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Delaware is nicknamed “The First State”, which serves as a good representation for the high-quality elderly care facilities you will find in this small yet dense state. Whether you are seeking short term or long-term care facilities in Delaware, expect to find the very best.

Delaware nursing homes do come with a hefty price tag, however, as its median cost for a semi-private or private room ranks in the Top 5 highest in the nation. Only other New England states like Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts are higher.

Delaware Nursing Home Costs

The median average cost for nursing homes in Delaware is $5,249 per month. In a few short years, the average cost for semi-private or private long-term care in Delaware has jumped noticeably. For example, over a 2-year stretch several years ago, the state witnessed a $600+ increase in median skilled nursing care cost.

Delaware nursing homes can climb as high as $7,600 per month with some of the most affordable short term or long-term care in Delaware priced at about $3,000 per month. The price of the Delaware skilled nursing facility varies substantially based on the part of the state. Wilmington, for example, is one of the priciest.

Assisted living in Delaware is also expensive, however, senior living and independent living communities are much cheaper.

Delaware Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing - Amenities

While you will spend more money each month for a nursing home in Delaware, the services and amenities offered in the state are excellent. New England is especially known for its high quality of living, excellent health care, and great service. Delaware, like neighboring states Connecticut and Massachusetts, lives up to those expectations.

Delaware skilled nursing facilities provide ample social, physical, creative and educational activities each day, or week. Interactions with people are especially encouraged, whether it’s with other residents, staff, or volunteers. Planned activities outside the nursing home are also encouraged.

Long term care and rehabilitation facilities in Delaware are known for their high-quality dining options. Great food variety and quality is offered, and special accommodations are made based on special eating habits or other requests.

Delaware nursing homes are known for being extremely clean and orderly. Residents are encouraged to make their semi-private or private home feel as much like their previous residence as possible. The privacy of residents is also strictly adhered to. Staff always knocks on the door and introduces themselves before entering a room.

Who are Delaware Nursing Homes for?

Delaware nursing homes pride themselves on the five cornerstones of outstanding elderly care treatment. The skilled nursing staff in Delaware should:

  • Make the resident the number one priority
  • Allow the resident to make all their own choices
  • Provide well-balanced meals
  • Offer meaningful activities
  • Provide special care and accommodations, personable to each resident

Nursing homes in Delaware have always been dedicated to offering the best health care treatment. Whether the family requests close monitoring of the medication and that they are taken daily, or request help with getting in and out of bed, bathing, using the restroom, or other assistance with daily activities - a great skilled nursing staff makes the resident priority number one!

There are a total of 45 nursing homes in Delaware that Delaware senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Delaware nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Delaware will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Delaware nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Delaware state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

Additional senior living options in Delaware:

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