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Assisted Living in Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers, a city of 86,395 people in southwest Florida, has much to recommend to retirement-age adults. Its extremely pleasant winters see temperature highs staying firmly in the mid-70s from December through February. Across the state of Florida, the cost of living is generally 2.8% higher than elsewhere in the United States, but in Fort Myers, it’s 3.8% below that average. What’s more, Florida has no income tax requirement. These senior-friendly features result in a larger-than-normal percentage of older adults calling Fort Myers home; 22.2% of the city’s residents are senior citizens.

Older adults looking to make the move to Fort Myers may consider assisted living as an alternative to independent housing or a nursing care facility. Staff and medical professionals in an assisted living community offer residents help with the basic activities of everyday living, such as grooming and eating. According to Genworth Financial, the average monthly cost for assisted living in Fort Myers is $4,334, slightly less than the U.S. average.

This guide to assisted living in Fort Myers examines such costs in other Florida cities. It also lists some senior-focused resources that can help you get the most out of your retirement in southwest Florida.

16 Assisted Living communities in Fort Myers, FL | 13 nearby communities

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1. Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

7460 Lake Breeze Drive, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. American House Fort Myers

14001 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Amavida at Lakes Park

7820 Fanning Court, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Opal at Lakes Park

14521 Lakewood Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33919

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Bayside Senior Living

3501 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL, 33903

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Discovery Commons Cypress Point

6870 Alister Way, Fort Myers, FL, 33912

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Thandi’s Care Home – Residential Assisted Living

3800 La Rue Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33905

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. The Palms of Fort Myers

2674 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (833) 949-3263

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9. Calusa Harbour

2525 First Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Discovery Village At The Forum

2619 Forum Boulevard,, Fort Myers, FL, 33905

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Merrill Gardens at Barkley Place

36 Barkley Circle, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. The Rose Garden of Fort Myers

2117 Earl Road, Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Springwood Court

12780 Kenwood Lane, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Seaside at Fort Myers

15800 Beachwalk Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 33908

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Noble Senior Living at Fort Myers

1896 Park Meadows Dr, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Fort Myers Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

7173 Cypress Dr, Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Assisted Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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13 matching communities nearby Fort Myers

1. The Windsor of Cape Coral

831 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Brookdale Cape Coral

1416 Country Club Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL, 33990

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Canterfield of Fort Myers

18301 Trifecta Lane, Ft Myers, FL, 33967

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Highpoint at Cape Coral

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Gallery at Cape Coral

2219 Chiquita Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Atrium at Liberty Park

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

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Lehigh Acres Assisted Living

1251 Business Way, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33936

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Love Assisted Living Facility II

2920 SW 7th Pl, Cape Coral, FL, 33914

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3000 / mo

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9. Omega Assisted Living

1209 NW 35 Place, Cape Coral, FL, 33993

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Dornoch Place

2728 SE 16 Place, Cape Coral, FL, 33904

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Elite ALF at Cape Coral

4920 Viceroy Ct, Cape Coral, FL, 33904

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. The Woodlands – Closed

825 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL, 33991

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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Heron Pond Apartments, Lehigh Acres, FL

13. Heron Pond Apartments

1230 Village Lakes Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL, 33972

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Fort Myers

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Florida. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities 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.

Paying For Assisted Living in Fort Myers

Fort Myers seniors pay an average of $4,334 per month for assisted living care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Fort Myers

The city’s price for assisted living falls between Florida and U.S. averages. Throughout Florida, the average price is $4,000 a month, but the U.S. average of $4,500 is roughly 4% higher than Fort Myers’. 

$4334

Fort Myers

$4000

Florida

$4500

The United States

There’s a fairly wide price range for assisted living throughout the state. Prices are lowest in Gainesville, where seniors pay just $2,350, and Tampa residents also see relatively low costs of $3,350 a month. Miami’s price of $4,385 is similar to Fort Myers’, with Florida capital Tallahassee a bit more expensive at $4,650. The high end of the Florida price range for assisted living is represented by Naples at $5,300, with Panama City not too far behind at $5,081 a month.

$4334

Fort Myers

$4385

Miami

$3350

Tampa

$4650

Tallahassee

$5081

Panama City

$2350

Gainesville

$5300

Naples

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

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Fort Myers

More ways to pay for assisted living in Florida

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

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

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Florida.

Fort Myers Assisted Living Resources

Resource

Contact

Service

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida 

(866) 413-5337

The AAASWFL is a central point for information regarding resources for older adults in the Fort Myers area. Operators of its Elder Helpline can put seniors in touch with government and nonprofit programs that can help them locate, investigate and pay for long-term care. The AAASWFL also helps battle elder abuse in the region, providing a dedicated reporting hotline and raising awareness through special events and caregiver training. 

Dr. Piper Center

(239) 332-5346

This organization focuses on getting seniors involved in the local community through volunteer opportunities. Programs include a Senior Companions initiative that connects isolated seniors with new friends to improve their quality of life, as well as a Faith in Action program aimed at connecting senior volunteer drivers with homebound seniors who need assistance running errands and getting to medical appointments. 

Fort Myers Library Talking Books Program

(239) 533-4780

Seniors who have vision issues or physical disabilities that hamper their ability to read traditional books can take advantage of this library’s audiobook and audio magazine program. The Talking Book program is available in person at the library, by mail or by download, and many materials are available in both Spanish and English.

Find a Ride Florida

(239) 225-1900

This straightforward online portal helps Florida seniors easily find rides between any destinations in the state by selecting the purpose of their trip and stating any medical- or age-related accommodations they may need. Providers include traditional ridesharing and taxi services as well as senior-focused volunteer organizations. 

Florida Gulf Coast University Non-Degree Student Admissions 

(239) 590-1000 

Florida state law allows state residents 60 years of age and up to take non-credit classes for free at state universities. Space is limited, so each university handles the application process slightly differently; contact a specific state university registrar’s office for details on its availability. Fort Myers’ Florida Gulf Coast University allows seniors to sign up for a total of 15 credit hours, though such classes cannot count toward a degree.

Fort Myers Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted Living Facilities in the Fort Myers area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in Florida