Sturges Ridge Awarded Best Assisted Living by U.S. News & World Report

Fairfield, CT - Out of the more than 275 assisted living communities in Connecticut, Sturges Ridge of Fairfield, a">Benchmark assisted living and Mind & Memory Care community, has been selected as one of the best in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

Sturges Ridge of Fairfield earned “Best” status by achieving the highest possible rating for assisted living in U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Best Senior Living ratings following a comprehensive consumer satisfaction survey. Sturges Ridge’ residents and family members gave the community high marks in critical areas, such as overall value, management and staff, resident enrichment, dining and food, safety, transportation, maintenance, housekeeping and location.

“For 25 years, Benchmark communities have set the standard for senior care excellence in the Northeast. The U.S. News & World Report designation is special because – once again – it’s our residents and their families who are validating the important and successful role Benchmark associates play in their lives,” said Tom Grape, founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark, New England’s largest senior living provider with 64 communities throughout the Northeast.

Sturges Ridge of Fairfield offers traditional senior assisted living and independent assisted living for those who would benefit from a safer, engaging environment, chef-prepared meals, concierge services, transportation, underground parking and assistance with daily activities, such as getting dressed and medication management. Residents enjoy connecting over programs and amenities offered in many common spaces including a resident art gallery, lounge with wine lockers, bistro, luxury movie theatre, hair salon, recreation rooms, library, fitness center and outdoor patios with fire pit, container gardens and walking paths.

The community also offers an award-winning Mind & Memory Care program featuring carefully created living environments and unique opportunities for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to find joy in each new day. Memory care assisted living residents are supported by 24/7 care providers who have been hired for heart and educated in memory loss, communication and empathy. Neighborhoods provide the comforts of home and have unique features that help those with memory impairment stay connected to who and what matters most to them. Thoughtful touches, visual cues and purposeful amenities further promote familiarity and wellness.

At Sturges Ridge, residents also enjoy views of Fairfield Ludlowe football games and being both five minutes to the beach and charming downtown Fairfield.

“Whether it’s connecting our residents to their passions, providing meals just the way they like or making sure they get to doctor’s appointments, our associates constantly strive for excellence in all they do,” said Clare Scully, executive director of Sturges Ridge. “Sturges Ridge of Fairfield is truly an extraordinary community committed to supporting one another, and we are thrilled to now be among an elite group in Connecticut.”

For more than 30 years, U.S. News has served the American public as an unbiased arbiter of quality across a variety of important choices. Whether picking a college, selecting a hospital or moving to a nursing home, consumers go to U.S. News to research and make consequential life decisions.

“Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.”

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