Loving Care, At the Heart of It All

Welcome to Shipley Living

Loving care is at the heart of everything that happens at Shipley Living, and you can feel it every day in the warm smiles of our fun, compassionate staff, and in all the little ways our residents look out for one another. Whether you’re enjoying the freedom of independent living or the comforting support of our professional advanced care, this is the community you’ll love to call home!

We’re pleased to announce our community is now managed by Life Care Services®, a leader in managing senior living communities across the country.

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Distinctive Senior Living in Wilmington, Delaware

Nestled in a thriving neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, Shipley Living is a full-service, rental continuing care retirement community offering carefree independent living, the helping hand of assisted living,comprehensive skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation. This is the place to live your very best life! A variety of public parks, Wilmington’s beautiful waterfront, an array of cultural attractions, and some of the city’s finest medical centers are all just a short drive away!


Senior Living That’s Perfect for You

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Carefree Living, and Support When You Need It

Shipley Living offers residences for a variety of senior needs and lifestyles, all on a rental basis. There’s never an endowment or purchase required.

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Independent Living

Say goodbye to the chores and hassles of home maintenance and hello to a whole range of amenities, personal services, restaurant-style dining, and engaging activities. At Shipley Living, the retirement life you love gets even better!

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Assisted Living

Our assisted living will give you just the help you need so you can continue to do the things you love. Our specially trained care team will assist you with all the activities of daily living—whatever you need, it’s always your choice—including, bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, and more.


Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services

Shipley Living makes aging in place simple with our on-site health center. It’s all part of our continuing care program, which allows you to conveniently transition to advanced levels of care, including skilled nursing and rehab, whenever you need them, right on campus.

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Skilled Nursing


As a continuing care community, Shipley Living makes aging in place simple. You can conveniently transition to advanced levels of care, including skilled nursing, whenever you need them, right on campus.

Our skilled nursing residences are designed for those who need a short-term home with concentrated medical services while recovering from surgery or illness, or those who need long-term, round-the-clock nursing for chronic conditions. Our comprehensive approach and support services include the following:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care (RN, LPN, CNA)
  • Physician on call 24/7
  • Scheduled care conferences with families
  • Pharmacy, X-ray, and lab services
  • Social Worker
  • Podiatry, dentist, optometrist and other services available
  • Hospice care
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Short-Term Rehab


Shipley Living offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for residents and the community at large. An expereinced therapy team will help you when you’re recovering from surgery or a hospital stay to get you back to living the life you love in your own home as quickly as possible.

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation
  • Balance, gait, strength and coordination training
  • Memory enhancement therapy
  • Pain management

A Caring Touch in Everything We Do



A Floor Plan Designed For You

Shipley Living has a floor plan for every senior lifestyle and care need. We offer a variety of thoughtfully designed independent living and assisted living apartment homes, including comfortable alcove, studio, efficiency, and one-and two-bedroom layouts. Take a look at a sample of our wide range of floor plans below.


Restaurant-Style Dining

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Seven days a week we’re serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a delicious menu of fresh, seasonal selections prepared by a chef. At Shipley Living, dining is more than just a meal. It’s another way of fostering community, connection, and celebration.

The culinary experience you’ll enjoy every day includes:

  • A focus on nutrition, so you get the healthy nutrients you need, along with the delicious flavors you love.
  • Individualized dining choices, so you can enjoy your favorite dishes while still adhering to the guidelines of a doctor recommended diet.
  • Dining with others to keep social connections strong in a light-filled, cheery dining space.

Residents and Their Families Love Shipley Living

Join Our Team

If you love the idea of building relationships and doing meaningful work with seniors and their families, this is the place you want to be!

We understand that job satisfaction goes beyond a paycheck and benefits. At Shipley Living, we want you to love your job and find meaning in what you do. We’re continually committed to providing opportunities for meaningful growth and career advancement.

Our Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k with company match
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Contact us to learn more about the variety of career opportunities we have waiting for you.