Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

24 Reviews
9 Summer Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Call (800) 385-2527
Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm (800) 385-2527

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November 07, 2020

By ReviewerFC110520A

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother is at Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm. It's a very nice place. We like it a lot. The staff is fantastic and very caring. Her room is perfect, very sunny, very spacious, and very nice. She likes the food.

February 01, 2020

By Bill_123

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My aunt is a resident at Putnam Farm and I couldn’t be happier with our choice! It’s comforting to know that she is well taken care of. Everyone is wonderful, starting at the reception to the Administration! This community is well-managed and everyone I’ve interacted with seems genuinely happy to work/live there, including my aunt!

January 22, 2020

By Susie

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm very pleased with Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm. The activities director is doing a great job. I like the transportation and the meals are spectacular, but they're a little short staffed in the kitchen. Sometimes, you have to sit there for quite a while before someone comes to you, but once you get your meal, it's delicious as always and very creative. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The residents all seem to get along pretty well together. We have a library, and we do field trips.

May 23, 2019

By SusanRose

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My parents moved into Putnam Farm of Danvers. We had looked at a number of other potential new homes for them and we knew that as soon as we walked into Putnam, our search was over. From our first visit, to move-in, the entire staff at Putnam has repeatedly exceeded any hopes or expectations of care for my parents and has given us much peace of mind knowing help is just a button-press away. Laundry is done once a week, three balanced meals included, medication administration help. The facility has their own VNA service. There are plenty of activities to participate in. The apartment is a perfect fit for the two of them allowing to bring their own furniture. The facility is clean and the grounds are beautiful. It has that "homey" feel; not too big.

May 22, 2017

By vinnie671357

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

I only viewed Benchmark at Putnam Farm, and I was pleased with it. It is not big and is homey and more informal. I don’t like the big ones because anybody with any type of memory problem will have a hard time finding their way around. They try to keep the residents busy, which is nice. They have exercise and check on them. There aren't tons of people going in and out, so it is very low key and casual. The atmosphere is nice, which is the reason I picked this one. I have eaten there quite a few times, and the food is fine. It is served like in a restaurant. I think it is a great place. I have talked to some of the residents who love it. I have also talked to their kids who seem to like it, too.

December 28, 2015

By Helen118260450

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm is our first choice. We were extremely impressed by the director of nursing and the person that represents them. They were both very professional and helpful. There was also a lot of feedback from people I know who have had family members there that really liked it. The food was excellent, too.

Provider Response

Thank you! We take enormous pride in taking care of seniors throughout the aging experience. Please let us know if we can ever be of assistance.

November 25, 2015

By Anonymous96615150

I visited this facility

We choose Putnam Farm at Danvers for our parents, and they are settled in. We chose it because of the cleanliness, the pleasantness of the staff, and the spacious rooms. They offer outings and different programs. Every day, there are different activities that they can choose from whether it be crafts, knitting, or bingo. My mom still drives, but I do believe that they offer to take them to doctors' appointments. They have three meals a day and can go between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. or between 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., which is nice. Same with the evenings: between 4:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., which is very convenient for the residents there. I believe bringing the food to the room is offered when they are not feeling well; however, they want them to go to the dining room for their meals.

Provider Response

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We love to hear from our friends and family. Please feel free to contact the Executive Director if you ever have any questions or concerns.

August 05, 2015

By Caring110571850

I visited this facility

We liked our visit at Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm. It's a pretty place, and I believe it's newly renovated and decorated. It's spacious. The residents seemed very relaxed and engaged. The woman who gave us the tour spent a lot of time with us and answered our questions. She was also very helpful. We liked their philosophy of wanting people to be engaged in as many activities as possible.

Provider Response

One of the many benefits of being a senior living company is the ability to create moments that wow our residents and families. Thanks for your kind words! Please feel free to contact the Executive Director if we can ever be of service to you and your family.

June 27, 2014

By Caring85648150

I visited this facility

We were looking at Putnam Farms. The staff that we met with was just very friendly, very helpful. I really felt like she was not trying to sell us something but she was trying to help meet our needs and see who we were and what we needed. The person we met with was very good. We were looking at 1-bedroom rooms, mostly. That's what my mom wants, and they were a decent size. They were well appointed. The services were good. We ate dinner there. The food was very good, and the building was in very nice shape: clean, pretty, lots of amenities. They have general trips out, art classes, music, cooking, crossword puzzle games, and movie nights. They seem to have everything that everybody else had. The facility is very well run.

May 20, 2014

By Caring83123250

I visited this facility

One place that we visited was here. It's a lovely and very tidy facility. They have a beautiful setting. They do have a two-bedroom, one-bath place that is very nice. This facility is expensive. I only met a few staff, and they seemed to be very confident. They all seemed fine. The food was good.

February 14, 2014

By Caring77979450

I visited this facility

We had a nice chat with the head nurse. I was very surprised that she knew just about every patient's name, every person's name that we ran into during the tour. They have one-bedroom apartments and also the studio type. The one-bedrooms are large. I've seen their dining room, which was a little smaller and the tables were smaller. It's informal and friendly.

December 12, 2013

By Sharon37

I visited this facility

Putnam Farm was probably the best one I've seen. I've visited them last October. They have an apartment-living style. I like that it has more living quarters and it has a home atmosphere. It also has a small kitchen. I also like how they are rotating of the staff. Your parents would have the same staff and get to know the staff instead of having a different person. They were trying to make sure that my parents would have the same nurse all the time and for me that was important.

September 24, 2013

By Loving Niece1

I visited this facility

I like Putnam Farms. My brother's in-laws are there. They have a memory care unit that is nice and secure. I would give them a high rating. My brother's father-in-law is in the memory care and his mother-in-law is in the ALF. I have been up there multiple times to see them. The father-in-law is always clean, always walking around, and always involved in something. The mother-in-law is able to go up and down to see her husband as much as she wanted to. The staff is very kind and very nice to them. They actually know a lot about their clients that are there. Overall, this is a wonderful facility.

September 21, 2013

By Michelle R.

I visited this facility

I went to Putnam Farm and it was a very nice and secure environment, but it's just wasn't for him at that time. The staff were quite lovely in helping me to make a decision and answered my questions and gave me a tour around the facility.

April 26, 2013

By caring0419213

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Putnam Farm has a good feel to it. It feels homey, it's clean and the staff seems great. We're really happy with how everything is going so far. My father-in-law's been there for about three weeks now. And so far everything's been wonderful.

October 11, 2012

By barnaby1211

I visited this facility

My grandmother is staying in this facility, she suffered a stroke and now must have assisted living care. The facilities were very cleanly, a detail which I would definitely have noticed. The nurses that I encountered were very friendly and seemed like they thoroughly enjoyed their jobs, helping the people who live here. It was also a friendly environment for visitors, nobody seemed like they minded us hanging around, even with my younger brothers who can get kind of hyper and obnoxious. The grounds and building were also very beautiful, with plenty of area to take my grandmother for a walk despite the fact that she is wheelchair bound. All in all I would say this is an excellent rehab/assisted living facility with very high quality care delivered by an extremely professional team. Grounds inside and and outside of the buildings are spectacular, and while I don't have much experiance with a lot of other assisted living facilities, I would guess that this is one of the best of its kind in the local area.

Provider Response

Thank you very much for your kind words! Statements such as yours mean everything to us as we take great pride in the trust families place in us. We love what we do and are extremely proud of our team and of their dedication to the individual needs of every resident. Caring for seniors is not just our purpose, it's our passion.

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Services and Amenities of Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $6435/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $9325/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Coffee Shop
  • Party Space
  • General Store
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Security Gate
  • Features Extra: Library

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Internet Enabled Rooms
  • Wifi
  • Technology Extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious Services
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Book Clubs
  • Wii Sports
  • Tai Chi
  • Fitness Room
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Computer Class

Financial guidance

  • Home Sale Assistance
  • Va Benefits Consultation
  • Financial Aid

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Diabetic
  • Low Fat
  • Low Salt


  • English


  • Staff Patient Ratio: 10 To 2
  • Minimum Age: 55

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training


  • Licenses: EOEA
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About Benchmark Senior Living at Putnam Farm

Situated high on a hill, Putnam Farms at Danvers is located on Summer Street adjacent to the Hunt Center, a satellite location of Beverly Hospital. Designed to capture the residential flavor of the neighborhood, the building's gambrel-style features create the air of a country manor and includes a spacious porch with wonderful views. The community offers residents and families close proximity to the Geriatric Care Center, shopping, churches, and other community resources.

Residents in our Traditional Assisted Living Program enjoy the privacy of their own apartment with all the benefits of a full service community. Based on each resident's individual needs, the assisted living program provides residents personalized assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Putnam Farm at Danvers also offers Assisted Living Programs for individuals with memory impairment, featuring a secure, specialized assisted living program for those individuals with memory impairment or Alzheimer's disease. The Settlers Program and the Homestead Day Program are other innovative Putnam Farm at Danvers programs developed to assist residents and their loved ones who live with memory impairment.

We were formerly known as Heritage at Danvers.

What Makes Us Special

Longevity of Staff many of whom have been here since we opened in 1997 - 16 affordable apartments

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