Bickford of Ames

Bickford of Ames

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Karryn Mcqueen

If you haven't already, I encourage you to experience our Caregiver’s Manifesto video to better understand our heart as a caregiver. You can find it by clicking on the Caregiver's Manifesto tab on the top right of our webpage.

Karryn Mcqueen

Life is fragile and the effects of aging can rock us to our core. However, aging can also awaken us to the beauty of life and our need to express love now. With the urgency of this love, our family of caregivers is ready to do whatever it takes to make our residents happy. – Eby Family, founders of Bickford Senior Living

Lisa Goettsch

Perfect day for a trip to Reiman Gardens!
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Karryn Mcqueen

It's about to be a zoo here, and you're invited!
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Annessa Pruismann

With all of the snow and frigid temps I wanted to provide some reminders for safety! Stay indoors if at all possible! Do not stay outside for long periods of time if you must go out. Keep indoor temperature at 65 degrees or warmer. Stay dry because wet clothing chills your body more quickly. Dress smart – protect your lungs from cold air. Older adults loose body heat a lot faster than when they were younger so have someone else do shoveling and any necessary outdoor work. Hypothermia is what happens when your body temperature gets very low. For an older person, a body temperature of 95°F or lower can cause many health problems, such as a heart attack, kidney problems, liver damage, or worse. Being outside in the cold, or even being in a very cold house, can lead to hypothermia. Try to stay away from cold places, and pay attention to how cold it is where you are. You can take steps to lower your chance of getting hypothermia. Remember Bickford is always here to provide a warm, safe shelter from the cold! We always enjoy visitors for a meal or activity!

The process of finding a place for your loved one is hard enough, we’re here to make it easier. To help you navigate this change most effectively we remove the barriers and give you what you really want - pricing first!

Base Rate    +    Care Rate    =    Real Rates

Base Rate

$110 to $130 per day. Range depends on the apartment you choose.

Care Rate

$25 to $125 per day. Range depends on the care and services needed.

Community Fee of $500 per month for ten months.

It’s that easy.

Whether or not our pricing fits in your budget, we ask you to consider 4 things:

  1. Know that there may be financial resources available that you might not be aware of.

    To explore this, take advantage of our complimentary third-party financial concierge service – Elderlife Financial
  2. Know that our rates are all-inclusive*.

    Don’t forget our rates include meals, care, activities, basic utilities, housekeeping, linen and laundry service, and more! All-inclusive details.
  3. Know the affordability of senior living.

    Many families are surprised at the affordability of senior living as compared to what they are currently spending at home. Check out our Expense Worksheet to compare for yourself.
  4. Remember what matters most.

    While there are many things you should buy at a discount, care isn’t one of them.

It is easy to say that we do whatever it takes to make our residents happy, but the real question is – are our current residents actually happy?

Read below to find out how happy our current residents and families really are.

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4.2 out of 5.0
based on 104 reviews.

Our Menu


Green Salad

Hamburger Steak/Onions

Roast Pork/Ginger Glaze

Fresh Mashed Potatoes/Gravy

Mixed Vegetables

Garlic Spinach

Baked Roll

Bread Pudding

Diabetic Dessert

Activity Calendar

Sample Calendar

10:00am Manicures

10:30am Balloom VB

1:00pm Meijer Shopping

2:00pm Manicures

3:00pm Music with Janice

4:00pm Heads Up!

Monthly Newsletter

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Our purpose is to do whatever it takes to make our residents happy.

Core Needs

Understanding your core needs allows us to know the pathway we must take to make you happy. We have identified three specific Core Needs that must be met to enrich happiness — Basic Needs, Care Needs & Unrecognized Needs.

Core Needs Illustration

Core Needs

Basic Needs

You need to consistently receive services in an environment that feels like home.

Core Needs

Care Needs

You need to consistently receive the care that your personal health situation requires.

Core Needs

Unrecognized Needs

You need to consistently experience small, but unforgettable moments that you'd never think to ask for

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Bickford of Ames Assisted Living For Pricing & Availability: 515-200-5532
For Friends & Family: 515-233-6000

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