Guide to Delaware Nursing Homes

Learn about retiring in a Delaware skilled nursing facility

The state of Delaware has about 45 licensed nursing homes to choose from, making the process of finding the best nursing home in Delaware an easier task than other states. Delaware nursing homes have an average of 108 beds per facility with about 82% of those beds full at all times. This means that there are plenty of vacancies for your loved one, so you can afford to be picky and take your time to make the best choice possible. To ensure you make the right decision, there are many questions you can ask of Delaware nursing homes, which you can review in our nursing home information article. Some questions include size, licensing information, and nursing home costs. When it comes to size, consider what's best for your loved one. Some people enjoy a larger community of residents to get to know, while others prefer a smaller home with a more intimate setting. Understanding what would work best for your loved one will help you further narrow your options.

Average Daily Costs of Delaware Nursing Homes

Delaware nursing homes range in cost from $180-$523/day depending on the type of room and location. The overall average cost of Delaware nursing homes is $233/day for a semi-private room and $255/day for a private room. Of course, more populated areas like Wilmington tend to skew the averages slightly, as the demand for nursing home care is higher in cities. Here's a simple breakdown of Delaware nursing home costs to better clarify this discrepancy:

Cost of Wilmington Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $197-$244/day ($222/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $240-$278/day ($257/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Delaware Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $180-$523/day ($222/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $192-$523/day ($255/day average)

Finding Nursing Homes in Delaware

If you are starting your search for nursing homes in Delaware, there are two ways to begin your research. To browse a list of state licensed Delaware nursing homes, simply fill out the search box at the top of the page. From there, you will be directed to our partner site where you can review all of the nursing homes in your area that are currently accepting new residents. You can also obtain further information about any nursing homes that interest you, simply by submitting a free information request. If, on the other hand, you would prefer to speak with someone directly, feel free to call the toll-free number at the top of this page. Upon calling, one of our expert nursing home referral representative will be waiting on the other line to assist you in your search and answer your questions free of charge.