Somerford House & Place of Newark

501 South Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713

About the community

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, homelike community with warm and inviting living spaces, where staff is on duty 24 hours a day to support and guide our residents.

Somerford House has 71 apartments with a variety of spacious floor plans that allow our residents to feel at home. Our friendly and caring staff brings more than 60 years of elder care experience providing the ability to monitor everyone's health, safety and overall well-being. The goal is to provide needed support and services while allowing the residents to maintain, or even regain, the independence and self-confidence we all cherish.

A vast array of social and recreational activities allows our residents to be socially, physically, intellectually, creatively, emotionally and spiritually stimulated on a daily basis. Programs include outside trips to Longwood Gardens, local theaters and restaurants, concerts and more. Somerford House makes every moment matter so that you and your family have peace of mind and enjoy life to its fullest.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at Somerford House & Place of Newark

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Special dining programs

Room Amenities

Respite or short term stays offered

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Transportation at cost


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Indoor common areas



Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths
Outdoor walking paths


Devotional activities offsite
Light therapy programs
Montessori programs
Reminiscence programs

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April 5, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
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The community is very expensive and raised our rate right away. They are also not very attentive. I would not recommend this community others. Communication was not good and

Response from Somerford House & Place of Newark

April 9, 2021

At Somerford House and Place of Newark it is our goal to exceed expectations for all our residents, families and guests. I am the Executive Director and would very much like to speak with you personally about your concerns. Please contact me at the community at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration and I hope we are able to speak soon.

February 11, 2021
Christy - Child of resident/client
I'm Grateful and Hopeful of Safety for My Loved One, During a Crazy Time

My experiences are based during the pandemic. Pauline and I have been able to have great interactions. She calls regularly about my mom. The community sends an email to the family with updates and a monthly calendar of activities.

Response from Somerford House & Place of Newark

February 12, 2021

Christy, thanks for your feedback. It was good to hear that Pauline is doing a great job in keeping you up-to-date regarding your mom, and that the regular emails are doing their job of letting you know what's happening in the community. It is always great to hear from families that they feel connected to the community even when they might not be able to physically be there.

November 12, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
All the Comforts of Home

I would highly recommend this community. Compared to other communities in the area for the price. The staff are always friendly, and always interacting with residents and families. They have made an exception for me to come in and see my loved one due to them being on hospice. I've been given a COVID test and answer questions. This has allowed me to spend time with my loved one daily.

August 25, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Overall good place for a loved one

Somerford House community is a little more on the expensive side. We are a little disappointed in the care service at the moment, since we aren't able to go into the facility and see him to make sure he is getting care for. Before COVID the food looked adequate, he has yet to complain. The rooms are adequate in size as well.

Response from Somerford House & Place of Newark

August 27, 2020

We know that the restrictions in place during the COVID-19 crisis have resulted in some hardship for residents and their families, but throughout this our primary goal has been to safeguard our residents and team members. I am the Executive Director and would certainly welcome a discussion on how we can set your mind at ease regarding the care of your loved one -- and are happy to provide assistance with FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype to help you stay in touch. Please contact me at the community at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration.

August 21, 2020
Dave - Loved one of resident/client
Somerford a Good Place for Your Loved One

They treated my mother well. It was a very clean place. They had activities for the residents, if they didn't want to do the activity, they did try to push. We did have a private caregiver with my mother. I'm not sure if my mother was not truly on her own. Having a private caregiver in, I'm not sure with the community if that made a difference. I'm not sure it made a difference at all. My mother never complain about the way she was treated. The caregiver did have to remind about medications. However, that happens in some other communities as well. The value was really good, it was about twice the cost to put her in a community down near me in DC. It was an eye opener for me due to the cost. She did remember some locations when going on bus rides. I believe my mom was happy there. It was a very pleasant place. Overall I think they treated her very well. They knew her name. When I visited they treated her well and everyone with dignity.

June 23, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Somerford House & Place Newark

The place always looked clean. The staff could have improved a little on the attentiveness to the residents. My mother had an independent caregiver and we think if that person wasn't there, her needs wouldn't have been completely met. When we were able to get them to pay closer attention to things, they did just fine. They were good about engaging the residents in activities. We did feel the community was a good value for the price.

January 28, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

Absolutely, love this place they get it. I saw the respect and care being given to each resident and actual activities taking place.

May 16, 2019
C. Kelly - Loved one of resident/client

My mother is very happy with her new home. The staff is very friendly, attentive and helpful. The facility is very clean and has no odor to it. My mom's bathroom could use more attention but I think that is my mother's fault not Somerford's. Her room is spacious and comfortable, decorated with all her personal things to make her feel like it is truly a home. Most all the staff addresses my mom by name and are readily accessible to family members. My mom, who can be picky, enjoys the food. She also participates in the many daily activities. You can go outside in nice weather and they have at least 1 outing a week. Somerford went out of their way to make my mom feel welcome, include her in activities and introduce her to fellow residents. They even sent her flowers! Overall we would recommend this place if you are considering assisted living.

November 15, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice facility and very clean. Residents were very happy and friendly and active in the facility. Staff and residents were very communicative and engaged, everyone knew everyone and had a nice family atmosphere. Costs are comparative to other facilities. Rooms were of nice size but limited on Kitchenettes.

September 14, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Mom's New Care

We have been a little unhappy with this community. My mom had become ill. The staff is nice, but then need to give more attention to her needs. The menu is needing some improvements. We do like that they have activities. We are hoping that things get a little better in the time since we just moved into this community. Families should consider this community for the care of a loved one, but maybe a tour would be helpful for them

Response from Somerford House & Place of Newark

September 26, 2017

I am the Executive Director and want to thank for you taking the time to leave your thoughts about Somerford House and Place of Newark. It is our goal to exceed expectations for all our residents and families, and I was sorry to read this was not your experience. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you regarding your observations; we are always looking for ways to listen and improve. I am confident that with open communication we will continue to provide quality care and stay focused on consistent and ongoing improvement.

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