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See full list of all 77 licensed assisted living communities in Delaware for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to search for every licensed assisted living facility in Delaware. If you or your loved one are looking for a facility in any part of Delaware with kind and loving staff who will help with daily living activities such as bathing, getting dressed, eating, moving around or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living home in Delaware that is nearby.
Cost and Amenities for Assisted Living in Delaware
Delaware is a tiny state by it packs an expensive punch when it comes to assisted living facilities. At $64,200 per year on average, facilities here cost over $5,000 per month. This is the base-rate for most places not including Alzheimer's and other memory care. With memory care, it’s $1,070 additional to the base rate. That’s due to extra specialized staffing and securing the premises for flight risk.
Excluding closets and other alcoves, each private bedroom serving one resident will need 100 square feet. Each shared room requires 80 square feet. Kitchen with meal preparation and storage facilities are required and each room built for ease of movement from space to space. Bathing access with full bath must be either within the individual room or readily accessible. The licensing for assisted living is overseen by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
Payment Options for Delaware Assisted Living
Payment options as far as Medicaid is concerned are nonexistent in Delaware. In fact, the non-Medicaid assistance programs are also not good for assisted living facilities in Delaware. The state has also opted for statewide Medicaid programs for the elderly rather than the Medicaid waiver programs they once had. The elder care Medicaid programs they do have are actually high-quality but like most states now are geared to keeping the person at home and independent. They seem to be quite good for adult daycare as well as caregiver respite care.
So, this doesn’t mean it’s out of the question to be able to take advantage of some Medicare programs for your unique senior living situation if you do the right research and act in a timely manner. Other benefits like long-term care insurance and veteran’s benefits should be looked into as well as non-profits. If you can keep the person needing care at home for a while until you can sort out payment for assisted living in Delaware, then you should definitely do so.
Some of the things you may need to know to make your assisted living payment plan a reality and doing it efficiently are below. Knowing the basics of assisted living that are common for most states is a must. When looking at other options apart from Medicaid, it’s important to understand a few things beyond the rate posted as an average range. Be aware that the rate can increase when the assisted living resident needs memory or Alzheimer’s care.
So, for example, if the rate a resident moves in at is $5,000 and you’re just barely able to cover it, between say, long-term care insurance and another supplement, keep in mind that the memory care can be more than a $1,000 additional if the need for it arises. To be safe, when you plan, plan for the possibility of needing memory care at the start. Even if you think your loved one won’t need it, elder healthcare can be a tricky situation and the more you can plan for, the better off you’ll be.
Other things to be aware of is that assisted living in Delaware is much like renting an apartment or house. Many senior care facilities ask for a deposit upfront.