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In today’s uncertain times, we feel a responsibility to be straightforward as to how we are being affected by COVID-19. For this reason, we are displaying the number of active COVID-19 cases for our Branch. At Bickford Senior Living we will lead with transparency so you have the best information available as you make decisions for your loved one.
Cheryl Harris, Community Relations Director

Cheryl Harris

How to stay active physically, mentally while sheltering-in-place By Joey Yashinsky For MediaNews Group With much of the country in lockdown-mode to help slow the spread of coronavirus, many Americans’ normal health routines have been thrown for a loop, which for many, means a drastic change to physical and mental activity. It can seem especially difficult for isolated seniors to find ways to keep their mind and body sharp during this difficult time, but the reality is there are many ways for older adults to stay mentally and physically fit while sheltering in place. “It is very important to maintain some type of physical fitness during this time,” said Paul Margolis, a certified personal trainer at The Sports Club of West Bloomfield. “Exercise can help prevent disease. It also aids in keeping cognitive abilities sharp which results in a lower risk of developing dementia.” With so much more time now spent pacing around the house, Margolis notes how staying active physically can lead to a safer overall environment. “Good fitness habits and maintaining strength will help to prevent falls in and around the home.” But without gyms or health clubs open during the current statewide Shelter-in-Place order, it can be a challenge to know exactly how to execute a regular workout. Still, Margolis said, there are plenty of exercises that can be done at your home without equipment, or done safely outdoors during this time. “You can take a long walk outside, especially with warmer temperatures coming; of course, while maintaining social distance. Go for a bike ride. Yoga is a great home workout that helps build muscle and maintain flexibility. Planks, bird dogs and wall-sits are good body weight resistance movements.” Keeping the mind engaged is just as important as physical work during this period of isolation. “Crossword puzzles provide an excellent workout for our minds,” said Dr. Richard Stober, an internal medicine physician in Farmington Hills. “The New York Times version will give you a good challenge, but there are thousands of puzzles online that can help you stay sharp. Even just a small thing like making a point of watching Jeopardy each night. It’s a short break from the news and lets you think quickly and problem solve for a 30-minute period.” Getting additional sleep during this COVID-19 lockdown is another good idea for older adults. Research shows that during sleep our bodies work hard to clear out waste products and re-energize cells. So don’t feel bad about going to bed early or closing your eyes for a couple of hours in the afternoon; it’s one of the healthiest choices you can make during the day. The coronavirus has affected our lives in so many ways. Many have lost jobs, family get-togethers are a thing of the past, and the near future doesn’t look a whole lot sunnier. But by committing to a small amount of exercise each day, both physically and mentally, we can collectively come out stronger on the other side.
Cheryl Harris, Community Relations Director

Cheryl Harris

Our residents have started a morning walking group and have been loving this beautiful weather.
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Kendall Rickard, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Kendall Rickard

Check out the tissue paper flowers we made today!
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Cheryl Harris, Community Relations Director

Cheryl Harris

Thank you Matt Barber! Your concert made our day! www.mattbarberexperience.com
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Cheryl Harris, Community Relations Director

Cheryl Harris

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Cheryl Harris, Community Relations Director

Cheryl Harris

How to stay active physically, mentally while sheltering-in-place By Joey Yashinsky For MediaNews Group With much of the country in lockdown-mode to help slow the spread of coronavirus, many Americans’ normal health routines have been thrown for a loop, which for many, means a drastic change to physical and mental activity. It can seem especially difficult for isolated seniors to find ways to keep their mind and body sharp during this difficult time, but the reality is there are many ways for older adults to stay mentally and physically fit while sheltering in place. “It is very important to maintain some type of physical fitness during this time,” said Paul Margolis, a certified personal trainer at The Sports Club of West Bloomfield. “Exercise can help prevent disease. It also aids in keeping cognitive abilities sharp which results in a lower risk of developing dementia.” With so much more time now spent pacing around the house, Margolis notes how staying active physically can lead to a safer overall environment. “Good fitness habits and maintaining strength will help to prevent falls in and around the home.” But without gyms or health clubs open during the current statewide Shelter-in-Place order, it can be a challenge to know exactly how to execute a regular workout. Still, Margolis said, there are plenty of exercises that can be done at your home without equipment, or done safely outdoors during this time. “You can take a long walk outside, especially with warmer temperatures coming; of course, while maintaining social distance. Go for a bike ride. Yoga is a great home workout that helps build muscle and maintain flexibility. Planks, bird dogs and wall-sits are good body weight resistance movements.” Keeping the mind engaged is just as important as physical work during this period of isolation. “Crossword puzzles provide an excellent workout for our minds,” said Dr. Richard Stober, an internal medicine physician in Farmington Hills. “The New York Times version will give you a good challenge, but there are thousands of puzzles online that can help you stay sharp. Even just a small thing like making a point of watching Jeopardy each night. It’s a short break from the news and lets you think quickly and problem solve for a 30-minute period.” Getting additional sleep during this COVID-19 lockdown is another good idea for older adults. Research shows that during sleep our bodies work hard to clear out waste products and re-energize cells. So don’t feel bad about going to bed early or closing your eyes for a couple of hours in the afternoon; it’s one of the healthiest choices you can make during the day. The coronavirus has affected our lives in so many ways. Many have lost jobs, family get-togethers are a thing of the past, and the near future doesn’t look a whole lot sunnier. But by committing to a small amount of exercise each day, both physically and mentally, we can collectively come out stronger on the other side.
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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

$105 to $160 per day

Range depends on the apartment you choose

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Care Rate

$25 to $125 per day

Range depends on the care and services needed

Whether or not our pricing fits in your budget, we ask you to consider 3 things:

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 through Elderlife Financial.

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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! View all-inclusive details here.

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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.

Our Menu

Light Caesar Salad

Beef Parmesan Patty

Mashed Red Potatoes

Peas

Baked Roll

Chocolate Vanilla Pudding Dessert

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!

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

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Core Needs - The pathway to happiness

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

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

Care Needs

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

Unrecognized Needs

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

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