Mind & Memory
Care - Benchmark at
Ridgefield Crossings


Benchmark Senior Living at Ridgefield Crossings residents receive award-winning, person-centered support around the clock in a luxurious setting overseen by a recreational therapist with over a decade of experience. In addition to care by associates committed to elevating human connection, our 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 in order 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 present capabilities. We also offer advanced care and on-site supportive healthcare services for those who need additional support now or may in the future.

Cognitive stimulation that supports both short and long-term memory and makes it possible for our residents to enjoy each new day is the goal of our Mind & Memory Care. Events that celebrate and honor the special times in their lives, pampering spa days, evening concerts and dancing and weekly summer cookouts are just some of the programs that engage our residents.

Mind & Memory Care for those with dementia

  • Program leadership by a recreational therapist with over a decade of memory care experience
  • 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
  • A 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, raised garden beds and bubbling brooks, large living spaces, recreation room, wellness center, hair salon 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.


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?