24 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, DE

16 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilmington, DE

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Caring Star 2016

The Lorelton

Provides: Assisted Living
2200 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805
"My sister seems to be happy here. Food is good (I've been here for meals)." More
The Lorelton is different than most so we don't use gimmicks. We keep our rates affordable becaus... (more) Ends in 2114 days

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Caring Star 2015

Foulk Manor North

Provides: Assisted Living
1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Foulk Manor North was not affordable, but it was nice. The staff was very friendly and very knowledgeable. It's a nice and well-equipped community. The rooms were clean and sufficient, and the menu..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Sunrise of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
2215 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Sunrise of Wilmington was well set up and bright. I like the people that we've dealt with. There isn't anything that I don't like about it. They had Bingo, movie nights, and outings to a restaurant..." More

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Ingleside Homes, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
1605 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
"Ingleside Homes was very nice with nice apartments. The staff was very good. They have a lot of activities at this facility. The only thing I don’t like about this place is it is kind of old. " More

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Madeline Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
4800 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
"Nestled in the close-knit community of Wilmington Delaware and set on a 10-acre campus, Madeline Care Center is home to seniors age 55 and over. Our highly trained and caring staff are devoted to..." More

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Ivy Gables

Provides: Assisted Living
2210 Swiss Lane, Wilmington, DE 19810
"The rooms were small in Ivy Gables. However, it was decorated beautifully and clean. I didn’t see a lot of interactions; I only saw six people, and they looked like they had memory issues. They..." More

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Lutheran Senior Services - Lutheran T...

Provides: Assisted Living
1420 N. Franklin street, Wilmington, DE 19806
"Lutheran Senior Services - Lutheran Towers II's lobby area is very clean. The staff is very professional and highlighted the programs as far as what they do for the people who are staying there as..." More

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Lutheran Senior Services - Luther Tow...

Provides: Assisted Living
1201 N. Harrison Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
"Mom liked Lutheran Senior Services - Lutheran Towers 1. They provided food services, trash services, and cable. The room that we saw was in good shape and clean. The staff that gave me the tour was..." More

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HarborChase of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
2004 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19977
"Welcome to HarborChase of Wilmington! Our community offers a fresh, nutritious and constantly evolving menu featuring seasonal ingredients and regional flavors. Our residents enjoy a diverse and..." More

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Caring Star 2016

Forwood Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
"I liked Forwood Manor a lot, and I'm very positive about it. The rooms were a good size, pretty new, and looked nice. The staff seemed good. They had a library." More

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Foulk Manor South

Provides: Assisted Living
407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"The rooms at Foulk Manor South were clean and adequate. They had arts and crafts, a lot of outings, music, and entertainment. The staff was very pleasant and greeted and introduced themselves...." More

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Rockland Place

Provides: Assisted Living
1519 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Rockland Place was very nice and had therapists who came in from Bayada. The entire place was clean, had an activity calendar, and seemed to be efficiently run. The dining room was set up nicely..." More

Hillside Center

Provides: Assisted Living
810 S Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19805
"Hillside Center was very nice. I liked it very much. I would have taken my mom there. The facility was very clean, the rooms were very nice, spacious and adequate enough. They were very good with..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Lodge Lane Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1221 Lodge Lane, Wilmington, DE 19809
"Lodge Lane was beautiful, but they did not have independent living. They only had assisted living, which was not what I was looking for. The facility was small, new, friendly, and stellar...." More

Methodist Country House

Provides: Assisted Living
4830 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
"My mother (now 93 years old) has been a resident at the Methodist Country House since 2000. She has lived in Independent Care, Assisted Living, and now Health Center Care. In each of these..." More

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Shipley Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"I got a list of assisted living facilities from Caring.com and Shipley Manor was one of them. I visited this place. The room was fine. They did have recreational activities for their residents. I..." More

8 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, DE

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Brookdale Hockessin

Provides: Assisted Living
6677 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
"I visited the community the other day since I am looking for a community for my Grandmom. It was a small community with a family like feel. I toured with the sales manager, Lisa. She was very..." More

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Lindsay Place

Provides: Assisted Living
39 Supawna Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070
"I chose to live in Lindsey Place rather than continue living alone in my large House. I find eating in lur dinning facility to be enjoyable. The food is dellicious and if there is something I..." More

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Merion Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
315 Merion Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
"My mother-in-law is in Merion Gardens, and we are very happy. Whenever we are there, the staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are very nice. The one that she is in right now is very nice..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Maris Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"The first place we visited was Maris Grove. We loved it and would move in tomorrow! We chose it because it was large, clean, and had everything we would like, except it was too far from our..." More

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Caring Star 2017

Somerford House & Place of Newark

Provides: Assisted Living
4175 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19713
"Somerford House and Place of Newark was very nice and very well organized. We liked the setup and the small areas where different people could go. There was one area with a lot of military things,..." More

Cokesbury Village

Provides: Assisted Living
726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
"My parents were 92 yrs old when they moved to Cokesbury from out of state, a most difficult time of life to transition. They experienced independent living, assisted living and skilled care. I..." More

The Summit

Provides: Assisted Living
5850 Limestone Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
"The Summit is new, brighter than other places, and a little more suitable for living. Everything looked OK there. It was favorable and cheery looking. Someone identified themselves and asked if..." More

Naamans Creek Country Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
1194 NAAMANS CREEK ROAD, Boothwyn, PA 19060

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Wilmington

    Seniors make up over 12 percent of the population in Wilmington, Delaware and there's much for seniors to do this area including museums, galleries, gardens and theatre. The Wilmington area also has 42 assisted living facilities, with 14 in the city and 28 in surrounding areas. The vicinity includes the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but some of the nearby ALFs are located in other Delaware-based towns, like Hockessin and Newark. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Delaware are licensed by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to support people with activities of daily living (ADLs) in specialized housing. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Wilmington

    • Wilmington offers plenty of seasonal variation, with average winter lows in the 20s and summertime highs in the 80s. The annual average temperature is about 55 degrees. Wilmington gets about 43 inches of rain and 19 inches of snow each year. 

    • The air quality is poorer in Wilmington than the national average. The city ranks 39 out of 100, with 100 being the best. New Castle County received an F for ozone pollution by the American Lung Association, which noted an increased risk to adults 65 and older and to those with respiratory illnesses.

    • Wilmington is a high-crime area. Violent crime occurs much more frequently in Wilmington than the state or national average, and property crime is higher than average as well.

    • The cost of living is lower in Wilmington than the Delaware or U.S. average, mostly from lower housing prices. Other costs such as utilities, health care and groceries are higher than the national average.

    • Although the cost of goods can be higher in Wilmington, the sales tax rate of 0 percent may benefit the personal budget for shopping trips. Conversely, the income tax rate is about 2 percent higher than the U.S. average.

    • Wilmington has an array of local community resources for seniors, including the Book Buddy Program, which delivers library materials to assisted living communities throughout the county, senior golf and softball leagues, the New Castle County Art Studio, which offers different types of art classes to people of all ages, and multiple senior centers and 55+ lifestyle centers, which offer wellness programs, dances, exercise classes and educational programs.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Wilmington

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Delaware

    $4,943.00 West Chester
    $4,883.00 Newark
    $4,745.00 Hockessin
    $4,584.00 Wilmington
    $4,291.00 Media
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,250.00 Kennett Square
    $3,090.00 Chester

    Assisted Living costs in Wilmington start around $4,584 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Wilmington and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Wilmington

    Delaware offers a state Medicaid waiver to help cover the costs of assisted living. People who receive Social Security Income (SSI) may be eligible for a state supplement toward room and board.

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Delaware page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.


    Free Assisted Living Resources in Wilmington

    Wilmington and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Wilmington, please visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Wilmington

    Wilmington-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Delaware are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page for more information about these laws.

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    Assisted Living near Wilmington, DE

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wilmington

    • Review of The Lorelton

      Excellent for friends and connections, which they did not have at private residence. Staff is very caring and helpful when needed, but not overly solicitous. Read more

      Mollie
    • Review of The Lorelton

      My sister seems to be happy here. Food is good (I've been here for meals). Read more

      Ginny
    • Review of The Lorelton

      Great service. Staff is attentive and friendly. They are responsive to the patient/resident needs and are prompt in following up with family members. My dad enjoys the special lunches that are held... Read more

      Lisa
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