invite you in and welcome you home to our Ames senior living community.
At Bickford of Ames, we offer premier assisted living services. The fullest expression of assistance comes with an intimate understanding of our residents at Bickford of Ames. Each resident of our Iowa assisted living home is unique, as are the services they require, and the manner in which they wish for them to be met.
Nothing can replace home - this we know at Bickford of Ames. The smells that waft through the open door, the tattered edges of the overstuffed chair in the living room, the faded photographs on the mantle, the memories...lifetimes are built on these things; happiness dwells in them. At Bickford of Ames assisted living in Iowa, 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 our Iowa assisted living community and make it yours.
Features of Bickford of Ames
Technology and entertainment
- Cable TV in resident's rooms
- Internet in residents' rooms
- Technology extra: Emergency Call System
- Medication Management
- 24 hour nurses: Yes
Room and housing options
- 1-bedroom apartments
- Studio apartments
- Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites
- Beauty/Barber shop
- TV room
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- 24-hour security gate
- Shared space where residents can host parties
- Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
- Meals delivered to residents' rooms
- Meals in a shared dining room
- Arts, woodworking, craft
- Religious services
- Wii sports competition
- Guests can attend meals
- Ample parking for guests
- Laundry service for clothes
- Laundry service for linens
- Private services
- Pets: All pets allowed
- We offer respite care (short term stays)
- Minimum age: 18
- Monthly rent is all inclusive
- Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
- Minimum rate: $2,356/month
- We help families understand VA benefits
- We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living
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