Wilmington Assisted Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Wilmington Assisted Living Facilities

Shipley Manor

Review by Linda, Realtor in Delaware


My mother in law is living there and you can not find a nicer community. The staff are friendly and caring. I am a Realtor and have visited many clients in senior living in the area but this place is top notch.

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Ivy Gables

Review by Rosemary


This is a small and intimate senior living building. The care staff, nursing and food service staff are lovely. The building is very clean. It is lacking in activity for more independent individuals...

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Information About Assisted Living Facility in Wilmington

Market Street, Wilmington, DelawareAt the confluence of the Cristina River and Brandywine Creek, just before the cold waters join with the Delaware River, within a stone’s throw of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, stands the city of Wilmington. With a population of 71,000, this largest city in the state of Delaware was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish Settlement in North America. Long an attractive international hub for corporations, Wilmington is the home of Du Pont, Bank of America and the Christiana Health Care System. Its central location among other major cities makes the idea of assisted living in Wilmington a compelling one because an elderly loved one would benefit from a comprehensive array of services hard to duplicate in other more remote metropolitan areas.

Organizations Serving Seniors in Wilmington

Nestled in the city’s Brandywine Village Historic District, the premiere local resource for residents aged 50 or better is the Wilmington Senior Center. Enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or catching lunch at noon in the dining room is a good way to suss out all the possibilities. Always on the menu are trips to local areas of interest, entertainment, culture and shopping. The Center itself owns and operates a wheelchair-accessible 18-passenger bus as well as a minivan. Rides to and from the Center are available daily for trips, as well as periodic grocery shopping and banking. A program titled SCAT also provides a 50% discount on taxi fares for senior citizens and persons with disabilities throughout the city.

Wilmington Senior-Friendly Activities

Senior woman relaxingFull of museums, galleries, and gardens there's a lot to enjoy in Wilmington.  Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Delaware Art Museum, even the famous Philadelphia Flower Show are all available to assisted living residents in Wilmington. Notable among its museums is the Delaware Art Museum whose collection focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century, and on the English Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid-19th century. But there’s no need to rush. Just hanging around the Wilmington Senior Center offers the opportunity for computer training, gardening, and classes in sewing and quilting for those who like to keep their hands busy. The Black History Club meets monthly, as does the Red Hat Society and the Sassy Cardinals.

Wilmington Medical Facilities

The Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington and provides health care services through Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland as well as New Jersey. Wilmington Hospital is home to Christiana Care's Center for Rehabilitation and Center for Advanced Joint Replacement. The renowned Roxana Cannon Arsht Surgicenter is also accessible to residents of Wilmington. Nearby, the Wilmington VA Medical Center offers a variety of health services to meet the needs of our nation's Veterans. It’s hard to imagine a more convenient, modern and forward looking city in Delaware than Wilmington. If you are looking for senior housing or care, please check out our list of assisted living communities in Wilmington. Back to Top