11 Memory Care Facilities near Wilmington, DE
There are 11 Memory Care Facilities in the Wilmington area, with 7 in Wilmington and 4 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Wilmington is $5,597 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Newark with an average starting cost of $4,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 8 reviews below for memory care facilities in Wilmington. On average, consumers rate memory care in Wilmington 4.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Exton with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Wilmington find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Wilmington, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Wilmington, DE
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
Memory Care costs in Wilmington start around $5,597 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 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.
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 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 Wilmington, please visit our Memory Care in Delaware page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Wilmington
Wilmington-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.
Other Options in Wilmington, DE
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Wilmington
Review of Arden Courts of Wilmington
We looked at a number of places and felt that Arden Courts would be the best. It was a good value with everything included in the price. For an institution, the food had good variety and was plenti... Read more
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