Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT 06518

About the community

Maple Woods at Hamden is located south of Sleeping Giant State Park on a hilltop overlooking the town center of Hamden, CT. This community boasts skyline views of New Haven and picturesque views of Long Island Sound. We are convenient to shops, cultural, and business attractions. Our superb location complements the quality of life found within our community. Residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle where they feel secure and comfortable. They relish in the quiet of our library, take strolls along our beautiful walking paths, and enjoy refreshments in our very own ice cream parlor. With all this, plus a wide variety of health and wellness amenities, our residents' lives are active, social and fulfilled!

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews of Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden


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July 1, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
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.

June 3, 2021
Joyce - Resident/client
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.

May 28, 2021
kr - Child of resident/client
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

June 8, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

January 25, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

[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].

September 19, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

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

February 3, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

January 26, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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.

September 13, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

May 10, 2016
LBD - Loved one of resident/client
Friendly but slow

Staff is overwhelming friendly, helpful and accomodating,a real pleasure to deal with. Mom is enjoying the activities and the meals. The one shortfall is the ratio of aides to the residents needing care. Response time to call bells (pendants) is inconsistent and sometimes woefully slow. We hope to see improvement in this area.

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

May 13, 2016

Thank you very much for your kind words. Statements such as yours mean everything as we take great pride in caring for our residents. Regarding the staffing aspect, please note that we regularly evaluate and re-evaluate staff performance and community procedures through ongoing reviews, action plans, and education. We strive to continually make improvements and your feed-back helps us accomplish that. Please reach out to the Executive Director if you ever need anything, [removed].

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