For 2+ months, 19 caregivers and I lived and worked in our home. This sacrifice kept our residents safe through our local COVID surge.​
 
Also, to help pay extra appreciation to our “bubble” staff, I spent $250,000+ from my savings, and charitable donors gave $215,000+.
 
Thank you to our heroic on-site caregivers and donors!

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Tyson with his grandmothers, Vera and Louetta.
“Always Faithful.”

Owner’s Letter

My family has served seniors for 50+ years.  Both my grandmothers lived here at Shady Oaks Assisted Living.  Our caregivers provide strong nursing in a cozy and loyal home.

We offer long-term, hospice, and respite care services.
We are much less expensive vs. 24 hour in-home care.
We are higher care & cozy vs. other assisted livings in CT.
We are more social & affordable vs. nursing homes.
We have 23 rooms. Our senior care is private pay.

I value care.  I am a Red Cross trained nurse assistant.
I value integrity & service.  I am a Marine Iraq veteran.
I value learning.  I earned a Yale BA and Harvard PhD.
I value responsiveness.  I am owner & director.

I live next door.  I am always available to meet with residents, families, and caregivers.  Call me at 860-583-1526.  Visit us today.

Very Respectfully,
Tyson Francis Belanger

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Families Helping Families

My parents are pioneers in seniors care.  They began caring for seniors in 1969 and built Shady Oaks in 1976.  Shady Oaks Assisted Living was the 2nd licensed assisted living home in Connecticut.

We excel at long-term senior care.  Seniors stay with us for many years.  They stay even as their needs increase.  We help many residents with advanced dementia, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and those recovering from falls or strokes.  We have deep experience with hospice comfort care.

We also offer respite care.  For days or weeks, seniors stay with us for rehabilitation, caregiver vacations, or home remodeling projects.  Others use respite as a test-run for a longer term stay.

We provide strong nursing senior care in a cozy and loyal home.  11 of my family members lived happy years hereMy mother might soon need our care.

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Kay and Vernon Belanger, pioneers in seniors care.
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Residents & families from 57+ CT Towns.

Assisted Living CT

Over the last 15 years, our residents and families came to us from 57+ Connecticut towns & 10+ states.

Most of our residents and caregiver families are from Bristol, Farmington, Unionville, Avon, Canton, Plainville, New Britain, Southington, Plantsville, Forestville, Burlington, Berlin, or Waterbury, CT. Others are from further away CT towns and cities: Barkhamsted, Bolton, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Glastonbury, Granby, Hamden, Hartford, Harwinton, Kensington, Lebanon, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Middletown, Monroe, Naugatuck, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Old Lyme, Oxford, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Shelton, Simsbury, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Stratford, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Vernon, Waterbury, Watertown, Westbrook, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Wolcott, Connecticut.

We are at the corner of Bristol, Farmington, & Burlington.
Our address is 344 Stevens Street Bristol CT 06010.
We are the only assisted living home in Bristol, CT.

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Community Letter May 2020

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