I visited this facility
I was very impressed with Bickford of St. Charles. It was clean, the residents seemed happy, and the people I had to deal with in placing my dad made it very easy, and they work with you. They have daily exercise groups, painting classes, and tons of activities for them to do.
I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident
Bickford of St. Charles is fine. The rooms are nice, clean, cheerful, spacious, and open. The staff members are very thorough. The activities are good, and my mother seems to enjoy a few of them. Overall, I'm happy that my mother is there. I feel less anxious and I feel happy about her care.
I Visited This Facility
I was totally unimpressed with Bickford of St. Charles. It looks like dump, the entrance was a mess, some tiles were loose, and the whole atmosphere was depressing. The rates appeared to be outrageous. It's a very old building and not well kept-up. Everything was dated. Their charges were excessive for the care services offered.
I Visited This Facility
The rooms in Bickford are terrible. They are dark with only one window; they’re so small and laid out horribly. All the money was used for decorations in the lobby and everything else to make it look elegant. When you go to the rooms, it’s nothing. It’s disappointing.
Description of Bickford of St. Charles
We know that it's not possible to replace your loved one's home, but at Bickford of St. Charles, we strive to make our community feel like home. With home-inspired décor around the community and cozy living areas, seniors needing supportive services or memory care will feel at ease. With our location in St. Charles, a city that boasts the honor of being one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” our residents enjoy the city's cultural offerings, shopping and parks that are just moments away.
Bickford of St. Charles is proud to be a branch on the Bickford Senior Living family tree. At Bickford Senior Living, our operating philosophy is simple: enrich happiness in the lives of our residents and create a workplace where our employees are recognized for providing exemplary care. With communities in nine states throughout the Midwest, we pride ourselves on being trusted by families to care for their loved ones.
Life at Bickford of St. Charles revolves around enriching the happiness of our residents, which is why our activity calendar is filled with picnics, book clubs and exercise classes that stimulate the mind, nourish the soul and engage the body. We also have our very own “Bickford Angels” who visit regularly to lead classes or host a manicure party.
New residents are encouraged to bring personal items to decorate their new home so it truly becomes theirs, and this includes four-legged friends. We offer private and companion apartments, which include a kitchenette, an emergency call system and ergonomic, senior-friendly features. Fixing a leak or changing a light bulb is a thing of the past, as we handle all apartment maintenance.
Three meals are served daily in The Bread Basket dining room, which features breakfast made to order and home-style meals on the menu. Restaurant-style dining means friends and family can gather together for a meal or, for more intimate events, in the private dining room. For an afternoon cup of coffee, the Bistro is always open.
Providing transportation services, housekeeping, linen service, pet care and laundry service are just a few of the ways we make our residents' lives easier. Certified caregivers also provide personalized assistance with the intimate tasks of dressing, bathing and grooming as needed. To ensure we meet the health care needs of our residents, a personal care plan is developed, and an on-site Registered Nurse coordinates third-party care.
At Bickford of St. Charles, we ensure that seniors can still enjoy their independence and retain a sense of home while receiving supportive services.