Bickford of Fort Dodge

1536 20th Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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About the community Bickford of Fort Dodge

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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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing for Bickford of Fort Dodge

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by 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.

Amenities at Bickford of Fort Dodge

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Transportation at cost

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas




Cats allowed
Dogs allowed


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Day trips and outings

Reviews for Bickford of Fort Dodge


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November 8, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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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 fees are abundant and the price itself was a lot higher than I needed. Getting there was also a bit harder, it’s stuck right in the middle of town and there’s a lot more traffic to contend with just to get there. I only met the administrator when I was there and I think she was helpful enough. I don’t think she had the experience that a few other places did.

May 13, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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So far it's very good.

So far it's very good. We haven't had any major complaints. She loves the food, she loves having a choice. The other residents have been friendly and welcoming, she made friends pretty quickly. It seems to be working out pretty well.

November 18, 2014
Dr. Dana Webb - Loved one of resident/client
"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 responded to my calls or e-mails, sometimes even calling me just with an update. Other facilities may have sufficed, but we were immediately comfortable and confident with our decision to choose Bickford. Even she said "It feels a lot like home."

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Bickford of Fort Dodge has received an average review rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews. See all reviews.

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