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Bickford of Iowa City

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3500 Lower West Branch Rd., Iowa City, IA 52245
Care provided: Assisted Living
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  • Community Information

    Bickford of Iowa City is an assisted living facility in Iowa City, IA. Bickford of Iowa City offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.

    Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples' lives and Bickford of Iowa City offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so Bickford of Iowa City provides meals for residents.

    Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and Bickford of Iowa City can help with that task.

    Unique Features

    * Seniors can relax in beautiful, homelike environment that promotes sense of safety, security, and peace of mind
    * Excellent resident care from well trained staff that has served community many years
    * Entire building secured
    * Three nutritionally balanced meals a day
    * Full Activities Program
    * Certified Staff on Duty 24 hours a Day
    * Assistance with Personal Needs
    * Medication Administration/Supervision
    * RN Supervises Health & Wellness
    * Free Transportation to Appointments
    * Emergency Response System in Private Apartment
  • Residents


    The minimum age that a resident may be is years old.


    Nurses on Staff
    Doctor on Call
    24-Hour Awake Staff
    Visiting Nurse
    Visiting Podiatrist
    Visiting Dentist
    Visiting Physical Therapist
    Visiting Occupational Therapist
    Visiting Speech Therapist

    Facility Care Level

    Care Level Percentage
    Light Care 50%
    Medium Care 50%
    Heavy Care 0%

    Bickford of Iowa City prefers that residents need: light care, medium care

    Additional Services

    Diabetic Care
    The community can help residents monitor their blood sugar but cannot give insulin injections.

    Memory Care Offered
    This community employs technology to prevent residents from wandering and becoming lost, for example bracelets that will ring an alarm if the resident leaves the community. The memory care area of this community is secured to protect the safety of residents who wander. This community's memory care section can accept residents with major behavior issues.

    Incontinence Care
    Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. This staff at this community can remind incontinent residents to use the restroom. This community can care for residents with bowel incontinence. This community can care for residents with bladder incontinence.

    Non Ambulatory Care
    This community can provide a 2 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.

    Other Care
    This community can accept residents who are an elopement risk. This community can accept residents who act out physically. This community provides multiple levels of care allowing residents to remain at the community while receiving increasing care.
  • Transportation

    Resident Parking Available
    Transportation at Cost


    Additional Amenities

    Activities Onsite
    Activities Offsite
    Devotional Services Onsite
    Outdoor Common Areas
    Indoor Common Areas
    Beautician Onsite

    Other Services

    Wheelchair Accessible Showers
    Hospice Available
    Respite Offered
    Aging in Place


    Meals Provided

    Activities Provided

    None specified at this time.
  • Average Room Pricing at Bickford of Iowa City

    Room Type Assisted Living
    Studio 2400.00 Monthly
    1 Bedroom 3000.00 Monthly
    2 Bedrooms
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Estimated Fees at Bickford of Iowa City

    Fee Type Assisted Living
    Community Fee 5000.00 One-time
    Respite Fee 150.00 Daily
    Buy-In Fee
    High Care Needs Fee 3250.00 Monthly
    Medium Care Needs Fee 1950.00 Monthly
    Low Care Needs Fee 650.00 Monthly
    2nd Person Fee 700.00 Monthly
    Disclaimer: The prices, amenities, features and care offered at senior communities are all subject to change; therefore information on this community profile may be out of date. Please note the costs per community are rough estimates; actual costs may vary depending on special offers and discounts, additional fees for services and care, and availability.

    Paying for care

    Commercial Insurance
    Private pay
    Social Security
    Separate pricing structure for care
    Veteran's benefits

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Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities Average CostAverage Cost for 1 Bedroom
Iowa City0 miles2$3,440
Cedar Rapids21 miles2$3,650
Muscatine26 miles2$3,320
Robins30 miles1$4,000
Anamosa32 miles1$2,650
Walcott37 miles1$3,100

General Pricing Information for Iowa City Assisted Living

Room Type Minimum Cost Average Cost Maximum Cost
1 Bedroom$3,120$3,445$3,600
2 Bedrooms$4,000$4,100$4,200

Community Reviews

Mom knows what she likes

reviewed on: 09/07/2017 by Anonymous

We were very lucky when we brought mom here as she had been at a different Bickford in a different city that she really liked so her transition here has been great. Mom told me that she feels comfortable here and that the staff is friendly, supportive, plus they stay on top of things and they have notified me when they felt mom was not feeling well. They make sure they bring her to the dining room in her wheel chair so she can be with the other residents and she does take part in a few of the activities they offer as well. The grounds are nice and mom has the option of going outside should she want to. We are very happy with everything here.

Keeps Very Busy

reviewed on: 09/07/2017 by Anonymous

Mom is doing okay since moving here it has been a big adjustment but she is settling in. She is keeping busy with all the activities the community has which is good for her. The food is good no complaints. The staff, for the most part, has been very good. They are extremely nice and patient, however, we have had to tell them not to ask what my mother wants as far as housekeeping and bed linens to be done and just to do them. Mom has more of apartment living which is nice because she was able to bring some of her personal belonging with her.

A good fit for my mom

reviewed on: 11/03/2020 by Blane Thompson

We chose Bickford of Iowa because we were pressed for time, they had availability, and this facility was a little more affordable than some others that we looked into. It ended up turning out to be a good fit for the care that she needed. They had 2 different room sizes to choose from, and we initially chose the larger room. It is smaller, but adequate for what she needs. She gets along really well with the staff members and seems to be happy and content here. The only thing that has bothered me is that we are able to visit, but there are limited opportunities which can be hard with my work schedule, so I am not able to see her as much as I would like. Overall, I would absolutely recommend this community.

Highly Recommended

reviewed on: 04/19/2021 by Laura

I would tell others the community was wonderful. I like the personal touches the community did for the residents and families. It was a smaller community all on one level. I wouldn't change anything about the community.

A family Community!!

reviewed on: 08/01/2016 by Anonymous

My mother is doing very well here the staff is wonderful. She participates in some of the activities they offer. It is very clean and kept. My mother likes the food she wished there was more variety to choose. I would recommend to family and friends.

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