In-home Help for Delaware Seniors

Campfires, Hula-Hoops and Beach Vacation

Dad was a hard-working guy.  I remember once he didn't take a sick day for five years straight and he was so proud of it.  His chemical plant job didn't pay much, but somehow he and Mom always put enough away for a family vacation where we'd explore our state's history and scenic coastline.  We'd pull out of the driveway with the station wagon packed to the roof with beach chairs, camp stoves and air mattresses, heading east to the Delaware shore.


A Father's Gift of Time

As soon as we left home, Dad left all thoughts of work behind and we had his full attention.  Of course there was sightseeing—a ferry ride to Pea Patch Island to tour Fort Delaware, camping at Delaware Seashore State Park and ooohing and ahhhing at 4th of July fireworks on the beach.  But thinking back, I realized the best thing about these trips, was the fact that we had time ... for watching seagulls along the shoreline ... for laughing 'til it hurt watching Dad trying to master the hula hoop ... for singing silly songs around the campfire ... for thinking and dreaming.


Dealing with Change

Dad retired ages ago and, for years, he still kept his old work ethic, getting up at the same time each day and keeping the house in ship shape.  Since Mom passed away, however, we've all noticed the changes.  He gets confused doing even simple chores around the house, and last week I found out he hadn't paid the electric bill.  He's such an independent guy and none of us can imagine moving him to assisted living or a nursing home.  We know he needs daily help, but how can we return the gift of time and allow him to stay in the home he loves?




Home Instead Senior Care® Can Help Him Stay in His Home

When family members or friends aren't able to help the older adults they love, Home Instead CAREGiversSM can. With a network of locations across The First State and worldwide, Home Instead Senior Care is all about taking care of older family members long-term in the homes they've enjoyed and treasured.  We provide a range of services including companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, shopping, errands—everything you'd do for your loved one, and more—to give you peace of mind, whether you live several states away or in the next county.

Inspired by a Personal Experience

It was Paul and Lori Hogan's own personal experience caring for their 100-year-old grandmother in her home that inspired them to launch Home Instead Senior Care in 1994. They realized many families had the same need for non-medical in-home care and elder companionship that could help seniors live independently at home. The demand for these important services has been so great, that the company's network now has 800 locally owned franchises across North America and around the globe.

Reliable, Dependable Services Around-the-Clock

Our responsible, experienced CAREGivers are members of the local community, familiar with the resources available in your area of Delaware. Home Instead Senior Care services are available 24/7, every day of the year, including holidays, and are delivered by trusted CAREGivers who are screened, bonded and insured employees—never independent contractors.

Free Consultation. Trusted Advice.

Your Home Instead Senior Care representative can help you decide if our services could assist your loved one in preserving a good quality of life and remaining safely in his or her home. When you request home care a representative will contact you within 24 hours and you'll receive a free, no-obligation personal consultation.

Request your free, no-obligation consultation today by selecting the Delaware location nearest you and filling out the Request Home Care inquiry form on their Web site. A representative will call you within 24 hours.

Find your location now on the map below or you can read more about the range of companionship and personal services we provide in Delaware

To learn more or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, click on the map location nearest you or choose a location from the list on the right.

Senior services offered by Home Instead Senior Care include the following and more -- all of which are tailored to meet your needs.

Companionship Services

  • Offer companionship and conversation
    • Discuss current and historical events
    • Reminisce about the past
    • Participate in crafts
    • Play games and cards
    • Aid with reading
    • Stimulate mental awareness
    • Read religious materials
    • Record family history
    • Rent and play movies
    • Maintain family scrapbook
    • Assist with entertaining
  • Provide respite care
  • Plan visits, outings and trips
  • Visit neighbors and friends
  • Maintain calendar
    • Arrange appointments
    • Provide reminders for appointments
  • Monitor diet and eating
    • Prepare grocery lists
    • Clip coupons for shopping
    • Check food expirations
    • Record and arrange recipes
  • Provide medication reminders
  • Assist with Personal Tasks
    • Aid with morning and wake-up
    • Help with clothing selection
    • Assist with evening and tuck-in
  • Assist with walking
  • Monitor TV usage
  • Buy magazines, papers and books
  • Organize mail
  • Mail bills and letters
  • Write letters and correspondence
  • Supervise home maintenance
    • Oversee home deliveries
    • Answer the door
  • Care for houseplants

Home Helper Services

  • Provide Alzheimer's Care
  • Assist with household tasks
    • Help with laundry and ironing
    • Take out garbage
    • Make beds
    • Change linens
    • Dust furniture
    • Organize and clean closets
  • Plan, prepare and clean up meals
    • Shop for groceries and supplies
    • Prepare future meals
  • Help with errands
    • Drop off and pick up dry cleaning
    • Pick up prescriptions
  • Assist with pet care
  • Escort to appointments and events
    • Accompany to lunch or dinner
    • Escort for shopping and errands
    • Attend plays and concerts
    • Escort to religious services
    • Attend club meetings and sporting events
  • Aid with airport tasks

Personal Services Assistance

  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Incontinence
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Mobility
  • Medication reminders












Services vary by location.


Home Instead Senior Care serves the Delaware areas of:

*Subject to the availability of a local Home Instead Senior Care Office.

  • Arden
  • Ardencroft
  • Ardentown
  • Bear
  • Bellefonte
  • Blades
  • Bowers
  • Bridgeville
  • Brookside
  • Camden
  • Cheswold
  • Claymont
  • Clayton
  • Delaware City
  • Dewey Beach
  • Dover
  • Dover Base
  • Edgemoor
  • Ellendale
  • Elsmere
  • Felton
  • Frederica
  • Georgetown
  • Glasgow
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Harrington
  • Henlopen Acres
  • Highland Acres
  • Hockessin
  • Houston
  • Kent Acres
  • Kent County
  • Kenton
  • Leipsic
  • Lewes
  • Long Neck
  • Magnolia
  • Middletown
  • Milford
  • Millsboro
  • Milton
  • New Castle
  • New Castle County
  • Newark
  • Newport
  • North Star
  • Odessa
  • Pike Creek
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Rising Sun Lebanon
  • Riverview
  • Rodney Village
  • Seaford
  • Slaughter Beach
  • Smyrna
  • Sussex County
  • Townsend
  • Viola
  • Wilmington
  • Wilmington Manor
  • Woodside
  • Wyoming

Wilmington / Newark, DE
1701 Shallcross Ave., Suite A
Wilmington | 302-654-4003

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Dover, DE
12244 Willow Grove Rd, Building 1
Wyoming | Dover: (302) 697-6435, Lewes:(302) 645 8270

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