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Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT 06518
9.0
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30 reviews

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5.0
Affordable and friendly, like home

Staff is very friendly and the facility is small enough that they all know your name. They greet residents frequently. It was the only one remotely affordable.... Read more

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About the facility Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

Perched upon a hilltop with sweeping mountain views, Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden is located in a quiet wooded area and features secure walking paths, outdoor courtyards, and a range of short or long-term care services. Residents enjoy this comfortable and spacious Connecticut community with assisted living, specialized memory care, and respite care services available around the clock by our dedicated staff.

From morning hikes at Sleeping Giant State Park to quiet evenings exploring museums, Hamden offers a wide variety of attractions and entertainment. Nearby Interstate 91, it’s easy to visit Hamden’s diverse shops, restaurants, public gardens, and local parks. Along with convenient access, this community provides personal transportation services for residents looking to explore the town.

Community Amenities and Services

Assisted living services include personalized assistance with managing medications, housekeeping, transportation, and more. Mind and memory care services offer an innovative approach to memory care as well as experiences that enrich the mind, body, and spirit of each resident.

Because staff tailor care plans to each resident’s needs and interests, you’ll have a variety of activities to choose from each day. Staff also work hard to plan activities and events that encourage socialization, making it easy for you to develop connections and friendships...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden is a community within Benchmark Senior Living properties. See all Benchmark Senior Living communities.

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Amenities at Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

Health Care Services

Memory Care
Diabetic Care
Incontinence Care
High Acuity Care
Medication Management
Non-Ambulatory Care
Staffing & Ancillary Services

Meals & Dining

Gluten-free
Low / No Sodium
No Sugar
Vegetarian

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground Floor Units
Handicap Accessible

Facility Amenities

Dining

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

Complimentary Transportation
Property Convenient to Public Transit
Resident Parking Available
Uncovered Parking

Pets

Weight limit 41-50lbs
Dogs Allowed
Cats Allowed

Common areas

Private Bath
Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop

Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Memory care

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Enclosed Courtyard
Outdoor Walking Paths

Languages spoken

English
Farsi
Italian
Polish

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Protestant Services
Catholic Services

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9.0
Review Score
30 reviews

Review Score

30 reviews
9.0

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5 star

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4 star

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3 star

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A Place for Mom has scored Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden with 9 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 9 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden has 30 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.

How we score communities
Cleanliness

4.6

Friendliness

4.7

Meals & Dining

4.4

Care Services

4.3

Activities

4.4

Staff

4.8

Value for Cost

4.3

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5.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
February 23, 2024
Verified Review
Affordable and friendly, like home

Staff is very friendly and the facility is small enough that they all know your name. They greet residents frequently. It was the only one remotely affordable.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


3.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 17, 2024
Verified Review
Benchmark Review

If you are looking for high level of care for someone with a more complex health issue, this is not the place. They had made some early promises about the level of care and help we would receive when it was time to move, and we just did not ever see those things from them. They assured us that our situation was one they could handle when in reality they were not ever able to.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Meals & Dining

3

Care Services

2

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

3


5.0
Carl - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 8, 2024
Verified Review
Review for Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

I felt that during the decision process Benchmark in Hamden was the cleanest, and has the best staff that could handle my parents complex situation. They have been amazing through this journey.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

January 22, 2024

Hello Carl, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad to hear about your experience with our community. Our dedicated associates take great pride in providing the very best experience possible and your compliments are a highlight for our team. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for choosing Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden!


5.0
Janice - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 8, 2023
Verified Review
Benchmark, a wonderful caring place for mom.

My dad passed away after less than a month at Benchmark, and the staff was very kind and helpful. My mo. Is very happy at Benchmark and has adjusted beautifully. She has friends, activities, exercise and her stress is minimal. They have changed our life in a positive way

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

December 18, 2023

Hello Janice, Thank you so much for your kind words and for leaving such a thoughtful review. We are so glad to hear about your experience with our community. Our associates take great pride in delivering quality experiences and stories like this mean the world to our team. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for choosing Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden!


4.0
Anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 8, 2023
Verified Review
Our family's experience

Common areas are clean, daily sides often forget to empty mom's wastebaskets. The staff are friendly, although mom had plant in hall next to window that all admired. Went missing one day. With the quality of care they stepped up services after hospital stay, however additional help is very spotty, mom often gets impatient and showers on her own. Our loved one likes food but says it often isn't hot enough. Dining room is cold, many residents wear jackets during meals. With activities they are no longer providing residents printed list of weekly events, requires going to main desk to find out what's up that day. Value for cost - don't see value of stepped up care

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

3

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

3


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
January 30, 2023
Verified Review
Caring staff

The staff is very caring and go out of their way to make residents feel known and safe. There are some inconsistencies in services that need to be monitored by family members.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

4

Activities

2

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
Lynn - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 14, 2022
Verified Review
I would live there ourselves

We find the staff members to be have great communication and response times to any questions or concerns our family or loved ones may have. They have been very helpful with all the different insurance and paperwork that is involved. We would absolutely recommend this community to other families, for us it is the most cost efficient and conveniently located. We would go there ourselves. Their old chef was replaced with a new cook so each day the meals are getting better and better. Our loved ones get to pick and choose which activities they take advantage of, they seem to offer plenty of different things to do. We do feel our loves ones are getting their money's worth.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
Patricia - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
July 8, 2022
Verified Review
Comforts of Home with Care

It is a place to look into to see if this be a good place for your loved one. This was the best location for us as my loved one is familiar with the area. The staff are pretty good to work with if the family has questions and concerns about our loved one. The community staff are good at trying to assist my loved one with transitioning into the community better.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

3.5

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Staff

4

Value for Cost

4


5.0
Felicia - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
April 8, 2022

my mom loves it here! great staff, lots of activities although during the Covid outbreak it was different due to health and safety cautions. we would just like to see more opportunities for RECYCLING: bins could be provided to separate carboard, paper, plastics, etc. thanks!!


5.0
Barbara - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
February 22, 2022
Verified Review
Mom is thriving

The location of the facility was great for our family. Also it wasn't some huge place, it was homey and had a garden area which was perfect for my mom. They have a lot of things to do to help stimulate the residents and keep them active and engaged. My mother is loving the activities, she is doing things she never thought she would do. I have seen a night and day difference in her in just a matter of months. It is expensive, but it is worth every penny. I would definitely recommend them.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
Eileen L - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
November 24, 2021
Reve Review

My "Place for Mom" consultant helped guide me through an excellent list of communities that met my criteria. We selected a great facility where my parents are happy and I have the peace of mind they are safe and I can visit with them regularly.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Staff

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
July 1, 2021
Verified Review
Our Tour Experience

Our virtual tour was good. Their building was clean. But it seemed like most of the Alzheimer’s patients were very far gone. So my higher functioning loved one wouldn’t have had enough interaction with people like herself.


5.0
Joyce - Resident/client
Assisted Living
June 3, 2021
Verified Review
It's Not What You Think

They always had something for the residents to eat. If you didn't like what they served they were willing to fix you a grilled cheese or tuna sandwich or something else. They always want you to eat. It is a really nice community, and you would be happy here. The community was good at checking on the residents, and not knowing the staff was checking on the residents.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

4.5

Care Services

4.5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
kr - Family/Friend
Assisted Living
May 28, 2021
Verified Review
great staff, friendly staff

The community's population is very elderly, but my loved ones love the staff and they do a great job taking care of our loved one. The food is great and they have activities but we would like to see a bigger variety. I would recommend this community to others

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

5

Meals & Dining

5

Care Services

5

Activities

4

Staff

5

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
June 8, 2020
Verified Review
Benchmark Senior Living At Hamden

The community is often clean. The staff is great and my mother loves them all. They go out of their way to be nice to everyone and acknowledge everyone and they do a good job planning fun activities for the residents. The services at the community, like food and activities, are good. They don't have enough hours for transportation, and the buses tend to break down. They also seem to have trouble finding drivers as well.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

4

Activities

5

Value for Cost

4


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 25, 2019

[Name removed] Director of Community Relations hosted and introduced me to Benchmark Senior Living facility and its offerings with grace and ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and competent in presenting the options available at your facility for my mother. My visit was very fruitful in large part due to [name removed].

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
September 19, 2018

I was very impressed with Benchmark. it is one of my top choices

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


5.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
February 3, 2017
Verified Review
We love it!

My dad and I are very happy with this community and what they are doing here. The staff is very attentive and caring to the residents. The community is also very clean and we have had no problems with anything.

Cleanliness

5

Friendliness

5

Care Services

5

Activities

5

Value for Cost

5


4.0
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
January 26, 2017
Verified Review
Kind Community

This is a friendly community, and our tour of it went very well. The staff we came across was very kind, and welcoming. The community looked nice, everything was nice, and clean. Everyone was very kind to my family and myself.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


4.0
anonymous - Family/Friend
Memory Care
September 13, 2016
Verified Review
Warm And Welcoming Staff!!

The staff were all very nice and communicated well with my loved one. The community was well maintained and clean. My loved one was not very impressed by the food for some time it was good but the meals don't taste very good anymore. We were given misleading information about transportation. The transportation is only till 12 in the afternoon.

Cleanliness

4

Friendliness

4

Care Services

4

Activities

4

Value for Cost

4


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Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden offers 2 Bedrooms, Studio, 1 Bedroom and Semi-Private. Learn more.

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