Bickford of Battle Creek

Bickford of Battle Creek

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Battle Creek

Allison Kortz

Please stop by to welcome, Caleb, our new Community Relations Director!
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Allison Kortz

We had a very successful coffee fundraiser! Please stop by if you would like to purchase a bag for a great cause!
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Allison Kortz

The ladies enjoying their day at Bickford!
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Cheryl Harris

3QUESTIONS TO SAVE YOU STRESS 1. “CAN YOU HELP ME?” Ask a person with dementia if they can “help you” with a task instead of asking them if they “want to” do something. You are much more likely to get a positive answer from them if they feel necessary and important! 3. “WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY ARE?” This can be used when someone with dementia is asking you a direct question about a missing loved one. For example, if a man asks where his mother is, ask him, “Where do you think she is?” Whatever his answer is, repeat that answer back to him by saying, “Yes, it sounds like she’s at…” 2. “WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS?” Use this question when introducing a baby doll or stuffed animal. The person with dementia may think that it’s real, or maybe they think that it’s fake. Either way, you let them tell you what they think, and then you can go along with their answer. For more information like this, see Rachael Wonderlin’s blog, www.dementia-by-day.com, or her book, “When Someone You Know is Living in a Dementia Care Community,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Jennifer Hescott

Great reasons why Bickford is PET FRIENDLY! The Benefits of Pet Ownership for the Elderly Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. Pets provide other intangibles, too. “Dogs and cats live very much in the present,” says Dr. Jay P. Granat, a New Jersey-based psychotherapist. “They don’t worry about tomorrow, which can be a very scary concept for an older person. An animal embodies that sense of here and now, and it tends to rub off on people.” Pets can also have an astounding effect on symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness. Older pet owners have often said how incredibly barren and lonely their lives were without their pets’ companionship, even when there were some downsides to owning an active pet. Psychologist Penny B. Donnenfeld, who brings her own golden retriever mix, Sandee, to her New York City office, has even witnessed animals’ ability to prompt better memory recall in their elderly owners. “I’ve seen those with memory loss interact with an animal and regain access to memories from long ago,” she explains. “Having a pet helps the senior focus on something other than their physical problems and negative preoccupations about loss or aging.” Animals benefit from adoption, too, particularly when seniors adopt older pets. “These lucky animals go from the pound to paradise. Retired adopters tend to have lots of time to devote to a previously unwanted pet, forming a lasting bond,” says Chicago veterinarian Dr. Tony Kremer.
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Our Menu

Lunch

Fruit Toss

Manicotti w/Meat Sauce

Ham Steaks

Sweet Potato Gratin

Mixed Vegetables

Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower that is roasted in the oven and topped with seasonings and Parmesan cheese

Baked Roll

Fresh Banana Cream Pie

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!

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.

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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 receive the care that your personal health situation requires.

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Bickford of Battle Creek Assisted Living & Memory Care 269-979-9600

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