26 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Lee County is $4,697 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Charlotte County with an average starting cost of $3,821.
To help you with your search, browse the 66 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lee County 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 33 families in Lee County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Lee County, call (855) 863-8283.
Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, FL
What to Consider About Memory Care in Lee County
Lee County is on the western coast of the Florida panhandle, with a county seat of Ft. Myers. The county has a population of 739,224, including 28 percent, or 26,000 residents, who are age 65 or older and in the primary age bracket for Alzheimer's disease.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licenses and regulates assisted living facilities that support seniors with cognitive impairments as an Extended Congregate Care facility or ECC. Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Bonita Springs house the majority of the 20 ECCs in Lee County.
- Crime is rated on a scale with one being the safest area and 100 representing the most dangerous. The national average for violent crime is 31.1, and Lee County's ranking is nearly 16 points higher at 47.4. Property crime in the U.S. averages 38.1 as compared to 51.3 in Lee County. Seniors with dementia can benefit from the extra security an ECC provides.
- Florida is one of the few states that does not have a state income tax, and other tax laws favor seniors, especially those on a fixed income. The money that families might have used for taxes can be spent instead on daily living expenses and care for seniors in an ECC.
Cost of living estimates are based on a national median of 100. Lee County's overall cost of living is 114, and healthcare, in particular, is 120. Families should keep that in mind when searching for an ECC in Lee County.
- Lee County receives 56 inches of rainfall annually, compared to the national average of 39 inches, and the southern location means it never gets snow. An average U.S. city has 205 sunny days per year, while Lee County has 266 sunny days annually. Seniors with joint pain or respiratory problems enjoy the mild climate, where winter lows only drop to 52 degrees, and summer highs stretch to 91. Lee County earned 82 out of 100 in Sperling's Comfort Index.
Paying for Memory Care in Lee County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Lee County start around $4,697 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,048 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Lee County 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 Memory Care in Lee County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Florida page.
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 Lee County
Lee County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Lee County, please visit our Memory Care in Florida page.
Directory of Winners in the Lee County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Lee County
Lee County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Florida are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Florida page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Lee County
Review of Thrive at Beachwalk
If I could go back, I would not have sent my family member to Thrive's memory care facility. They do not know and are not staffed properly to care for anyone with advanced dementia. We ended up... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers
The staff is very caring. Activities are excellent. They have gone the extra mile to make my dad feel at home. Read more
Review of Gladwell Fort Myers
My mom is at the memory care unit of Gladwell Fort Myers. First of all, they realized that I had an immediate need, because my mother would disappear on us after dark, and it was a big ordeal to fi... Read more