Cape Coral in Florida has an estimated population of 194,000, and around 24% of residents are seniors aged 65 and over. These seniors are in a high-risk group for Alzheimer’s and other memory loss-related disorders. According to information from the CDC, the number of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Cape Coral has increased by 66.48% from 2014 to 2018. Studies by the Alzheimer’s Association have shown that there are currently around 6.5 million people in the United States affected by memory-loss disorders, and this number is projected to increase to 12.7 million by 2050. 

This is all very concerning, but luckily, seniors living in Cape Coral have access to a number of excellent memory care facilities that are staffed 24/7 by employees who are trained to assist seniors with cognitive impairment disorders. These memory care facilities may also provide a range of therapy services that have been specifically designed to slow down the advance of Alzheimer’s and even improve cognitive abilities. This guide provides an overview of the pros and cons of living in Cape Coral, the costs of memory care and alternative care options and a list of resources for seniors in the city.

Memory Care Facilities in Cape Coral, FL

2022

The Windsor of Cape Coral

831 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

The Windsor of Cape Coral is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents love the clean and comfortable living spaces, tasty food options and helpful and acco … (read more)
The Windsor of Cape Coral is an assisted living and memory care facility located in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents love the clean and comfortable living spaces, tasty food options and helpful and acco … (read more)

The Waters of Cape Coral

2219 Chiquita Blvd South, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

I visited The Waters of Cape Coral and I liked it very much. The staff was excellent. The apartments were very, very nice, I liked them. They have an exercise room, they have outdoor area, and they ha … (read more)
I visited The Waters of Cape Coral and I liked it very much. The staff was excellent. The apartments were very, very nice, I liked them. They have an exercise room, they have outdoor area, and they ha … (read more)

Atrium at Liberty Park

1321 NE 24th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL, 33909

We visited Atrium at Liberty Park. I thought it’d be great for my wife. The price was probably in the middle of the line. They’d do a better job of treating her than I would. I’m afraid that she is at … (read more)
We visited Atrium at Liberty Park. I thought it’d be great for my wife. The price was probably in the middle of the line. They’d do a better job of treating her than I would. I’m afraid that she is at … (read more)

Brookdale Santa Barbara

911 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

My mom is a resident of Brookdale Santa Barbara, and so far, it’s been really good. I think it’s clean. They’re very caring towards the people that are here and are very attentive to them. They’re alw … (read more)
My mom is a resident of Brookdale Santa Barbara, and so far, it’s been really good. I think it’s clean. They’re very caring towards the people that are here and are very attentive to them. They’re alw … (read more)

Highpoint at Cape Coral

1701 Four Mile Cove Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL, 33990

It is brand new and very clean. The people were very courteous, and they seemed to answer all the needs that my father-in-law would have. The rooms are small, but adequate. They’re in lockdown, and my … (read more)
It is brand new and very clean. The people were very courteous, and they seemed to answer all the needs that my father-in-law would have. The rooms are small, but adequate. They’re in lockdown, and my … (read more)

Gulf Coast Village

1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL, 33991

Gulf Coast Village is located in Cape Coral, Florida, only a few blocks away from many parks, shops and restaurants. Visitors and residents proudly state that the facility is spacious, clean and well- … (read more)
Gulf Coast Village is located in Cape Coral, Florida, only a few blocks away from many parks, shops and restaurants. Visitors and residents proudly state that the facility is spacious, clean and well- … (read more)

Hampton Manor of Cape Coral

1906 Skyline Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

My wife is currently at Hampton Manor of Cape Coral for respite care. They’re doing a good job with her, as she requires pretty much constant care. The memory unit is locked down, but she can’t really … (read more)
My wife is currently at Hampton Manor of Cape Coral for respite care. They’re doing a good job with her, as she requires pretty much constant care. The memory unit is locked down, but she can’t really … (read more)

Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

7460 Lake Breeze Dr., Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is nestled in the popular resort community of Fort Myers, Florida, and is just minutes away from a number of shopping centers and medical facilities. Residents and lo … (read more)
Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is nestled in the popular resort community of Fort Myers, Florida, and is just minutes away from a number of shopping centers and medical facilities. Residents and lo … (read more)

2018

Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers

9461 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers is a beautiful memory care community located in the Health Park District, close to beaches and beautiful downtown Fort Myers, Florida. As part of the HealthPark Hospi … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers is a beautiful memory care community located in the Health Park District, close to beaches and beautiful downtown Fort Myers, Florida. As part of the HealthPark Hospi … (read more)

2022

American House Fort Myers

14001 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

I like American House Fort Myers a lot. I believe it would be a great place for people looking for assisted living without memory impairment. The residents I saw who had gone to the jazz event were st … (read more)
I like American House Fort Myers a lot. I believe it would be a great place for people looking for assisted living without memory impairment. The residents I saw who had gone to the jazz event were st … (read more)

2016

Brookdale Fort Myers The Colony

13565 American Colony Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

My dad has moved into Brookdale Fort Myers The Colony. The staff was great, they were very attentive. The place was nice and was well-kept. The residents were really cute, they were nice. They had chu … (read more)
My dad has moved into Brookdale Fort Myers The Colony. The staff was great, they were very attentive. The place was nice and was well-kept. The residents were really cute, they were nice. They had chu … (read more)

Amavida Senior Living

7650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33907


Arden Courts of Fort Myers

15950 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

I currently take care of my mother who has Alzheimer’s. As of late I have been going out of my mind trying to keep things at bay. Unless you experience your loved one deteriorate and become a strange … (read more)
I currently take care of my mother who has Alzheimer’s. As of late I have been going out of my mind trying to keep things at bay. Unless you experience your loved one deteriorate and become a strange … (read more)

Seaside at Fort Myers

15800 Beachwalk Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 33908

Everyone I come into this community it’s so welcoming, staff are so friendly and helpful, it’s very beautiful here. We loved the activities and the programs they now offer since they are under new … (read more)
Everyone I come into this community it’s so welcoming, staff are so friendly and helpful, it’s very beautiful here. We loved the activities and the programs they now offer since they are under new … (read more)

The Palms of Fort Myers

2674 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Located between Gateway and the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, The Palms of Fort Meyers is an assisted living facility that has a lot to offer. Family members like that their loved ones can stay … (read more)
Located between Gateway and the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, The Palms of Fort Meyers is an assisted living facility that has a lot to offer. Family members like that their loved ones can stay … (read more)

2015

Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers

9731 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

I’ve toured Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers for my mom. I was looking for long-term at the time for her, but they were going to put her in more of the highest-level memory. I was concerned about her … (read more)
I’ve toured Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers for my mom. I was looking for long-term at the time for her, but they were going to put her in more of the highest-level memory. I was concerned about her … (read more)

The Rose Garden of Fort Myers

2117 Earl Road, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

The Rose Garden of Fort Myers looked like the best one. It was in the right price range. When I met the girl, she was very in tune with the needs of the seniors around her. The staff members were very … (read more)
The Rose Garden of Fort Myers looked like the best one. It was in the right price range. When I met the girl, she was very in tune with the needs of the seniors around her. The staff members were very … (read more)

2022

Wickshire Fort Myers

3501 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Fort Myers, FL, 33903

My sister has moved into Wickshire Fort Myers. The food is exceptional. We have chosen this for her because of its cleanliness, professionalism, attentiveness, and the quality of the activities. There … (read more)
My sister has moved into Wickshire Fort Myers. The food is exceptional. We have chosen this for her because of its cleanliness, professionalism, attentiveness, and the quality of the activities. There … (read more)

Discovery Commons Cypress Point

6870 Alister Way, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Cypress Point is a distinctive assisted living facility featuring beautifully appointed residences and superior amenities, including a restaurant-style dining room, wal … (read more)
Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Cypress Point is a distinctive assisted living facility featuring beautifully appointed residences and superior amenities, including a restaurant-style dining room, wal … (read more)

CLOSED – Coastal Gardens Senior Living

3625 Hidden Tree Lane, Fort Myers, FL, 33901


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Cape Coral

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 Cape Coral

The Bureau of Health Facility Regulation regulates and licenses all memory care facilities in Cape Coral and across the state of Florida. It monitors the facilities and ensures that they are following all regulations by carrying out regular scheduled and surprise inspections. Warnings are issued to facilities found to be breaking regulations, and their licenses can be revoked.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Cape Coral

  • Cape Coral has one main hospital, Cape Coral Hospital, and a number of additional hospitals and medical facilities can be found in nearby Fort Myers. Cape Coral Hospital offers a wide range of services, including cardiology, pain management, behavioral health and chronic disease programs. 
  • Seniors who enjoy the sunshine and warm days may like living in Cape Coral. The city receives an average of 265 days of sunshine each year, and there is no chance of snow. The summers are hot and humid, but the winters are mild, allowing seniors to get outside throughout the year.
  • The crime rate in Cape Coral is much lower than the U.S. average. Seniors should feel safe living in most neighborhoods in the city. Seniors who are worried about crime can rest assured that most memory care facilities have 24/7 security systems and restricted access.
  • The cost of living in Cape Coral is slightly higher than the national average. However, seniors living in memory care facilities have fixed monthly costs, allowing them to budget for those expenses without worrying about fluctuations in costs. 
  • Lee County provides transport for seniors in Cape Coral. The Cape Coral Mini-Bus is specifically designed for seniors who are no longer able to drive and don’t have access to public transport. A fee of $12 is charged for each round trip, and financial assistance is available. 

Paying for Memory Care in Cape Coral

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 average senior in Cape Coral pays around $5,418 for memory care per month. This is slightly higher than the Florida state average of $5,000 and similar to the U.S. national median of $5,625. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

The most affordable city for memory care in Florida is Gainesville, at $2,938 per month, which is almost $2,500 less than Cape Coral. Seniors in the state capital of Tallahassee pay an average of $5,813, and those in the city of Miami pay around $5,814 each month. Those seniors living in Naples pay the highest costs in the state, at an estimated $6,625 per month. 

$5418

Cape Coral

$5000

Florida

$5625

The United States

$2938

Gainesville

$5813

Tallahassee

$5814

Miami

$6625

Naples

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the lowest cost care option for seniors at around $1,603 per month. Assisted living provides 24/7 care and has a monthly average cost of $4,334. Seniors wanting to remain at home can look at home care and home health care, which both have a monthly average cost of $5,196. Those requiring full-time medical care should consider nursing home care, which is around $9,186 per month for a semiprivate room. 

$1603

Adult Day Health Care

$4334

Assisted Living Facility

$5196

Home Care

$5196

Home Health Care

$9186

Nursing Home Care (semiprivate room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Cape Coral

In Cape Coral, 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 Cape Coral

Seniors and their family members have access to a number of resources in Cape Coral to help them navigate the journey of memory loss. These organizations provide free information, support and guidance.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association of the Gulf Coast supports seniors, caregivers and family members. The organization hosts support groups and educational lectures. It advocates for seniors and hosts regular events to inform communities about memory loss disorders. The organization raises funds for Alzheimer's research in Florida and across the United States.

(407) 436-7750

The Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center provides information for seniors and their caregivers living in Florida. The organization helps seniors find memory care facilities in their area. In addition, it provides information regarding where to find assessment centers and specialist doctors. 

(800) 438-4380

The National Institute of Aging provides online information about Alzheimer's and lists current research trials across the country. Seniors can call the helpline to access information regarding Alzheimer's. 

(239) 495-4475

The Cape Coral Hospital hosts a monthly Memory Cafe event. Seniors and their caregivers spend time in a dementia-friendly environment. The aim of the events is for seniors to socialize and for caregivers to spend time with others in the same situation. 

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cape Coral

Cape Coral 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