8 Memory Care Facilities in New Castle County, DE
The average cost of memory care in New Castle County is $4,814 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Delaware County with an average starting cost of $4,561.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for memory care facilities in New Castle County. On average, consumers rate memory care in New Castle County 4.4 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Delaware County with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in New Castle County
New Castle County, which is situated along the Delaware River, is home to about 560,000 residents, roughly 15 percent of whom are aged 65 and over. In this county, it's projected that about 11 percent of seniors who receive Medicare benefits are living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. These seniors and their caregivers are served by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
New Castle County has seven memory care facilities, including five in Wilmington and two in Newark. In this county, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that specialize in serving residents who have dementia.
- New Castle County's overall cost of living is about 2 percent higher than the state average and 12 percent higher than the national average, which may drive up the cost of memory care services. Healthcare expenses are about 8 percent higher than the national average and on par with the state average, which is helpful for families on a fixed income.
- New Castle County's climate is similar to that of both the state and the nation as a whole, with year-round temperatures ranging between 25 degrees and 86 degrees. The region receives just 13 inches of annual snowfall, which is about half the national average and may make winter travel easier on those visiting loved ones in local memory care facilities.
- New Castle County's air quality is relatively poor, with the county receiving an F for ozone pollution and a D for short-term particle pollution from the American Lung Association. These types of pollution may adversely affect the health of seniors who have respiratory conditions or cardiovascular disease.
- In Delaware, Social Security income is not taxed at the state level, and all other types of retirement income are only partially taxed. This may leave more money in the budget for memory care expenses in New Castle County.
Paying for Memory Care in New Castle County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in New Castle County start around $4,814 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle County
New Castle 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 New Castle County, please visit our Memory Care in Delaware page.
Directory of Winners in the New Castle County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in New Castle County
New Castle 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.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in New Castle County
Review of The Lorelton
Mom is very well cared for and seems to be thriving in her new environment. She was moved due to her condition from assisted living to memory care at the recommendation of The Lorelton. They were v... Read more
Review of The Lorelton
Excellent. Great staff and the care is personal. The administration is awesome to work with and make sure they help you any way they can. For us, the Lorelton is an additional home and the people l... Read more
Review of Somerford House & Place of Newark
My dad lived at Somerford House & Place of Newark. It's spacious but I didn't like anything about them. I didn't care for it. I feel like they're understaffed and they are not equipped to handl... Read more