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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We chose Bickford of Overland Park at the time because of the staff members that we spoke to over the phone. They have been very good with communication with everything that has been going on. I think under the circumstances, they have been very good and they are doing an excellent job. I would recommend to others looking.
[Name removed] and I met with [name removed] yesterday morning at Bickford of Overland Park. I liked the idea that it is small (48 assisted living apartments). We did not see a lot of residents at that time, but we did drop in on a game upstairs. Everyone seems to be at ease and having a good time. [Name removed] gave us an overview of the respite area of the community. The housing seemed to be clean, well equipped, comfortably furnished. I did think the room we saw was quite far from the nurse's station. The menu looked healthy and varied. WE did not get a meal, but [name removed] prepared a light snack of cheese, sausage, grapes, strawberries, and chocolate cupcakes. I thought we were to have a lunch, but that must have gotten lost in the communication. She did a good job of providing both oral and written information. I was told the daily fee for residents in the respite program is $125 per day, but I did not realize until this meeting that the cost varies according to the type of care. We will reserve decisions until we have had a chance to tour other facilities.
Bickford is a very pretty place. Lots of flowers in the front of the building and in the main lobby. When I first walked in I was impressed with how pretty it looked and clean it looked . Everyone had just eaten breakfast and were being moved into the main living room. The residents looked comfortable, clean and content. There were ladies who worked there that were with the residents in the living room sitting with them to help them if they needed it. I visited the memory care unit, but was told about the assisted and memory care options. The building is older and the rooms are older and ok. The tour went very well, the manager was extremely nice and helpful with providing information. She took a lot of notes and seemed genuinely interested in my mother. They make you feel very welcome and the people who work there stop and introduce themselves and their chef brought in some nice snacks and cold water. They emphasize individual plans for memory care patients to help them and making their residents comfortable and happy. The residents all looked comfortable and content. I liked that all the ladies were in the living room together and not sitting alone. They looked happy and secure to have others sitting around them. I was just touring so I can't say anything other than about the tour. But it is a very nice place to tour, impressive in appearance and people who work there, the manager is very nice and concerned, the building is old but looks nice, the rooms are old but adequate, the location is easy access to met calf avenue. I would recommend touring this facility and considering it.
Bickford is a very pretty place. Lots of flowers in the front of the building and in the main lobby. When I first walked in I was impressed with how pretty it looked and clean it looked . Everyone had just eaten breakfast and were being moved into the main living room. The residents looked comfortable, clean and content. There were ladies who worked there that were with the residents in the living room sitting with them to help them if they needed it. I visited the memory care unit, but was told about the assisted and memory care options. The building is older and the rooms are older and ok. The tour went very well, the manager was extremely nice and helpful with providing information. She took a lot of notes and seemed genuinely interested in my mother. They make you feel very welcome and the people who work there stop and introduce themselves and their chef brought in some nice snacks and cold water. They emphasize individual plans for memory care patients to help them and making their residents comfortable and happy.
Well...the staff does seem friendly, but the cleanliness of my mom, is not satisfactory. I don't think they are making sure her teeth are brushed everyday or the showers, as what they said they would do. I question their that they are doing laundry as they said. A number of times, when picking up our loved one, once a week she is not ready and has not has her showers or even clean clothes on. When something is said about this, they seem to make the corrective actions as requested, but it only last a time or two, and things seem to go back to they were, is what it appears to us.
This facility is very understaffed. They promise you things and they do not happen. They have some very devoted people but they can not take care of everybody. Nobody answers the phone and nobody on week-ends to help. Many times the halls smelled of urine. For the money you pay they should do more for the residents. The food was to be home cooked but I never found that to be true. The same things were served over and over. Food was usually cold and service was very slow. I would look at other places first for the money you pay and little service. Talk to the residents before you choose a place. Learned a lot from them after moved in.
The facility did a great job with the tour and giving us information.
My aunt went to Bickford for a 30 day respite stay. She had been in skilled nursing for 12 weeks following a car crash and needed to get some strength back. We went in thinking she would be there 6 months or so, but she did not want to stay. She did rehab there and was able to move to independent living. She was promised a lot but was very disappointed and felt lied to. I believe they were not equipped to handle the care required for her injuries. For instance she was not supposed to get up without assistance and yet the general staff decided she could, even though the rehabilitation staff said no. We were there constantly checking up on her and did not feel comfortable letting her be alone. We also had medication issues that caused a lot of stress on the family. If your loved one can assist themselves it might be fine, but I do not recommend this facility if they need extra care.
Clean, friendly, lets my mom have her cats. Lots of activities. Secured assisted living which I like.
I met with [name removed] and was very impressed with both this facility and with [name removed], the activities director. She was very thorough and personable. She went over all of the costs with us and showed me the room that dad could move into. There was only one room left. I was impressed enough that I wrote a $500 deposit, which [name removed] explained would either be refunded should we decide we don't want to place dad here OR it would go towards his first month's rent should he decide to come here. [name removed] then called me on Wednesday afternoon to f/u and ask if I had any more questions or if I had come to a decision. I explained that I was on my way to see another facility and we hope to decide after that. She said she would need to deposit my check by Friday so if we could try to make a decision by then, that would be great. That is my goal as well.
I had a nice tour of this community, it is a nice facility. Everyone was very kind, and friendly. The community looked very nice, and everything was neat, and tidy. The staff I met was polite, and helpful. It was a good experience, but they did not have any openings at the moment.
I like that they find activities to match the resident's current care level. The staff are encouraging and even took the residents out to a movie. This is a small open memory care unit. The cost does not change as the residents care needs change. The residents all receive the care they need. They do whatever they can to make the residents happy. This is a privately owned community and I would recommend it for memory care.
Bickford of Overland Park was a nice community. The reason we did not choose it was because they mostly had studio apartments. We wanted a one bedroom. Everyone was very friendly and it was a good experience.
My mother decided not to choose Bickford due to location. They will try to pressure you into a quick deposit. In fact, I had to run it back the same day. Once I requested her deposit back, they indicated they would refund the money quickly. Then a couple weeks later, I got a call from another person at Bickford that indicated it would be 30-60 days for a refund. Poor business practices...
Has everything we are looking for. Friendly Staff and facilities and activities are great
When I went to tour this community I saw that it was a very nice place. The directors were so nice and answered my questions. At the time of the tour, I liked seeing them interact with the residents. It seemed natural to hear them call them by their names and they seemed familiar with the residents. We did not end up here, mostly for the proximity.
My mom is safe and getting good care at this community. The experience is going very well. The staff are friendly, respectful and attentive. They even know my name. It is a clean facility in all areas as well as my mom's room. They do quite a lot of activities but Saturday and Sunday are not as active. They also have outings and I like that.
We had been looking at Nursing Homes/Memory Care units for 4 weeks to find an appropriate, cost effective location for our mother. We had looked at a total of 17 area places when we found Birkford Place. This place was one of the most cost effective but "top of the class" places. The facilities are wonderful, clean and staffed with the friendliest staff we had run across. The food wasn't just adequate. It was very good, restaurant quality food. There are activities daily, and weekly outings. We are extremely happy so far with our short experience. The bottom line......our mother is more alert, happy, hungry and better taken care of than the previous place of three years.
This is a community I would recommend. They are taking very good care of my father and his needs. He loves the food, they serve very nice meals. The is staff is wonderful, they treat him very respectful. There are activities offered, he has gone to a few music ones. I know he is safe and in good hands.
Everyone is friendly, even the residents. It's very clean. They're in there at least twice a week. You can tell the moment you step visually and the aroma. The staff is attentive. Everything is going very well right now. The food seems to be good. My mom seems to like the food, no complaints!
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