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 is 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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So far they are doing a very good job.reviewed on: 03/16/2015 by Anonymous
So far they are doing a very good job. It's kept pretty clean. They call me about any incident. The food is really the only thing that is an issue. We went and ate dinner with her, and it was a corn dog and canned beets and tater tots. They only have private rooms, and it's a nice room. The people are wonderful, super friendly and nice, and they go out of their way to do so. They do arts and crafts, and even have musicians come in. I like the concept that they have with all the different levels of care.
Things are going very wellreviewed on: 03/12/2014 by Loved One
Overall, everything is just great! My loved one seems to be adjusting very well. We didn't look around very much, but we didn't have to! Everything is kept very clean, and the staff is all very nice and helpful. I've felt that I've needed to initiate the communication between myself and the staff, but overall, things are going very well. I just feel that all of the stress has been lifted, and I feel so much better knowing my loved one is there and taken care of!
The facility was fine just.reviewed on: 12/30/2012 by A Place For Mom Customer
The facility was fine just.
I also toured...reviewed on: 04/21/2017 by Anonymous
I took a few tours with one being Bickford of Urbandale. This place was nice, it was clean and everyone from the most part was friendly. Some of the places, though, would not call me back after they evaluated my mother which was very discouraging.
Tour of Bickfordreviewed on: 05/13/2021 by anonymous
We toured Bickford of Urbandale and really liked the facility. My loved one is much younger so we were looking for a place that had a younger crowd which is why we did not choose this facility.