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Benchmark Senior Living At Hamden

35 Hamden Hills Drive, Hamden, CT 06518

Based on 24 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,040
One Bedroom
Estimated $3,980
Two Bedroom
Estimated $5,027
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(800) 780-8101
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(203) 590-1180

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Benchmark Senior Living At Hamden Description

At Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden, we treat our residents like family. Our home-like setting and compassionate staff provide the perfect environment for those who need a little extra assistance with daily living. Situated in a secluded wooded area with stunning mountain views, Benchmark offers top-of-the-line assisted living and memory care services in a cozy setting.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $3,040
  • Average City Price: $3,833
  • Average State Price: $3,833
  • Average National Price: $3,545
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 1 out of 8 communities in Hamden
  • Ranking in State: 64 out of 296 communities in CT
  • Parent Organization

    Benchmark Senior Living At Hamden is a member of a larger group of communities called Benchmark Senior Living

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    Benchmark Senior Living At Hamden provides residents with a variety of amenities to keep them active and engaged, including outdoor courtyards, walking paths, a hair salon and barber shop, fitness center, pub, pet-friendly recreation room and more. The facility also offers enhanced health support and 24/7 care from a dedicated staff as well as scheduled transportation services. Residents can enjoy special occasions or everyday dining in the private dining room with demonstration kitchen plus access to other amenities such as library, computer room with internet access.

    Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden provides a variety of services to its residents. Assisted living is offered for those who need assistance with daily activities. Mind & Memory Care is available for those with Alzheimer's and dementia. Respite Care is available for short-term stays for seniors who need assistance or a break from caregiving.


    medication management

    dressing and grooming

    medication assistance


    assistance with daily life activities

    personal care plans based on individual needs


    respite care available

    assistance for personal needs


    certified dementia practitioner


    individualized care

    assistance with activities of daily living

    skilled nursing care





    group activities

    volunteer opportunities

    group outings

    exercise classes



    recreational activities


    executive chef

    dining services

    delicious meals and snacks

    dining experience


    leadership presence model, with leadership onsite 7 days a week

    supportive services


    short-term stay



    family and community support groups, forums, events and education


    common areas


    religious services

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    Employee Reviews for Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden, Connecticut

    3.17 out of 5 stars. Based on 30 reviews

    Employees who have worked for Benchmark Senior Living in the Hamden, CT area have generally positive things to say about their experience. The people are seen as a major pro, with many employees noting that the staff is like family and that there is a lot of attention paid to associates through gatherings, gestures of gratitude, fun events and training. Employees also noted that there is always opportunity to grow and learn, and that Benchmark is passionate about their employees being successful. Additionally, employees noted that the residents are fantastic and that there are multiple ways to earn money and flexible scheduling. The cons that employees have noted include the management, with many noting that they put the blame on overnight workers even for the little things, and that there is not much opportunity for compensation or benefits for part-time employees. Additionally, employees noted that there is a lot of competition for frontline associates with other communities, that the benefits are terrible, and that the pay is not all that concerning. Finally, employees noted that the 1st shift workers are rude and obnoxious and feel as though they are above the other employees.

    Employee Reviews for Benchmark Senior Living

    3.1 out of 5 stars. Based on 896 reviews

    Employees generally have positive things to say about working for Benchmark Senior Living. They appreciate the friendly staff and rewarding environment, but note that the days can be long and lead to burnout. Advice to management includes pacing and being kind to workers, paying fair wages for the amount of work expected, and listening to concerns and acting accordingly. Employees also mention that the buildings and facilities are beautiful, but that upper management can be brutal and bullying. Other cons include limited growth from within the company, human resources management not being very knowledgeable, low pay, and staffing issues. Advice to management includes increasing the 401k match, hiring formally trained HR professionals, and improving communication between management and employees.

    Healthcare Nearby


    Yale Health Center
    5.1 miles away
    Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus
    5.7 miles away
    Grimes Center
    5.7 miles away
    Connecticut Mental Health Center
    5.9 miles away
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    5.9 miles away


    0.9 miles away
    Rite Aid
    1.4 miles away
    CVS Pharmacy
    1.6 miles away
    2.6 miles away
    3.0 miles away


    Aspen Dental
    1.1 miles away
    Dr. Dental
    1.5 miles away
    Parkway Dental
    1.9 miles away
    Pearl Dental Care
    2.0 miles away
    East Rock Dental LLC
    4.6 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    Whitney / Mount Carmel
    2.1 miles away
    State & Ridge
    3.7 miles away
    Whitney/Cold Spring
    4.4 miles away
    4.4 miles away
    4.5 miles away


    1.1 miles away
    Stop & Shop
    1.2 miles away
    1.5 miles away
    Liuzzi Gourmet Food Market
    1.7 miles away
    1.9 miles away


    Liberty Bank
    0.5 miles away
    Bank of America
    1.1 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    1.4 miles away
    1.5 miles away
    Peoples United Bank
    2.2 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    None Found


    Town Center Park
    0.5 miles away
    Freedom Park
    0.6 miles away
    Town Open Space (Skiff Street)
    1.1 miles away
    Timberwood Trail
    1.1 miles away
    Rocky Top
    1.3 miles away


    Kings Acres
    1.9 miles away
    Westfield Meriden
    12.2 miles away
    Connecticut Post Mall
    12.3 miles away
    Brass Mill Center
    12.4 miles away
    Hawley Lane Mall
    16.6 miles away


    Act 2 Theater
    4.0 miles away
    Jones Auditorium
    4.0 miles away
    Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
    4.4 miles away
    Oakdale Theater
    5.3 miles away
    Little Theatre
    5.4 miles away


    Glenwood Drive-In
    0.5 miles away
    Kelly's Kone Konnection
    0.5 miles away
    Eli's on Whitney
    0.5 miles away
    Ixtapi Grille
    0.5 miles away
    Brown Stone House
    0.6 miles away


  • High Temperature: 78°F
  • Low Temperature: 33°F
  • Average Temperature: 54.9°F
  • Day Breakdown: 140 days of rain, 24 days of snow and 200 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 1.4 inches a year
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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 11 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 5 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Cleanliness Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    jim block

    5.0 rating

    My mother has lived at BSL in Hamden for about three months and my family is very impressed with every aspect of the facility. The staff is excellent. The people working at Benchmark actually seem to enjoy their job and their interaction with the residents. There are numerous activities and everyone goes out of their way to be helpful to both the residents and their families.My mother likes the food, service and care and we have peace of mind knowing that she is safe. Management is onsite every day and seems very familiar with all the residents and their needs. Management is also extremely responsive to any needs or concerns.We made the right choice!

    Sofia Walsh

    5.0 rating

    Mista Brown

    1.0 rating

    These reviews are bs they force the employees to write good reviews to make themselves look desirable. The resident director (Sheba) is incompetent she has favoritism and has other people do her work most of the time. She just hides away in the office and goof off. She needs to be fired I would never recommend a person to work or live in this dumpster fire you call an assisted living! Y'all need to hire better staff too I seen better work etiquette from 16 year olds.

    Keitha Salemme

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful facility. Caring and attentive staff. Highly recommend

    Samantha Stein

    5.0 rating

    Gorgeous facility, attentive staff and a warm environment!! Highly recommend!!

    Amy Griswold

    5.0 rating

    Diane DeMusis

    5.0 rating

    Peg Tryonoviech

    5.0 rating

    Wonderful staff and facility. Gives you a security in knowing your loved one is safe and well taken care of.

    Ivan Schwanda

    5.0 rating

    Excellent staff, excellent care!

    Victoria Walter

    5.0 rating

    I have had a wonderful experience having the opportunity to be part of the staff at Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden. I would absolutely recommend Benchmark as a place work as well as a place to call home!

    Ivan and Ashley Schwanda

    5.0 rating

    Fortunate to be part of such a fabulous team!

    Marcia Glickman

    5.0 rating

    Benchmark in Hamden is providing my parents a caring and comfortable home in their later years of life. My father can be a handful of times, and the aides do a good job with him so my mother doesn’t need to worry all the time.The staff is very polite, and the place is kept very clean.

    Kelsey Tyra

    5.0 rating

    Great facility. Lots of activities and great staff!

    Linda Charles

    3.0 rating

    Just T Life

    5.0 rating

    Awesome place for elderly the can basically live a normal life with no worries about being alone or struggle with stuff that could make life difficult

    Michael Biehler

    5.0 rating

    Curt Alfredo

    5.0 rating

    I was the youngest younger of all the youngsters in the place!

    Me bry

    1.0 rating

    If you enjoy all of your health human rights come here. Where when they tell you what your medical choices are instead of making you do it yourself

    Ronald Thomas

    3.0 rating

    Friendly staff great environment

    cynthia lumpkin

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful place & couldn't ask for better staff to take care of your loved ones!!

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