8 Memory Care Facilities near Wilmington, DE

6 Memory Care Facilities in Wilmington, DE

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Foulk Manor North

Provides: Memory Care
1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Foulk Manor North offers compassionate senior care in Wilmington, DE. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works..." More

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Sunrise of Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
2215 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our..." More

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Foulk Manor South

Provides: Memory Care
407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Foulk Manor South offers compassionate senior care in Wilmington, DE. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works..." More

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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

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Rockland Place

Provides: Memory Care
1519 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
"Rockland Place in Wilmington Delaware is a rental community offering Assisted Living and Memory Care in an engaging setting. Discover Wilmington's only community with two levels of Alzheimer's and..." More

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Arden Courts of Wilmington

Provides: Memory Care
700 1/2 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
"My mother moved to Arden Courts in 2011. She has been a resident of Arden Courts for over two years now. Her dementia prevents her remembering where she is or why she is here. The caregivers and..." More

2 Memory Care Facilities near Wilmington, DE

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Somerford House & Place of Newark

Provides: Memory Care
4175 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19713
"Somerford House & Place of Newark offers compassionate senior care in Newark, DE. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm,..." More

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Merion Gardens Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
315 Merion Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ 08069
" Welcome to Merion Gardens Assisted Living. We understand the decision to move to an assisted living facility is difficult. Here at Merion Gardens Assisted Living, we are dedicated to providing..." More

Memory Care near Wilmington, DE

Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Wilmington

  • Review of Arden Courts of Wilmington

    My mother moved to Arden Courts in 2011. She has been a resident of Arden Courts for over two years now. Her dementia prevents her remembering where she is or why she is here. The caregivers and al... Read more

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  • Review of Arden Courts of Wilmington

    My father recently became a resident of this facility due to his dementia. I visited in August 2011. I was impressed by how homey the facility appears. It does not look institutional at all. I ... Read more

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  • Review of Arden Courts of Wilmington

    My neighbor's mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 6 years ago and since my neighbor isn't in good health herself, she was unable to care for her mother at home. She found Arden Courts on t... Read more

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Wilmington

The senior community in the city of Wilmington comprises over 13 percent of the 71,000-person population. Wilmington is situated on the eastern shore of the Delaware River in Delaware, a state in which the Alzheimer's Association estimates that 18,000 people are living with Alzheimer's disease.

The Wilmington area has a dozen memory care facilities for families to choose from, with five located in the city proper and the other seven in nearby cities. Generally speaking, memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that specialize in serving residents who have dementia. 

  • Wilmington seniors are not taxed on their Social Security income, which may leave more money in the budget for memory care. While other types of retirement income are taxable in Delaware, there is a large deduction for taxpayers that are over the age of 60.
  • The combined rate of property and violent crime in Wilmington is among the highest in the country, with residents having a one in 13 chance of being the victim of any type of crime. When compared to other U.S. cities of similar size, Wilmington's crime rate is significantly higher. This may be a consideration for families who are moving their loved ones to memory care in this region. 
  • The Wilmington area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Wilmington Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Wilmington summers are hot and humid. The hottest month of the year is July, with highs in the 80s and a 60 percent chance of muggy weather. Winters are relatively mild, however, with January temperatures ranging between 26 degrees and 40 degrees. To keep residents from wandering outdoors during very hot or very cold temperatures, memory care facilities employ alarm systems and security cameras.


Paying for Memory Care in Wilmington

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Delaware

$5,367.00 Wilmington
$4,804.00 West Chester
$4,800.00 US
$4,455.00 Newark
$4,422.00 Media
$4,080.00 Sewell
$3,653.00 Exton
$3,300.00 Woodbury

Memory Care costs in Wilmington start around $5,367 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,800 per month.

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

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

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 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 memory care resources in Wilmington, please visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.

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Memory Care 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 Memory Care in Delaware page for more information about these laws.

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