Learn About Delaware’s Assisted Living Regulations

Learn About Delaware’s Assisted Living Regulations

We believe that it is important for seniors, families, and caregivers alike to know about their state’s assisted living regulations.  At a very minimum, it’s wise to know where to be able to refer to them, if you need to.

For Delaware, this is easy to do.

The first thing you might want to know, is who the agency responsible for regulating assisted living is.  For Delaware, this title belongs to the Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection.

LTC Residents Protection

A visit to their website provides a good deal of information, and sub-sections.   Notably, under the Services section, you’ll see an area for Licensing and Certification Process for Long Term Care.  This section has information on how to become licensed, and/or certified as a long-term care facility, including assisted living, as well as office addresses to get additional information.

Facility Licensing Delaware


You can also inquire about becoming certified to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs.

Additionally, there is a section for Licensed and Certified Long Term Care Facilities, which includes a section listing all of Delaware’s Licensed Assisted Living Facilities.   

Delaware Licensed Assisted Living


As importantly, there is a section for Complaint and Incident reporting, which offers instructions on how to file a complaint against an assisted living facility in Delaware.

Complaints can be relevant to:

  • Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Mistreatment
  • Financial Exploitation


Where can I see, and/or get a copy of Delaware’s assisted living regulations?

To see Delaware’s assisted living regulations visit The Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection section of the State’s official website here:


There are a number of important categories, including, but not limited to:

  • Adult Abuse Registry
  • Training of Paid Feeding Assistants
  • Assisted Living Facilities (section 3225): This section includes a glossary of terms relevant to assisted living, as well as a lengthy set of rules and standards relevant to assisted living facilities
  • Family Care Homes
  • Group Homes For Persons with Mental Illness
  • Financial Capability Reporting

and much more


In the left-hand sidebar of the site, there are additional sections pertinent to facility administrators, staff, and residents, including:

  • Enforcement
  • Survey Reports
  • Publications and Forms
  • Reports and Statistics

and more!

This site acts as an essential portal of information relevant to the regulation, licensure, and certification of assisted living facilities in Delaware, and should be bookmarked for easy reference.

All long-term care homes should have a copy of this for any staff, family member or resident who requests one.