24 Memory Care Facilities in Lee County, FL
The average cost of memory care in Lee County is $4,887 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Charlotte County with an average starting cost of $4,565.
To help you with your search, browse the 46 reviews below for memory care facilities in Lee County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Lee County 4.1 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Charlotte County with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 21 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.
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 $4,810 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,855 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 The Palms of Fort Myers
This is the first facility my Father-in-law has been in that he likes. All the staff is so kind and helpful. I am so glad we chose The Palms to be his home. Read more
Review of Arden Courts of Ft. Myers
This facility is the best place for someone with Alzheimers/Dementia. I currently have 3 friends who have family members residing at Arden Ct. You can see how genuinely caring the leadership team ... Read more
Review of American House Bonita Springs Senior Living
My dad is now staying in American House Bonita Springs. They are very topnotch. It has worked out for us. The staff members are very good. They have great activities. They have a swimming pool and ... Read more