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Assisted Living in Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, a historic city on the scenic Delaware River, is the most populous city in the state with just over 70,000 residents. It has a relatively low percentage of seniors, at 12.7 percent, but is home to a variety of senior-friendly attractions including museums, gardens and a lively arts and culture scene. Residents can visit the Grand Opera House, the Delaware Center for Horticulture or the sprawling Wilmington Riverfront packed with shops, eateries and historical attractions. The centralized location allows for day trips to nearby Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and New York City, which is only a short train ride away.

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Wilmington is $4,875 per month, and there are just over 30 facilities providing these services. Delaware offers several financial incentives for seniors, including income tax exclusions and no sales tax.

18 Assisted Living communities in Wilmington, DE | 20 nearby communities

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1. The Lorelton

2200 West 4th St., Wilmington, DE, 19805

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise Senior Living of Wilmington

2215 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. HarborChase of Wilmington

2004 Shipley Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19977

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Griswold Home Care

5145 W. Woodmill Road, Wilmington, DE, 19808

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Forwood Manor

1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE, 19810

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Foulk Manor South

407 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Milton & Hattie Kutz Home

704 RIVER ROAD, Wilmington, DE, 19809

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Rockland Place

1519 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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Mary Campbell Center, Wilmington, DE

9. Mary Campbell Center

4641 WELDIN ROAD, Wilmington, DE, 19803

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Ivy Gables

2210 Swiss Lane, Wilmington, DE, 19810

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Shipley Manor

2723 Shipley Road, Wilmington, DE, 19803

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Regency Healthcare & Rehab Center

801 N. BROOM STREET, Wilmington, DE, 19806

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Kentmere

1900 LOVERING AVENUE, Wilmington, DE, 19806

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Gilpin Hall

1101 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19806

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Inc, Wilmington, DE

15. Brandywine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Inc

505 Greenbank Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19808

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Parkview Nursing & Rehab Center

2801 W 6th St, Wilmington, DE, 19805

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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The Flats Phase 1, Wilmington, DE

17. The Flats Phase 1

525 N Union St, Wilmington, DE, 19805

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Griswold Home Care, Wilmington, DE

18. Griswold Home Care

5145Wwoodmilldr22, Wilmington, DE, 19808

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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20 matching communities nearby Wilmington

1. Paramount Senior Living at Newark

200 East Village Rd., Newark, DE, 19713

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise of Granite Run

247 North Middletown Road, Media, PA, 19063

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Residences at Chestnut Ridge

2700 Chestnut St, Chester, PA, 19013

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Residence at Glen Riddle

263 Glen Riddle Road, Media, PA, 19063

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Brookdale Hockessin

6677 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Friends Home in Kennett

147 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA, 19348

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Lindsay Place

39 Supawna Road, Pennsville, NJ, 08070

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Merion Gardens Assisted Living

315 Merion Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ, 08069

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. The Summit at Glen Mills

52 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. The Residence at Chadd’s Ford

1778 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Millcroft

255 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, 19711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Somerford House & Place of Newark

4175 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE, 19713

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Riddle Village

1048 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA, 19063

Personal Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Stonegates

4031 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE, 19807

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Cokesbury Village

726 Loveville Rd, Hockessin, DE, 19707

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Lima Estates

411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA, 19063

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Granite Farms Estates

1343 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA, 19063

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement, Glen Mills, PA

18. Ivy Creek Gracious Retirement

300 Franklin Drive, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Glen Mills Senior Living

242 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA, 19342

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Newark Manor Nursing Home

254 W Main St, Newark, DE, 19711

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Wilmington, Delaware

The Cost of Assisted Living in Wilmington

Assisted living in Wilmington, Delaware costs an average of $4,875 per month, which is significantly more affordable than the state average of $6,035 per month, but higher than the national average of $4,051 per month. Assisted living in neighboring New Jersey costs $6,400 per month, and further north in New Hampshire, it comes in at $7,021 per month. Costs are lower in New York ($4,630), Pennsylvania ($3,913) and Maryland ($4,300).

$4875

Wilmington

$6035

Delaware

$4051

The United States

$6400

New Jersey

$7021

New Hampshire

$4630

New York

$3913

Pennsylvania

$4300

Maryland

$4800

Virginia

The cost of assisted living in the area varies widely. Nearby Dover comes in at $6,180 per month and just across state lines, Salisbury, MD comes in at $5,250 per month. Baltimore, MD averages a more affordable $4,225 monthly, and Philadelphia, PA comes in at $4,875. Nearby Ocean City, New Jersey comes in at $4,896 and New York City has an average assisted living cost of $6,950.

$4875

Wilmington

$6035

Delaware

$6180

Dover

$5250

Salisbury

$4225

Baltimore

$4875

Philadelphia

$4896

Ocean City

$6950

New York City

$4627

Virginia Beach

Wilmington Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Delaware provides a variety of resources to seniors, including a Medicaid voucher to help defray the costs of assisted living as well as grants for home modification. Seniors in the state can be eligible for up to $15,000 in income tax exclusions, and the lack of sales tax makes the state an affordable retirement destination.

To learn more about these programs and their eligibility requirements, visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.

Wilmington Assisted Living Resources

ContactDescription

Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities


(302)255-9390Delaware’s government senior advocacy organization provides resources and coordinates referrals for seniors in need. This body governs Adult Protective Services, and is responsible for investigating allegations of elder abuse and ensuring that care facilities adhere to state law. The division’s Council on Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities lobbies to ensure that seniors receive proper legal protections.


Senior Community Service Employment Program
(302)255-9390This program offers paid part-time work experience to low-income seniors at various locations throughout Delaware. Through training and support, this organization aims to provide veterans, at-risk seniors and disabled people with successful work placements.
U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs1(800)827-1000Here, veterans and their surviving spouses can access crisis management and prescription refill services. The Delaware Bets on Vets program helps seniors find work in state government positions.



Wilmington Senior Center



(302)651-3400As part of the United Way of Delaware, this day program provider offers enriching social activities, fresh community meals, and group outings to shopping and local attractions. A variety of educational seminars include cultural activities and health and wellness classes. Transportation services, financial education and caregiver support groups are also available.
Delaware Senior Resource Network


(302)442-4069Here, seniors can access a network of professionals who can help with financial planning, money management, scam awareness, legal aid and real estate management. Industry experts also provide assistance with end-of-life planning and home health care.
American Legion(302)652-9237This organization has a Benefits Center, which helps veterans and their spouses understand and apply for government aid. A career support program helps with new skills and job placement, and the Health Center provides quality mental, dental and rehabilitative health care.
Brandywine Senior Center(302)792-2757Operated by the Claymont Community Center, this facility offers a day program which includes shared lunches, educational workshops and social activities. Outings to movies, shopping and local attractions increase community engagement for seniors. Members also have access to transportation services, wellness classes and a fitness center.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Wilmington must abide by the regulations laid out by Delaware’s Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. Visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page to learn more about senior protections in the state.