In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Wilmington area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 48 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Wilmington
  • Read more than 75 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Wilmington is $4,875 which is considerably lower than the state average of $6,035 and higher than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Wilmington, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 48 communities in the Wilmington area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Wilmington area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Forwood Manor
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Assisted Living: $7,905, Independent Living: $3,200
This full-service residential senior community occupies 13 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is easily accessible via Interstates 95 and 495. Forwood Manor offers plenty of places for residents to spend leisure time, including an art studio, game room and outdoor spaces, such as a covered patio and walking paths. Seniors enjoy all-day dining options, with recipes designed in partnership with celebrity chef Brad Miller, using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Forwood Manor lands on our list of Wilmington's best assisted living facilities due to its Lifestyle360 program, which offers a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and emotional health.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers like the many activities and the friendly atmosphere. Families talk about their visits, as one says, "They have concerts, buses to the nearby stores, bingo. They have therapy on-site. On their newsletter, they have celebrations for birthdays of staff and the residents. There has been a cookout on Memorial Day and an Easter egg hunt and families have come."
4.21 out of 5 stars
(138) Reviews
1912 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
Foulk Manor North
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HarborChase of Wilmington
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Ivy Gables
Lodge Lane Assisted Living
Rockland Place
Sunrise of Wilmington
The Lorelton

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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