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Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038

(800) 558-0653

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4.2

(20 reviews)

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care
Top rated on Caring.com

2016

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Reviews of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill in Franklin, Massachusetts

4.2

(20 reviews)

  • Facility

    4.9

  • Staff

    4.8

  • Activities

    4.0

  • Value

    3.5

Top rated on Caring.com

2016

Theresa

5

January 9, 2024

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was very nice and very clean. The one-bedroom was nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a lot of activities.

Joe

4

June 7, 2023

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was very nice and clean. The grounds were kept up. Everything was nice. The staff was nice and helpful. They had nice grounds to walk around and sit outside. Their dining room was open all day, so you didn't have to go at specific times, which was nice. They had a library, an activity room, and plenty of nice common areas.

Provider Response

Hello Joe, We are so glad to hear about your positive experience visiting our community. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Richard

4

September 11, 2022

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

My mom is a resident of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. We liked them because the staff to patient ratio is much lower than the other places. We liked the activities that they provide her during the day. Overall, we're very happy with the staff. They are very caring and attentive. They have daily activities and little exercise activities. They have concerts in the assisted living part. It's open to everybody. They also have little excursions in the company van twice a week, to get out and drive around. We enjoy the fact that we can take her outside in the enclosed patio. It's very expensive, but it's worth the care.

Tom

5

September 10, 2022

I visited this facility

I would say Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was excellent. That was going to be our first choice, but the room they showed us, they no longer had. Then when we went back to confirm it, they told us about the community fee, but they didn't tell us that on the initial visit. The staff who gave the tour, her name was Julie, and she was excellent. The apartments were nice, but they were smaller than the ones at the other place. The dining area was very nice, but we did not try the food. Everything looked nice, clean, and neat. We've seen the rooms for activities, but nothing was going on.

Michelle

4

November 7, 2021

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

My husband is now at Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. They've been very helpful. Not knowing my husband's level of care that he may need, on day one, he left the facility, and they didn't know if he could be on his own or not, and I thought it was great because the nurse got in her car and went looking for him because he didn't know kind of the protocol, 'Oh, I'm supposed to sign up.' She went looking for him and took him back. She already did that twice, she went and picked him up because he went for a walk and didn't think he could get back on his own because he was too tired. They're very good at calling me. The communication is very good. Their attention is good. My husband is on a suggested care plan which makes them check on him if he doesn't show up for dinners and things. Like at lunch, breakfast, and dinner, if he doesn't show up, they'll knock on his door and make sure he's okay. He has no complaints about the food; he says it's good. He likes the people. He has not partaken in any of the activities. I think the Halloween party was the first one that he went to. So we're still trying to encourage him to do that, to partake in activities. But, for the short time that I've been there, I like what I see. The room that my husband is in is a one-bedroom, and they put new carpeting down for him and painted the walls, so it was very comfortable. The only negative is there are no lights in the ceiling, so it's very hard to make it look bright in there, and there are no lights in the closet, so it's very difficult to see your things. That's what I would call the negative in the room. Other than that, I think it suits his needs. There's a variety of rooms. They have a studio and a larger studio. Even the bedrooms have different sizes. There was one he liked because it had three windows that are like a bay window, and it faces more the outside and less of the parking lot, and so that's why he chose it. It reminded him of what he had at home a few years ago. They have bingo and some type of workouts in the morning. The staff has been great. I haven't tried the food but when I go by, it smells great, and I see the people eating. My husband has never complained. I would have to say that I was happy that his first day there when I was moving him in, a nurse came up and introduced herself and one of the chefs that night came in and introduced herself, and asked about my husband and made him just feel very comfortable. I was quite pleased that they took quite a personal approach with their residents. Outside is very well landscaped and very welcoming. It is well maintained.

Constance

4

September 10, 2021

I visited this facility

I toured Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. I thought the person who runs Benchmark was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very kind, and compassionate. I thought that the assisted living was well laid out and clean. It looked like a happy environment. She didn't rush me, and she answered every question. I think I asked it three times, and she still answered it well, and she was very good. At the moment I'm going to use that place for my mom's respite care.

Elizabeth

5

August 27, 2021

I visited this facility

The people that I talked to and worked with at Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill were excellent. The tour was great. I liked that the eating areas were all very good. They had a great activity list that includes exercise programs and holiday schedules. The rooms were nice. They were good size and very accommodating. The atmosphere around there was great.

Cathy

4

June 19, 2021

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was pleasant, welcoming, very neat, and clean. The staff was informative, thorough, and pleasant. It felt homey. It was modern and a newer construction, so it was bright and spacious. They had many activities, outings, and outdoor areas where you could meet and greet or walk. The interior was very bright, and they had lots of big windows. There was sunshine coming in that you could feel. There were game rooms, a barber, a salon, movie nights, pool tables, and libraries. They had it all.

M.G.

4

March 5, 2021

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

My parents moved into Benchmark in Franklin last week. We found the place also last week, and we were able to come to an agreement. They also had vaccination and it kind of prompted us to sign the papers right away, so that they could get their 1st vaccines. They have pretty grounds outside, and they have no steps or ramps to enter and exit the building. Our decision was based on our ability to be able to agree on the price, liking the facility, being able to tour it in person, and availability of the vaccine. As far as the staff goes, I dealt with one person and she was very understanding, very kind and very insightful about a lot of things. We went back and forth with her several times, and she was very accessible to us. We didn't have to wait to talk to her. She always calls us right back if she wasn't able to answer right away. Because of the pandemic, she was the only one we dealt with. We wanted a bigger apartment and we looked at three of them. I felt like most of the bedrooms I saw were really just for one person, as they're kind of small. We were able to find one that is suitable for a queen size bed plus two nightstands and that's a big plus. I haven't tried the food because they didn't want visitors there. They're also serving them in their rooms. The residents are not going down to the restaurant for meals. I'm sure the food service is different, the choices are different, and the temperature of the food when they get to the room is probably different. Housekeeping is included, they do your laundry, your bedding and cleaning your apartment. They'll do them once a week, but you can do your own laundry if you like. The facility is clean and new. It's not a renovated old structure and not an old mill factory that's been renovated. It's a fairly new purposeful building.

EP

4

October 2, 2018

I visited this facility

I like everything about Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill, but I think it should be painted and updated. They definitely should improve the lobby because the furniture's nice, but it’s old. The people who took us around were wonderful. The apartments were adequate. The staff was wonderful and the manager was wonderful. The place was clean enough.

Keith334221

4

February 28, 2017

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill was very nice. Their memory care was small, and you had to share rooms with a roommate. Their price was competitive.

Anonymous388764

4

November 25, 2016

I visited this facility

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is clean and well-run, and the meals looked pretty good for an institution. The staff knew what they had and what the good points were, and a couple of times, they gave the bad points too. They have studio apartments, and they explained everything. What's nice about it was it was an independent living, but it's also an assisted living facility. The accommodations were taken care of right then and there.

Diane800160

4

November 2, 2016

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

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is able to provide a high level of care. The people are very caring, attentive, nice, hard-working, and trying to find anything and everything they can do to assist my parents. They have a very nice private 2-bedroom with a nice eat-in dining area, kitchenette, a den, and 2 full bathrooms, so it works out quite nicely.

Ellen516743

4

September 18, 2016

I visited this facility

I spoke to a woman at Benchmark Senior Living. She was very friendly, and the people that she put me in touch with have also been very helpful. They were great, accommodating, and informative. The units were clean and very modernized. I have the understanding that people can bring their own furnishings and things like that. One of the things that attracted me is they were pet friendly. My sister has a cat that she is attached to, and they are accommodating of pets, which was very helpful

Caring112683250

4

September 8, 2015

I visited this facility

I had been at Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill to visit friends and relatives who were living there. It has always had very high ratings from people I know that has been there, and it looks lovely. I saw a studio apartment, and it was very light, with lots of natural light coming in. The size seemed sufficient, and the activity areas and visiting areas were lovely. The staff at the reception desk was friendly and helpful. There was some kind of a musical program going on that people could participate in.

Provider Response

Thank you. Individualized care is one of our hallmarks as we strive to meet the distinct needs of each resident. Please call the Executive Director at 508-528-9200 there is anything we can do for your loved ones.

Debra114618950

5

July 29, 2015

I visited this facility

We had a very good visit at Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill. The people who showed us around were very nice. They knew the residents by name, and they greeted them. The staff also came up to me to introduce themselves. It felt like a very warm and caring place. My mother is going to be in what they call a companion room. It has a bedroom and a closet. It was clean and airy. They have musical entertainment, arts, and crafts. The dining room looked attractive.

Provider Response

Thank you! We take enormous pride in taking care of seniors throughout the aging experience. Feel free to contact us (508-528-9200) if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

Caring110956350

4

July 21, 2015

I visited this facility

I visited Benchmark. The staff was informative and pleasant. The person who showed me around answered all of my questions and helped me think about things. The apartments were nice, but for anybody moving out of the house and to a facility, it was small. During my visit, there was a music program going on.

Provider Response

Thanks for the kind words. We love what we do and are extremely proud of our team. Please let us know (508-528-9200) if we can do anything for you and your family.

Caring104617750

5

April 20, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My parents are in Forge Hill (Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill). We chose it because it is close to where my parents used to live. They are familiar with Franklin, and my father used to work in Franklin, so it just seems like a perfect fit. There is a medical staff, professional staff, and PCA staff. They are very professional and very friendly. I will recommend that to everyone. The place is extremely clean. Their rooms have a living room, bedroom, small kitchen, and a bathroom. It has a very good size and is well lit. There is all kind of stuff. They have everything across the board. There is music and singing. They take them out shopping and to restaurants once or twice a week. They have a lot of activities in house. They are a very active community. Everybody is very friendly and caring to the seniors. My parents -- as soon as they see that -- they will like it.

Provider Response

Thank you so much for sharing. Caring for seniors is not just our purpose, it's our passion. Please feel free to contact the Executive Director at 508-528-9200 if we can ever assist you and your family.

Caring75221950

4

December 27, 2013

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Forge Hill was just bought by Benchmark so I'm not in the position to give a recommendation, but having said that, my impression on them is not the least bit negative though. There just has been some transition there. However, their services are wonderful. It's a wonderful place.

caring0727131

3

August 10, 2013

I visited this facility

I visited Forge Hill and it was a nice facility. The woman that showed us around was nice.

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Costs for Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill in Franklin, Massachusetts

Assisted Living

This level of care provides support for those who need help with personal care needs such as cleaning, bathing, and dressing. Residents selecting this level of care are treated to many amenities in a home-like atmosphere, while getting support in their daily lives.

$8,080

Starting Price

Memory Care

Memory Care is specifically designed to meet the needs of those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Specially trained staff members assist with activities of daily living (such as bathing and dressing) and provide therapies to slow further loss of cognitive abilities.

$11,555

Starting Price

Services and Amenities of Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill in Franklin, Massachusetts

Costs

  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Fee Structure Extra: We offer a month-to-month rental

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We offer companion suites
  • Housing Extra: One bedroom with den

Dining options

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

About Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill in Franklin, Massachusetts

Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full compliment of amenities and supportive services designed to maximize independence and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill offers seniors the independence they want and the assistance they may need:

  • Independent & Assisted Living
  • Alzheimer's care

Residents have several apartment options. The amenities include a library, country kitchen, private dining room, craft room and resident planting garden... everything you need for comfortable, gracious living.

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