Delaware Assisted Living Directory

About the facility:

Delaware is one of those small but beautiful states that are packed with culture and history. Old brick buildings take you back to the days when America first started, and beautiful green fields give ample space for enjoying the countryside.


Besides its natural, historical and architectural beauty, there are also national parks and monuments unique to this state that people come from all over the country and the world to witness.


Delaware is truly a state rich in history and beauty, and a coveted living space for many. But would it be a good place for your loved one to settle down in now that they’ve reached the next season of life?


If you’re looking for a major city for your loved one to reside in, the top cities with assisted living options in Delaware are:




Although significantly cheaper than some of it’s other east-coast neighbor-states, Delaware is still pretty pricey when it comes to assisted living, caregiver services, or nursing home options.


Here are the average monthly assisted living costs you’ll encounter in Delaware :


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For Nursing Homes, the average costs of private vs semi-private rooms:


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As with any other state, being fully informed about the facilities you are considering is a must. Even if you are strongly in favor of your loved one living in Delaware, you’ll want to make sure that the facility you choose has a clean record, friendly and educated staff, and good reviews from those who have lived there throughout the years. It’s also helpful to get the opinions of the friends and family of the residents of each facility. You can do this by visiting online review sites like Yelp, or by visiting the facility itself and chatting with friends and family who are there visiting for the day.


There are many other ways to ascertain whether a facility is the right fit for your loved one.


Besides the prices of facilities found in Delaware, it’s also very important to research the licenses and certifications of the facilities you’re interested in, making sure they are properly licensed and have no complaints filed against them.


Knowing about Delaware’s assisted living regulations will also put you ahead of the curve in your search, because you’ll be knowledgeable enough to spot a violation as soon as you see it while you’re touring different facilities.


You can research Delaware regulations and their long term care Ombudsman here:


Delaware Long Term Care Ombudsman

Delaware Assisted Living Regulations



Sometimes large and bustling cities are overwhelming for seniors, and a smaller, quieter town would actually be a much better location for them. Depending on your loved one’s temperament and preferences, you may also want to check out some small towns with assisted living outside of Wilmington.


Other cities offering assisted living include:


Dover   (5)

Harbeson   (1)

Hockessin   (3)

Lewes   (1)

Middletown   (1)

Milford   (1)

Newark   (4)

Rehoboth Beach   (1)

Seaford   (2)

Selbyville   (1)

Townsend   (1)

Wilmington   (15)