Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Bonita Springs is home to nearly 55,000 residents. It’s a popular destination for retirees, with seniors aged 65 and older making up more than 40% of the population. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are an issue of growing concern for individuals in this demographic. According to the CDC, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Bonita Springs has more than doubled in recent years, increasing from 182 in 2014 to 303 in 2018.

Memory care communities can provide care and support for individuals in Bonita Springs with cognitive conditions. These facilities offer safe, secure environments with specially trained caregivers available 24/7 to tend to seniors’ individual needs. Residents also benefit from assistance with household tasks, meal preparation, memory-focused programming and therapy services. This guide provides a range of information for seniors and families exploring memory care as a long-term care option. It includes the cost of services, other care types available and a list of local senior-focused resources, along with some of the pros and cons of living in Bonita Springs.

Memory Care Facilities in Bonita Springs, Florida

American House Bonita Springs

11400 Longfellow Lane, Bonita Springs, FL, 34135

American House Bonita Springs Senior Living is conveniently located near Interstate 75 in Bonita Springs, Florida, just a short drive from Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker. Visitors give … (read more)
American House Bonita Springs Senior Living is conveniently located near Interstate 75 in Bonita Springs, Florida, just a short drive from Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker. Visitors give … (read more)

American House Coconut Point

8460 Murano Del Lago Drive, Bonita Springs, FL, 34135

We found American House for my father. We’re very happy with them. It’s the best out of all the choices we had. My mother is very happy with them. They actually gave us what was meant for two resident … (read more)
We found American House for my father. We’re very happy with them. It’s the best out of all the choices we had. My mother is very happy with them. They actually gave us what was meant for two resident … (read more)

Inspired Living at Bonita Springs

27221 Bay Landing Drive, Bonita Springs, FL, 34135

The staff at Inspired Living Bonita Springs is very personable and seem to be very caring. The manager right now has only been there a short time , but he’s trying to make the place as good as it coul … (read more)
The staff at Inspired Living Bonita Springs is very personable and seem to be very caring. The manager right now has only been there a short time , but he’s trying to make the place as good as it coul … (read more)

2015, 2016

Renaissance at The Terraces

26455 S Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL, 34134

Renaissance at the Terraces, located in Bonita Springs, Florida, is near the Bay Crossings shopping center and numerous restaurants. Visitors say the private rooms are clean with large windows, and th … (read more)
Renaissance at the Terraces, located in Bonita Springs, Florida, is near the Bay Crossings shopping center and numerous restaurants. Visitors say the private rooms are clean with large windows, and th … (read more)

2019

Opal Senior Living Memory Care of Naples

1155 Encore Way, Naples, FL, 34110

First, there is a new director every few months. This latest one is rude and argumentative. She does not take responsibility for anything. My mother’s room has holes in the walls, a toilet that doesn’ … (read more)
First, there is a new director every few months. This latest one is rude and argumentative. She does not take responsibility for anything. My mother’s room has holes in the walls, a toilet that doesn’ … (read more)

Canterfield of Fort Myers

18301 Trifecta Lane, Ft Myers, FL, 33967

Canterfield of Fort Myers has more than one outside courtyard. The memory care is all locked down so you don’t have to worry about them wandering out. They seemed to have the same amount of staff memb … (read more)
Canterfield of Fort Myers has more than one outside courtyard. The memory care is all locked down so you don’t have to worry about them wandering out. They seemed to have the same amount of staff memb … (read more)

Gull Point at Estero

22900 Lynden Drive, Estero, FL, 33928

I chose Gull Point at Estero for my wife because they have the best care for her condition. I felt very comfortable about leaving her there. It’s a very nice facility, the rooms are nice and clean and … (read more)
I chose Gull Point at Estero for my wife because they have the best care for her condition. I felt very comfortable about leaving her there. It’s a very nice facility, the rooms are nice and clean and … (read more)

Naples Green Village

101 Cypress Way E., Naples, FL, 34110

We chose Naples Green Village for my husband because it’s smaller. I liked the people, and they are dog friendly and music friendly. Those are things that my husband likes, and I’ve been able to take … (read more)
We chose Naples Green Village for my husband because it’s smaller. I liked the people, and they are dog friendly and music friendly. Those are things that my husband likes, and I’ve been able to take … (read more)

Bayshore Memory Care

1260 Creekside Blvd. E., Naples, FL, 34109

I was very happy that my wife got out of Bayshore Memory Care. They did not treat her badly, they just treated her as though she was just a potted plant, sitting there to be taken care of. I had to ge … (read more)
I was very happy that my wife got out of Bayshore Memory Care. They did not treat her badly, they just treated her as though she was just a potted plant, sitting there to be taken care of. I had to ge … (read more)

2015

Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh

4800 Aston Gardens Way, Naples, FL, 34109

Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, located in the north end of Naples, Florida, is close to I-75 and Walmart Supercenter. Visitors say the rooms are spacious and well decorated and that the facility has … (read more)
Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh, located in the north end of Naples, Florida, is close to I-75 and Walmart Supercenter. Visitors say the rooms are spacious and well decorated and that the facility has … (read more)

All Seasons Naples

15450 Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL, 34110


Watercrest Naples

9015 Bellaire Bay Dr, Naples, FL, 34120

Both of my parents were residents at this facility for approximately two years. We have nothing but good things to say. Lots of activities. Always bathed and dressed. Spiritual needs met. Lots of fond … (read more)
Both of my parents were residents at this facility for approximately two years. We have nothing but good things to say. Lots of activities. Always bathed and dressed. Spiritual needs met. Lots of fond … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Bonita Springs

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Florida. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Bonita Springs

Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation is responsible for the licensing and regulation of all long-term care facilities in Bonita Springs, including memory care communities. Once facilities have been licensed, follow-up inspections are conducted on a biennial basis to ensure they remain compliant with state laws and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Bonita Springs

  • With miles of beaches and many parks and golf courses, Bonita Springs offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Seniors can also enjoy local concerts and festivals throughout the year, including the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.
  • Living in Bonita Springs can be expensive in terms of housing, health care and grocery costs. The overall cost of living is given an index score of 113.8, which is higher than both the statewide median of 102.8 and the national average of 100. However, transportation costs are lower than both the state and national averages.
  • Seniors in Bonita Springs benefit from retiree-friendly tax policies. Florida has no sales tax and doesn’t levy taxes on Social Security benefits or retirement income from pensions, IRAs or 401(k)s.
  • Bonita Springs is a great spot for seniors looking to escape cold, snowy winters. Temperatures tend to stay above 53 degrees, and seniors can expect to see 271 days of sunshine. The city can experience heavy rainfall and storms during hurricane season, however. Seniors should also be mindful that the summer heat can be overwhelming.
  • Crime rates in Bonita Springs are slightly higher than the average U.S. city, receiving ratings of 25 for violent crime and 47.3 for property crime, compared to the national averages of 22.7 and 35.4, respectively. Fortunately, most memory care facilities have secured entrances, surveillance equipment and state-of-the-art security features.
  • LeeTran offers reliable public transportation for seniors across Lee County. The system offers 18 fixed-route bus services as well as a park and ride trolley and ADA paratransit service. Seniors aged 65 and older are eligible for discounted fares.
  • Seniors in Bonita Springs have great access to health care services, including Lee Health Coconut Point hospital and several NCH Healthcare System locations, including an emergency department, wound care center and immediate care facility.

Paying for Memory Care in Bonita Springs

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

The typical cost of care at a memory care community in Bonita Springs is $5,418 per month. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Bonita Springs memory care costs are higher than the statewide median of $5,000, but they’re more than $200 lower than the U.S. national average. In Punta Gorda, care costs are significantly more affordable at $4,188 per month. They’re also slightly less expensive in the  North Port area at $5,181 per month. The cost of memory care in Miami is comparable to Bonita Springs, costing just $63 more per month. The most expensive nearby option is Naples, where seniors can expect to pay $6,625 per month.

$5418

Bonita Springs

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$4188

Punta Gorda

$6625

Naples

$5181

North Port

$5481

Miami

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day health care is ideal for seniors with minimal needs and costs just $1,603 per month. Assisted Living is the next most affordable option at $4,334. In-home care and home health care are comparable to memory care at $5,196 per month. The most expensive care option is nursing home care, as it involves the highest level of supervision and personal assistance. Average rates are $9,186 for a semiprivate room.

$5418

Memory Care

$5196

In-Home Care

$5196

Home Health Care

$1603

Adult Day Health Care

$4334

Assisted Living Facility

$9186

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Bonita Springs was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Cape Coral, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Bonita Springs

In Bonita Springs, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Florida page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Florida page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Bonita Springs

There are a number of local organizations and government-sponsored agencies that support aging adults in Bonita Springs. These groups offer information and assistance with accessing health benefits, organizing personal finances, finding support groups and navigating long-term care options. Many also have specialized programs and services tailored to the needs of those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

Resource

Contact

Service

(239) 652-6900 or toll-free at (866) 413-5337

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida provides information and resources to seniors aged 60 and up living in Lee and Collier counties. The nonprofit organization helps connect seniors and their families with long-term care and support services such as Medicare counseling, legal aid, case management and evidence-based wellness programming. It also operates an elder helpline that seniors can call for information and program referrals

(239) 405-7008 or (800) 272-3900

Assisting seniors and families impacted by Alzheimer's and other dementias, the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association provides local support services, educational programming and advocacy. The organization is also responsible for fundraising and research efforts to find a cure. Seniors can visit a local office for assistance or speak to a specialist via the 24/7 helpline

(239) 437-3007

The Dubin Center offers dementia-specific programs and services to help seniors and their families navigate the challenges of Alzheimer's. These include caregiver education programs, resource referrals, informational speaker events and support groups. As a nonprofit agency, the center's programming is free or offered at a low cost.

(239) 533-7900

The Lee County Department of Human & Veteran Services functions as a collective hub of resources to serve the needs of veterans. The agency offers programs and services in the categories of financial assistance, homeless assistance and veteran assistance. This includes helping veterans and their dependents apply for benefits such as pensions, disability compensation, health benefits and claims appeals

(239) 399-4881

The Bonita Senior Center is dedicated to helping local seniors aged 50 and older lead healthy, active lifestyles. Its range of services and programs include educational seminars, health screenings, social activities, exercise programs and community lunches. While the center does charge a small annual membership fee, it covers seniors' participation in all programming and activities

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Florida