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  • State Street Assisted Living

    21 N State Street, Dover, DE 19901
    (15)
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    State Street Assisted Living is a community that is dedicated to the mission of making sure that every resident is like a part of  our extended family.   At State Street, we ensure that each resident is able to live their life to the highest potential by receiving personal assistance...

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  • Brookdale Dover

    Brookdale Dover

    150 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE 19904
    (14)
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    Here you’ll have the care you need so you can focus on the fun. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Dover with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take a tai chi...

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  • Dover Place

    Dover Place

    1203 Walker Rd, Dover, DE 19904
    (8)
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    Dover Place is an Enlivant senior living community nestled in a rural part of historic Dover, Delaware. Our rural setting provides the peace and tranquility that our residents desire, while our proximity to downtown Dover offers a world of entertainment and cultural activities, including The...

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  • Milford Place

    Milford Place

    500 S DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
    (13)
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    Milford Place is an Enlivant Senior Living community located in Milford Delaware. We offer senior living services to residents in the southern Delaware area and beyond. Known as the Gateway to Southern Delaware, Milford has a premiere location within 20 minutes of popular Delaware beaches like Lewes...

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  • Brookdale Cape May

    Brookdale Cape May

    591 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    (11)
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    Here you get to define your day every day. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our assisted living and memory care community could be the right fit for you. You’ll have help with medications, dressing and bathing,...

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  • Somerford House & Place of Newark

    Somerford House & Place of Newark

    501 South Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713
    (33)
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    Somerford House offers general assisted living on a beautifully landscaped campus in Newark, Delaware. Centrally located the surrounding community offers easy access to downtown Newark, local shopping districts, Christiana Hospital and Interstate 95. Step inside our doors to discover a lovely,...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at Newark

    Paramount Senior Living at Newark

    200 E Village Rd, Newark, DE 19711
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    Paramount Senior Living is a senior living community offering both assisted living and memory care in Newark, Delaware. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood with access to many nearby activities and amenities. Residents can enjoy shopping at nearby shopping centers, excursions to local...

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  • Merion Gardens Assisted Living

    Merion Gardens Assisted Living

    315 Merion Ave, Carneys Point Township, NJ 08069
    (2)
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    Merion Gardens Assisted Living is located in CarneyÆs Point, New Jersey. Merion Gardens is owned and supervised by local physicians. Since they are known for making wellness a priority, residents and loved ones can be assured that each resident is provided exceptional service in a supportive...

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  • Candle Light Cove

    Candle Light Cove

    106 W Earle Ave, Easton, MD 21601
    (6)
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    At Candle Light Cove, we offer a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. All meals are provided to residents. We love to accommodate visiting guests, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, room...

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  • HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton

    HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton

    700 Port Street #B, Easton, MD 21601
    (13)
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    Welcome to HeartFields, a Five Star Senior Living community! In our beautiful, home-like setting, which is convenient to major freeways, yet nestled on a campus-like setting on Talbot County waterfront, you will find 24-hour care services, respectful caregivers, Assisted Living with additional...

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  • Lorelton

    Lorelton

    2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
    (58)
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    Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

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  • Arcadia of Chester

    Arcadia of Chester

    402 Castle Marina Road, Chester, MD 21619
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    Arcadia Assisted Living is a Family owned and operated facility. When our grandmother had major surgery in 2003 we knew that she could no longer live alone and take care of herself. She needed a safe and loving place; but we did not want to put her in a large institution. We created Arcadia with her...

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  • Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oceanview

    Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oceanview

    2721 Route 9, Oceanview, NJ 08230
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    Autumn Lake Healthcare at Oceanview is located in Oceanview, NJ. Our mission is to inspire their residents to live life to its fullest by providing the residents with elite-level care in a warm, energetic, and vibrant atmosphere. They offer bright comfortable rooms along with outdoor courtyards and...

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  • Foulk Manor South

    Foulk Manor South

    407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (21)
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    As one of the friendliest retirement communities in North Wilmington, Foulk Manor South is located just minutes from Concord Pike, Route 202 and Interstate 95, and sits amidst the history and fine traditions of the Brandywine Hundred community. Our residents and their families appreciate and enjoy...

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  • Rockland Place

    Rockland Place

    1519 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803
    (31)
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    When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active...

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  • HarborChase of Wilmington

    HarborChase of Wilmington

    2004 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (5)
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    HarborChase of Wilmington Assisted Living and Memory Care, is a place where unrivaled hospitality and classic elegance converge in a timeless setting of peaceful tranquility. Here, you’ll find much more than amazing value in the award-winning cuisine, personalized housekeeping, exhilarating...

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  • Arden Courts of Wilmington

    Arden Courts of Wilmington

    700 1/2 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (13)
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    For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...

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  • Sunrise of Wilmington

    Sunrise of Wilmington

    2215 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (32)
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    Just minutes from the Delaware/Pennsylvania state line, Sunrise of Wilmington is set in the heart of Brandywine Hundred. We pride ourselves in our dedication to creating a quality care alternative for seniors in the North Wilmington area. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't...

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  • Traditions of Cross Keys

    Traditions of Cross Keys

    3152 Glassboro Cross Keys Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
    (11)
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    Spacious living suits with enclosed courtyards and paved walking trails highlight Greenfield Senior Living at Cross Keys, located in Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. History buffs and antique collectors know that Glassboro got its name from the successful glass industry is a part of its...

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  • United Methodist Communities Pitman

    United Methodist Communities Pitman

    535 N Oak Ave, Pitman, NJ 08071
    (8)
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    Pitman Manor is part of United Methodist Homes of NJ, which has been in operation since 1907. We believe in keeping our residents physically and financially independent as long as possible. To do this, we offer all levels of care and a financial promise that no resident is asked to leave if his/her...

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  • Ivy Gables Senior Living

    Ivy Gables Senior Living

    2210 Swiss Ln, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (4)
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    Ivy Gables Senior Living, is nestled in the village of Ardentown, Delaware and provides everything a senior living community should offer; a warm, friendly, comfortable and elegant lifestyle. It is surrounded by tastefully landscaped courtyards for relaxing with friends and families, listening to...

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  • Juniper Village at Williamstown

    Juniper Village at Williamstown

    1648 Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094
    (47)
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    Wellspring at Williamstown is unique to the South Jersey area in its approach to Alzheimer's and Dementia care. It is an entire building exclusively designed and dedicated to helping people with dementia remain independent. Our environment offers ample, safe space to explore, cheery outdoor...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Washington Township

    All American Assisted Living at Washington Township

    339 Greentree Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
    (5)
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    At All American Assisted Living at Washington Township, we offer a variety of community features. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care, every aspect of the...

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  • WoodView Estates Assisted Living

    WoodView Estates Assisted Living

    5030 Unami Blvd (corner of Atlantic Ave), Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    (12)
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    Woodview Estates Assisted Living is nestled on five acres with gorgeous woods and scenery all around, yet we are conveniently located near major highways including the Black & White Horse Pikes and the Atlantic City Expressway. We are only a few minutes from the Hamilton Mall and many local shopping...

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  • The Residence at Chadd's Ford

    The Residence at Chadd's Ford

    1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (3)
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    The Residence at Chadds Ford will be LCB Senior Living’s flagship community in west suburban Philadelphia, bringing the area a level of luxury, service and sophisticated lifestyle befitting the cultured, inquisitive, active seniors that we serve. Located at 1778 Wilmington Pike in Glen Mills, within...

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  • Chestnut Ridge

    Chestnut Ridge

    2700 Chestnut Pkwy, Wallingford, PA 19013
    (30)
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    The Residences at Chestnut Ridge are located in beautiful and historic Chester, Pennsylvania. Residents and guests alike enjoy our proximity to Chester Park, Taylor Arboretum and the Ridley Creek, all of which can be seen from our community. Natural beauty is enjoyed year round and residents enjoy a...

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  • Woodbury Mews

    Woodbury Mews

    122-124 Green Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    (43)
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    When you think of independent living, assisted living, and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are...

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  • Woodlands Assisted Living

    Woodlands Assisted Living

    1320 Windlass Drive, Baltimore, MD 21220
    (33)
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    The Woodlands Assisted Living offers seniors the best of everything: a hotel-like atmosphere with family caregivers. We are a 70-unit assisted living center, located in the Baltimore area, nestled among four acres of serene woods. Our Spacious dining room and community area encourages the residents...

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  • The Summit at Glen Mills (Now Open)

    The Summit at Glen Mills (Now Open)

    52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
    (2)
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    Combine amazing service, great friends, and resort-level amenities and you’ve got the perfect recipe for all the comforts of home. The Summit at Glen Mills is opening later this year and offers Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care all in one campus for flexibility and convenience. With...

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  • The Residence at Glen Riddle

    The Residence at Glen Riddle

    263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA 19063
    (31)
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    There are assisted living facilities. And then there's The Residence. One reason why The Residence is such a special place to live is that we understand every family wants the very best for loved ones. As a company that is family-operated, our commitment is to each resident individually - providing...

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  • Bel Air Assisted Living

    Bel Air Assisted Living

    144 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD 21014
    (19)
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    Bel Air Assisted Living is a luxury assisted living facility located in beautiful Harford County, Maryland. We have nearly 1 caregiver for every 6 residents, providing more attention than any other facility in Greater Baltimore. Average ratio at other facilities is 1 caregiver for every 15 to 20...

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  • Sunrise of Granite Run

    Sunrise of Granite Run

    247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063
    (40)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care services...

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  • Locust Lodge I

    Locust Lodge I

    184 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
    (1)
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    Assisted Living Management was founded in 1999 and currently owns and operates six turn-of-the-century homes focused on enhancing the quality of life for all seniors. Each home is licensed for 15 residents and has been designed specifically for seniors. A place that gives residents control over...

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  • Locust Lodge II

    Locust Lodge II

    182 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
    (7)
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    Assisted Living Management was founded in 1999 and currently owns and operates six turn-of-the-century homes focused on enhancing the quality of life for all seniors. Each home is licensed for 15 residents and has been designed specifically for seniors. A place that gives residents control over...

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  • Allegria at the Fountains

    Allegria at the Fountains

    114 Hayes Mill Road, Atco, NJ 08004
    (22)
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    The Fountains at Cedar Parke offers continuing care retirement living in a beautiful setting. Midway between the sun and surf of the seashore and the cultural wealth of Philadelphia, we're ideally located to all the area has to offer. Join a special outing to Atlantic City or cruise on The Spirit of...

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  • Sunrise of Westtown

    Sunrise of Westtown

    1045 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
    (25)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care services...

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  • HeartHomes at Bay Ridge

    HeartHomes at Bay Ridge

    3023 Arundel On the Bay Road # A, Annapolis, MD 21403
    (21)
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    We pride ourselves on personalized, professional care that comforts each of our residents as family members in his or her home. Each resident is cared for based on his or her needs and the personal desires he or she requests. We offer options and choices to suit your individual needs and are...

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  • Bay Village (Opening Fall 2020)

    Bay Village (Opening Fall 2020)

    979 Bay Village Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401
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    Bay Village is a state-of-the-art Assisted Living and Dementia Care community nestled on 3 acres of a tranquil wooded setting while still being convenient to shopping and downtown Annapolis. Staying true to the vision of Annapolis, Bay Village has planned a community that features serene outdoor...

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  • Rose Tree Place

    Rose Tree Place

    500 Sandy Bank Road, Media, PA 19063
    (72)
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    When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active...

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  • The Cottages of Perry Hall

    9900 Walther Blvd, Parkville, MD 21234
    (13)
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    The Cottages of Perry Hall – A Charter Senior Living Community is an assisted living and memory care community with a total of 64 individual apartments. As the management company for The Cottages of Perry Hall, Charter Senior Living will be responsible for day-to-day operations and all related...

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  • Atria Salisbury

    Atria Salisbury

    1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804
    (28)
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    Atria Salisbury offers peaceful charm and a friendly atmosphere with all the comforts of home. Take a getaway with new friends to the beaches of Ocean City and Rehoboth, or participate in one of our many on-site activities. Atria Salisbury is situated in historic Salisbury, Maryland, near the...

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  • Abraham's Garden Assisted Living

    Abraham's Garden Assisted Living

    15 Sloan Lane, Pasadena, MD 21122
    (5)
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    Abraham's Garden Assisted Living is a certified, (7) seven-bed capacity residential care home with 4,000 square feet of living space with panoramic, water oriented, water views of the Magothy river in Pasadena, Maryland. Abraham's Garden goal to maintain a 'resident-centered' highest quality of...

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  • Sunrise of Severna Park

    Sunrise of Severna Park

    43 West Mckinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
    (32)
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    Our beautiful, 10 acre campus is conveniently located within walking distance of the Severna Park Community Center, the public library, Woods Memorial Church and many other popular shops and restaurants. Our community consists of an independent living, assisted living and a specialized neighborhood...

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  • Brookdale Echelon Lake

    Brookdale Echelon Lake

    207 Laurel Road, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
    (39)
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    There’s a lot to love here. With both assisted living and memory care, here at our lakeside community, you’ll have the care you need, when you need it. So go ahead and take that art class you’ve always wanted to try, or join your new friends for a movie night with popcorn. We’ll take care of the...

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  • Sunrise of Annapolis

    Sunrise of Annapolis

    800 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (29)
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    Sunrise of Annapolis is conveniently located on Bestgate Road in Annapolis, close to Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis Mall and scenic historic Annapolis. We pride ourselves in having a truly caring staff that has served our seniors for many years and have been awarded the 'Best Assisted Living...

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  • Spring Arbor of Severna Park

    Spring Arbor of Severna Park

    345 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD 21146
    (12)
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    Spring Arbor of Severna Park is an assisted living community located in Severna Park, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County and home to about 38,000 people. Severna Park is a beautiful town on the water and close to the D.C. area, as well as Baltimore and Annapolis. Residents can take trips and group...

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  • Arbor Terrace Willistown

    Arbor Terrace Willistown

    1713 W Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
    (31)
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    Arbor Terrace Willistown offers quality personal care and dementia care in West Chester, Pennsylvania. We honor individuality and celebrate each person's unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and...

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  • Sterling Care Harbor Pointe

    Sterling Care Harbor Pointe

    611 Tressler Drive, Salisbury, MD 21801
    (3)
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    Sterling Care Harbor Point is an assisted living and memory care community located in the city of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. Our exquisite community is well placed in the region on the head of Wicomico River. The river offers many sights to see and activities to engage in. Thus, Salisbury...

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  • The Hickman

    The Hickman

    400 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA 19380
    (3)
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    The Hickman, a senior living residential and personal care community has been providing excellent care to the residents of Chester County and the surrounding area for over a century. Founded by two Quaker women in 1891, The Hickman is conveniently located in the heart of historic West Chester,...

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  • Atria Voorhees

    Atria Voorhees

    1301 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
    (20)
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    Atria Voorhees provides both assisted living and memory care to residents in the Voorhees and greater Philadelphia areas. We're located in a peaceful residential area, and still only half an hour from downtown Philadelphia. Our residents enjoy outings to all of the cultural and recreational...

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Memory Care in Dover, DE

Memory care communities — sometimes called Alzheimer’s care or dementia care facilities — provide specialized care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other forms of memory loss. These communities offer personalized cognitive rehabilitation programs alongside assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Memory care usually includes 24-hour supervision and unique design elements, like outdoor gardens and color-coded walls, to help ease anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of dementia.

The median monthly cost of memory care in Dover is about $5,200 in the city proper and $5,300 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for memory care in the state of Delaware is about $6,000.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right memory care facility in Dover for you or your loved one.

Cost of Living in Dover, DE

The costs associated with living in Dover are rated 2 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are rated right on par with the average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
98 100 $1,165 20.5% of residents spend over 30% of their income on rent $174,152 $49,738 None

Local Medical Providers

The top hospitals in Dover include:

  • Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus — This hospital is part of Bayhealth Medical Center, which is the largest health care system serving central and southern Delaware. The Kent Campus is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the state, particularly for its heart bypass and hip replacement surgeries. The hospital includes a 24-hour emergency room, a Level III trauma center, as well as many patient and family support services.
  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Dover — Operated by Post Acute Medical (PAM), this hospital helps patients recover from acute illnesses and injuries, providing comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services.

Climate and Weather

Given its location, Delaware’s climate falls in a transition area with a climate classified as humid subtropical to the south and humid continental to the north. The surrounding bodies of water — Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean — help moderate temperature extremes, but Dover still has cold winters and hot summers, with a decent amount of precipitation. The average humidity level is about 70%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at around 73%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 87°F (July) 64°F (July) 38°F 50°F (December) 28°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
40 (Good) 49 in June (Good)

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
7” 10” (July) 15”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Kent County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
44.6% 49.5% 5.9%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
115,352 37,538 612 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.69%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
30 23% 8% 6% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
26% 30% 13%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.2% 45.8% 7.5% 1.0% <0.1% 40.9% 5.1%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
2,060 47 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 61% 14% 19% 6% 12%

Dover is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Delaware leads all states with the highest share of same-sex households at 1.6%, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index — which rates cities’ inclusivity of LGBTQ+ people based current on laws, policies, and services — in 2019, Dover scored 28 out of 30 points in the category for non-discrimination laws, and the city’s overall score was 54 out of 100 points.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, Dover is a city filled with historic sites, but there’s more to do than learn about the country’s Colonial days. For example, Dover International Speedway — with the intimidating nickname “The Monster Mile” — hosts two NASCAR races every year, and its grounds include the popular Dover Downs Hotel and Casino along with a horse track. And for those who admire the fine arts, the Biggs Museum of American Art features an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture, and furniture. Dover’s Silver Lake and surrounding park is a great place for outdoor activities, featuring trails, playgrounds, picnics, fishing, and boating — all a short distance from downtown and the historic district.

Of course, anyone interested in U.S. history will find lots to choose from in Dover. The Dover Green Historic District is the city’s original square dating back to the early 1700s. You may feel transported back in time on a walking tour through Dover Green, as you’ll be surrounded by Colonial-era buildings including the John Bell House, the Parke-Ridgely House, and The Old State House, which is Delaware’s original capitol building and was completed in 1792. Just outside of town is the timeless estate of John Dickinson, one of the country’s Founding Fathers and known as the “Penman of the Revolution.” The Air Mobility Command Museum, located near Dover Air Force Base, has one of the country’s largest collections of U.S. military cargo and tanker aircraft. Other specialty museums include the Johnson Victrola Museum and the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village.

Transportation

The Delaware Authority for Regional Transit (DART) provides bus services throughout Dover and the state. Bus services connecting riders to surrounding cities run from the Dover Transit Center. DART has a program called Senior Citizens Affordable Taxi (SCAT), which provides a 50% discount on taxi fares for passengers with a DART SCAT photo ID card.

Most of Dover’s popular tourist areas, like downtown and the Dover Green Historic District, are compact enough to be easily traversable on foot. Visitors can also rent cars from all the major car rental companies or use popular ride-sharing services.

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