Mind & Memory
Care - Benchmark Senior
Living at Hamden

MIND & MEMORY CARE

Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden residents receive award-winning, person-centered support around the clock in a luxurious setting overseen by a director with community tenure. In addition to care by associates committed to helping our residents age well, our memory care residents enjoy cognitively stimulating programs in charming spaces.

Our Mind & Memory Care offers award-winning care and experiences so those with Alzheimer’s and dementia can prosper. Our values-based culture hires our associates for their compassion and integrity, and they receive superior training to provide personalized, needs-based care that supports individual abilities.

How is Mind & Memory Care Different?


All the benefits of Benchmark Assisted Living with a specialized program and
environment for the unique needs of those with memory impairment.

Care Types

Mind & Memory Care Levels

  • Our Mind & Memory Plan is for residents whose care needs consist primarily of cueing and reminders. Residents are appropriate for our Mind & Memory Care Plan if they generally exhibit mild cognitive impairment and no or limited behaviors such as aggression or resistance to care.
  • Our Mind & Memory I Plan is for residents whose care needs consist primarily of a minimal level of physical assistance with activities of daily living, and minimal levels of cognitive impairment.
  • Our Mind & Memory II Plan is for residents whose care needs require a moderate amount of physical assistance with several activities of daily living, and who generally exhibit moderate cognitive impairment.
  • Our Mind & Memory III Plan is for residents whose care needs require a substantial amount of physical assistance with several activities of daily living, and who generally exhibit severe cognitive impairment and/or associated behaviors.
  • Our Mind & Memory IV Plan is for residents who have extensive needs, for example: a need for total care with one or more activities of daily living, or a substantial amount of assistance is warranted on a daily basis.
  • Our Mind & Memory V Plan is for residents who need total assistance with all aspects of care, as well as usage of a mechanical or electrical lift for transfers on an ongoing basis. They may also require extensive emotional/behavioral support.

Personalized, needs-based care to support individual abilities


We make it possible for our residents to age with dignity and independence using personalized care plans designed around their current abilities. We also offer advanced care capabilities and on-site supportive healthcare services for those who need additional support now or may in the future.

Cognitive stimulation that supports short-term and long-term memory and makes it possible for our residents to enjoy each new day is the goal of our specialized Mind & Memory Care programming. Drum and barre exercise classes for strength and mobility, baking programs that allow our residents to share their talents, seasonal celebrations that inspire long-term memories and plenty of off-site trips engage our residents.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • Leadership by a director with community tenure
  • 24/7 assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing and dressing, by caregivers with specialized education in memory loss, empathy and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • Stimulating multi-sensory environment where residents benefit from appealing smells, colorful and delicious meals and sounds they enjoy
  • Luxurious yet comfortable neighborhoods with the safety of a secure setting—outdoor patio with seasonal dining, large living spaces, fitness center offering physical therapy and barre exercise, old fashioned ice cream parlor and more
  • Chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style in our dining room with special diets and additional support available

Support that strengthens bonds between those living with memory loss, their families and our associates.

Suites

Choose from private or shared companion suites that can be decorated to feel more like home and also include accessibility features.

Secure Common Areas
Additional shared living spaces, such as hair salons, secure outdoor courtyards and more with special colors, lighting and visual cues to support cognition and resident independence.
Our Culture of Caring

Associates who are Called to Care, specially trained and Certified Dementia Practitioners.

24/7 Personalized Care

Needs-based help with activities of daily living as determined by a nursing assessment.

Enhanced health support

Resident’s choice of outside health providers or access to on-site providers, such as physicians and rehabilitation services.

Award-winning programs

Treasure chests, journey stations, art and music therapy, gardening, audio programs and more.

Transportation

Scheduled local transportation to medical appointments, shopping centers and community events.

Healthy Meals & Snacks

Served restaurant-style with adaptive dining, assistance and texture modified diets available.

Adaptive Technology & Solutions

Specially selected tools to enhance social, emotional and physical health.

MIND & MEMORY CARE COSTS

Need help determining costs or financing memory care?

The cost of memory care can vary based on a number of factors. Once you find a Benchmark Mind & Memory Care community that’s right for you, our quick, 4-step assessment will help determine your monthly costs.

Whether you need helping making a quick transition or have a little bit more time, the Financial Concierge service can connect you to a third party who can provide information about bridge loans and Veteran’s benefits.

BENCHMARK'S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Benchmark's response was swift, impactful and well­ received. Our residents' and associates' health and safety is always our top priority.

We were one of the first senior living providers to begin limiting, restricting and screening visitors and associates in our communities. With policies guided by leading experts, we are maintaining strict infection control procedures, are closely screening and testing associates and residents when needed. We have mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all of our associates company-wide. We are thrilled to have 96% of our residents vaccinated. All while delivering frequent, transparent communication, which has continued to earn us high praise from our residents and their families.

Is Memory Care right for your loved one?