Community InformationBickford of Urbandale is an assisted living facility in Urbandale, IA. Bickford of Urbandale 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 Urbandale 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 Urbandale 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 Urbandale can help with that task.
Unique Features* High level of care offered
* Certified nurse assistant on site Monday through Friday along with RN on call 24/7
* Residents can "hire" staff to assist with additional care needs
* Transportation available to doctor appointments
* Scheduled activities sometimes include trip to view attractions like Christmas lights
The minimum age that a resident may be is years old.
StaffingNurses on StaffDoctor on Call24-Hour Awake StaffVisiting NurseVisiting PodiatristVisiting DentistVisiting Physical TherapistVisiting Occupational TherapistVisiting Speech Therapist
Facility Care Level
Care Level Percentage Light Care 0% Medium Care 50% Heavy Care 50%
Bickford of Urbandale prefers that residents need: light care, medium care, heavy care
Additional ServicesDiabetic 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. The community's memory care area was purpose built to care for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.
Incontinent residents must be able to manage incontinence themselves. 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 1 person assisted transfer for residents who need help transferring, for example, from a bed into a wheelchair.
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.
TransportationResident Parking AvailableTransportation at Cost
Additional AmenitiesActivities OnsiteActivities OffsiteDevotional Services OnsiteDevotional Services OffsiteOutdoor Common AreasIndoor Common AreasBeautician Onsite
Other ServicesWheelchair Accessible ShowersFull TubsHospice AvailableRespite OfferedAging in Place
Activities ProvidedNone specified at this time.
Average Room Pricing at Bickford of Urbandale
Room Type Assisted Living Studio Averages $2,500 - $3,100 Monthly 1 Bedroom Averages $2,900 - $3,500 Monthly Semi-Private 2 BedroomsDisclaimer: 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 Urbandale
Fee Type Assisted Living Community Fee Respite Fee Averages $100 - $200 Daily Buy-In Fee High Care Needs Fee Averages $3,300 - $4,000 Monthly Medium Care Needs Fee Averages $1,800 - $2,200 Monthly Low Care Needs Fee Averages $700 - $900 Monthly 2nd Person Fee Averages $1,200 - $1,600 MonthlyDisclaimer: 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 careCommercial InsurancePrivate paySocial SecuritySeparate pricing structure for careVeteran's benefits
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General Pricing Information for Urbandale Assisted Living
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mom feels safe and happyreviewed on: 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
It is a great facility and a wonderful place to have my mom. Right now their director just left on maternity leave, as has one of their nurses, so there is an issue with the consistency not being there right now, and that is making it more difficult than it would otherwise be for mom to get adjusted. They do have great food, the staff is super friendly, and mom feels safe and happy there.
It's really, really, super here.reviewed on: 12/04/2014 by Anonymous
It's really, really, super here. They have a lot of entertainment to keep them busy. Everyone has been really, really, nice. It's a nice unit, I like the little apartment. The food is really good. I liked the building and the staff. I liked that there was a lot of activity here, some of the places I looked at, there wasn't really anyone around.
A Work in Progress, but Overall A Good Communityreviewed on: 03/06/2017 by Anonymous
My father is still adjusting to this community, but overall it is a nice facility. They have a good staff here. I know he is in good hands, and receiving good care. There activities available for the residents when they are ready to participate. He is adjusting to meals they serve. It has been a good experience, and I would recommend this community.
Outstand Carereviewed on: 12/20/2016 by Anonymous
I was very happy with the great care that was received here. The staff was wonderful and very nice. They activities have been offer. The community is clean and they have a nice menu to choose from. I would highly recommend this community to other families for outstanding care and value.
My next choice!reviewed on: 01/18/2017 by Anonymous
The Bickford of Urbandale was in my top 2 choices. It was a very nice place with friendly people and comparable to the other places I was looking at. Ther staff were all very friendly and welcoming.