24 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, DE
There are 24 Assisted Living Facilities in the Wilmington area, with 16 in Wilmington and 8 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Wilmington is $4,634 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,420. Cheaper nearby regions include Kennett Square with an average starting cost of $3,250.
To help you with your search, browse the 195 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Wilmington. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Wilmington 4.0 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Kennett Square with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 16 families in Wilmington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Wilmington, call (855) 863-8283.
16 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilmington, DE
8 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, DE
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
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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.
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.
Other Options in Wilmington, DE
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Wilmington
Review of Sunrise Senior Living of Wilmington
My tour of Sunrise Senior Living of Wilmington was lovely. The woman who did the tour was very thorough, very friendly, and introduced me to the activities director. They had an entertainment area.... Read more
Review of The Lorelton
The Lorelton was an older and unique building, but it was nice. The rooms were OK. They were comfortable and nice, too. The dining room was very nice. I met their manager. The place was a little da... Read more
Review of Madeline Care Center
My father has moved into Madeline Care Center. It's been a pretty good experience so far. His room was completely flipped. He had fresh paint and brand new laminated flooring, so it's very nice. He... Read more