25 Assisted Living Facilities near Wilmington, DE

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Wilmington, DE

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Caring Star 2022

The Lorelton

Provides: Assisted Living
2200 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805
"Lorelton. Quite a place, if you’re elderly and need some assistance. My brother Tom is still acclimatizing to Lorelton, after nearly eighty years of living on his own. In his second year, he..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Foulk Living

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 2021

Sunrise Senior Living of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
2215 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"My friend lives in Sunrise Senior Living of Wilmington. He passed away last week. The community was excellent. They had extremely caring staff, they had a well organized management team, they were..." More
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Ingleside Homes, Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
1605 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
"We went to Ingleside Homes Inc. yesterday. The tour was very informal. The staff took us around and showed us everything available for my brother to participate in. The rooms were very clean and..." 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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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

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HarborChase of Wilmington

Provides: Assisted Living
2004 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19977
"HarborChase of Wilmington invited us to a community party. They had a Cinco de Mayo party last week, and they invited us and other people who were interested. It was very nice. My mom is still in..." 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

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Caring Star 2015

Lodge Lane Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1221 Lodge Lane, Wilmington, DE 19809
"Our mom was there for a short time great care" More

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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Complete Care at Hillside

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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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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Madeline Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
4800 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807
"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...." More

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Brookdale Hockessin

Provides: Assisted Living
6677 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
"Brookdale Hockessin had a very friendly staff and a very pleasant atmosphere. The place seemed clean and welcoming. The rooms seemed up to date. They have a barber shop, a salon, whirlpool pool..." More

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Lindsay Place

Provides: Assisted Living
39 Supawna Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070
"Lindsay Place was nice. It was clean and the people were very friendly, very nice, and knowledgeable. They gave us a good tour of the place and gave us a good idea of what we wanted. The rooms were..." 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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The Residence at Chadd's Ford

Provides: Assisted Living
1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"We went to The Residence at Chadds Ford. It's a new building, and it has the same sort of feel to it as the other place in that it's very up to date and very pleasant looking. I don't think it has..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Maris Grove

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Maris Grove Way, Glen Mills, PA 19342
"The people who gave us the tour at Maris Grove were very nice. They were very understanding, showed us around, and were gracious and all the rest. I'm looking at the space, and it's not the place...." More

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Caring Star 2017

Somerford House & Place of Newark

Provides: Assisted Living
4175 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713
"Somerford House & Place of Newark was very nice. The staff was very welcoming. They seemed to know their residents really well. The biggest reason why we did not choose them was the location..." More

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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
"We saw assisted and independent at The Summit. It's a newer facility than others, so it's a little bit more modern. The amenities were a little bit more modern as well. It's airy, there's a lot of..." 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

    $5,966.00 Hockessin
    $4,883.00 Newark
    $4,529.00 Wilmington
    $4,273.00 Media
    $4,250.00 West Chester
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,700.00 Kennett Square
    $3,090.00 Chester

    Assisted Living costs in Wilmington start around $4,529 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

      Lorelton. Quite a place, if you’re elderly and need some assistance. My brother Tom is still acclimatizing to Lorelton, after nearly eighty years of living on his own. In his second year, he ser... Read more

      Ed C Man
    • Review of The Lorelton

      Feels like home when you can't be home any longer. Facility is clean & cheerfully decorated. Consistent maintenance and recent upgrades to the lobby, entrance and carpeting throughout . Everyo... Read more

    • Review of The Lorelton

      The staff and residents are all very friendly and helpful. When my 91 yr old mother moved in, she was hesitant to go to the dining hall because she didn't know anyone. The staff noticed this and ... Read more

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