The Delaware Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Delaware. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $24.50 an hour for home care to $11,361 a month for skilled nursing care, Delaware is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Delaware Key Statistics

  • 25.7% of the Delaware population is aged 60 or over with 10.9% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no sales tax, death tax and low property tax it is one of the most tax friendly states for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 6.6% and an average property tax set at $603.50 per $100,000 in home value3
  • 62.8% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Delaware senior (65+) is $51,618.
  • 19,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Delaware.

Choosing Long Term Care in Delaware

  • Delaware Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Delaware is $24.50, making Delaware more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Delaware Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Delaware is $1,797 per month making Delaware more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Delaware Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Delaware is $6,035 per month making Delaware more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Delaware Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Delaware is $11,361 per month making Delaware more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Delaware Senior Services

Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

Email: DelawareADRC@delaware.gov

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) only: (302) 424-7141

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Office Locations:

New Castle – Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus

Address: Main Administration Building, First Floor Annex, 1901 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Fax: (302) 255-4445

Milford – Milford State Service Center

Address: 18 N. Walnut St., First Floor, Milford, DE 19963

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Fax: (302) 422-1346

Smyrna

Address: 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, DE 19977

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Fax: (302) 223-1301

Georgetown

Address: 26351 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE 19947

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Delaware State Plan on Aging

Delaware Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report suspected abuse phone: 1-800-223-9074.

Delaware Support for Caregivers

Caregiver Resource Centers:

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Address: 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: 302-324-4444

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Newark Senior Center

Address: 200 White Chapel Dr. Newark, DE 19713 

Phone: (302) 737-2336

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Wilmington Senior Center

Address: 1901 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19802

Phone: (302) 651-3400

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Modern Maturity Center

Address: 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904

Phone: 302-734-1200

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Georgetown CHEER Community Center

Address: 20520 Sandhill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

Phone: (302)854-9500

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Lewes CHEER Center

Address: 34211 Woods Edge Dr., Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: 302-645-9239

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Long Neck CHEER Center

Address: 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966

Phone: 302-945-3551

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Milton CHEER Center

Address: 24855 Broadkill Road, Milton, DE 19968

Phone: 302-684-4819

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Ocean View CHEER Center

Address: 30637 Cedar Neck Rd., Ocean View, DE 19970

Phone: 302-539-2671

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Delaware Health Care Fraud

Delaware Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Delaware Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Delaware Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Delaware Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Delaware Prescription Assistance

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Delaware Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Delaware Senior Health Studies

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