Bickford Cottage

(866) 653-9337

2418 Kent Ave, AMES, IA


  • Short Term Care: Respite
  • Hospice

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

08/20/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Management is out of touch with residents and families and it keeps getting worse. Just when it was improving they got rid of our boss and brought back people he got rid of. Avoid this place if you can.

10/12/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I am the daughter of a current resident and I must say, I am very dissatisfied with the care and management of this place.
My Mother has mentioned the staff is unprofessional and the building hasn't been updated in years. I have noticed the management turn over and also my questions and problems are hardly ever resolved. I am always forwarded to their headquarters and they never return my calls, I feel as if I'm ignored. My mom moved in less then a year ago so if we move we forfeit the rest of the upfront fee. That must be why they have it, so it's harder to move out.
I have begun the search for a new place for my mom to live.

Response: As the child of another resident at Bickford, I fully agree with this statement

Description of Bickford Cottage in AMES, IA

Number of Beds : 37

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Demographic Profile for AMES, IA, 50010


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
33.4 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

10% Below
Cost of Food
10% Below
9% Below
5% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
94.7 / 100
Water Quality
60 / 100
Superfund Sites
99 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes