Mind & Memory
Care - The Branches
of Framingham


Branches of Framingham residents receive around-the-clock, individualized support in an intimate, family-centered environment that encourages celebration. We also design and offer a wide variety of individual and group programs each day to ignite memories and nurture our residents’ interests.

Our Mind & Memory Care offers dementia care and experiences rooted in passion, pride and a desire to be the best. Our residents are surrounded by new, light-filled neighborhoods with exceptional features as well as care associates using specialized education and great pride 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

Each of our residents is continually evaluated and supported according to their personal care plan because every individual is unique and maintaining independence is important. Assistance with activities like bathing is provided only according to need to help our residents feel as self-sufficient as possible.

Our comprehensive program also features daily, specially designed activities that addresses our residents intellectual and spiritual health and creates successful, positive days. Therapeutic gardening of our raised planters, opportunities to give back, live entertainment and holiday programs for every denomination provide quality experiences that help our residents enjoy each new day.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • 24/7 assistance with daily living activities, such as dressing and medication management, by compassionate care providers trained in memory loss, empathy and Benchmark’s award-winning Connect First communication program
  • Sensory stimulating environment with appealing smells, colorful things to see and off-site experiences that excite
  • Bright, cozy neighborhoods with common areas meant for connecting—patio with gardens, recreation room, formal dining room, hair salon and living spaces in which to relax and chat
  • Gourmet, chef-prepared meals served restaurant-style on plates with contrasting colors to stimulate appetite. Special diets and additional support is also available.

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


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.


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.


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.

Is Memory Care right for your loved one?