Bickford of Rockford

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

24 Reviews
960 North Mulford , Rockford, IL 61107
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Bickford of Rockford

December 21, 2017

By Victoria

I visited this facility

Bickford of Rockford was beautiful. They have the different levels of care, like assisted living. However, the people that live there didn't fit in with my parents. They looked much more aloof and solitary than the residents from the other community. They weren't as friendly and they didn't look happy. The apartments were very beautiful and probably larger, but the cost was more. The dining facility was very clean and very nice, but it wasn't as nice or as large as others. Also, there wasn't a friendly feeling.

March 07, 2017

By Loretta562111

I visited this facility

I was very impressed with Bickford of Rockford. The surroundings were very pleasant. You felt like you were in a home and not in an institution. One thing that turned me off was that I felt that my mother was not at the right level to use them because they were offering almost a full kitchen with a stove and refrigerator, and there is no way that my mom is ever going to use a stove again. It would be very nice for people who need assisted living who like to cook sometimes. They had very nice amenities, an exercise room, and on the lower level, they had a room that had a pool table and all kinds of games in it, so that when a family came to visit, kids could play games while the adults visited.

January 05, 2017

By Michael164372

I visited this facility

I had a tour at Bickford of Rockford. It was a nice place. The staff and their residents were very nice. They wanted me to come there because I am a really outspoken and outgoing guy. All of them were nice people. Their dining room was very nice.

December 17, 2016

By Brad021167

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

The layout of Bickford of Rockford is good. The dining room and community room are in the middle of the apartments. The apartments are the biggest I've seen. They have outings and other activities. I think it was a good choice.

November 22, 2016

By Patty B.606451

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

I absolutely loved Bickford of Rockford. I was so disappointed that my mother didn't want to stay there. If I could, I would stay there. It was a wonderful place. The staff was wonderful and nice. They had things going on all the time. They had three meals a day. They had certain meals that were set up, but if for some reason that was not something that you liked, they had an alternate menu that you could pick from. They had bingo on Wednesday nights and on Saturdays. They had exercise class for like half an hour every morning. They had movie nights on Saturday nights. They had card games and trivia games. They had something going on all the time. There was no way she could possibly get bored. The thing was, she was the kind of person that needed somebody to grab her by the hand and take her. They were great.

October 24, 2016

By Jean386370

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

My impression of Bickford was very good. It’s a family-oriented place, where you can stay anytime you want and they schedule family activities, too. Each resident has their own apartment. They have a 24-hour medic on staff and caring staff members. I was impressed with the fact that during the first 24 hours, every staff member that came by spoke to all of us and spoke to others by name. They knew who my mother-in-law was, called her by name, and introduced themselves. They said, "If you need anything, you can sure call me and we’ll help out with whatever you need." It was really encouraging to see that the staff care that much for the residents and that they were always like that. We talk to my mother-in-law quite frequently, and she says she is very happy, especially with the services and the food; she is getting good quality and balanced meals. Exercises were lead by an individual person, so it was more personal care. The director took us on the tour and introduced us to different people. The response that we heard from everyone was, "We love this place," with many people living there for nine years and 10 years. The grounds were well kept.

August 16, 2016

By Larry047615

I visited this facility

Bickford is a very nice place but strictly private pay. Several of my customers are there. The rooms are very nice, most of the apartments are geared toward independent living but adjust according to what a person is doing. They can only handle dementia patients up to a certain point. The dining area is very nice, like sitting down in a fine dining restaurant. However, it wasn’t a fit for my aunt.

November 04, 2015

By Caring son14

I visited this facility

Bickford was beautiful. The staff was great, but they did not have memory center. They handled things a little bit more differently. If my mom did not have Alzheimer's, I would probably prefer that place. The staff was excellent, very knowledgeable, very open, very truthful. The facility was beautiful. They had some balcony areas and a little bit of stuff outside. We saw the one-bedroom. It was a little bit more spacious. You had a pretty-much full kitchen, but it was something that I did not want my mom to have. It would be for someone who did not have Alzheimer's or had to worry about that or if they wanted to do their own baking or something like that.

August 08, 2015

By Caring110393350

I visited this facility

I like Bickford. It was more apartment like. There's a full kitchen, a bedroom, a living space, and tables, but they also had the support for the care that my mother might need. Everything was accessible. The bathroom was very accessible. The staff was fabulous and very personable. The people were very open to helping. She needs a lot of care, and everybody has been amazingly friendly and very willing to work with what she might need. This place seemed very secure. I was very impressed. She can also have her cat there. It's not real big. It's more of a family feel to me, and that's appealing. I think that's where she would be happiest. For her, a religious component would be nice. You can have all the things that older people want as far as on-site beauticians, medical people available, things that are necessary, activities, great food options, and flexibility of food scheduling. Everybody's very happy to give their time. They try to do the best for the residents who are there. The director is very knowledgeable about some of the financial ways of meeting the needs of the residents and the family. They were very honest and willing to help the families. The residents were very well cared for. From the director to the person who handles accounting, they're doing every little bit of stuff that needs to be done. They're very communicative with the residents. The dining options are really great. The nursing staff is very friendly and workable with medications. It was a pleasant visit in person but also very helpful in phone conversations afterwards.

September 23, 2014

By Caring93642450

I visited this facility

Bickford was very pleasant. We had a very good experience. I consider them very comfortable and welcoming. What impressed me very much was that it seemed like a family-oriented place where friends and family would be welcome to come, visit and spend time. The menu was very good, but we didn’t eat there. I thought the rooms were a little bit small; it wouldn’t be where we move in as a couple and expect to have a life of retirement before we really need this assisted living. But it really appealed to people who needed assistance at this time. They did have activities and encourage exercising. If you needed rehab after surgery, that was available. But it wouldn’t be the place with a lot like trips to doctors or take you to certain places or activities. You wouldn’t have that much going on in that one facility.

February 28, 2014

By Caring78636650

I visited this facility

We had a tour at Bickford of Rockford and the facility was very well maintained and very well done, but very expensive. Their amenities were all very good. They do have activities going on and their dining area was very nice.
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Independent Living Reviews for Bickford of Rockford

October 15, 2017


I visited this facility

I wasn't impressed with Bickford. It looked nice from outside, but it was expensive and the dining room was more open. I didn't like that. The manager that gave us the tour was OK, he knew his stuff, but was not as helpful as other people. The rooms were smaller, it had a kitchen, but it did not impress me.

June 07, 2017

By paul661450

I visited this facility

Bickford was a beautiful place. I wished my mom could have afforded that place because it was pretty elegant, and I was pretty impressed with it. The program that they explained to me was very much in tune with the people who lived there and their needs. They had activities. It was not on a main road, and it was extremely nice. That place should have the name Grand Victorian instead of Bickford because it was a really grand place. They had people in the dining area half hour early so the food must have been good there.

April 14, 2017

By Reviewer278875

I visited this facility

I was impressed with the grounds of Bickford of Rockford. Outside, there were a lot of flowers, and the entranceway was very welcoming. They served 3 meals a day, and the staff was knowledgeable and approachable. I'd like to join their residents' council, crafts, and music.

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September 30, 2015

By Linda113003350

I visited this facility

Bickford of Rockford looked very nice. It was a nice place, very attractive, and very well-kept. It was quite roomy and very nice, and it had everything that my parents would need. It was a one-bedroom that we looked at. We just met with the one man, and he was very friendly, very helpful, and very informative. We noticed people gathered together to play cards and games, and that was about all we really noticed because it was lunch time. We actually ate lunch there. The food was good, and the people who waited on us were very friendly and helpful.

August 11, 2015

By Caring111587950

I visited this facility

The staff was nice at Bickford of Rockford. That one my mother thought she could live at. The experience was very good. The rooms were very large and very accommodating. They gave them outings, entertainment came in, and there were certainly all kinds of things planned. We did not eat there, but we were served freshly baked homemade cookies right off the oven, and that was quite a selling point. Their apartment size was really generous.
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Services and Amenities of Bickford of Rockford

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Diabetic
  • Low Salt


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 35
  • Pets: Yes

Range of services

  • Personal Care Assistants

Types of care

  • Walking Wheelchair Assistance


  • State Licenses: 5100265


  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3802/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3802/month
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    About Bickford of Rockford

    Welcome to Bickford of Rockford, one of Illinois's premier independent living and assisted living communities! Bickford of Rockford is conveniently located at 960 North Mulford, so please, stop on by any time. We invite you in and welcome you home to our Rockford senior living community.

    At Bickford of Rockford, we offer premier assisted and independent living services. The fullest expression of assistance comes with an intimate understanding of our residents at Bickford of Rockford. Each resident of our Illinois senior 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 Rockford. 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 Rockford senior living in Illinois, 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 Illinois independent and assisted living community and make it yours.

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