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Bickford of Oswego

3712 Grove Road, Oswego, IL 60543

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4.4

(13 reviews)

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Top rated on Caring.com

2016

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Bickford of Oswego
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Oswego, Illinois 60543


4.4

(13 reviews)


Bedroom Type

one bedroom apartment, studio


Starting Price

$5,019/mo



Care Types

Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Bickford of Oswego

Oswego, Illinois 60543



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one bedroom apartment, studio


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Costs for Bickford of Oswego in Oswego, Illinois

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$5,323

Starting Price

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

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Reviews of Bickford of Oswego in Oswego, Illinois

4.4

(13 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.3

  • Staff

    5.0

Top rated on Caring.com

2016

Ellen

5

November 9, 2023

I visited this facility

We toured Bickford of Oswego. It was very nice. It was basically what we were looking for. They had a lot of flexibility there. We're on a waiting list, basically, just to see what the options are. The staff gave me a walking tour around. I saw multiple rooms and talked to some of the staff. It was very nice. She gave me brochure information and pricing. I was asking for a couple of different-sized rooms, so they were able to show me what they had. They don't have any available, but she asked different people if it was okay to show their rooms and they agreed. They were all very nice and friendly and they agreed. I was able to take some pictures and just see the sizes of the rooms. I'm concerned because my mother needs to have a knee replacement with one, if not both. I asked about physical therapy after that, and they can have physical therapy done right in there. And then if my mother doesn't need the assisted living site, she can come stay there for a while, but she doesn't need to stay there forever. We can have an out. So, it kind of meets our needs as far as being there but doesn't have to stay there forever. The staff also said all the food is made from scratch. They asked me what my mother likes to eat, what her favorite things are, and what she doesn't like to eat. I liked that a lot.

Eileen

4

February 26, 2023

I visited this facility

Bickford of Oswego was very nice and had a very homey feel. The thing I really liked about it was that there were a lot of resident doors that were open. So it had sort of a college dorm feel about it, which is nice because you want people to interact and make friends there. There's no physical therapy room. They have little sitting areas throughout the facility for people to gather or do puzzles. Their activity room is very small. They have a dining room area and some seating around the fireplace. There are not as many designated areas for activities. The menu looked good. I met the head of the facility and the sales and marketing person. I met several of the nurses and one of the aides. They all seemed very nice, informative, kind, and helpful. The facility was very clean, well-maintained, well decorated, and aesthetically pleasing.

Provider Response

Hi, Eileen. We are delighted to hear you are considering Bickford of Oswego for your loved one! We appreciate your feedback on your visit with us and want to thank you for sharing your experience. Have a great day!

Diane

2

July 5, 2022

I visited this facility

We were at Bickford of Oswego yesterday, and I thought that the rooms were very small for the price. I didn't like that they had dorm-sized refrigerators. These are elderly people and for them to stoop down and look into a refrigerator that's sitting on the floor is not good. I don't think that's in their best interest, so I was not impressed with that. The staff that we talked to were all very nice. Tanya took us around and introduced us to everybody. I just don't know that it's necessary when someone's just coming in to look, get pricing information, and tour the home itself. I don't think it was necessary to meet the kitchen staff, the cook, the housekeeping people, and all of that. It took us a long time; we were there for 2 hours. So many things were an additional charge to what your base rate was. The base rate would be $170 a day, plus $60 a day for a care level 2. I think that when you get to be a senior and you're looking for these types of facilities, it needs to be cost-effective for the residents. When you have to pay an additional $75 a month for a phone or a DirectTV for $45 a month, that is a lot of money on top of what they're paying for their basic rate. That's a lot of money for them to come up with. I was not impressed that the room sizes were small compared to other places that we've looked at. The prices were higher, too. Everything was separate, and everything had an added cost, even the laundry was an additional cost. If someone would need to come in and remind my mom to take her medication, that's an additional cost too. In a lot of other places (and we've looked at many of them), those services are all included. In this place, even if my mom would be paying $60 a day for level 2 care, she would still have to go on to the pharmacy or whatever they call it and get her medicine. It's not going to be someone bringing it to her room and saying, "Here's your morning medications or your evening medications." A lot of these people are using walkers and wheelchairs. They're not making it convenient for the residents, as far as I'm concerned. Before we even got in the car after the tour, we were all saying we can take this place off the list. The girl that took us around was very nice, but she appeared to be a salesman. She was a marketing director or whatever the title was; that's how she came across to me. Her thing was "This is family-owned" I thought "Well, if you want us to feel like family, then there should be some consideration for all these additional fees as well." I don't think it was family. Maybe family-owned means it's probably been around for whatever years, but I did not get that impression by touring it. I don't think it was as clean as some of the other facilities that we've looked at. It probably needed some freshening up, as far as paint and stuff like that goes.

Provider Response

Hello, Diane. We are sorry you were unhappy with your visit at Bickford of Oswego. Please contact us so we can follow up on your concerns. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your time.

John

4

March 8, 2020

I visited this facility

It was the marketing director's birthday when we toured Bickford of Oswego. We spent 2 hours there and it was wonderful. The tour was perfect. The drawback for me was that it's an hour away from me, but it was very homey and cozy. The rooms are small by design because they want the residents to be out and about. The memory care was in the back like in a little circle. It was very nice and I could tell that they want to make the people happy there. They offered to put bird feeders for my dad since he likes to feed birds. Other places can be stark and cold in contrast to this one because they're warm and cozy. I like the wider hallways and it's more open.

She012720

4

February 11, 2020

I visited this facility

Bickford of Oswego was very nice. You could tell that it was an older building, but the staff was very friendly. After I went to look at the place I took my brother to look and then my folks, and every time the staff members remembered my name. I like them because they're like a family, but they only had one-bedroom apartments. It was close to golf courses, they had exercising, craft rooms, and they do sing-alongs. Because this community is a lot smaller than other places they can get people involved. Instead of people being off to the side just watching, they can actually bring people in to sing and so on. The only reason I won't give them the highest score is because it's an old building.

Rhonda

5

October 9, 2019

I visited this facility

Bickford of Oswego was really beautiful. The room that I saw was very simple. It was just like a bed area where you can fit a dresser, with a short walkway to the bathroom. The staff member who gave me the tour was very good. We saw the dining hall and it was very nice. They have a little TV area where people can congregate.

Pene

4

March 27, 2017

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I stayed at the Bickford of Oswego for respite care. I was not impressed with the place because they used room heating and air conditioning units, and I couldn’t stand the noise. I had a terrible stay there. It was small. The dining room was fairly pleasant. The activities room was almost nil. The printer they had for the residents did not have any ink. Neither did the activities’ computer have any ink. The people seemed fairly happy. There were one or two people in the activity room doing something. I used to go to the activity room, but there was very rarely anyone there including the activities director. The food, I think, was OK.

Molly555

5

February 13, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

My mother has been a resident here for a few years. She came for respite care after a surgery and decided to stay. She loves it and has flourished here. She is now in her late 80s and I don't believe she would be in such good shape if she had remained at her home. The staff has become her family and they treat her, and all of the other residents, with TLC. The staff have become our friends and we trust them completely. There are many activities including daily morning exercises (most are done sitting down), games with prizes, movie nights, weekly shopping trips to Walmart, Walgreens, etc., outings in the Bickford bus to see Christmas lights, or to the local zoo, or local restaurants for lunch, and have even been in local parades. Mom especially loves when the kids from the middle school next door walk over and interact with the residents. They ask questions, practice reading, or play games with them. There are many local groups that come in and entertain the residents. When she is sick, the nurses call us and tell us everything that is going on. They assist her when she needs it, but respect her privacy. We feel very comfortable knowing that Mom is in a safe, clean, warm environmental.

My wife feels at home here!

5

February 13, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

I am very pleased with the care that my wife has received at the Bickford in Oswego. She is much more relaxed, alert, and content than she was before I took her there. In the numerous times I have been there to visit my wife, all of the staff members have been pleasant, willing to answer questions, and eager to accommodate my concerns or requests. Those who work at the Bickford know my wife very well. They have even created a "secretary work station" for my wife so she is able to spend time doing the "work" that she believes needs to get done.

Donna R

5

February 13, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Anyone who is entering into this unexpected, not anticipated, "wish it could be different" stage of caring for a loved one I want you to give Bickford a chance to show you how much they truly care, I toured Bickford of Oswego and was greeted with warmth and compassion. I can honestly say that after a year and a half that the feeling is the same. My mom entered Bickford in the assisted living module and was moved, with my consent and agreement, to the memory care unit after six months. I have visited my mom at all hours of the day and night and have never heard a cross word spoken to even the most challenging of residents. The level of care is wonderful.

SusanRG

5

February 12, 2015

I am a friend or relative of resident

Bickford of Oswego is a beautiful facility. It is always clean and smells nice. The common areas are nicely furnished, comfortable. Initially, I was afraid my father's room would be a little small, but it has turned out to be exactly the right amount of space for him. He doesn't need any more than what he has. The bathrooms are a nice size with large walk in showers. The staff at Bickford of Oswego has welcomed my father with open arms. Everyone (staff and residents) are always smiling, friendly, and welcoming. My dad is well taken care of, in fact he looks great! He loves the nurses, CNAs and other staff (the girls as he calls them.) They are understanding of his memory issues, but allow him as much independence as he can handle. It's nice that they have a flexible care continuum that allows each resident to get exactly the assistance they need while allowing them to continue to do what they can for themselves too. Most of all, the staff at Bickford has been a godsend to us as we now can enjoy Dad and be his daughters again instead of caregivers. It is truly a wonderful place.

Caring95610650

5

September 26, 2014

I am/was a resident of this facility

I was at Bickford of Oswego when my husband was out of town. I think the facility looked pretty pleasant. The dining room is nice and the food seemed acceptable. Their activity room to me seemed non-existent because it was very small and it wouldn’t fit even a church table there. I think they have activities, but not in their activity room. The staff were very obliging in trying to get me in the facility, but they are understaffed.

commercesd

5

March 1, 2012

I visited this facility

We really enjoyed our visit to the Bickford assisted living facility. We happened to be in the vicinity looking at other places to consider for our aunt. The grounds looked well tended and maintained, with plenty of nice shrubs, trees and places to sit to enjoy the outside and have social events with residents and their friends and family. The décor was quite nice and fresh. They can accommodate most senior circumstances with a variety of living options. We thought it looked as though the staff could easily manage all of the residents, which is important to us. Our aunt has a tendency to wander off at times, so her safety is a concern for us. The communal areas were nicely designed with easy to access furniture and a comforting decor. There were plenty of nice areas for quiet time as well as socializing with other residents and friends, family and other visitors. The staff goes out of its way to suggest stimulating things to do - from gardening, to reading, playing games and outings in the community. The variety of activities offered was impressive. Just about any hobby you might have can be accommodated - and more. They take suggestions from residents, friends and family. The residents are encouraged to enjoy physical activity as much as possible. They may take exercise classes such as yoga and aerobics, or use the weight training and other equipment. They may also enjoy the lovely garden which includes many pathways to safely enjoy in a serene environment. The living spaces were all a nice size and did not seem cramped. They were also beautifully decorated. We could see that our aunt would be comfortable in any one of them. We've visited quite a few assisted living facilities and thus far, the staff at this one are some of the most competent and friendly we've met yet. We could really see that the residents are treated with care, kindness and respect so that they are very well cared for at all times.

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Costs for Bickford of Oswego in Oswego, Illinois

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$5,323

Starting Price

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

$5,019

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Bickford of Oswego in Oswego, Illinois

Housekeeping & Maintenance

  • Laundry Services
  • Linen Services
  • Housekeeping Services

Fitness & Wellness Programs

  • Salon Services

Room Amenities

  • Wifi/Internet In Unit

On-Site Services

  • Religious Services

Inside Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite TV in Common Area

Languages

  • English spoken

Additional Amenity Information

  • State Licenses: 5102998

Personal Care

  • Cooking services

Games Hobbies & Recreation

  • Educational Activities/Programs
  • Horticultural Activities
  • Arts & Crafts Activities/Programs
  • Facilitated Field Trips/Outings
  • Music Activities/Programs
  • Literary Activities/Programs
  • Tabletop & Other Games/Programs

Diet & Nutrition

  • Diabetic

Pets

  • Pets

Financing & Payment Options

  • Rent And Care Fees

Parking Options

  • Parking Lot

Dining

  • Communal Dining
  • Guest Meals

Kitchen Types

  • Kitchenette

Outside Amenities

  • Garden

Resident Information

  • Offers Respite Care

Guests

  • Guest Parking

Transportation & Shopping

  • General Transportation Services

About Bickford of Oswego in Oswego, Illinois

If you think there's not much going on in a senior living community, you've never been to Bickford. Imagine your loved one enjoying delicious, scratch-made meals, having a friendly caregiver always nearby, and a calendar chock-full of social activities. Our family of caregivers will do whatever it takes to make sure your loved one is living their best life possible.

That includes our nationally recognized HigherPath senior health model. Think of it as your loved one's safety net -- a proactive care team that's all about helping them live happier, healthier -- longer. Oh and did we mention our resident happiness ratings are double the industry average?

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. An interdisciplinary care team will ensure your loved one is getting whatever proactive interventions they need to stay on a higher path.

  • On-site primary care
  • High-performing care network
  • Interdisciplinary care meetings
  • Integrated health records
  • Outcome-focused technology

Created to care for our family. Devoted to serving yours.

Bickford was founded in 1991 to care for our own mother. What started out as a family need has blossomed into our life's work. We're still family-owned and operated today.

Support in a home-like environment

Your loved one deserves to focus on what matters most -- living the best life possible. Whatever care needs they have, we're here to help.

  • Bread Basket Scratch Kitchen - This isn't institutional food. They'll get three meals a day from our scratch kitchen -- good as home can be.
  • Daily Activities - Choose your fun every day, with options like exercise, guitar sessions, happy hour, and much, much more.
  • Pet Friendly - 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.
  • Resident Monitoring System - Never worry that mom could end up somewhere unsafe.
  • Transportation Services - Rest easy knowing your loved one can get anywhere they need to go, safely and hassle-free.
  • Medication Management - Twenty different pills per day? No problem.
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living - Whatever it takes to give your loved one their dignity, choice, and independence.
  • Maintenance-Free Living - Housekeeping, laundry, home maintenance -- no more! (And yes, we'll even help with the TV remote.)
  • Dementia Programming - All Bickford caregivers consistently receive advanced training in dementia care.
  • Spiritual Care - Most senior living communities rely on volunteers for spiritual care. Not us. We partner with MarketPlace Chaplains to provide reliable, consistent, professional support.

Help your loved one age gracefully in 3 easy steps

  • Visit us. Come in for a tour with one of our Family Advocates. We'll start by listening so we can understand your loved one's unique situation. We know what's at stake and we're ready to do whatever it takes.
  • Choose a HigherPath. The status quo isn't good enough. Your loved one deserves better. With our proprietary HigherPath senior health model, we can help your loved one live happier, healthier -- longer.
  • Cherish your time together. These years are meant to be golden. With your loved one living their best life possible, you can savor every moment. Meals, milestones, memories -- enjoy them all.

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