Benchmark Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Having Some of the Best Senior Living Communities in the Country

Communities Recognized with 53 Awards in U.S. News & World Report’s First Best Senior Living 2022-2023 Excellence Program

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Benchmark Senior Living, the largest senior housing provider in New England, today announced it has received 53 awards in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Senior Living 2022-2023 excellence program. The awards were won across its 63 continuing care, independent living, assisted living and Mind & Memory Care communities throughout the Northeast. Benchmark received some of the highest numbers of total recognitions for assisted living and memory care in the industry.

Benchmark communities achieved Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living and Best Memory Care designations by receiving the highest possible ratings in each category in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Senior Living ratings following a comprehensive consumer satisfaction survey. Benchmark residents and family members gave high marks in critical areas, such as overall value, management and staff, resident enrichment, dining and food, safety, transportation, maintenance, housekeeping and location.

Click here to view the list of the local Benchmark communities that have been named a U.S. News & World Report Best Senior Living 2022-2023 community.

“For 25 years, Benchmark communities have set the standard for senior care excellence in the Northeast. The U.S. News & World Report designation is special because – once again – it’s our residents and their families who are validating the important and successful role Benchmark associates play in their lives,” said Tom Grape, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark, New England’s largest senior living provider with 63 communities throughout the Northeast.

Benchmark communities offer various living experiences, including for those who are completely independent. Independent living or independent assisted living residents who don’t require help with daily tasks enjoy maintenance-free apartments with supportive neighbors and a wide-variety of on-site amenities, including chef-prepared meals.

For those who need help with tasks like getting dressed or medication management, Benchmark communities offer senior assisted living and memory care assisted living. Residents benefit from a safer, engaging environment, supportive living services like concierge services and housekeeping, a wide range of daily programs tailored to their interests and transportation to local appointments and events.

For those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, Benchmark communities offer an award-winning Mind & Memory Care program. Assisted living with memory care residents are supported by 24/7 care providers who have been hired for heart and educated in memory loss, communication and empathy. Carefully created living environments, cognitively stimulating programs and comfortable neighborhoods with purposeful amenities help those with memory loss find joy in each new day.

Benchmark Senior Living is also a respite care provider for seniors who need temporary assistance, such as help recovering from a health incident or overcoming a caregiving gap.

For more than 30 years, U.S. News has served the American public as an unbiased arbiter of quality across a variety of important choices. Whether picking a college, selecting a hospital or moving to a nursing home, consumers go to U.S. News to research and make consequential life decisions.

“Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.”

For more information about the U.S. News Best Senior Living program or to review each community’s profile, visit

About Benchmark Senior Living
Benchmark is New England’s largest senior living provider with 64 independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care communities and over 5,000 dedicated associates providing compassionate care and outstanding experiences throughout the Northeast. The Waltham, Mass.-based company was founded over 25 years ago by Tom Grape with the purpose of Transforming Lives Through Human Connection. Since then, Benchmark has continued to set the industry standard, having won over a hundred local, regional and national awards for its care, programs and as a top workplace. Benchmark has been named one of the Top Places to Work for 14 straight years in The Boston Globe’s annual employee-based survey and received repeated recognition in FORTUNE’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. For more information, visit