Independent Living Communities near Wilmington, DE

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Capitalize on independent living in Wilmington, a fun and admirable city in New Castle County, Delaware. Enjoy the rich history of Fort Christina and the majesty of the Christina River. Take in scenic views through the metropolitan areas whether shopping or taking a stroll. Independent living in Wilmington allows you to live your life more fully by shedding the responsibility of owning and managing a home.

Senior housing types near Wilmington, DE

  • Foulk Manor North

    Foulk Manor North

    1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    (21)
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    Foulk Manor North offers our residents a continuum of care encompassing independent living, assisted living, memory care in our Bridge to Rediscovery community and skilled nursing. Set on ten beautifully wooded acres, right next to the New Castle County Brandywine Hundred Library, Foulk Manor North...

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  • Shipley Manor

    Shipley Manor

    2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (8)
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    Shipley Manor is a full service,continuing care rental retirement community serving independent living,assisted living, and skilled and rehabilitation services. Shipley Manor,a proud member of the community for over 26 years, was originally elementary school; it is now located in the Brandywine...

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  • Forwood Manor

    1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
    (12)
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    Forwood Manor sits on 13 beautifully manicured acres and is located just minutes from I-95. Close to shopping and cultural sites, we offer a full-service rental retirement community with the best social and transportation programs, along with well-designed and spacious apartments. We invite you to...

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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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  • The Atrium at Churchman Village

    4949 Ogletown Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19713
    (9)
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    We are excited to introduce you to our newly renovated community. At Churchman Village, we recently completed a $1.2M renovation, bringing state-of-the-art programming, care and amenities to our residents and families. Located in Newark, DE, home to the University of Delaware, as well as a number of...

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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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  • Millcroft

    Millcroft

    255 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711
    (10)
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    Established for over 30 years in Newark, Millcroft is truly the cornerstone of senior living. With our independent living, assisted living, and skilled and intermediate nursing rehabilitation, Millcroft is set apart from others by its in-house therapy service, full service rental retirement...

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  • The Summit at Glen Mills (Independent Living Now Open)

    The Summit at Glen Mills (Independent Living 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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  • Friends Home in Kennett

    Friends Home in Kennett

    147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
    (9)
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    Since 1898 the Friends Home has provided older adults quality care and housing at a moderate price. Founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the Home has a strong tradition of encouraging independence and respect for the individuality and dignity of each person. Assisted...

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  • Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC

    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line a CCRC

    100 Halcyon Drive, Media, PA 19063
    (12)
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    Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line is a senior living community located in Media, PA. Media is a small borough in Delaware County, west of Philadelphia and home to about 5,500 people. Residents can take part in a host of activities including going out to local...

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  • Plush Mills Senior Living

    Plush Mills Senior Living

    501 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086
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    Plush Mills is a great place to live the good life. Big enough to count on. Small enough to care. With only 124 independent living apartments and 34 personalized care suites, Plush Mills is just the right size — large enough to offer a full range of services, yet small enough to provide truly...

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  • Harrison Hill Apartments

    Harrison Hill Apartments

    1015 Andrew Drive, West Chester, PA 19380
    (7)
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    SPECIAL: 13 Month Lease with First Month Free on a $1500/month 1BR Prescott Model. Call for details, some restrictions apply. Application Fee: $45 per applicant Reservation Fee: $500 (This becomes your Security Deposit once Approved). No Amenity Fees and No Entrance Fees! Specifically designed for...

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  • Arbour Square at West Chester

    Arbour Square at West Chester

    1201 Ward Ave, West Chester, PA 19380
    (15)
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    Arbour Square at West Chester is truly a unique rental community. Located in a beautiful, small town rich in history, Arbour Square stands out as something new and exciting, above and beyond the ordinary. A community where there’s always something interesting or fun going on, and where you’ll find...

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  • Bellingham Retirement Community

    Bellingham Retirement Community

    1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
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    Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

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  • Wellington at Hershey's Mill

    Wellington at Hershey's Mill

    1361 Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
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    Independent Living for Active Seniors Wellington at Hershey's Mill in West Chester, PA is an independent living residential community for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free...

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  • Ashbridge Manor

    Ashbridge Manor

    971 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
    (21)
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    Ashbridge Manor, a retirement community located in Downingtown, PA, was formerly the landmark, Tabas' Mickey Rooney Hotel. Seniors residing in this 123 Apartment Community enjoy 24-hour concierge service, weekly housekeeping and linen service, free scheduled transportation, delux continental...

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  • Simpson Meadows

    Simpson Meadows

    101 Plaza Dr, Downingtown, PA 19335
    (13)
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    Simpson Meadows is Central Chester County's premier non-profit continuing care retirement community, with more than a 150 year history of service to senior adults as a member of the Simpson Senior Services network. Our philosophy of care includes maximizing resident independence at an affordable...

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  • St. Martha Villa

    St. Martha Villa

    490 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335
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    Since our founding in 2003, St. Martha Villa has proudly served in the Chester County Community by providing exceptional care. Our bright, spacious, one story building is situated on a beautifully landscaped campus with numerous outdoor gardens, walking paths and even a putting green! The beautiful...

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  • The Quadrangle a CCRC

    The Quadrangle a CCRC

    3300 Darby Road, Haverford, PA 19041
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    The Quadrangle, situated on 74 beautifully landscaped acres on Philadelphia's Main Line, is an independent full-service community meeting needs of seniors like you since 1986. The community is ideal for seniors who desire an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy gracious apartment accommodations, a...

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  • Rosemont - A Presbys Inspired Life Community

    Rosemont - A Presbys Inspired Life Community

    404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, PA 19010
    (12)
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    Rosemont is Main Line retirement living at its best for people 62 and better, offering superb services, amenities and dining on a picture-perfect estate where you can live each day to the fullest. Rosemont is easy to find and close to the best shopping, dining and entertainment. Family and friends...

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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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  • Freedom Village at Brandywine a CCRC

    Freedom Village at Brandywine a CCRC

    15 Freedom Boulevard, Coatesville, PA 19320
    (17)
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    Are you ready for fewer chores and more adventures? Located in historic Chester County, our continuing care retirement community, also known as a CCRC, gives you access to four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, personal care home, memory care, and skilled nursing. Plus,...

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  • Eagleview Landing (Opening Summer 2020)

    Eagleview Landing (Opening Summer 2020)

    650 Stockton Drive, Exton, PA 19341
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    Introducing Eagleview Landing, the newest senior living community in Exton, PA. The location just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is close to perfect. The comfort of Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care is reassuring. And the luxury? Isn't that always nice? Eagleview Landing is...

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  • Canvas Valley Forge

    Canvas Valley Forge

    101 Bryce Ln, King of Prussia, PA 19406
    (5)
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    Canvas is a brand-new concept in 55+ living. At Canvas, you can live your life on your own time, and let us take care of the details. Let your home set you free. SERVICES: Focus on living your best life—and let us take care of the details. Our selection of useful services was designed to help you...

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  • Simpson House

    Simpson House

    2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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    Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a unique...

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  • Jenner's Pond

    2000 Greenbriar Lane, West Grove, PA 19390
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    The historic community of West Grove, Pennsylvania, provides an excellent opportunity for Jenner's Pond to relax and enjoy life in an idyllic setting. Full of historic charm and natural beauty, West Grove offers outstanding amenities to suit a variety of personal tastes and requirements. West Grove...

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  • Robinson Personal Care Home

    4104 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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    Robinson Personal Care Home is a senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia is a very busy city and home to about 1.5 million people. Residents can find a host of activities to partake in, including going to restaurants, doing their shopping, going to games, concerts and...

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  • Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living

    Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement Living

    300 Franklin Dr, Glen Mills, PA 19342
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  • Park View at Naaman's Creek

    808 Conchester Hwy, Upper Chichester, PA 19061
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  • Daylesford Crossing

    1450 Lancaster Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
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Wilmington, Delaware

Independent Living

For many seniors, cost of owning a home might deter them from an independent life. Independent Living Communities offer a good remedy to this situation. Meals, leisure activities and housekeeping responsibilities are taken care of for you while you are unencumbered to use your time as you prefer. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Residents' quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering opportunities to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between locations, numerous residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with private care providers as desired. There are a number of benefits and costs to balance while choosing an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the plan: internet access, housekeeping, private phone, move-in fee, field trips, parking, meals, and cable TV. The benefits associated with independent living include transportation, healthcare center, private rental hall, fitness center & swimming pool, golf course, game/TV room, security guards, and community activities.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many, weather and climate are a significant factor in selecting a facility. During the summertime, Wilmington is about 76°F. The low summer temperature falls to approximately 64°F during June. The summer high is at approximately 87°F in July. During the winter months, the average temp sinks to around 36°F. The high winter temperature gets to approximately 46°F during the month of December. The lowest winter temperature will rise to around 26 °F in the month of February. On average, Wilmington has a humidity level of around 66%. The average humidity levels reach their peak in September at about 70%. Wilmington has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Wilmington receives around 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally happens in October with an average of 6 inches in a month. For snowfall, Wilmington gets on average 13.00 inches of snow. On average, the air quality index rating in Wilmington is around 59.3. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score is at its peak in December at about 75.7. During this time, 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.

Demographics and Values

Wilmington has a population density of 2,517 people per square mile. The current population of Wilmington is shrinking at a rate of -0.001%. The current population of Wilmington consists of 71,106 people. Out of the total city population, 53.1% are female and 46.9% are male. The median age of Wilmington is 36 years old. In Wilmington, 25.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.6% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.5% are over the age of 80. In Wilmington, 6.7% are widows, 13.0% have some form of disability, 59.8% participate in the labor force, and 27.0% live in poverty. In the previous presidential election, 32.5% voted Republican, 62.0% voted Democrat, and 5.5% voted for a third party candidate in New Castle county. In Wilmington, 6.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Wilmington is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of education, 36.4% have a high-school diploma, 11.4% have a graduate degree, and 26.2% have a college degree. In terms of crime, Wilmington has 58.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 17.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Wilmington, 53.1% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Wilmington 26.1% practice Catholicism, 5.4% are Methodists, and 3.7% practice another Chrisitan faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Wilmington, out of the total population 0.7% practice Judaism, 1.5% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.3% practice Islam. Demographically, Wilmington is 0.2% Native American, 3.8% other or not specified, 2.5% mixed race, 1.5% Asian, 58.1% black, 34.0% white, 10.8% Hispanic, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be the major influence in selecting which care choice fits best. The rent burden for Wilmington is around 20.7% of the average person's monthly income. Wilmington has a median home value of about $164,049 and the median cost of rent is $1,066 per month. Wilmington has a grocery index rating of around 100.1 and a cost-of-living index of around 95.7. Index scores are founded on a scale where 100 is the average score and any amount lower than 100 is considered cheaper than the national average.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, primarily those who have chronic disease or those requiring continuing care, proximity to hospitals could be a major determinant in deciding what type of care is best for them. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Wilmington which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Wilmington include St Francis Hospital and Alfred I Dupont Hospital For Children.

State Information

An overview of Delaware

In terms of personal well-being, Delaware ranks 15th in healthcare and 23rd in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Delaware has 13 hospitals and 15 health centers, providing care to a population of 977,370. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Christiana Care Health Services, Inc., and St Francis Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Delaware is ranked 47th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Delaware has a cost of living index rating of 106, a grocery index rating of 113, and a housing index rating of 98.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Delaware ranks 17th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 34% of Delaware's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 831 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-15%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-10%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Hindu-2%. In Delaware there are 45 masonic lodges. In Delaware, 33% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 41. In the most recent presidential election, 42% of Delaware residents voted Republican and 53% voted Democrat.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for Delaware is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 7,000% in the month of September. The average air quality index rating in Delaware is 42.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of June with a rating of around 51.5 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 5.59 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Delaware is around 3.76 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49°F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 24°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 75°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60°F in the month of June. While residents of Delaware mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Delaware can include hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Delaware

The state of Delaware has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sweetgum, sassafras, shadbush, and hickory. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the osprey, the bats, the white-tailed deer, or the northern harrier. The state animal of Delaware is the bullhead.