Bickford of Scioto

3500 Riverside Dr. Columbus OH 43221

866-465-5993

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Bickford of Scioto is an Assisted Living and Memory Care home for seniors 55 and above. We are a gorgeous community of 61 residents, located in the Upper Arlington portion of the greater Columbus metropolitan area. We reside along the Scioto River and greenbelt, alongside peaceful walking trails throughout green groves and river scenery. We are also just a block away from the Fancyburg Park, which offers 25 acres of tree-lined trails, tennis courts, sports fields, and gardens. Our beautifully lush location is a perfect compliment to our Georgian-style home. The building was constructed in 1995 and most recently renovated in 2018 to modern standards. Whether you are an independent senior looking for simple assisted living or you require a higher level of memory care, Bickford of Scioto is proud to offer individualized attention designed to cater to the unique needs of its occupants. Schedule a virtual tour today and witness all the charm, comforts, and care we have to offer you!

Living Options and Amenities

At Bickford we have a variety of choices for living arrangements to meet your unique needs. We offer both one-bedroom and studio units, with wheelchair-accessible features as an option. The community is air conditioned and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some of our apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals if they wish. We provide free wifi throughout the community, and free parking is available to residents and their visiting guests. We understand how important pets can be, so your furry friends are permitted in resident quarters too!

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor areas are designed for the accessibility of all residents. Our community grounds consist of an outside patio garden, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, and walking paths that can accommodate seniors with wheelchairs and walkers. We are lucky to be surrounded by green nature trails and parks in our neighborhood, so outside leisure time will always be a peaceful and enjoyable experience.

Indoor Common Areas

Our Georgian home decor and furnishings carry throughout our indoor common areas to promote a welcoming and homey feel. We have designed all indoor spaces to be a place for joy and camaraderie between residents and staff. Our building design comes together with an airy, bright atrium space that is sure to please anyone who resides here. Residents have full access to our communal spaces, including an adorable bistro, a jacuzzi, a classy library, and a comfy and spacious TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with your friends. Our community grounds are secured to ensure the safety of all of our residents.

Dining Amenities

Whether you're hungry day or night, food service is available at any time. Three main courses are served daily at Bickford, with snacks in between. We are proud to have a professional chef on staff to prepare high-quality meals, and we offer specified dining options for residents with specific tastes or dietary needs, such as vegetarian dishes, no sugar, or low/no sodium options. It is our passion to entertain visitors, so your guests’ meals are provided as well. Dining options include restaurant-style dining, private rooms to celebrate special occasions, and room service if you feel like relaxing at home in front of your TV for dinner.

Activities

Here at Bickford, we aim to keep residents active with specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical wellbeing. We employ a full-time activities director to assemble a diverse cycle of events and recreation options. Various exercise programs are offered, such as stretching classes and chair yoga – a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We also love to have fun at Bickford and keep things exciting, hosting regular events like holiday and birthday parties, BBQs, picnics, karaoke nights, musical entertainment, trivia nights, and even “senior proms.” For those who prefer more quiet pursuits, there are plenty of options as well. Residents can join our gardening club or participate in local community service programs such as intergenerational events. We schedule educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, along with art classes and cooking classes, and we also offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating activity. Off-site adventures and excursions are also quite popular among our more independent residents, as the city of Columbus has a never ending variety of fun places to go, including coffee shops, retail stores, restaurants, bookstores, libraries, and much more.

Personal Services

Many services are provided at Bickford for your convenience, eliminating any concerns you may have over daily tasks and chores. In our lobby, a dedicated concierge is available to handle the basic and immediate needs of you and your visitors. Personal housekeeping services are provided to all residents, along with laundry and dry cleaning. We have a beautician and barber conveniently located on-site so that residents may easily receive beauty and grooming treatments for all occasions. On-site devotional services are available to our religious or spiritual residents, so they may practice or worship in the privacy of our community. There are also several churches located within the local neighborhood. Bickford is able to provide transportation services at a reasonable cost, for anything you may need throughout the surrounding area.

Medical Care Services

Bickford employs a staff presence throughout the day to respond hastily to any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are delivered by licensed and experienced practitioners, and our caregivers receive specialized training to ensure all healthcare needs are delivered properly. Our community can assist with activities of daily living (ADLs), and provide insulin injections, medication administration, and incontinence care. We recruit first-class visiting specialists, such as podiatrists and speech therapists, to aid residents in their improvement, recovery, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Our community offers respite care, or a short-term stay, 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. Hospice care is also provided when needed.

Residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle. We offer adjunct therapies, such as reminiscence therapy, which stimulates sensory faculties to encourage memory recall. To ensure the safety of residents prone to wandering, we utilize a locked and secured perimeter around our community. Bickford accepts residents with behavioral issues, and our staff is specially trained in calmly and patiently de-escalating behavioral episodes.

Local Area Amenities

The Upper Arlington neighborhood of the Columbus area was voted one of the best places in Ohio to live, due its charming, green, suburban feel. The neighborhood surrounding Bickford is full of shopping centers, restaurants, coffee shops, and beautiful parks. Our community is located near Ohio State University, and our more academic or inquisitive residents may find the campus library an excellent place to spend their time. Hotels are conveniently located near the community for residents' guests and visitors, and local fire, police, and EMT services are all nearby and quick to respond, if needed.

Care Types Offered

Bickford of Scioto is considered an Assisted Living community which provides Memory Care services. These terms are defined as follows:

Assisted Living

Assisted Living communities provide personal care services in settings typically ranging from private apartments to shared rooms, often with restaurant-style dining and activities based on residents’ interests. Designed to promote independence among seniors who don’t require 24-hour skilled nursing care, assisted living is a good option for retirees who need help with some daily tasks and want a socially fulfilling and active lifestyle.

Memory Care

Memory Care refers to assistance provided with activities of daily living (ADLs), while also focusing on the needs of adults facing a decline in mental abilities. These communities provide memory-stimulating services and activities, with the goal to promote the well-being of patients with dementia. Memory care facilities are a great choice for seniors who require long term care that is designed to meet the specific needs of a person with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, or other types of memory problems.

Pricing at Bickford of Scioto

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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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 Scioto

3.6 of 5 Average rating
38 Reviews
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(20) A Place For Mom
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  • Bickford on the Scioto is the best for Memory Care!!

    My husband arrived at Bickford in August last year following the transition from Sunrise. The "old guard" did not want to make the adjustment and thwarted the change in caring style for the residents. The "old guard" basically abandoned the residents and left to go to another Sunrise facility. The "new guard" is wonderful, caring, fun, attentive and life is so much better as the transition to the "Bickford way" is finally taking hold. The "old guard" continue to make contact with the residents trying to get them to leave Bickford, pitiful and emotionally abusive, seems like an ethical breach. I am glad we stuck it out and my husband is living the good life on the Memory Care floor. Thank you to the Bickford staff, you are wonderful!!

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Bickford on the Scioto is the best for Memory Care!!

    My husband arrived at Bickford in August last year following the transition from Sunrise. The "old guard" did not want to make the adjustment and thwarted the change in caring style for the residents. The "old guard" basically abandoned the residents and left to go to another Sunrise facility. The "new guard" is wonderful, caring, fun, attentive and life is so much better as the transition to the "Bickford way" is finally taking hold. The "old guard" continue to make contact with the residents trying to get them to leave Bickford, pitiful and emotionally abusive, seems like an ethical breach. I am glad we stuck it out and my husband is living the good life on the Memory Care floor. Thank you to the Bickford staff, you are wonderful!!

  • Appeared somewhat run down. Seems like there are staffing issues as well. Did not appear to be maintained as well, and there were several vacancies.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Appeared somewhat run down. Seems like there are staffing issues as well. Did not appear to be maintained as well, and there were several vacancies.

  • Thankful for a great facilty

    I found the staff to be very courteous to my family and was always wilingl to help out and assist when they could. The facilty is always clean while visiting and I’ve always found it to have a warm and inviting atmosphere.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Thankful for a great facilty

    I found the staff to be very courteous to my family and was always wilingl to help out and assist when they could. The facilty is always clean while visiting and I’ve always found it to have a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Community Details at Bickford of Scioto

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    • Bickford of Scioto Amenities

      • Activities Onsite
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      • Meals Provided
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Activities Offsite
      • Vegetarian
      • Devotional Services Onsite

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