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Delaware is a smaller state with about 1 million people yet has witnessed a higher volume of growth in the last four decades, so much so that it’s quietly approaching Rhode Island to rank higher.
Why look for assisted living in Delaware?
Delaware is attractive to seniors because it is one of the most tax-free states in the country. There is no local, state, inheritance, property or social security taxes in Delaware.
Combine the tax savings with beautiful shoreline and less crowds in terms of people and traffic, and you got one of the biggest hidden gems for retirees in the nation.
Florida and California may get all the attention, but for seniors already living in Delaware, keeping the place a secret remains their biggest quest. What a great place to relocate a family member looking for senior living if you need to move them out of their current state!
Delaware Assisted Living - Cost
The Most Affordable Cities for Assisted Living in Delaware per month:
- Dover, DE - $3,690
- Milford, DE - $3,730
- Newark, DE - $3,980
- Wilmington, DE - $4,015
- Hockessin, DE - $4,430
The Most Affordable Counties in Delaware for Assisted Living per month:
- Kent County - $3,685
- Sussex County - $3,730
- New Castle County - $4,055
Types of Assisted Living Available in Delaware
The biggest drawback for assisted living in Delaware, which is always inevitable with a smaller state in terms of population, is the lack of variety.
There are several terrific types of senior housing in the state, but sometimes the competition is stiff and waiting lists do exist. You will need to exercise some patience if you are trying to get a loved one admitted.
Delaware offers a combination of assisted living centers, residential care institutions, assisted living facilities and other types of senior housing. Please incur with the individual provider for more information.
What type of services can you expect to find? It is important to remember that an assisted living center in Delaware is different from a residential care institution. However, there is quite a good deal of crossover between services.
These include: food serving and preparation, assistance with daily activities, regularly scheduled programs, community center for social gathering and housekeeping services for each individual room.
Paying for Assisted Living in Delaware
After the Medicaid program was abolished in Delaware to provide financial assistance to seniors seeking assisted living, the only option that remains is the Diamond State Health Plan Plus. The program will help cover part or potentially all of your family’s assisted living charges.
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