About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Dover – and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities – has shared since 1995, when our community first opened its doors. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful – a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and lovely gardens, Emeritus at Dover is considered one of Delaware’s premier assisted living and Alzheimer’s communities. Located close to North DuPont Highway and Route 13, our community offers 51 apartments all on one level for easy access.
Our retirement community is located in a rural area near historic downtown Dover with its shops nestled along Lockerman Street. We are conveniently close to the Dover Mall and several banks. Our surrounding areas include Silver Lake, Brecknock Park, Camden and Smyrna. Emeritus at Dover is also less than 45 minutes to several beaches, including Bowers Beach, Cape Henlopen, Rehoboth and Dewy Beach.
A Wonderful Selection
Our small friendly community has 51 senior apartments, all on one level for easy access. We offer the perfect complement of housing, healthcare, support services, meals, activities, and many extra amenities. Upon entering our community, you are welcomed into a warm and inviting area and greeted by our friendly staff. Our small family-like setting makes it the perfect place to call home. Our common areas include our lovely dining room, fireside lounge, and activities center. And for the nature lovers, we have a beautiful courtyard surrounded by our building.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Emeritus at Dover nurtures strong relationships with area hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, home health care providers, and hospice organizations. Our partners include Bayhealth, Christiana, Silver Lake Nursing Home and Rehab, Pinnacle Nursing Home and Rehab, Courtland Manor, Capitol Nursing Home and Rehab, Generations, Home Instead, Bayada, and Griswold home health providers, Compassionate Care, Season’s, Delaware, and Vita’s Hospice.
Emeritus at Dover is known for their caring and friendly staff. The management team is comprised of eight professionals with an executive director that brings more than 20 years experience in the field of long term care. The tremendous quality of life you find at Emeritus at Dover is, more than anything else, due to our dedicated staff members and the superior care and services they provide.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
At Emeritus at Dover, our friendly staff is here to provide a helping hand, but only when you need it. Residents have choices and have the opportunity to offer suggestions through the activity and food council meetings held monthly about what they would like to do and eat. From live entertainment, a trip to the beach, or simply sitting under the shade of a tree, we want to make you feel at home and a member of our family.
We offer a wide range of activities each month, including community outings to the agricultural museum, Biggs Museum, Silver Lake, country trips to Byler’s General Store for ice cream, and blueberry picking at Fifer’s Orchard just to name a few. In addition to our outings and daily resident social activities, Emeritus at Dover hosts several family and friend events throughout the year. Some of our featured events include the annual Easter egg hunt, a tasty Mother’s Day brunch, a popular Luau and Crab Feast, and a festive Christmas celebration.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Emeritus at Dover is passionate about community events. This year we joined forces with Compassionate Care Hospice and hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation for childhood cancer. We also partake annually in the Memory Care Walk and raise money in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Every meal is prepared to be enjoyable, nutritious, and delicious. All meals are served restaurant-style in our main dining room. There are always options, and we can assist with special diets such as diabetic, low sodium, and allergies.