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In 2019, there are 77 pet friendly assisted living facilities in Delaware. Delaware residents can take advantage of many assisted living facilities that allow pets, cats and dogs. If you live in Delaware and own a pet that you would like to take with you to an assisted living facility in Delaware that accepts pets, look through the complete list of all pet-friendly assisted living communities in Delaware and find one near you.

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Animals have been proven in clinical settings to bring joy and happiness to the lives of others. Though there wasn’t much of a connection made until recently, new studies suggest that the elderly in particular (65+ ages) benefit as much as anyone from the friendship of a pet.

Pet Friendly Assisted Living in Delaware - General Amenities

Baby Boomers are flocking to assisted living centers and other types of senior living in record numbers. And they are largely doing so with pets.

The healthcare industry has been bracing for this flood for some time as the dense generation prepares for their elderly years, but until recently didn’t have the understanding that assisted living homes were more than just for people.

Many people get closely attached to their animals these days, and the thought of living without them is very depressing. Therefore, it is unfair that senior housing previously restricted seniors from moving in with existing pets, or considering having one in the future.

Now a growing variety of assisted living complexes are becoming pet friendly, with both affordable and upscale options. The communities offer the same luxuries as standard assisted living homes yet with the allowance to have pets live with elderly seniors.

Pet Friendly Amenities in Delaware Assisted Living Facilities

Delaware supports pet lovers by offering seniors a place to let their favorite pets live with them. In addition to the personal rooms that are provided for each resident, pets may have indoor and/or outdoor space where they can take them for recreational purposes.

Since dogs in particular enjoy being outside and getting exercise, it is nice to find a senior living community that supports a sizable area where seniors can go to take their dog for a walk, or allow them to run freely. Obviously a fenced in area is better than an open area, but both can serve a similar purpose.

Pet amenities could include other advanced services depending on the assisted living provider. However, just the opportunity now to bring your pets and let them live with you, as well as have an outdoor play area is sufficient for most senior residents.

Assisted Living with Pets in Delaware - Different Types of Pet Policies

The pet policies in place for cats, dogs, and other small creatures like fish can depend on the type of senior living facility.

Still not every single assisted living center is compliant with allowing pets, so that is the first question to ask. Then, if they allow only cats, or dogs and cats? Dogs may have certain size restrictions so it is a good idea to check in advance.

You want to make sure your pet, especially a dog, will not be too noisy or destructive, so smaller dogs - or very well-behaved bigger ones are the most appropriate. Ideally the dog should be used to living indoors most, or all of the time already. If not, a senior living complex is going to be a major adjustment for the animal.

In order to receive additional instructions on how to properly discipline and manage a pet in a senior living center, please check with the individual assisted living provider for more details.

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Retirees with pets who are interested in finding a pet friendly assisted living in the state of Delaware have multiple pet-friendly senior living options to choose from. Older dog owners and cat owners are encouraged to find out all the rules and regulations that apply to pet owners prior to moving into a pet friendly senior living facility of their choice. 

Senior living in Delaware includes dog friendly and cat friendly assisted living communities. Cost of assisted living in Delaware varies from one facility to another. Average monthly cost of assisted living in Delaware was $5,350 in 2018. Prices for senior living in Delaware tend to change yearly. 

Sixty percent of seniors in the United States own dogs or cats and many senior living communities in Delaware are pet friendly and allow seniors to move in with a pet. Each senior care facility has specific pet related rules that may include the amount of pets and there can be other restrictions such as size and breed of the pet. Senior pet owners can choose from a variety of pet friendly senior living options in Delaware. Search for an assisted living or other senior living options in Delaware can be overwhelming and we can help you by providing the information you need to make a well informed decision.

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