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Dover Place

1203 Walker Rd, Dover, DE 19904

(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Dover Place is an Enlivant senior living community nestled in a rural part of historic Dover, Delaware. Our rural setting provides the peace and tranquility that our residents desire, while our proximity to downtown Dover offers a world of entertainment and cultural activities, including The...

State Street Assisted Living

21 N State Street, Dover, DE 19901

(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

State Street Assisted Living is a community that is dedicated to the mission of making sure that every resident is like a part of  our extended family.   At State Street, we ensure that each resident is able to live their life to the highest potential by receiving personal...

Brookdale Dover

150 Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE 19904

(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here you’ll have the care you need so you can focus on the fun.If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Dover with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. So go ahead and take a tai chi...

Harmony at Kent (Opening Late Fall 2021)

1435 E Lebanon Rd, Dover, DE 19901

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Harmony at Kent is a new community, opening Late Fall of 2021. We are supported by Harmony Senior Services based in Charleston, S.C. Our new community will have 195 apartments catering to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Featuring a formal dining room, bistro- style restaurant...

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2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

Juniper Village at Williamstown

1640 S Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094

(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in historic Williamstown on a five acre wooded lot, Cordia Commons at Williamstown is home to thirty-eight residents. At Cordia Commons, everything starts with you. Your well-being is our commitment. Our homelike atmosphere puts you at ease as you walk through our doors. Each individual...

Paramount Senior Living at Newark

200 E Village Rd, Newark, DE 19713

(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Paramount Senior Living is a senior living community offering both assisted living and memory care in Newark, Delaware. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood with access to many nearby activities and amenities. Residents can enjoy shopping at nearby shopping centers, excursions to...

Cardinal Village

455 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080

(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Let Cardinal Village take the worry out of your retirement years.   Our community design is all on one level. We offer a selection of apartment styles to fit your needs; all with no entrance fees and a month to month lease.   Our nondenominational community offers peace of mind and...

Somerford House & Place of Newark

501 South Harmony Road, Newark, DE 19713

(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

Sunrise of Wilmington

2215 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Just minutes from the Delaware/Pennsylvania state line, Sunrise of Wilmington is set in the heart of Brandywine Hundred. We pride ourselves in our dedication to creating a quality care alternative for seniors in the North Wilmington area. Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you...

Lindsay Place

39 Supawna Rd., Pennsville Township, NJ 08070

(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Lindsay Place is an assisted living community located in beautiful Pennsville, New Jersey. Our tree lined property is in a quiet neighborhood between the Delaware River and Kate Creeks Meadow. Resident rooms overlook lovely forest or our peaceful interior courtyard. We strive to create a festive...

Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek

1813 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221

(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Lighthouse Senior Living! Our approach includes a variety of services — from 'independent living' to adaptive personal assistance, allowing us to continually meet the changing needs of our residents. Lighthouse Senior Living at Hopkins Creek was created to address the increasing...

Woodlands Assisted Living

1320 Windlass Drive, Baltimore, MD 21220

(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Woodlands Assisted Living offers seniors the best of everything: a hotel-like atmosphere with family caregivers. We are a 70-unit assisted living center, located in the Baltimore area, nestled among four acres of serene woods. Our Spacious dining room and community area encourages the...

Rockland Place

1519 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803

(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

When you think of 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 leading a more...

Atria Manresa

85 Manresa Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Atria Manresa is a friendly, welcoming community where you'll take advantage of a diverse social calendar that builds new interests and maintains old ones. Visit with family and friends in one of the many luxurious rooms of this restored mansion. Or, take a stroll along the banks of the Severn...

Traditions of Cross Keys

3152 Glassboro Cross Keys Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028

(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Spacious living suits with enclosed courtyards and paved walking trails highlight Traditions of Cross Keys, located in Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. History buffs and antique collectors know that Glassboro got its name from the successful glass industry is a part of its past....

Milford Place

500 S DuPont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963

(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Milford Place is an Enlivant Senior Living community located in Milford Delaware. We offer senior living services to residents in the southern Delaware area and beyond. Known as the Gateway to Southern Delaware, Milford has a premiere location within 20 minutes of popular Delaware beaches like...

Foulk Manor South

407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

As one of the friendliest retirement communities in North Wilmington, Foulk Manor South is located just minutes from Concord Pike, Route 202 and Interstate 95, and sits amidst the history and fine traditions of the Brandywine Hundred community. Our residents and their families appreciate and...

Brookdale Hockessin

6677 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707

(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Go do the things you love and let us help with the rest.Here at our assisted living community in Hockessin, Delaware, you get to redefine your independence, pursue your passions and live your life your way. Whether that’s connecting with new friends or trying something new like meditation, you...

Foulk Manor North

1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These facilities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

Cost of Nursing Homes in Dover, DE

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Dover nursing home is about $11,600, and the median monthly cost of a private home in a nursing home in the state of Delaware is about $11,400, according to Genworth.

Dover, DE offers many great nursing home options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right 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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