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The 3 Best Memory Care Facilities in Dover, DE for 2024

Also serving communities of Milford.

The average cost of memory care in Dover is $5,723 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.

To help you with your search, browse the 18 reviews below for memory care facilities in Dover. On average, consumers rate memory care in Dover 4.36 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Denton with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Caring.com has helped 5 families in Dover find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Dover, call (855) 948-3865.

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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.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Dover

  • 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

Memory Care costs in Dover start around $5,723 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 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.

Cities in Delaware

Vineland

$5,825

Dover

$5,723

US

$5,694

Carneys Point

$4,920

Denton

$4,900

Newark

$4,570

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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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I visited this facility

Review of Westminster Village in Dover

My mom will be moving into Westminster Village in Dover. It was very well decorated. The rooms were a very generous size with private bathrooms. What I particularly liked about it was that it's a...

Provider response

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled your mom has chosen our community and cannot wait to welcome her to Westminster Village Dover.

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Betty

I visited this facility

Review of Harmony at Kent

I went to Harmony at Kent. It had been recommended to me by two other families, one of which moved their parents into the assisted living side. And I was interested in at that time in memory care...

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Jacqueline

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Harmony at Kent

My mother has moved into Harmony at Kent Memory Care. The concierge is very welcoming and energetic. The place is new and well-designed. It's clean and smells good. It has new furniture. It's very...

Provider response

It is a pleasure to serve you and your family. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and willingness to share your experience. We strive to provide a caring, loving environment...

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Memory Care Facilities near Dover, DE

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