Bristol Press Best Assisted Living 2022 

CT Humanitarian Home of the Year 2021 

Best Skilled Nursing Home 2020 & 2021 

Call the owner, Tyson, at 860-583-1526. 

Shady Oaks Assisted Living CEO Tyson with Grandparents
Tyson with his grandmothers, Vera and Louetta.

“Always Faithful.”

Owner’s Letter

Shady Oaks provides strong nursing in a cozy and loyal home.  We specialize in personalized high care services.  My family has served seniors for 50+ years.

We are more affordable vs. 24 hour in-home care.
We are higher care vs. other assisted livings in CT.
We are much more cozy vs. nursing homes.
We have 23 rooms and just about 38 residents.

Our care is private pay, plus VA & CT assistance. 

I value care.  I am a Red Cross trained nurse assistant.
I value service.  I am a 3-tour 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.  Visit us today.  Call me at 860-583-1526. 

Very Respectfully,
Tyson Francis Belanger 

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Shady Oaks is the 2nd licensed assisted living in Connecticut.  My parents began caring for seniors in 1969 and built Shady Oaks in 197612 of our family members lived here2 live here now.  We made Shady Oaks to be where we would want to go.  This home means a lot to us. 

Families choose us when they prioritize care.  Many residents move to us from other assisted livings.  We help seniors with dementia, Parkinson’s, heart disease, strokes, falls, and other needs.  We have deep experience with hospice careWe have great staff and pay them well.   

We help with affordability.  Our rates are less than half of nursing homes.  We also connect families with VA benefits ($2,050 monthly for veterans & $1,318 for vet spouses) and Pilot Pay Aid (up to $2,552 monthly).  In 6 years, we have only lost 3 residents to running out of money.    

We have done well against COVID-19.  In the first 2½ years of the pandemic, only 2 of our residents caught COVID.  We use frequent tests, fresh KN-95s, and 175 air purifiers.  The Connecticut Assisted Living Association awarded us Humanitarian Home of the Year in 2021. 

Happy Assisted Living Resident in Connecticut
Kay and Vernon Belanger, pioneers in seniors care.
Residents & families from 62+ CT Towns.

Assisted Living CT

Over the last 15 years, our residents and families came to us from 62+ 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: Andover, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Colchester, Danbury, Derby, Durham, East Haven, East Windsor, Glastonbury, Granby, Hamden, Hartford, Harwinton, Kensington, Lebanon, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Middletown, Monroe, Naugatuck, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Haven, Old Lyme, Oxford, Plymouth, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Shelton, Simsbury, South Windsor, Stafford Springs, Stratford, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Vernon, Waterbury, Waterford, 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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