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Assisted Living in Lee County, FL

The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,000 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 27 assisted living facilities in Lee County and 17 in surrounding areas.

  • Assisted living: $4,000
  • Nursing home semiprivate room: $8,304
  • In-home care: $3,909
  • Adult day health services: $1,571

Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

7460 Lake Breeze Drive
Fort Myers, FL

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In walking distance to a variety of shopping and dining options, Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake offers ample opportunities for nearby recreation, combined with superb senior care.

Lamplight of Fort Myers

1896 Park Meadows Drive
Fort Myers, FL

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Residents of Lamplight of Fort Myers enjoy a park-like setting and amenities such as a heated swimming pool, gourmet cuisine and a geriatric physician who makes house calls.

The Windsor of Cape Coral

831 Santa Barbara Blvd
Cape Coral, FL

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At The Windsor, we are dedicated to each Residents' independence, choices and dignity.

Brookdale Bonita Springs

26850 S Bay Drive
Bonita Springs, FL

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4 Reviews

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Residents of Brookdale Bonita Springs enjoy an elegant, Mediterranean-style community that offers both independent and assisted living options.

Brookdale Cape Coral

1416 Country Club Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL

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2 Reviews

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Situated in a coastal town close to churches, shopping and medical services, Brookdale Cape Coral provides an exceptional and comfortable assisted living experience.

The Crossings At Hancock Creek

3501 Hancock Bridge Parkway
Fort Myers, FL

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The Crossings at Hancock Creek is a beautiful community where residents have the independence and freedom of choosing what is best for them. We focus on the giving our residents a purpose driven and meaningful life.

The Opal of Cape Coral

4920 Viceroy Court
Cape Coral, FL

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Juniper Village at Cape Coral offers delightfully home-like assisted living in Cape Coral, Florida. With meals, activities and loving caregivers, we are there to enable independence while providing the services needed.

The Rose Garden of Ft Myers

2117 Earl Rd
Fort Myers, FL

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The Rose Garden of Fort Meyers is a comfortable assisted living and memory care community supporting those who can no longer live safely alone. We have numerous features such as a movie theater, secure courtyard, club room, ball room and game room.

Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park

14521 Lakewood Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL

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Assisted living doesn’t get any better than the lush grounds, quiet residential setting and exceptional care provided at the senior community of Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park.

American House Bonita Springs

11400 Longfellow Lane
Bonita Springs, FL

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From independent to assisted living, our services at American House Bonita Springs Senior Living will adapt to your changing needs so you don't have to relocate to a new home.

American House Coconut Point

8460 Murano Del Lago Drive
Bonita Springs, FL

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1 Reviews

A charming, relaxing family-like community that truly feels like home and offers a full suite of care service, American House Coconut Point allows active seniors to live a lifestyle that is carefree and filled with friends.

Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers

9461 Healthpark Circle
Fort Myers, FL

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A peaceful community for individuals in need of Alzheimer's or memory care services, Pacifica Senior Living Fort Myers provides comfortable accommodations and amenities.

Cypress Point

6870 Alister Way
Fort Myers, FL

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Now open at the corner of Daniels and Six Mile Cypress Parkway and adjacent to the CenturyLink Sports Complex, Cypress Point in Fort Myers, FL is an exceptional assisted living, memory support and short-term respite care community that lets you…

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Thrive at Beachwalk

15800 Beachwalk Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL

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Here, boredom has been banished and replaced with opportunities to learn, places to explore, and new friends to meet. First among those friends will be our team members, who generally have the humor of Jerry Lewis and the charm of…

The Anthurium

1835 12Th Street East
Lehigh Acres, FL

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Residents of The Anthurium enjoy a variety of care services tailored to meet their individual needs and preferences.

American House Fort Myers

14001 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL

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Located adjacent to Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center, American House Ft. Myers is the latest American House community to be developed in Florida. Our community features Assisted Living and Memory Care services through our proprietary Love is Ageless® program. Our…

Atrium at Liberty Park

1321 NE 24th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL

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Opening September 2019 With bright and open amenity spaces to warm and spacious residences, Atrium at Liberty Park offers its residents all the comforts of home with the ease of maintenance-free living. Services Social calendar focusing on mind, body and…

Amavida Senior Living

7650 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, FL

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Welcome to Amavida, a 32-acre, resort-style senior living community in Fort Myers, Florida, designed for those who have a love of life. Choose from maintenance-free cottages, residences, apartments and suites. Indulge in exceptional amenities including a variety of pools, restaurants,…

Keystone Place at Four Mile Cove

1701 Four Mile Cove Parkway
Cape Coral, FL

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Retirement Living Redefined Wellness is much more than being in good health, it is living fully every day. Keystone Place at Four Mile Cove’s resident-driven Life Enrichment Program supports over 150 purposeful activities each month which provide endless opportunities for…

Discovery Village At The Forum

2619 Forum Boulevard,
Fort Myers, FL

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5 Reviews
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Discovery Village At The Forum is a state-of-the-art community in Fort Myers that features supervised independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Gulf Coast Village

1333 Santa Barbara Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL

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A lifestyle that is all about good times with new friends and family is found at Gulf Coast Village, a retirement community that offers seniors a full continuum of care for life.

Renaissance at the Terraces

26455 S. Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL

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Offering the freedom of independent living with the security of Unlimited Lifecare, The Terraces at Bonita Springs is Florida’s newest retirement community for active adults.

Barkley Place

36 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL

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The Arbor at Shell Point

15101 SHELL POINT BLVD.
Fort Myers, FL

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Dornoch Place

2728 SE 16 Place
Cape Coral, FL

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Dornoch Place is a small family owned business with 26 comfortable beds for your loved one. We are an affordable alternative to the larger institutional assisted living facilities and nursing homes or the smaller 5 bed family care homes which…

The Woodlands

825 Santa Barbara Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL

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The Woodlands is an assisted living community that provides customized care plan to each residents. Here residents maintain a healthy lifestyle and are encourage to socialize.

Topic’s AFCH

4231 Erindale Drive
North Fort Myers, FL

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The Topic Family has provided first-class family for over twenty years, and our residents are more than just "residents"—they're family.

Reviews of Lee County Assisted Living Facilities

Gulf Coast Village

Review by Local Professional | Expert

I visited Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral to seek a place for my mother if we decide to move to Florida. I was immediately negatively impressed by the building. The disappointment continued when touring an apartment in the assisted living. It seemed very outdated and uncared for. That would be a problem for my moth...

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I would rate highly Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake. They have very professional staff and their residents seemed very happy.

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

Review by Visitor | Consumer

I like the people, the place, and the parking at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake. I stayed there for lunch, and the food was good. The staff was very helpful. They have exercise, swimming pools, and recreational activities. They can take me shopping if I want to go on their schedule.

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

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I ended up at Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake and don’t like it all. The food and service in the dining room is mediocre; they don’t always have what’s on the menu or they don’t bring what a person orders even if it’s on the menu. The servers, with just one or two exceptions, are rude, disorganized, impatient, and no...

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

Review by Visitor | Consumer

Brookdale is a very nice facility that seemed to be well staffed and well maintained. My parents are currently living there. Security is very good, and the Alzheimer’s wing is under lock and key. My parents said they enjoy living there. They are on the first floor with a room large enough for their medical needs. The d...

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake

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Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is one of the facilities I would rate the highest because it was a small facility. We were very interested in bringing Mom to this place because of the layout and the friendliness of the staff. It was very clean and very nice, too.

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Map of Lee County Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Costs in Lee County

Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that the cost of assisted living in Lee County is the same as the national average of $4,000 and $500 per month more than the state average of $3,500. 

Prices for assisted living are lower in nearby Punta Gorda ($3,400) and North Port ($3,874), although further south, prices are significantly higher in Naples ($5,448). Compared to Lee County, assisted living costs are significantly lower  in inland areas such as Sebring ($3,038) and Lakeland ($2,808) as well as coastal Tampa ($3,250). 

Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Lee County, so data for Cape Coral, a city located in Lee County, was used. 

Cost of Assisted Living Comparison Chart

  • Lee County: $4,000
  • National average: $4,000
  • State average: $3,500
  • Punta Gorda: $3,400
  • North Port: $3,874
  • Naples: $5,448
  • Tampa: $3,250
  • Sebring: $3,038
  • Lakeland: $2,808

Care Cost Comparison

As with most areas throughout the country, the least expensive senior care option in Lee County is adult day health care and the most expensive is nursing home care. The wide range of prices for senior care services reflects the different types of care provided, the staff to senior ratio and the number of direct service hours each senior receives per month. 

Prices for assisted living in Lee County are similar to in-home services such as a homemaker or home health aide, however, residential senior care includes room and board. Seniors weighing their options should take into account that in-home care costs don’t include ongoing expenses like groceries, home maintenance and rent. This can make the total monthly cost of staying at home significantly higher than with assisted living. 

Cost of Homemaker/Home Health Aide Comparison Chart

  • Assisted living: $4,000
  • Homemaker services: $3,909
  • Home health aide: $4,385
  • Adult day health: $1,571
  • Nursing home care (semiprivate room): $8,304

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Lee County

Medicaid in Florida

Approximately 16 percent of Florida residents receive health care coverage through Medicaid, the nationwide health insurance program funded by the federal and state governments. 

Because Medicaid is designed to assist those who would otherwise not be able to afford health care or health insurance, there are strict income and asset limits placed on applicants. Currently, a single senior seeking Medicaid coverage can earn a maximum of $2,313 per month and own up to $2,000 in countable assets. For senior couples applying together, the limits are $4,626 in monthly income and $3,000 in assets.

Under Medicaid rules, certain assets are exempt. These include the applicant’s principal residence valued at $585,000 or less, personal effects such as clothing and jewelry, one vehicle, household furniture and a non-revocable burial trust. 

Seniors who are already deemed eligible for Supplemental Security Income automatically qualify for Medicaid coverage in Florida. No additional application is needed unless the senior requires a nursing home level of care. 

Florida residents 65 and older who qualify for Medicaid, reside in an assisted living facility and require the level of care usually provided in a nursing home can apply to the Florida Statewide Managed Care, Long-Term Care Program for additional services that can prevent or delay nursing home placement. 

Under federal law, Medicaid-covered seniors who are seeking assistance must be evaluated by a registered nurse or physician through the Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services program. This assessment is designed to identify a seniors’ long term care needs, which may include a recommendation for additional Medicaid-funded support services through the SMMC LTC. 

SMMC LTC program participants may qualify for one or more of the following services within an assisted living environment: 

  • Medication management and administration
  • Physical, occupational, speech or respiratory therapy
  • Homemaker or adult companion services
  • Intermittent and skilled nursing 
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Access to a personal emergency call system
  • Case management

For more information about Medicaid and the SMMC LTC program, call the Agency for Health Care Administration at (877) 711-3662 or the Lee County Elder Helpline at (239) 652-6901. 

Other Financial Assistance Programs for Assisted Living

Optional State Supplementation

Seniors who receive Supplemental Security Income and cannot live on their own as a result of physical and/or mental deterioration or disabilities may qualify for Optional State Supplementation. This is a cash-based program that provides additional funds for the room-and-board portion of assisted living expenses. 

Under this program, the maximum a single senior living in a licensed assisted living facility can receive is $78.40 a month, while couples applying together may be eligible for up to $156.80.

For more information about the OSS program, contact the Florida Department of Children and Families at (866) 762-2237.

Reverse Mortgage

Florida couples aged 62 and older who own their home may qualify for a reverse mortgage if only one spouse needs to be placed in an assisted living facility. 

Funds made available through a reverse mortgage may be used to pay for assisted living, as well as other expenses such as home maintenance, debt repayment and senior care services. 

Seniors who apply for a reverse mortgage must participate in HUD-approved financial counseling. The application and approval process can take up to 90 days. To learn more about reverse mortgages for seniors, contact Elderlife Financial at (888) 228-4500. 

Assisted Living Resources in Lee County

Senior Centers in Lee County

Seniors living in Lee County can participate in recreational activities, bingo games and special events at area senior centers. These centers promote socialization and wellness among older adults. 

Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center
219 Plaza Drive, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 369-5355

Tony Rotino Center
5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904
(239) 574-0807

Community Aid Agencies

Friendship Centers of Lee County provides a variety of free programs and services for area seniors who need help navigating Medicaid, require medical management of chronic illnesses or would like to participate in a congregate lunch program for older adults. 

Senior Friendship Centers – Lee County Services
5272 Summerlin Commons Way, #603, Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 275-1881

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 652-6900

Resources for Veterans

Veterans can learn about benefits and apply to VA programs through Lee County Veterans Services. Local VA health care is available at Lee County Healthcare Center in Cape Coral, which is part of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. There are also a number of active VFW and American Legion posts in the county. 

Lee County Human and Veterans Services
2440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
(329) 533-8381

Lee County Healthcare Center, Cape Coral, FL
2489 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909
(239) 652-1800

Fort Myers Vet Center
4110 Center Pointe Drive, Unit 204, Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 652-1861

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