Shady Oaks Assisted Living

344 Stevens St Bristol CT 06010

4.9 / 5.0 15 Reviews

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About Shady Oaks Assisted Living

Choosing the right senior living is easy with Shady Oaks Assisted Living. We offer complete senior care and living choices. Our residents regularly take advantage of local events and activities available in Bristol. We are conveniently located near eating establishments, parks, and other activities.

We are completely dedicated to making sure you or your loved have fun, exciting days and nights full of life! Our community has made a name for itself in Bristol, CT because of our service, amenities and the sense of independence every senior who lives with us feels on a daily basis.

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Shady Oaks Assisted Living is devoted to providing assisted living care and services in a warm, homelike environment that our residents appreciate.

We offer several styles of units to choose from in sizes to fit all senior needs. There is plenty of storage space, private bathrooms, and each apartment. The grounds are professionally maintained for the benefit of our residents and their guests. Our experienced staff share the passion for making sure all Bristol residents enjoy a high quality of life. We develop relationships one resident and one family at a time. We designed the dining area at Shady Oaks Assisted Living to be a cozy, home style setting for our residents and family members. Our specialty is customized menus that provide delicious, home cooked meals that meet the needs of all residents.

Shady Oaks Assisted Living Amenities & Services

Residents have access to Meals Provided, Devotional Services Offsite, Activities Onsite, Indoor Common Areas and other facility comforts so seniors feel right at home. Our fully-trained staff is always friendly and available to help seniors feel right at home.

Our facility has Respite Offered, Wheelchair Accessible Showers, Hospice Available, Complimentary Transportation and other ways we keep seniors active and healthy. Our staff works really hard to keep our aging residents active and independent, keeping everyone feeling young and healthy.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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Shady Oaks Assisted Living – Reviews

4.9 / 5.0 15 Reviews

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July 2018


Linda Ellman

This facility is as close to home as a resident can get. The staff is attentive and very understanding. There is not much turnover of staff which is good for the residents and very helpful to families. Whenever there is an issue the staff arrange transportation and appointments for my uncle. I couldn’t be happier with the care he is getting and highly recommend Shady Oaks.

November 2018


Karen Schick

In early January 2018 we needed a facility for our elderly aunt. We called a “Place for Mom”, and our request was sent to several facilities. We set up appointments to visit four on January 5th. Shady Oaks was our first visit. We met with the owner, Tyson Belanger. He was so impressive in a deeply intelligent yet understated way. He gave us the facts of the place without exaggeration. I am never one to make a choice without seeing all of my options but Shady Oaks was clean, bright, well taken care of and had an upbeat vibe. Mr. Belanger said they had one opening. We asked to see the room. It was a lovely pale yellow, with art on the walls and two double hung windows. Bright and beautiful! After seeing the rest of the facility and some further discussion, we made the decision to move her there (which we did two days later) and it was the best possible decision we could have made for her. And for us. She felt safe and happy there and she told us the staff was kind to her. Our aunt was one of the lucky ones – she had no cognitive dysfunction in her declining years. So when I asked her how she was, she would tell me everything in detail. We liked the fact that there were two nurses for 42 residents. The nurses were in touch with me on a regular basis and they were extremely compassionate with my aunt. They had a trained chef and the food was nutritious and tasty. In the dining room, my aunt was seated near a window with a bird feeder outside. It was perfect for her as she loved birds. There was usually a therapy dog on the premises. And they would bring in other animals for visits. My aunt loved animals and this was great for her spirits. There are large and small things that make Shady Oaks great. The small things are what truly make people happy on a daily basis. The kindness of others. The caring and compassion of all employed by Shady Oaks. The willingness to go the extra distance for those in their care. When my aunt died, Mr. Belanger came to her funeral. He gave us snapshots of her and the visiting animals. He told us again how much they cared for her and would miss her. This meant the world to us. I write very few reviews but Shady Oaks is so special, it needs to be reviewed. If you are looking for an assisted living facility, you really need to experience Shady Oaks. I cannot give it a higher recommendation!

July 2018


Marty Bobroske

This facility is incredible! My cousin originally found it for my Uncle. Since then, we’ve had both of our parents reside here because of the outstanding care my Uncle received. As our parents in their mid-to-late 80’s, weakened both physically and mentally, the Shady Oaks team was able to balance all aspects of their care. While the Aides are all great and display much patience and respect for the residents, the differences compared to other assisted living facilities include: 1) RN staff on premises who can bridge the communication gaps across the healthcare providers and 2) Tyson’s personal involvement with every patient to ensure the best care is provided. Tyson & staff go above and beyond other facilities including providing financial recommendations and options for the residents. The facility staff-to-resident ratio is much higher than other facilities which allows for quick responses to resident or family requests. We can make the comparison to other facilities objectively because my father-in-law is geographically distanced and his care is not close to what is provided as an all-inclusive package at Shady Oaks. Finally, our parents lived their entire lives in the greater Bristol area and it was extremely important for them to remain in the area in order for their friends and other family members to visit them frequently. While we live out of state, the staff quick responses to our questions or suggestions enables us to feel like we are proximal and part of the team. It is always a leap of faith to place loved ones in the care of others - especially with all of the horror stories on the media concerning assisted living facilities - however, you will not be disappointed with the Professionalism provided at Shady Oaks. With Tyson Belanger in charge, we will have continued confidence in the facility for years to come.

July 2017


Leslie Hawkins

My mother had a serious heath issue two years ago. She was discharged from the hospital to a nursing home. We didn't want her to stay there but she was unable to live on her own, but we didn't know where to go. My sister suggested Shady Oaks. We set up an appointment and went to look at it with Jean, the former owner and Debbie (nurse). They walked us through and explained what services they would provide to my mother. She moved in in July 2015. While she had an adjustment period, everyone did everything they could to make her feel welcome and comfortable. Now she is happy, safe, has gained 20 pounds with all the good meals! I can go there any time and everyone greats me and gives me a warm welcome. All the promises made to us were fulfilled. Tyson has made many improvements, added more activities and has given the family resources that have provided very helpful and taken the worry away from caring for a elderly parent. We have never once regretted our decision to make Shady Oaks her home. We would highly recommend it!!!!

July 2018


Philip Gosinski

Our mother had lived alone in her home of 60 years for a few years after our father’s passing. One day she fell and spent several hours on the floor before being helped. At that point she decided she needed to move to an assisted living facility. We contacted ‘A Place for Mom’ and they provided us with information about a number of facilities. We visited a few places and she made the decision that Shady Oaks was where she wanted to go because of how much it felt like home. After moving in, she got to know Tyson and the entire staff. She always felt welcome and safe, and was very satisfied with her care and the meals they provided. Everyone there was extremely accommodating, helping whenever they could to overcome her physical limitations. Tyson was instrumental in obtaining Veterans Benefits that helped offset the cost of staying there. During the last few weeks of her life the medical staff arranged for Hospice care which provided her with additional care and comfort until she passed. Because of all this personalized care, we would highly recommend Shady Oaks Assisted Living to all elders who would like assistance and care in a very homey atmosphere.

July 2018


Dave Coles

My in-laws live here. Excellent caring community!!!

July 2018


Victoria Karmel

This to me, is the CLOSEST someone will get, for a home setting, as an alternative to living at home... ALL of the employees actually sincerely care for every individual who resides at Shady Oaks. Whether it is the cook, the housekeeper and especially nursing and the owner. Not many places truly do, others always put on front but, when it comes down to it, most head of facilities dont and look at residents as dollar signs. Tyson, is by far the most caring and compassionate bosses I have everrrr had. When there is an issue with residents or amungst the staff, he PERSONALLY looks into the situation at hand and fixes it immediately. Everyone is treated with the upmost respect and not to sound cliché but, all in all, its like one big happy family. The home is kept very clean and residents are helped right away with a wait time of maybeeee 3 mins TOPS and when someone pulls their light, its answered immediately. Everyone has their own routine, and we stick by THEIR routine to ensure that our residents are always happy. Staff always spends time to sit with everyone and give them love and attention that they deserve/need and are not on a time schedule...that to me is super important because most places are understaffed and overworked and rushing through care and responsibilities. NOTTT HERRRREEEE!!! One on one time is crucial and all of our residents receive special treatment. This is by far the best establishment I have EVER worked for/seen. I would definitely without a doubt, move any family member here if need be...

July 2017


Lisa Anderson

We moved our father to Shady Oaks almost a year ago. The transition went well and my Dad settled nicely into his new home and routine. We like the fact that it is a small facility that has that home like feeling. The staff is friendly and very helpful. When my father had to go the hospital for a health issue and would ultimately need rehab the staff at Shady Oaks made sure that we understood that they could provide whatever was needed to get him back on his feet. What is even more important is that my father is happy there . With that being said I would recommend Shady Oaks to anyone looking for a assisted living facility for there loved one.

March 2018


Jeanine Marie

This place is amazing.. Resident are well taking care of and the place is absolutely well taking care of. Enjoy my time there. Keep up the great work and dedication..

December 2016


Nola D Miller

It's a thankless job these people do every day and most of the time don't get a thank you from the patient and/or the family. Our family is there because we can't or won't do it because no time to old or no patience for it. Thank yo for everything you do and put up with.. you all deserve more!! Thank you

August 2018


Susan Keogh

My mother has been living at Shady Oaks since mid-May. She is treated with dignity and is happy to get involved with all the activities they offer. She enjoys the meals and snacks offered. Communication with owner and staff is amazing! They are super helpful with any concerns and take immediate action as needed. My family and I are so grateful for the care my mom receives.

January 2014


Ron Belanger

Top Notch Eldercare

December 2012


Terrie Motta

Wow many memories good times 🙂

January 2021

Susan Thomas

It was a difficult decision to place my Mom in an assisted living facility. However, Shady Oaks has proven to be an outstanding facility under the watchful care of its owner Tyson Belanger. Tyson has proven his extraordinary dedication and relentless commitment to providing the best possible care and safety to all the residents and staff at Shady Oaks. Under his watchful eye, he has worked tirelessly to ensure a safe and secure environment under the most difficult circumstances during the COVID pandemic. His friendly and dedicated staff are extremely compassionate to the needs of each of the residents while keeping family members apprised on the welfare of their loved one. I whole heartedly thank Tyson and each and every member of the staff for all they do each and every day for my Mom's care at Shady Oaks. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an assisted living home away for home for a special loved one to reach out to Shady Oaks in Bristol, CT. You will be glad you did.

February 2021

Stephen Murphy

Shady Oaks was a god send for my dad and stepmom. The care they received was better than I could ever imagine, the staff, and Tyson the owner all go well over and beyond, treating each resident like family. When my dad passed they were right there by my stepmom's side for comfort, and assuring to my dad it was ok to pass and giving him peace. It's comforting to know that my stepmom is well cared for and never alone.

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Community Details

Shady Oaks Assisted Living Amenities and Services


  • Meals Provided
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Activities Onsite
  • Indoor Common Areas


  • Respite Offered
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Hospice Available
  • Complimentary Transportation

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Shady Oaks Assisted Living Housing and Staff

Living Types Available


  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Nurses on Staff

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