40 Assisted Living Facilities near Fort Myers, FL

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Fort Myers, FL

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

Provides: Assisted Living
7460 Lake Breeze Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33907
"We are on a waiting list at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake. I thought it was very nice and well kept. The people we met there were very nice. We didn’t even tell them that we were coming and..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Merrill Gardens at Barkley Place

Provides: Assisted Living
36 Barkley Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33907
"We moved into Barkley Place. They were a medium size, in a three-story building, and the staff treated us very nice when we came to check things out. This one stood out above them all. We stopped..." More

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The Rose Garden of Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
2117 Earl Road, Fort Myers, FL 33901
"We've been very pleased with The Rose Garden of Ft Myers. It has a very pleasant atmosphere when you go in. They have seating that's like a large living room. It's very clean and everybody has been..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
9731 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908
"I really love Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers. I like the fact that if something happens and my mother's level of care went up, she could stay there. It is just the distance that I did not like...." More

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Caring Star 2016

Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park

Provides: Assisted Living
14521 Lakewood Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33919
"My loved ones moved in to Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park. Everything is fine and they are happy there. The staff there is very welcoming and helpful, it's just a really good friendly environment...." More

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American House Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
14001 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912
"American House Fort Myers was the one we liked the best. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I think it had a full kitchen. Some of them had a low countertop space that you could eat at..." More

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Amavida Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907
"The one thing that we didn't like about Amavida Senior Living was the room layout. The room didn't have the bedroom connected to the bathroom. You have to walk out of the bedroom and around to get..." More

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Seaside at Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
15800 Beachwalk Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908
"I've been to Thrive at Beachwalk. It's very, very beautiful, very lovely and very nice. The decorations are very, very lovely. They are very pristine, very modern and quite lovely. The staff was..." More

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Noble Senior Living at Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
1896 Park Meadows Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907
"We strive to provide a welcoming home to everyone, regardless of their economic resources. With this focus, we are able to concentrate on overall wellness. This includes preserving one's dignity..." More

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The Palms of Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
2674 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901
"The tour at The Palms of Fort Myers was wonderful, the lady was wonderful, and the place was immaculate. The staff even called me several times to see how my brother was doing. She asked me what I..." More

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Caring Star 2014

Calusa Harbour

Provides: Assisted Living
2525 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
"My father recently moved into the Mariner unit. He has a wonderful view of the river and harbor. The staff here has been kind, happy, helpful and have made certain that Dad Don is totally involved ..." More

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Caring Star 2015

Discovery Village At The Forum

Provides: Assisted Living
2619 Forum Boulevard,, Fort Myers, FL 33905
"Discovery Village at the Forum was brand new. They had a memory care facility that has been open for a couple of years now. This independent living facility was just an addition to it. They had a..." More

Shell Point Retirement Community

Provides: Assisted Living
15101 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33908
"This is a wonderful assisted living facility. My mother has been a resident at Shell Point in independent living for four years. Recently she moved into assisted living at The Springs. The staff..." More

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Caring Star 2013

Cypress Cove

Provides: Assisted Living
10200 Cypress Cove Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
"The Inn of Cypress Cove is totally different than other places because there is a large entry fee, but it's one of the best ones that I've visited. The food and everything was excellent, but it's..." More

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Cypress Point

Provides: Assisted Living
6870 Alister Way, Fort Myers, FL 33912
"We went ahead with Cypress Point and my mom has moved in for about a week. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The food is better, the accommodations are better than the home she was..." More

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Wickshire Fort Myers

Provides: Assisted Living
3501 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33903
"The Crossings at Hancock Creek is impressive, and it's the best place I've gone to visit in terms of facilities. It's only two or three years old, and the people there are really nice and helpful...." More

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Caring Star 2014

Springwood Court

Provides: Assisted Living
12780 Kenwood Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33907
"Spring wood court is a terrific Senior Living home. All of their staff members are friendly and when we request help with problems they are always there quickly with a perfessional response , help..." More

The Arbor at Shell Point

Provides: Assisted Living
15101 SHELL POINT BLVD., Fort Myers, FL 33908
"We had visited the Arbor which was part of the same company that runs King's Crown at Shell Point, so decided to check it out as well, as an option for my friend's mother. Just like the other..." More

Avalon Manor Assisted Living Facility...

Provides: Assisted Living
2580 First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901
"The reason I like is because is only has 14 residents capacity witch allow the senior to have the care they need . The caregivers are dedicated to the residents witch you don’t see this in bigger..." More

Cairn Park Assisted Living Memory Care

Provides: Assisted Living
9331 Via San Giovanni Street, Fort Myers, FL 33905
"We found Cairn Park and chose it for the small size and the cost. We like the staff very much. The food seems very good, and my mother likes it. " More

Villa Palms Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
6722 WINKLER RD., Fort Myers, FL 33901
"This is the closest thing to family living that I have seen. " More

Westwood Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
2339 Hoople Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
"The staff was wonderful, but I found the environment a bit stale, a common feeling I had about all of the places we visited, but this seemed more like a hospital than some of the others. We ended..." More

Villa Court Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
1992 Queen Street North, Fort Myers, FL 33917

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Fort Myers Rehabilitation and Nursing...

Provides: Assisted Living
7173 Cypress Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907
"Welcome to Cypress Community Care Center! Fort Myers Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a 120-bed facility located in Fort Myers, FL, in close proximity to all local hospitals. Not only has Fort..." More

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The Windsor of Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
831 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
"The Windsor of Cape Coral Assisted Living was very nice. They even offered to come and pick me up, but I already had somebody to go there with me. I spoke to Chad because the lady that usually does..." More
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Brookdale Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
1416 Country Club Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33990
"We toured Brookdale Cape Coral. It was a very nice place and the people were very friendly. The rooms were a little small considering this is for both my aunt and uncle, and that was one reason we..." More

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Atrium at Liberty Park

Provides: Assisted Living
1321 NE 24th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33909
"We went to Atrium at Liberty Park, and that is where my aunt and uncle are going to move. We had a meal there, the staff was absolutely delightful, and we even met the chef, he is a hoot, and there..." More

The Waters of Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
2219 Chiquita Blvd South, Cape Coral, FL 33991
"I toured The Waters of Cape Coral for my brother. That one was beautiful, brand new, and clean as a whistle. The lady that did the tour was very nice. They showed me a few of their things. They..." More

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The Opal of Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
4920 Viceroy Court, Cape Coral, FL 33904
"I have rated the Opal of Cape Coral a well deserved 5 stars. The administrator Renata, is outstanding, who is always there to answer all questions, full time nurse mgr.and med techs on staff. The..." More

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Gulf Coast Village

Provides: Assisted Living
1333 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
"The transitional housing for rehab has a cute cafe where you can share meals and great conversations with the other patients. Your friends and family are allowed to join in on the fun. The food..." More

Topic’s AFCH

Provides: Assisted Living
4231 Erindale Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
"My sister is at Topics AFCH. I chose this place because it is exactly what I wanted. What impressed me the most was that it's a very small place. There are only five clients there since it is..." More

Hampton Manor of Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
1906 Skyline Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33991
"Hampton Manor of Cape Coral was a new facility. It's modern, very nice looking, and located on a main road. The rooms were nice, but were a little smaller. The person who toured me was very nice,..." More

Caring Star 2016

Cape Coral Shores Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1318 Santa Barbara, Cape Coral, FL 33991
"My mother-in-law is at Cape Coral Shores. It is absolutely positively most excellent. I'm a retired nurse who also worked in the field, and I still would rate Cape Coral Shores far and above any..." More

Cape Chateau

Provides: Assisted Living
804 S.E. 16TH PLACE, Cape Coral, FL 33990
"My mom who’s 93 is a full time resident. The staff and Director treats her like family. They are attentive, supportive and accommodating to both the residents and the families. They cook healthy..." More

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Dornoch Place

Provides: Assisted Living
2728 SE 16 Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904
"My sister is at Dornoch Place. It is a small community, so it is more personal. The residents seem to be enjoying themselves and they seem to love where they are. The grounds are clean. The..." More

Caring Star 2013

Pondella Serenity Court

Provides: Assisted Living
1923 NE 6th Street, Cape Coral, FL 33909
"Pondella Serenity provided exemplary care more our Mother. The limited number of residents allows for individualized supervision and care beyond one receives in larger corporate run facilities. The..." More

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Highpointe at Cape Coral

Provides: Assisted Living
1701 Four Mile Cove Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33990
"Keystone Place at Four Mile Cove was a very, very nice place, but it was just a little too expensive. It's behind a shopping center, and it had more of a clubhouse type atmosphere. I felt that my..." More

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The Woodlands

Provides: Assisted Living
825 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991
"The Woodlands was the best among all the places I visited. It looked very clean. They had a lot of staff on hand, who seemed to really care about their residents. If I had to put my father-in-law..." More

La Colonia Ii Alf Inc.

Provides: Assisted Living
637 Se 12Th Ct, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Angel Works Management Llc

Provides: Assisted Living
411 Ne 16Th Pl, Cape Coral, FL 33909

    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

    Cities in Florida

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,719.00 Cape Coral
    $3,503.00 Naples
    $3,305.00 Fort Myers
    $3,198.00 Bonita Springs
    $2,859.00 Port Charlotte
    $2,646.00 Punta Gorda
    $2,002.00 Lehigh Acres

    Assisted Living costs in Fort Myers start around $3,305 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.

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    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 American House Fort Myers

      American House Fort Myers was the one we liked the best. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I think it had a full kitchen. Some of them had a low countertop space that you could eat at ... Read more

      G.S.
    • Review of Cypress Point

      We went ahead with Cypress Point and my mom has moved in for about a week. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The food is better, the accommodations are better than the home she was... Read more

      Dirk
    • Review of American House Fort Myers

      We looked at American House Fort Myers for respite, but their respite care is limited to 30 days. The room style is a little bit better for my mom because it has a bedroom that is attached to a bat... Read more

      Jennifer
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