Who We Are

Who We Are

Our professional staff is dedicated to the residents at Bickford. Our certified Recreation Director develops varied activities and programs to meet the individual needs and abilities of every resident. Whether it is crafts, educational projects, shopping trips, or just a friendly ear, at Bickford there is something for everyone. In addition to our staff, community members¬†graciously give their time and energy to our volunteer program. ¬†Community volunteers and school groups help maintain and support resident’s connection to the community.

Our Staff

Sean Carney, Administrator
Sean was the Administrator at Bickford from 2005-2008. For the past three years, Carney was the Executive Director of a senior living community that included skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living. In 2008, Sean was awarded National Administrator of the Year from the American College of Health Care Administrators. He earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice, and graduated in 2005 from UConn in Health Care Management, receiving a certificate in Health Care Management.


Karen Ferro, RN-BC, Director of Nurses
Since 1995, Karen has served as a Director of Nurses at three different skilled nursing facilities in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. Prior to earning her RN degree from the University of New York, she worked for twenty years as an LPN. She is also Board Certified in Gerontology. Karen has always been drawn to caring for the elderly, as she says they always seem to touch her heart strings.
Phyllis Liebman, Recreational Therapy Director


For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call our Admissions Coordinator at 860-623-4351.