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Residential care homes in Wilmington may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Wilmington 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 Wilmington, 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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Down on the Farm Adult Daycare

2308 E Main St, Douglassville, PA 19518

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Frazier's Gardens Boarding Hme

765 Route 54, Williamstown, NJ 08094

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Pear Tree Manor

37 Peartree Lane, Colora, MD 21917

4.5
(1 review)

Private, Semi-Private

Peartree Manor sits in Colora, MD, which is part of western Cecil County. This residential care home is situated near historic homes within developed neighborhoods. The area has academic history as well and touts a few famous names as alumni to local schools. Colora is a peaceful place to live,...

Newark Haven Assisted Living

1 Lille Ct, Newark, DE 19702

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Private, Semi-Private, Studio, 1 Bed

Newark Haven Assisted Living is located in beautiful Newark, Delaware. We are well known for providing exceptional service to all of our residents. Sometimes moving from your home to an assisted living facility can be difficult but we are here to make it easy. We are located in a very safe and...

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Fair Hill Assisted Living

20 Montrose Ln, Elkton, MD 21921

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Private, Semi-Private

Sunny Acres

33 Doctor Carr Rd, North East, MD 21901

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Elliott's Assisted Living

446 Front St., Perryville, MD 21903

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Private

Victory House

1025 Linden Ave, Williamstown, NJ 08094

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Lynch Home Inc

PO Box 314, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

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Cost of care homes in Wilmington, DE

The average cost of senior living in Wilmington is $2,467 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include undefined, undefined with an average of $0 per month.

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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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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Services for seniors in Wilmington, Delaware

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Senior activities

In Wilmington, Delaware, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Wilmington, Delaware, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Wilmington, Delaware, is not car dependent. Seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Wilmington include bus routes, rail lines, and public paratransit service. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Wilmington has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is walkable.

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Health care

Wilmington offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Chester County Hospital and Paoli Hospital.

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Senior activities

Many seniors find living in Wilmington to be pleasant and relaxing. The downtown area is filled with lots of local history such as the DuPont Building, the 1802 DuPont gunpowder works, and the DuPont family’s Georgian-style home. Brandywine Park is located to the north of the city and has many walking paths and a zoo. For art lovers, the Delaware Art Museum has a collection of more than 12,000 objects as well as a 9-acre sculpture park.

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Care Homes in Wilmington, 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 Wilmington, DE

However, 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 greatly.

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

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Cost of Living

Compared to other cities in the region, Wilmington is considered to be an extremely affordable option. The cost-of-living index is rated four points lower than the national average and the grocery index is equivalent to the national average. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
96 100 $1,066 20.7% spend over 30% of their income on rent $164,049 $40,221 No estate tax or inheritance tax

Local Hospitals

There are 2 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services to the city. The top hospitals that service Wilmington include:

  • Wilmington Hospital – This hospital offers a full Emergency Department and helipad with aero-medical transport capabilities, a center for rehabilitation, and a joint replacement center.
  • Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation – The first and most comprehensive outpatient center for seniors and their families dealing with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Saint Francis Hospital – A full-service hospital that provides a number of services including cancer care, cardiology, and physical therapy. They also provide dialysis and home care services.

Weather and Climate

Wilmington has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the summers tend to be hot and muggy while the winters tend to be mild or cold. On average, the humidity level for Wilmington is roughly 66%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at roughly 70%.

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) 36°F 46°F (December) 26°F (February)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
59 (Moderate) 76 in December (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
4” 6” (October) 13” Hurricanes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for New Castle County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
61.95% 32.52% 5.53%

Population Statistics

Total Population Population density Population trend
71,106 2,517 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.05%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 25% 10% 5% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
36% 26% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
1.2% 58.3% 10.2% <1% <1% 9.2% 3% 4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
5,356 58 17

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 60% 13% 27% 7% 6%

Wilmington is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Located on the banks of both the Delaware and Christinia Rivers, many seniors find living in Wilmington to be pleasant and relaxing. The Downtown area is filled with lots of local history such as the DuPont Building which was built in the 20th century, the 1802 DuPont gunpowder works and the DuPont family’s Georgian-style home. The Hagley Museum showcases much of the DuPont family’s history in the city. The Old Swedes Church located between the Christina River and Brandywine Creek was built in 1698 and offers a glimpse into the past. Brandywine Park is located to the north of the city and has many walking paths and a zoo. The Delaware Art Museum was founded in 1902 and has a collection of more than 12,000 objects as well as a 9-acre sculpture park.

Transportation

Although it may be difficult to get around the city without a car, public transportation is available in certain parts of the city such as Downtown. The bus system, the Delaware Administration for Regional Transit also known as DART First State marks there bus stops with blue and white signs throughout the city.

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