3 Memory Care Facilities in Dover, DE

3 Memory Care Facilities in Dover, DE

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Brookdale Dover

Provides: Memory Care
150 Saulsbury Rd., Dover, DE 19904
"My mom is currently at Brookdale Dover. She is memory care and my dad and my sister said that they like it. Everything is clean and the people there are very caring. I did a Zoom call with her, but..." More
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State Street Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
21 North State Street, Dover, DE 19901
"I moved my mother to State Street because I had heard other people talk about that community and they seemed happy with it. She's in the memory care level there. The staff is very friendly with her..." More

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Dover Place

Provides: Memory Care
1203 Walker Road, Dover, DE 19904
"At Dover Place, we develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, with a full-time licensed nurse available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Dover

    As the capital city of Delaware, Dover has a population of just over 37,500 people, with 14 percent aged 65 and older. In a state where 18,000 people have cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease, there are assisted living facilities (ALFs) that provide direct health care services to persons diagnosed with dementia and other cognitive impairments.

    Dover seniors can choose from two memory care facilities located within the city limits. Staff members in the facilities must participate in ongoing education programs that cover topics related to dementia care, including safety measures. These facilities are regulated by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.

    • Dover has a crime rate that is 85 percent higher than the national average. People have a one in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any type of crime in the city. This may make seniors in memory care and their families feel unsafe when living and visiting the area.
    • The weather in Dover includes average July highs around 86 degrees, ideal for seniors who can’t tolerate extreme heat. However, winters are long and cold with January lows around 26 degrees, and the city gets around 15 inches of snow per year.
    • Families of seniors in memory care who are on a budget may find Dover one of the more affordable options in the state and in the nation. The cost of living in the city is 98.3, which is lower than the national average of 100 and the state average of 110.
    • The city of Dover is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such, as the Bayhealth Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    Paying for Memory Care in Dover

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Delaware

    $6,349.00 Dover
    $6,214.00 Easton
    $5,597.00 Wilmington
    $5,500.00 Delmar
    $5,071.00 US
    $4,700.00 Denton
    $4,500.00 Newark
    $4,080.00 Sewell

    Memory Care costs in Dover start around $6,349 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,071 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Dover 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 Memory Care in Dover

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Delaware page.

    Free Memory Care Resources in Dover

    Dover and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Dover, please visit our Memory Care in Delaware page.

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Dover

    Dover-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Delaware are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Delaware page for more information about these laws.

    Memory Care near Dover, DE

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Dover

    • Review of Brookdale Dover

      My mom is currently at Brookdale Dover. She is memory care and my dad and my sister said that they like it. Everything is clean and the people there are very caring. I did a Zoom call with her, but... Read more

    • Review of Brookdale Dover

      The people at Brookdale Dover seem to be very nice. The facility seems to be very clean. It's very close to my daughter's home. My wife is in the memory care unit. She has a large room, which I gue... Read more

    • Review of State Street Assisted Living

      State Street Assisted Living is a nice place. However, since my mother is a Christian Scientist and that they take no drugs, the State Street would like to do drugs as needed to calm her down, so I... Read more

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