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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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anonymous - Child of resident/client
5.0
Highly recommend

We chose Benchmark Senior Living because we went to tour and we were quite impressed, it is a very nice place. The room sizes in memory care are very good, she has a single room with a nice outside view. They do have all different levels of living here. I would definitely recommend to others looking. ... Read more

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About the community Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room. At Waltham Crossings, we have daily exercises to start the day, and nightly movies to end the evening with friends. Themed parties and outings to local restaurants and attractions also provide new experiences and treasured memories.

The Assisted Living lifestyle at Waltham Crossings offers a personalized balance of assistance and independence. Enjoy the privacy of your own apartment and the support of our caring staff for anything you may need.

The Harbor Program helps those with Alzheimer's and other memory impairments to stay active and engaged, supported by a caring staff, specialized programs, and a neighborhood designed just for them.

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.

Pricing for Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

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Amenities at Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice Available On-Site
Doctor
Nurse
Podiatrist

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Anytime Dining
Guest Meals
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Handicap Accessible
Air Conditioned

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured Community
Designed Specifically to Accommodate Memory Loss
Memory Care Only Community
Enclosed Courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident Parking Available
Complimentary Transportation
Transportation at Cost
Property Convenient to Public Transit

Services

Beautician
Grocery Shopping and Errands
Housekeeping
Laundry Service / Drycleaning

Common areas

Outdoor Common Areas
Indoor Common Areas
Barber Shop
Beauty Salon

Pets

Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed

Languages spoken

Armenian
Croatian
Farsi
Filipino

Primary language spoken by staff

English

On-site dining options

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro
Private Dining Room

Recreational areas

Game Room
Movie or Theater Room
Piano or Organ
Raised Garden Beds

Activities

Devotional Activities On-Site
Devotional Activities Offsite
Visiting Chaplain or Priest
Visiting Rabbi

Reviews for Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

3.9

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4.1

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3.9

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5.0

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3.9

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3.0
September 22, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Our tour experience

Our family had an in person tour and the tour was fine but we did not really like the facility because of its location.

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

September 28, 2021

Hello, thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with your tour of our community. If you are ever reconsidering, we encourage you to give us a second look!


5.0
September 15, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Highly recommend

We chose Benchmark Senior Living because we went to tour and we were quite impressed, it is a very nice place. The room sizes in memory care are very good, she has a single room with a nice outside view. They do have all different levels of living here. I would definitely recommend to others looking.


4.5
September 4, 2020
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Benmark is Good For Families

I would tell my friends it is a good place. It is friendly and comfortable. The room sizes are good. My loved one is in the lower level which is specialized care, than the regular units. The upstairs units seem to be a little bigger, we briefly walked in and out.


5.0
August 18, 2020
Karen - Loved one of resident/client
Highly recommend

We chose this community because it had a good physical building layout, and my mom is mostly blind. Also the staff was very approachable and friendly from the management all the way down. The room sizes were adequate. The food was good, my mom preferred it over the other place she was at. Our favorite part about the community is how involved all of the staff are with the residents and how kind they and responsive they are with requests.


0.5
January 22, 2019
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Elderly Lives Matter

My father was a resident in the memory care unit for three weeks. He fell and contracted pneumonia in his first week. I had to hire my own nighttime aides after one week. I removed him after the third week. I believe my father was being abused in their facility. He had bruises, they couldn’t explain how he fell. These memory care units are not safe for elderly dementia residents. They only care about the money and they are extremely deceitful. My father is gone now, my heart breaks for all the elderly in these places. There is little to no oversight for these facilities. I have attempted to complain to many entities and I’m still trying. If you have a bad experience, keep complaining, keep giving bad reviews. Our elderly deserve so much better.


1.0
January 3, 2019
anonymous - Toured community

The memory care community at Benchmark was depressing in terms of dinginess and lack of natural light. The common rooms were not inviting. Staff seemed friendly but there was no evidence of stimulating activities for residents - physically and intellectually. More $$ needs to be invested in care for those living with dementia across the board.

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

February 15, 2019

Thanks for your review. We value all feedback and are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with our community. We place great importance on providing stimulating activities and environments for our residents, and would like to improve in any way that we can. Please contact us to provide more information on your experience.


5.0
December 28, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

There was a parking spot with my name and a welcome sign when I entered the building and was warmly greeted by [name removed] at Waltham Crossings. She listened attentively and offered some good suggestions for transitioning and downsizing.I felt she understood how difficult the decision would be for both my mother and myself. The experience and [name removed]'s answers to my questions put me at ease...but my mother's follow up visit is crucial to any move, as is the sale of our house and the ability to finance the relocation for the long-term.


4.0
November 28, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Did an impromptu visit on [date removed]. Met [name removed], RN who showed me around the facility. We briefly went over the cost and services. [Name removed], Dir. of Community Relations called to arrange to see and assess mom for possible admittance to Benchmark. Meet at [date removed]. [Name removed] and [name removed], RN will be there.


4.0
November 27, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Waltham Crossing is a very nice facility and everyone was kind and patient with us. The only issue (to us) was the age of the patience; my sister-in-law is younger than those in memory care and we felt that might deter her from involving herself with the community.


1.0
November 11, 2018
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
No patience for My Husband!!!!

I found the experience with my husband was terrible. Was called at 5:00 pm to come and get him. Was told he was too aggressive. When I got there I had no idea what I should do with him, because he could not come home. No offer of assistance was made available and I had to transport him to NW hospital at rush hour traffic with an aggressive person. Then I tried to get my deposit back and a refund for the month that was all paid for and I got the run around. Money is what is all about...screw the family and the resident.


5.0
May 5, 2018
anonymous - Toured community

Went to review the memory care unit and were impressed by the staff who have been there a long while. Care is well integrated and flexible. Has a nice enclosed garden. Not the loveliest location but with memory care the exterior is less important.


5.0
May 10, 2017
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Care and comfort

I like this community for the care for my mom. The staff are very nice and attentive to her needs .The menu is nice and she is happy with the nice vareity of options. The do offer her activities with the other residents and she is involved with the others at this time. We would recommend this community for the care and value for loved ones.


4.0
October 26, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
The staff are helpful!

They offer a lot of daily activities and my aunt enjoys participating in them. The community is very clean. My only issue was some confusion regarding billing in the beginning, however they did work with us to resolve this. She likes the food and I would recommend this community.


4.0
October 11, 2016
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
I Had A Nice Tour of This Community

I had a nice tour of this community, it went well. From what I saw the community looked nice and well maintained. The staff was friendly and kind. They answered my questions and were also very informative. It was a pleasant tour, everybody was very nice. This is good community with kind people.


4.5
September 30, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very friendly and outgoing atmosphere

The Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings has a very friendly and outgoing atmosphere. And they are very caring they approach you when you walk in and they talk to you about your loved one. Overall a genuinely fantastic place. Angelo the business manager has been doing a wonderful job.

Response from Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

October 29, 2015

Thank you for sharing! We take enormous pride in taking care of seniors throughout the aging experience. Please feel free to contact the Executive Director ([removed]) if we can ever be of service to you and your family.


3.0
March 7, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Seeing again with my aunt

Seeing again with my aunt


4.0
December 16, 2013
Daughter - Toured community
Verified Review
Very nice, but too big for us

This community was larger than what we were looking for. It looked very nice, it was clean and the staff we spoke with were friendly, but it was a big place with a lot of residents. We wanted something smaller where Mom could get a bit more attention.


5.0
August 27, 2013
Priscilla - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Just felt right

They have a good collection of activities for those who chose to participate. The staff friendliness is just superior to other communities. It just felt like the right choice. It was warm and welcoming. I would recommend them to anyone. You really can't describe it but this community just felt like the right choice for us.


5.0
July 19, 2013
Satisfied Customer - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Accommodating

They are only about 3 miles from our home so it makes it really convenient when having to visit or handle a situation. The community is very clean and everything looks very nice. The staff has been very helpful and accommodating. They have really tried to make it a better and easier experience for us. The community landscaping is really pretty and pleasing.


5.0
July 11, 2013
Satisfied Customer - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Happy

Waltham Crossing has been nothing but a good experience. Everything is just great here. We are very happy with them and would recommend them to anyone.


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