Cedar Woods

Offers Independent Living

11 Reviews
80 Cedar St, Branford, CT 06405
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Cedar Woods

July 19, 2014

By Caring96139750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

The rooms at Cedar Woods are very spacious for my mom to move around in. It's an independent living facility. The grounds are nice, and it has local access to everything. We also like the rent because it's about half the price of going into an assisted living. They have a new management team that has taken over. She has only been there a week, and she's still trying to get used to the facility. The food is not the best, as they were having trouble with the chef, but hopefully that will improve. Aside from that, everything is very clean. The staff has been very friendly, and they are trying to make her happy.

May 10, 2014

By Caring84014950

I visited this facility

Cedar Woods is excellent. The management is extremely caring and extended themselves to us above and beyond the call of duty. I saw their 2-bedroom guest suite, and it was beautiful. It looks like a regular apartment, not like an institutional apartment. The kitchen area is in a separate room. They have full range of activities. We are not residents, but we did participate in a football watching party. And that was fun. They have philosophy of ageing in place. So a person can move in there and live in their apartment the rest of their lives because they would bring in the services that person needs as they decline. It's an independent living community, but they have nursing care agencies on site, and there's always nursing staff there. So it's like the best of both worlds. And you can use the nursing staff in small increments of time, like 15 minutes at a time if that's all you need, for example, to give you your medication. Or you can use them for a lot more than that, so all the care that you would need is available there. But because they're licensed as an independent living facility, it's much more affordable to live there, in an apartment that looks like a nice, regular apartment. So you have all the social support and activities of assisted living, and you have the medical care. But it's priced affordably. And the management is very committed to the residents and in keeping them living as not-institutionally as possible.

June 01, 2012

By zippityd00dah

I visited this facility

When you walk into Cedar Woods the hallways are very nice-looking. There's a grand piano in the foyer and coffee urns are available throughout the building. The staff were very friendly when we went with my granparents to sign the documents necessary to move into the apartment. My granparents were given a gift basket which was a nice touch. The staff seemed very accommodating, although they may have bitten off more than they could chew. They promised they could do things (such as wall-mounting a flat panel TV) without seeming to understand what they were promising to do. They did install a new handicapped accessible bathtub, and they also painted a couple of the walls red as my grandmother chose. I got to eat a few meals at Cedar Woods. I liked that the meals were served restaurant-style with waitstaff taking your order and bringing food to your table. Unfortunately the meals were kind of blah, and the coleslaw served with the pulled prok sandwich was definitely the worst I've had in my life. The facility has pull cords for emergencies and transportation is available on weekdays for an additional fee. Homecare aids must be contracted through an outside agency. Overall it's a nice enough place, but I don't think it's a good choice for senior citizens who require a lot of care.
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Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55


  • Independent Living Starting At: $3124/month

  • About Cedar Woods

    Cedar Woods is located in Branford, CT, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

    From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

    So come to Cedar Woods for a visit...and stay!

    *We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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