Bickford of Fort Dodge

1536 20th Avenue North Fort Dodge IA 50501

866-465-5993

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Summary of Bickford of Fort Dodge in Fort Dodge, Iowa

At Bickford of Fort Dodge, we have a multitude of community features. Regularly scheduled off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our residents. Dogs and cats are welcome in private rooms.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to occupants. We offer specified dining services such as vegetarian food.

On-Site Activities

We have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical well-being. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time activities director. We love to organize holiday parties and birthday parties. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Residents can also join our gardening club. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds is comprised of an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. Our community is secured to ensure our residents are protected. Ground floor units are available. To accommodate our residents, WanderGuard capability is employed to ensure the safety of our residents. Resident lodgings featuring wheelchair accessible showers are available.

Premium Services at Bickford of Fort Dodge

Transportation

All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area.

Pet Care Options

Pet care is available for our residents' beloved pets.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. We have registered nurses on our community staff. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides medication administration. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise. Our facilities are secure and our staff is specially trained to contain and de-escalate dangerous behaviors and suicidal ideation. Our staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.

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Community Certifications

Our property is licensed for 49 residents. The building was built in 1997. We accept residents from the age of 55 and above.

Pricing at Bickford of Fort Dodge

Room Type
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1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Bickford of Fort Dodge

4.5 of 5 Average rating
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  • Administrator was nice but lacked experience

    I toured here when looking for a place for my wife. I decided on moving her to a different community. When I toured, it was just okay. The... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Administrator was nice but lacked experience

    I toured here when looking for a place for my wife. I decided on moving her to a different community. When I toured, it was just okay. The fees are abundant and the price itself was a lot higher than I needed. Getting there was also a bit... more

  • "It feels a lot like home."

    The Bickford staff was able to accomodate us when Mom suddenly needed care and supervision. We knew on our first visit that this was the... more

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    "It feels a lot like home."

    The Bickford staff was able to accomodate us when Mom suddenly needed care and supervision. We knew on our first visit that this was the best atmosphere.....a difficult decision to make, no matter what the situation. The staff always... more

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Community Details at Bickford of Fort Dodge

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    • Bickford of Fort Dodge Amenities

      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Activities Offsite
      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Onsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite
      • Meals Provided

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Bickford of Fort Dodge

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