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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Old Saybrook area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 47 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 11 hours researching assisted living communities in Old Saybrook
  • Read more than 125 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Old Saybrook is $5,700, which is lower than the state average of $6,300 and higher than the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Old Saybrook, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 47 communities in the Old Saybrook area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Old Saybrook area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden
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Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Assisted Living: $4,659, Memory Care: $7,098
Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden is located on a hilltop and offers scenic views of the surrounding countryside. A team of qualified caregivers is always on hand to provide assistance with the tasks of daily living while encouraging residents to remain as independent as possible. Each apartment features a state-of-the-art emergency call system for all seniors to easily summon help when they need it. Physical and occupational therapy services are provided on-site. The community has a full-time registered nurse who oversees the care of all the residents and carries out regular wellness checks to monitor their health and wellbeing. The Live Now, Live Well program offers a wide range of activities, including group outings, volunteer opportunities, gardening clubs, book clubs, fitness classes and art workshops. Three healthy meals are served each day and snacks or refreshments are always available.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members appreciate the professional staff and well-maintained facility with one saying, "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."
4.45 out of 5 stars
(73) Reviews
35 Hamden Hills Dr., Hamden, CT 06518
Carriage Green at Milford
Evergreen Woods
Maplewood at Orange
The Hearth at Gardenside
The Hearth at Tuxis Pond
The Saybrook At Haddam
The Village at Mariner's Point
The Village at South Farms

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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