Delaware Nursing Homes
Located throughout the state, Delaware's various nursing home and long-term care facilities encompass a wide range of needs and options for seniors looking to transition into them. These include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities that each offer an array of services to their residents. The average cost of residence in a Delaware care facility ranges from $4000-7000 per month. When comparing potential senior center options, seniors and family members should consider the cost, the services offered by the facility, and the quality of staff support to ensure exceptional care. Each facility in the state will differ in the social services, personal and medical care, and living units they offer. Skilled nursing facilities may also have specially trained staff for individuals with memory loss or other specific care needs.
Medicaid and Medicare Services
While Medicare and Medicaid don't typically cover the cost of residence in a nursing home or health center, they may cover the associated medical costs of the facility's services or any additional medical costs. Nearly all of the state's long-term care facilities accept Medicaid and Medicare to cover at least partial costs associated with senior care. Residents concerned over the cost of long-term care facilities may benefit from the state resources provided by the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), some of which are mentioned below.
State Resources for Seniors
The state of Delaware offers additional services and resources for aging residents. The $tand by Me 50+ program offers free information and financial counseling for seniors and families considering the transition to long-term senior care. Delaware residents may also benefit from resources offered by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DHSS), which have guides to ability-inclusive nursing homes and assisted living facilities state-wide.