40 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Myers, FL
Also serving communities of North Fort Myers.
There are 40 Assisted Living Facilities in the Fort Myers area, with 24 in Fort Myers and 16 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Fort Myers is $3,305 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Lehigh Acres with an average starting cost of $2,050.
To help you with your search, browse the 428 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Fort Myers. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Fort Myers 4.3 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Naples with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 23 families in Fort Myers find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Fort Myers, call (855) 863-8283.
24 Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Myers, FL
16 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Myers, FL
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Fort Myers
The commercial center of Lee County, Fort Meyers has grown rapidly in recent years and now has a population of almost 80,000 — over 18 percent are seniors age 65 and over. Fort Myers is home to 23 assisted living facilities with another 15 communities in surrounding areas such as Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. There are three types of assisted living communities in the state, and they are licensed based on the standard of care they provide.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Fort Myers
- The American Lung Association grades Lee County, home of Fort Myers, as a B for ozone and an A for particle pollutants. These are good scores because ozone and particle pollutants in the air can make respiratory conditions worse.
- The cost of living in Fort Myers is right on par with the national average, but areas like Fort Myers Beach are more expensive due to the higher cost of housing.
- With 12.35 violent crimes per 1,000 residents per year, Fort Myers' crime rate is more than triple the national average. The average crime rate in Florida is 4.3.
- Florida collects a 6 percent sales tax on most purchases but doesn't have a state income tax, which includes pensions, 401(k) and social security income.
- Summers in Fort Myers are long and hot. Average highs are in the 80s and 90s for most of the year, and the winters are short and mild with average lows in the 50s. With high humidity, summer seasons include frequent thunderstorms.
- Fort Myers has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Lee County Friendship Centers, an organization that provides services for seniors that include wellness clinics, nutrition programs and dining sites.
Paying for Assisted Living in Fort Myers
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Fort Myers start around $3,313 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Fort Myers and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Myers
Seniors who need financial assistance with the cost of services at assisted living facilities may qualify for the state's Medicaid Long-Term Care or Assistive Care Services programs. The plans don't cover room-and-board fees, but the MLTC program does negotiate those fees on behalf of participants.
The state does allow family supplementation, which means family members can contribute to long-term care costs without affecting Medicaid eligibility or benefits. Florida's optional state supplementation (OSS) payment for SSI recipients can also help.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Florida page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in Fort Myers
Fort Myers and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Fort Myers, please visit our Assisted Living in Florida page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Fort Myers
Fort Myers-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Florida page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Fort Myers
Review of Barrington Terrace
My Mom has been at Barrington twice. She has resided in 3 different communities: one 5 star rated, one new and beautiful and Barrington Fort Myers. Though other facilities are much more convenient ... Read more
Review of American House Fort Myers
The doctor recommended American House Fort Myers for my husband. He had other patients that had done well there with the same kind of illness. I'm 75% satisfied. It's beautiful, very new, and well ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake
I chose Brookdale Fort Myers for my husband, and it was terrible. The staff is not very friendly. The layout of the room is good, it has a bathroom right off the bedroom, and so it's convenient. It... Read more