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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Dover, DE can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Dover – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Dover to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Dover home hospice care. Personalized home care in Dover can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 41 options for accredited home care in Dover, DE, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Highland Acres South, Village Of Westover and Towne Point. You may also consider nearby communities such as Annapolis, Bel Air or Claymont.

Home Care Facilities near Dover, DE

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Review ofTraditions of Cross Keys
5.0

Everyone is happy and engaged we are happy for our mom to be in such a nice place.

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Review ofRockland Place
4.7

I have been very pleased with the care my loved one is receiving. The program offered is good as well.

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Review ofParamount Senior Living at Newark
5.0

We really liked Paramount. It is a great place and we got a good tour. WE were also able to eat lunch and enjoyed the food. We had actually put a deposit down, but after their evaluation they said they would not be able to take my loved one.

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Senior Helpers - Dover, DE

9 East Loockerman Street Suite 3B, Dover, DE 19901

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Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional in-home companion care and personal assistance services.  We provide dependable, consistent, and affordable care services to our clients and their families.  Services include light housekeeping, bathing and dressing, errands and transportation,...... Read more

4.0(3 reviews)
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A Homemade Plan - Annapolis

192 Duke of Gloucester Street, 2nd FL, Annapolis, MD 21401

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A Homemade Plan (formerly Angels of Care) is an in-home senior care company that provides Caregivers in the homes of senior citizens and people who have disabilities to assist with activities of daily living. These activities may include but are not limited to the following; -Personal Hygiene...... Read more

4.3(14 reviews)
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Senior Helpers - Newark, DE

630 Churchmans Rd, Suite 107, Newark, DE 19702

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Senior Helpers is a national leader in professional in home assistance services. Our specialty is experienced and compassionate in home senior care that enables our clients to live independently in their own home. Our mission is to ensure a better quality of life for our clients and their...... Read more

4.3(3 reviews)

They have been extremely reliable they always show up onetime. The workers are very kind and protective of my love one. They also help push her to do things she wouldn't normally do.

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Options for Senior America Bel Air

112 West Pennsylvania Ave, Ste 101, Bel Air, MD 21014

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Options For Senior America Corp. started providing home care services in late 1989 to the residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. What started as a handful of customers grew substantially due to the personal customer service that the company's management has always been keen to...... Read more

4.7(18 reviews)
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Edlyncare, LLC

261 Ann Dr, Middletown, DE 19709

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EDLYNCARE LLC was established in 2012 with a focus on ensuring that our clients continue to receive a family oriented care should there be an absence of direct family members - hence the slogan "Your Surrogate Family".We ensure our clients feel safe, loved, respected and cared for in their own...... Read more

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Absolute Care Services LLC

8422 Bellona Lane Suite 205, Towson, MD 21204

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If you or your loved ones are looking for in-home care serving the greater Baltimore suburban area, look no further than Absolute Care Services, LLC. Based out of Towson, Maryland, Absolute Care Services, LLC offers a variety of home care options. They were founded in 2014 and are under local...... Read more

4.8(23 reviews)

We needed care for my wheelchair bound Aunt who lived alone. Absolute Care was the first one to get back to me, answered all my questions, cared the most, and had care givers within days to help us. The care givers are wonderful, all of them. They became friends, truly. And those running the company are so compassionate, caring and wonderful. I would recommend them to anyone needing this service.

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BC Home Healthcare Services Inc.

3301 Green Street, Suite 231, Claymont, DE 19703

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4.0(1 review)

They are quick to respond and easy access to scheduling. [Name Removed] is very personable and my loved one enjoys her. The office staff and I have only had dealings when signing the contracts. Changing linen, bathing, washing dishes if needed, and changing of my loved one.

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Kpanah HomeCare Services

1050 Industrial Rd., Suite 110, Middletown, DE 19709

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Synergy HomeCare of Middletown, DE

4446 Summit Bridge Road, Suite 4, Middletown, DE 19709

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Neighborly Home Care-Wilmington

1213 N King St, Wilmington, DE 19801

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Griswold Home Care - Harford and Cecil County, MD

602 S Atwood Rd #001, Bel Air, MD 21014

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Families 1st Choice Home Care

29787 John j Williams highway suite 5, Millsboro, DE 19966

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Your Own Home

17 Brandywine Blvd, Wilmington, DE 19803

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Good Health Residential, INC

8806 Golden Tree Lane, Essex, MD 21221

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Life Force Senior Care Corp.

816 N Delsea Drive #201, Glassboro, NJ 08028

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Since 1989, Life Force has provided live in care in homes and facilities to hundreds of seniors in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We believe in empowering the elderly to remain independent as long as they are capable. We do not provide hourly care or medical care.Why...... Read more

5.0(1 review)
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Exceed Home Care Services

19 Lamond Court, Rosedale, MD 21237

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Exceed Home Care Services, Inc. is a 24 hour licensed home care service. Exceed was specifically established to promote and enhance the quality of life for care recipients by providing quality cost effective home nursing and personal care services for the medical impaired and geriatric...... Read more

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Beyondcare Nursing Services LLC - Rosedale

8903 Mayflower Road, Rosedale, MD 21237

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Beyondcare Nursing Services is licensed in Maryland to provide residential health services. We recognize that there is a significant need for quality home health care services. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing real solutions for the population we serve and their families. We are committed...... Read more

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A Homemade Plan -Easton

10 S. Hanson St Suite 2, Easton, MD 21601

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A Homemade Plan (formerly Angels of Care) is an in-home senior care company that provides Caregivers in the homes of senior citizens and people who have disabilities to assist with activities of daily living. These activities may include but are not limited to the following; -Personal Hygiene...... Read more

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ForeverCare

119 Charlotte Ave, Federalsburg, MD 21632

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5.0(13 reviews)
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Home Instead - Bel Air, MD

221 S. Main Street Suite 200, Bel Air, MD 21014

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Home Instead Senior Care enables the elderly to live independently. It’s at home where quality of life is enhanced without the stress of interrupted routines and changes in daily habits. Our non-medical CAREGivers provide one-on-one support and interaction that reduce feelings of isolation and...... Read more

5.0(3 reviews)
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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
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Home Care Agencies in Dover, DE

 

Home care, or in-home care, is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, and transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care Agencies in Dover, DE

The median monthly cost of in-home care is about $4,800 in Dover and $4,700 in the state of Delaware, according to Genworth.

A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care 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)

 

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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