Cape Coral, a city on Florida’s warm Gulf Coast, is known for its many canals and variety of birdlife. The city has a population of 194,495, and around 22.7% of its residents are aged 65 and over. Seniors in the city have access to excellent health care at Cape Coral Hospital, which was rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2021 by HealthGrades

Nursing homes offer constant medical supervision and monitoring for seniors who are very frail or have a chronic illness. The care is provided by teams of registered nurses who are on-site 24/7 to provide care and support. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room in nursing home care in Cape Coral is $8,730, almost $1,000 more than the national average of $7,756. Seniors living in Cape Coral may want to look at alternative care options such as assisted living and home care services if they don’t require the level of care available through nursing homes. 

This guide discusses the costs of care in Cape Coral and lists available resources for seniors.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Cape Coral, FL

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)

Coral Trace Health Care

216 SANTA BARBARA BLVD, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

The place is VERY depressing, sad rooms, sad furniture, and the outside areas are unappealing. Staff is aloof, uncaring, and appears to be annoyed when you try to visit. the people at the front desk … (read more)
The place is VERY depressing, sad rooms, sad furniture, and the outside areas are unappealing. Staff is aloof, uncaring, and appears to be annoyed when you try to visit. the people at the front desk … (read more)

Rehab and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral

2629 DEL PRADO BLVD, Cape Coral, FL, 33904

My mother was at Rehab and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral. You had some very pleasant and attentive people that work there, and then there were some who treated my mother like a child. Some of the ad … (read more)
My mother was at Rehab and Healthcare Center of Cape Coral. You had some very pleasant and attentive people that work there, and then there were some who treated my mother like a child. Some of the ad … (read more)

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Calusa Harbour

2525 First Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Situated on the waterfront in Fort Myers, Florida, Calusa Harbour offers the choice between independent and assisted living as well as licensed nursing care. With stunning views right outside the door … (read more)
Situated on the waterfront in Fort Myers, Florida, Calusa Harbour offers the choice between independent and assisted living as well as licensed nursing care. With stunning views right outside the door … (read more)

The Arbor at Shell Point

15071 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

My mother moved in Shell Point Larsen Pavilion in August of 2006 and died in December of 2010. My father and I liked them very much and I give them two thumbs up. We thought they did a good job. They … (read more)
My mother moved in Shell Point Larsen Pavilion in August of 2006 and died in December of 2010. My father and I liked them very much and I give them two thumbs up. We thought they did a good job. They … (read more)

Citrus Gardens of Fort Myers

7173 Cypress Drive Southwest, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

This is a great facility, very clean with amazing staff, very professional therapy team and caring nurses, also the activities are fun and entertaining.
This is a great facility, very clean with amazing staff, very professional therapy team and caring nurses, also the activities are fun and entertaining.

Signature Healthcare of College Park

13755 Golf Club Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL, 33919

My mother-in-law was transferred from the hospital to Signature Healthcare. It was the only one that would take her insurance. She’s been there a month now. It’s pretty close to where we live. The sta … (read more)
My mother-in-law was transferred from the hospital to Signature Healthcare. It was the only one that would take her insurance. She’s been there a month now. It’s pretty close to where we live. The sta … (read more)

The Preserve

14750 Hope Center Loop, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

My dad is in The Preserve. He’s only been there during the COVID, so basically I can’t go in any farther than the front door, but doing everything sort of by remote, by telephone call and stuff. They … (read more)
My dad is in The Preserve. He’s only been there during the COVID, so basically I can’t go in any farther than the front door, but doing everything sort of by remote, by telephone call and stuff. They … (read more)

Healthpark Care Center, Inc

16131 Roserush Court, Fort Myers, FL, 33908

When this woman was first admitted she had a crossdresser ( man ) checking her body for cuts or bruises. How creepy is that. On a more positive note Brandy was a shining star among many nurses who are … (read more)
When this woman was first admitted she had a crossdresser ( man ) checking her body for cuts or bruises. How creepy is that. On a more positive note Brandy was a shining star among many nurses who are … (read more)

Page Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center

2310 N Airport Road, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

I am stunned that this facility continues to take "victims" in. These people are mean, do not understand nor care about the patient, do not bathe the residents and simply do not care for the vulne … (read more)
I am stunned that this facility continues to take "victims" in. These people are mean, do not understand nor care about the patient, do not bathe the residents and simply do not care for the vulne … (read more)

Evans Health Care

3735 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

My mother is in Evans Health Care. It’s been okay so far. It’s been fine. She has no complaints about the food. She seemed to be okay in her room. She received therapy when she first came in, but she’ … (read more)
My mother is in Evans Health Care. It’s been okay so far. It’s been fine. She has no complaints about the food. She seemed to be okay in her room. She received therapy when she first came in, but she’ … (read more)

Consulate Health Care Of North Fort Myers

991 Pondella Road, Fort Myers, FL, 33903

I have a sister in your care. I called teice to see how she is doing. Got an answer the first time. My younger sister has been talking to the nurse Sherry who is taking care ov my sister who has contr … (read more)
I have a sister in your care. I called teice to see how she is doing. Got an answer the first time. My younger sister has been talking to the nurse Sherry who is taking care ov my sister who has contr … (read more)

Manorcare Health Services

13881 Eagle Ridge Drive , Fort Myers, FL, 33912

My wife was in rehab at Manorcare Health Services. I didn’t think they gave her as good care as they should have. She was there for physical therapy and they didn’t do much for her there. The first ti … (read more)
My wife was in rehab at Manorcare Health Services. I didn’t think they gave her as good care as they should have. She was there for physical therapy and they didn’t do much for her there. The first ti … (read more)

Heritage Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare

2826 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Sad sad sad place. Find another facility. Executive Director is gone. Director of Nursing is gone. Director of Physical Therapy is gone. All within a short time. Now they have failed the State … (read more)
Sad sad sad place. Find another facility. Executive Director is gone. Director of Nursing is gone. Director of Physical Therapy is gone. All within a short time. Now they have failed the State … (read more)

Winkler Court

3250 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, FL, 33916

I arrived in terrible pain and it took 2.5 hours and 3 phone calls from my brother to get pain medicine. I was put in a bed and for the next 2 days I was on my own, the nurse call button did not work … (read more)
I arrived in terrible pain and it took 2.5 hours and 3 phone calls from my brother to get pain medicine. I was put in a bed and for the next 2 days I was on my own, the nurse call button did not work … (read more)

Heartland Health Care Center Fort Myers

1600 Matthew Drive , Fort Myers, FL, 33907

DO NOT EVER ALLOW THIS FACILITY TO HELP ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. My husband was a patient in Heartland, first in the rehab, then moved to full time, in the beginning he liked it, until Lisa his case … (read more)
DO NOT EVER ALLOW THIS FACILITY TO HELP ONE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. My husband was a patient in Heartland, first in the rehab, then moved to full time, in the beginning he liked it, until Lisa his case … (read more)

Lodge At Cypress Cove, The

10500 Cypress Cove Dr, Fort Myers, FL, 33908


Shady Rest Care Pavilion

2310 NORTH AIRPORT RD, Fort Myers, FL, 33907


Lee Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit

2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, 33901



Nursing Home Costs in Cape Coral, FL

In Cape Coral, the average monthly cost of nursing home care is $8,730 for a semiprivate room and $9,566 for a private room.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Seniors looking at nursing home care facilities in Cape Coral may be interested to see how the local cost of care compares to that of neighboring cities. Using the average monthly cost of a semiprivate room as a comparative point, the cost of care in Cape Coral is higher than the national average of $7,756 and similar to the Florida state average of $8,669. 

The average monthly cost of care reaches five digits in Naples at $10,391. Punta Gorda, North Port and Miami are all in the low-$9,000 range, also more expensive than Cape Coral.

$8730

Cape Coral

$8669

Florida

$7756

The United States

$10391

Naples

$9125

Punta Gorda

$9186

North Port

$9095

Miami

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The lowest-cost care option in Cape Coral is adult day care, which has a monthly average cost of $1,625. Assisted living carries an average monthly fee of $4,500. Home care and home health care have average monthly costs of $4,576 and $4,767, respectively; both are good options for seniors wanting to safely remain in their own homes. At the other end of the cost scale, nursing home care has a monthly average cost of $8,730 for a semiprivate room and $9,566 for a private room.

$1625

Adult day care

$4500

Assisted living

$4576

Home care

$4767

Home health care

$8730

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9566

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Cape Coral, FL

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Cape Coral, FL

These resources may be of interest to seniors who need assistance to safely remain in their own homes and are not yet ready to make the move to nursing home care or want to avoid moving if possible. One resource provides unbiased information to seniors regarding state health care options for seniors needing to move to a care facility. 

ResourceContactService
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida(239) 652-6900The AAASWFL administers a range of programs to assist seniors living in Cape Coral. Services include respite care, emergency home energy assistance, health and wellness workshops, and home or community-based care. The AAASWFL also oversees the distribution of federal and state grants for seniors. 
SHINE(866) 413-5337The SHINE program provides personalized, free and unbiased information regarding state health insurance plans to seniors and their families. Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance companies and ensure that seniors are on the best plan for their particular situation. Volunteer counselors can assist seniors in applying for financial assistance options that are available to seniors requiring long-term care in a nursing home care facility.
Community Cooperative Meals on Wheels(239) 337-1055The Community Cooperative is a nonprofit organization that runs the Meals on Wheels program in Cape Coral. The program delivers nutritious and hot meals to homebound seniors over the age of 60 who can no longer shop or cook for themselves. Volunteers deliver the meals around noon each weekday from Monday to Friday and carry out a social check on the seniors at the same time, reporting to staff members if anything is amiss. There is a requested donation for each meal but financial assistance options are available for those who cannot afford to contribute to the program. Special diets can be accommodated on request, and the service is available on a short or long-term basis.