Bickford of Cedar Falls

Offers Assisted Living

7 Reviews
5101 University Ave., Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Bickford of Cedar Falls

December 04, 2014

By Caring97401750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

I chose Bickford Cottage because it was something close to where I live, and it was comfortable for my father. It is very clean, and the people that work there are really, really nice. I am absolutely satisfied.

October 31, 2014

By Caring96749650

I visited this facility

Bickford of Cedar Falls was just fine, I don’t have any problems. The staff was very friendly. The lowest costs of rooms were very small, and as they went up in price of course they got bigger. The bathroom seemed like they were room maneuver for somebody. They brought us some snacks, and that was good. I think they have a lot of activities, and the residents that I saw seemed to be active and happy.

January 06, 2012

By A loving daughter1

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father's health declined after my mother passed away. Eventually, he was unable to stay in his home due to safety reasons. His doctor recommended we find an assisted living facility in which he could reside. We checked into several local places, but because of his declining mental state we felt he would be safer in a locked, monitored facility. Bickford Cottages was the most friendly, comfortable, homiest place in the city. In a tour of the building we were convinced dad would get the best care, both mentally, physically and medically at Bickford. Granted it is not cheap, but each resident has his/her own apartment with a separate bathroom including a walk in shower;, a small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, sink and storage; a sitting/living room and a bedroom. We provided his furniture from home so he would be using chairs and beds with which he was familiar. Each apartment has its own heat/air conditioning control, so residents may keep their environment comfortable. The facility is set up around a central courtyard where residents can spend time outside, work with plants, and walk their pets. Yes, pets are allowed at Bickford, so the residents do not have to give up a lifelong companion. There are meals served in a common dining room three times a day, if dad wanted to cook his own meals he could or he could choose to have his meals delivered to his room when he wasn't feeling well or didn't feel like socializing. Family members could eat in the dining room for a meal fee or plan a family meal in a private dining room off of the main social area. Bickford evaluated my father upon his arrival and set up a care plan. They have tiered levels of care which increase as a person's health declines. There is a full time nurse on site or on call at all times. Workers are trained in health care and can be called upon to help at any time. Medicines are monitored and distributed, so residents don't forget their daily medications (a common problem with my father.) Although we were able to provide transportation for medical appointments, Bickford will provide that service if necessary. When my father started using a Foley full time, the staff helped him clean and maintain the sanitary conditions necessary to prevent infections. The staff also provided regular written and phone updates on my father, so I knew how he was doing even though I lived out of town. They were very prompt in returning calls and sharing information. Care at Bickford also includes basic laundry services, cleaning, a barber and hairdresser on site, activities to provide physical and mental stimulation and lively social interaction. When my mother passed on, dad found himself alone a majority of the time. Even though I wanted him to move in with me, he did not want to leave the town he had lived in for so many years. Once he moved into Bickford, he made several new friends and would tell me about them on a regular basis. After my father passed on, I visited with several residents he had gotten to know and they shared fond memories I was able to cherish. The security at Bickford is very reassuring. Family members are given the code to the front door and are welcome to come and go at all hours. Residents, however, are supervised and if the family deems it necessary for them to have supervision when they leave, the residents are not allowed to leave on their own. That is dependent on an agreement between the staff and family. With my father's dementia, we were afraid of him wandering off and getting lost. As a result, he was only allowed to leave with one of us or friends that would be responsible for his return. He was required to sign out and back in each time. There were even times I took him to our summer home in Northern Wisconsin for the summer and the staff members were more than willing to help him get ready and settle back in on his return. Over all, I was extremely impressed by the level of care, concern and professionalism at Bickford Cottages. I would willingly recommend it to any one looking into assisted living facilities. The staff is friendly, understanding and very good at communicating with the family. All aspects of the care are excellent.
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Services and Amenities of Bickford of Cedar Falls


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4106/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


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

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Hospice Care
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financing Advice

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime


  • Resident Capacity: 50
  • Pets: All Pets Allowed

Range of services

  • Physical Therapy
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About Bickford of Cedar Falls

Welcome to Bickford of Cedar Falls, one of Iowa's premier assisted living communities! Bickford of Cedar Falls is conveniently located on 5101 University Ave., so please, stop on by any time. We invite you in and welcome you home to our Cedar Falls senior living community.

At Bickford of Cedar Falls, we offer premier assisted living services. The fullest expression of assistance comes with an intimate understanding of our residents at Bickford of Cedar Falls. 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 Cedar Falls. 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 Cedar Falls 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.

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