3 Memory Care Facilities in Kent County, DE


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


Brookdale Dover

Provides: Memory Care
150 Saulsbury Rd., Dover, DE 19904
"We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence.Our peaceful..." More


HarborChase of Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
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

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Kent County

    Kent County, home to Delaware's state capital Dover, has a small-town atmosphere with access to a wide range of amenities for seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Seniors age 65 years or over make up more than 16 percent of the county's population which includes more than 170,000 people. There are three memory care facilities in the county that are qualified to provide memory care for this group of people. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).

    Knowing that advanced medical services are available close by is important for the peace of mind of families who need memory care. Kent County is home to quality medical facilities, including those that offer brain health and dementia care such as Bayhealth Kent General, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • The cost of living in Kent County is very close to the national average, just five percent higher overall. In addition, the cost of living is anywhere from three to 20 percent lower than the surrounding counties. For families on a limited budget, Kent County may be a preferred choice for memory care.
    • The state of Delaware has somewhat favorable tax policies for seniors. Social security income is completely exempt from taxes, and income from pensions and retirement accounts is only partially taxed. These policies may make memory care more affordable for families in Kent County.
    • Kent County gets a C for ozone pollution, according to the American Lung Association. For seniors, ozone can cause various breathing and cardiovascular problems. While the official grade for particle pollution is inconclusive, the county has had a rolling average of zero high particle days from 2010 to 2016.
    • Violent crime may be a concern for families looking for memory care in Kent County. The violent crime index rating in Kent is 47 which is nine points higher than the state average and 16 points higher than the national average.

    Paying for Memory Care in Kent County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Delaware

    $6,724.00 Cape May County
    $6,214.00 Talbot County
    $5,750.00 Atlantic County
    $5,708.00 Kent County
    $4,904.00 Delaware County
    $4,852.00 US
    $4,814.00 New Castle County
    $4,603.00 Gloucester County

    Memory Care costs in Kent County start around $5,708 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,852 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Kent County 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 Kent County

    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 Kent County

    Kent County 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 Kent County, please visit our Memory Care in Delaware page.

    Directory of Winners in the Kent County Area

    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Kent County

    Kent County-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.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Kent County

    • Review of State Street Assisted Living

      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... Read more

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