The Right Support, The Right Way

Sometimes, everyone needs a little extra help. Sometimes they need more. At McLean, in Simsbury, CT, we offer true Assisted Living with all-inclusive pricing to provide you or your loved one with as little or as much help as you need.

Whether it’s having support with things like dressing, personal care, medication management or housekeeping, or extra support with transfer and mobility assistance, we’ll be here for you through all your care needs – all to help you continue to live your most independent lifestyle.

Find out how Assisted Living at McLean in Simsbury, CT, may be the perfect answer for you by filling out the request form or give us a call at 860-658-3786.

See what makes McLean one of the premier Assisted Living facilities in Connecticut.

Person-Centered First and Foremost

What sets our senior housing apart is our legacy of caring for people. It’s the great sense of pride in the work we do and the longevity of our team. Our highly experienced team is on-site around-the-clock. They love what they do and it shows. They get to know you and your family deep down to create a personalized experience that supports your specific needs, likes and desires.

We’re here to support our residents’ emotional well-being as well as the physical. That’s why we’re so big on the importance of social connectivity. We want and encourage all our residents to get out and participate, be with peers and neighbors, to do what they love, to still explore, enjoy nature and the Hartford County, CT, community and beyond.

“The standards McLean is maintaining are beyond exceptional – especially during these unprecedented times. The team puts such a high priority on transparency. I am so grateful that my mother is receiving the best care possible with such caring people.”

— Family Member of Assisted Living Resident

Connect with the World Around You

Want to get out and do something fun and enriching? One of the many ways you can do this is through our unique relationship with the Cobb Montessori school we visit twice monthly. Our residents have forged a lovely partnership with young children ages 4 to 6 where they share in songs, read stories and do projects together. The children visit McLean a few times a year, too.

You can enjoy time with friends in our lively common spaces or in an exercise class. Attend a cultural event in Simsbury or a play in Hartford. Treat yourself to wonderful restaurants and explore the many inviting shops in the area. Engage with others at our numerous on-site educational and social programs and events. However you like to spend your time, you’ll have the right support that empowers you to get out and live the life you love.

Radio Interview

Listen as Carlene Rhea, Vice President, Community Life, talks to Ray Dunaway and Joe D’Ambrosio on WTIC AM radio, about COVID-19 safety protocols in place at McLean Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, and how we are continuing to provide a safe and enriching life for our residents each day.

Is Your Loved One Ready for Assisted Living?

Watch our expert panel to learn how to recognize the signs and how residents are leading their most independent lives possible at McLean.

Virtual Tour

Explore Assisted Living at McLean from the comfort of your own home and see how we give residents the opportunity to live their most independent lifestyle.

Some of the Services and Conveniences Our Enriching Lifestyle Include

  • All-inclusive pricing
  • Restaurant-style, cooked-to-order dining with three meals daily
  • Support with the activities of daily living, including transfer or mobility assistance
  • Primary care physician services
  • Medication management by an RN
  • Dentistry, podiatry, audiology and psychology services
  • Wellness assessments
  • Dedicated memory care support provided by certified care partners
  • Maintenance
  • A full range of recreational, cultural, wellness and educational programs
  • Social events, programs and volunteering opportunities
  • Oversight by a medical director, nurse practitioner and registered dietician
  • On-site therapy services
  • Scheduled transportation to appointments, outings, shopping and more
  • Housekeeping, personal laundry and linen service
  • Complete peace of mind
  • Security



How do I know when someone needs Assisted Living?

Depending on the circumstances of your situation, or that of your loved one, needs can be matched to the right level of assistance. When help with daily tasks is needed, such as taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and/or housekeeping, or if safety is a concern, an assisted living residence can be the answer. Trained professionals provide this assistance while helping preserve an individual’s independence. If concerns are identified by a resident, loved one, friends, neighbors or team members, our interdisciplinary team will coordinate a meeting with the resident and family to explore options. We do this together.

What if my loved one needs more than is provided in Assisted Living?

This is the idea behind the continuum of care. In addition to Assisted Living, McLean offers memory care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of age-related dementia. Then there is Skilled Nursing care. In addition to regular wellness evaluations, Skilled Nursing care at McLean offers licensed, comprehensive, round-the-clock care for those recovering from illness or injury or needing more long-term supervision and care.

Contact Us

Send us your questions, comments or requests by using the form below. You can even request to schedule a virtual appointment for our brand new Expansion, our Independent Living, or our Assisted Living. Please fill out our request form, and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.


Auxiliary Membership

The McLean Auxiliary relies upon its members for charitable support and the contribution of time. To become an Auxiliary Member, fill out our application  Membership Brochure 2021-22

McLean Auxiliary Bylaws

Our Activities

A pile of Valentine's day gifts

  • All volunteer-run gift shop
  • Membership socials
  • Fundraisers
  • Bake sale
  • Casino games for residents
  • Dining room holiday flower arranging with residents
  • May Day and Veterans Day flowers for all Health Center residents
  • Holiday gift wrapping for residents
  • Art lounge (different artist each month)
  • Strawberry Festival awarding annual grants and scholarship
  • Angel Hearts Gifts — Valentine gifts for all residents
  • Scholarship program
  • Artists reception for residents

A bouquet of red flowers and American flags

The McLean Auxiliary Gift Shop

Our gift shop is for one-stop shopping. We guarantee you’ll find something for someone you love — and you, too! Even better, your purchase is a gift that keeps on giving. The store is run entirely by volunteers, and purchases support a multitude of activities and needs for McLean residents.

The shop is located in the lobby of the McLean Health Center and is open:
Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 3 p.m.

If you’re interested in volunteering in the gift shop,please contact the Auxiliary at or call 860-658-3710.

The McLean Auxiliary Annual Scholarship Award

The McLean Auxiliary awards an annual scholarship up to $1,500 to an employee or child of an employee who’s pursuing a post-high school education in a medical or health care-related field.

Applications are available to employees in the McLean Human Resources office.  Application can be made at any time. Decisions will be made annually during the last week of July.  If granted assistance will be paid after successful (grade C or better) completion of the course.  

The McLean Auxiliary will announce winners of the scholarship at their Membership Social in October.


The McLean Auxiliary Board Members

Ann ODonnell, President

Jane Stevenson, Vice President

Doris Rothe, Treasurer

Sandi Cady, Recording Secretary

Judy Fitzgerald, Corresponding Secretary

Colleen Casavant, 

Angela Cleveland 

Louise Polistena-D'Agosto

Carolyn Suffern

Carlene Rhea, McLean Liaison 

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