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Bickford of Crystal Lake

717 McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

(25 reviews)

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We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and nothing felt like home.  Since we couldn't find what we wanted, we decided to create what we needed.  Our main desire was to create a place that helped her achieve an equivalent peace and happiness that she had earlier in her life.

We understand that selecting a senior living community for your loved one is one of the toughest decisions that you will ever face. We will work with you to ensure that the transition is as easy and comfortable as possible. Whether your loved one is at home, in the hospital or even in another state, we can work with your hospital, insurance company, and doctor to make your difficult decision easier on you and your family.  Aging can be difficult — but we've also seen the beauty in aging.  Our mother's happiness inspired us.  We created Bickford for her and now we're devoted to serving...

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Reviews of Bickford of Crystal Lake

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January 2021


Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Overall it is a good place. I feel they need more organization or assistance with meal services. There are times where the residents have to wait 45 minutes for meals. This is part of a larger corporation. I believe it should be looked at as a bigger picture and not just at the community level. Overall I would recommend this community to others for their loved ones.

December 2020

Connie Tucker

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Great place for a loved one

We are completely satisfied with the Bickford community. We liked how it had a homey feeling to it and the overall appearance and of the place. We would definitely recommend this community to a family or friend.

October 2020

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Please don't send your loved ones here!!

The rooms they show you are clean. The staff is great when a tour comes through, but that's all. Understaffed. Underqualified. Extremely dirty and poorly managed. See if you can get into the kitchen and observe the filth on the cabinets and floor. Check out the staff breakroom. Look at food that's being served and taste it. Check out the residents that belong in a higher level of care but are there instead. Staff turnaround is a revolving door. Five Nursing Directors in 4 years what does that tell you? Management at this Bickford is terrible and uncaring. Don't be fooled. Too many nice close places (Clarendale in Algonquin 5Star and brand new Melody in Lake in the Hills 5-Star ++).


Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas



Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Enclosed courtyard


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Activities on-site
Activities off-site
Frequently asked questions about Bickford of Crystal Lake

Bickford of Crystal Lake offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Bickford of Crystal Lake has received an average review rating of 3.86 based on 4 reviews. See all reviews.

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