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Benchmark Story

The Benchmark Story

Transforming Lives Through Human Connection

Benchmark Senior Living was founded in 1997 by the company’s Chairman and CEO Tom Grape. Tom had long recognized the value of the consumer-centered approach to senior living and the many health and social benefits the philosophy offers residents.

Not only had Tom decided to make senior living his life’s work, but he did so with a commitment to set the industry standard – to be the benchmark.

Today, Benchmark is a leader in senior living throughout the Northeast, offering independent living, assisted living, mind and memory care, continuing care retirement communities and respite care options in 63 communities across seven states.

The company is the largest provider of mind and memory care in New England and has been at the forefront of this specialty throughout its history. Today, the company operates 11 communities dedicated to memory services and nearly all its communities offer personalized, needs-based mind and memory care.

Benchmark’s core values of Called to Care, Better Together and Be the Benchmark guide its mission of not only providing world-class care, but doing so in a way that keeps Benchmark focused on who and what matters most: our residents, their families and our associates.

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Specialized Care & Experiences

Culture of Caring

Benchmark values our residents’ individuality. That’s why a personalized care plan is tailored for every resident’s needs to ensure the appropriate supportive services are in place and our associates strive to get to know each person – their passions, interests and expectations for the future. We do this through interviews and discovery sessions, as well as family conversations, so we can create an experience that enhances their quality of life and relationships in their community.

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