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Residential care homes in Dover may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Dover care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Dover, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

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Ma Maison

9404 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236

(18 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Ma Maison is located in Nottingham, MD, which serves Baltimore County. This residential care home sits in an historic area of the country. The small population gives the city a quiet, community feel, but it is also close enough to larger cities to allow visiting family members and friends plenty...

The Peartree House Assisted Living at Middlebury

8001 Middlebury Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122

(8 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Peartree House is a newly built assisted living facility located conveniently between Baltimore and Annapolis, and less than 1 hour from Washington, DC. We are owned and operated by five Registered Nurses. Our comfortable setting is designed for 15 residents - each with private room with private...

Whitewood Assisted Living

112 Collier Rd, Grasonville, MD 21638

(7 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Whitewood Assisted Living is a residential care home in Grasonville, MD, in Queen Anne's County. The town Grasonville straddles the mouth of the Chester River, and Prospect Bay. It's a small, rural town with many water ways running through it. Seniors at Whitewood Assisted Living will appreciate...

Riva Terrace 4

1671 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

(7 reviews)


Riva Terrace 4 is a residential care home in Annapolis, Maryland in Anne Arundel County. Annapolis is the state capitol and home of the famed US Naval Academy. The area has much to offer both visitors and residents alike. Whether it is a nice stroll along the shores of Jonas State Park or an...

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Riva Terrace 3

1680 N Winchester Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

(2 reviews)


Riva Terrace 3 is a residential care home in the historical town Annapolis, Maryland located in Anne Arundel County. In this busy seaport city, residents and visitors alike enjoy the many attractions offered in Annapolis. The capitol of the state, the city is also home to the famed United States...

Ma Maison II

9402 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236

(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Welcome to the website of Ma Maison Senior Assisted Living Facility. We are a family-run community conveniently located in Perry Hall, Maryland. If you are looking for personalized care in a home-like setting, Ma Maison is the perfect place for your loved one. We pride ourselves in offering a...

BayCare Assisted Living at Sarah, Margaret, and Mollie's

9288 Hickory Mill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Originally founded when a local registered nurse wanted a special place to care for her three aunts, Sarah, Margaret and Mollie. Today at BayCare Assisted Living at Sarah, Margaret and Mollie’s we adhere to the founding principle of caring for others in a home like residential setting. The...

Paradise Senior Living

21311 Paradise Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

(0 review)


Ma Maison III

9412 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Residents of Nottingham, Maryland know that Ma Maison III on Belair Road provides the level of care and support that they want for their loved ones. We are just a short drive away from Franklin Square Hospital Center, which lets our residents feel safe and comfortable. They know that if an...

Tranquility Assisted Living Home

7500 Kelseys Lane, Rosedale, MD 21237

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Tranquility Assisted Living Home Tranquility Assisted Living Home is a senior care home that is located in the small, unincorporated city of Rosedale, MD and in Baltimore county. Rosedale is home to the serene Bach River and to Batavia Park. The group home setting is conveniently located close to...

Liberty Gardens

1670 Liberty Grove Road, Conowingo, MD 21918

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Liberty Gardens is located in Conowingo, MD, which serves Cecil County. This residential care home is situated in a small community on the eastern bank of a river. The small region is a quiet, peaceful place to live. It is also located close to other busier areas so visiting relatives and friends...

Churchville Meadows

211 Hopewell Rd, Churchville, MD 21028

(1 review)


Churchville Meadows is a single-story ranch home located on six acres of land in Harford County, Maryland. This senior care home in Churchville is as intimate as they come, with capacity to house only two seniors. Of course, the divergence from a group home setting only ensures that your loved...

No Place Like Home

1316 Bartley Pl, Belcamp, MD 21017

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

No Place Like Home is a senior residential care home that is located in the small city of Belcamp, MD and in Harford county. Belcamp is on the Bush River and is home to the Bush Declaration Natural Resources Park. The group home setting itself is a short walk to Riverside Community Center and...

Locust Lodge II

182 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

(7 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

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...

Delmar Villa

31091 E Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875

(7 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Delmar Villa Delmar Villa is a senior care home that is located in Wicomico County in Delmar, Maryland. While only encompassing 1.73 square miles, Delmar is considered to be part of the Salisbury Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. Due to its crossing of the state border, it has...

Rayland Acres I

29160 Krismor Court, Trappe, MD 21673

(5 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

Chesapeake Caregivers is an assisted living and home care provider that is located in Annapolis, Md. Whether a senior citizen will remain in their own home or come to live at our facility, they will always receive the most loving and caring treatment possible. If you have have an elderly loved...

St Peter Assisted Living Home, LLC

222 Walnut Street, Church Hill, MD 21623

(3 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

When looking for a senior care home in Queen Anne's County, look no further than The Riva Terrace of Church Hill Assisted Living located in Church Hill, MD. When most seniors retire, they are looking for a community that will allow them to feel safe and secure. The community of Church Hill has a...

In Good Hands Assisted Living

419 Pulaski Hwy, Joppa, MD 21085

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

In Good Hands Assisted Living In Good Hands Assisted Living is a residential care home located in the stunning Joppa City, Maryland in Harford County. Our beautiful community is only a few minutes' drive to local natural parks, shopping centers, churches, and hospitals among other amenities. Our...

Joyous Living

11130 Philadelphia Rd, White Marsh, MD 21162

(2 reviews)

Private, Semi-Private

R & C Home for Elderly

1064 South Chapel Street, Newark, DE 19702

(0 review)

Private, Semi-Private

There is no place like home!In the center triangle of the MD. PA. N.J & DE. State lines off I-95 in the heart of Newark sits a private (2) room ranch home just minutes from (2) hospitals, (4) emergency centers, banks, shopping, restaurants, senior center pick-up on -site. We offer p/t nursing...

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Cost of care homes in Dover, DE

The average cost of senior living in Dover is $3,790 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Grasonville, MD with an average of $4,000 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Care Homes in Dover, DE


Residential care homes — sometimes called care homes, board and care homes, group homes, or personal care homes — are often houses in residential neighborhoods that are adapted, equipped, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually 10 or less. Similar to assisted living but in a smaller, more residential setting, these homes provide supervision, organized events, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This means care homes can help with everyday routines but typically do not provide 24-hour skilled nursing assistance.

Cost of Care Homes in Dover, DE

The cost of living in a care home depends largely on location. Since the homes are private residences, costs are tied to real estate value and therefore may vary significantly.

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

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Cost of Living


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 Hospitals


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.



Weather and Climate


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)



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%



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%



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



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.



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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Wright Enterprise I, Churchville Meadows and Heavenly Home are the top rated care homes near Dover, Delaware. See full list of communities.

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