Located in Lee County, Fla., Fort Myers, “The City of Palms”, is a lovely town of approximately 62,000. With the laid back lifestyle of a sunny coastal city, Fort Myers has retained much of it’s historical heritage and charm and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery on the Gulf Coast. The cost of living is below the national average (92.7 of 100) and, with a sales tax rate of 6%, is an excellent choice for seniors considering a move to a Fort Myers assisted living facility (ALF).
Assisted living facilities provide care for people who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as cooking, laundry, bathing and trips to the doctor while still living as independently as possible. With two major hospitals, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital, in Fort Myers and three more in the surrounding area, seniors can always depend on an excellent level of health care. In Fort Myers, the average cost of a one-bedroom assisted living residence is $36,000 a year while the cost of a private room in a nursing home averages $96,360. Our site can help you research and select the best options whether you are interested in assisted living, independent living, nursing homes, memory care, home care, CCRC, hospice or adult day care.
Active seniors will enjoy the numerous outdoor activities available in Fort Myers including the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium and Manatee Park. Fort Myers has more than 30 golf courses of which more than 10 are public. Numerous shopping centers,including Bell Tower Shops and the Edison Mall, are close and shopping trips are frequently arranged for ALF residents. Residents are also free to enjoy nearby Sanibel and Captiva Islands, both famous for their spectacular daily sunsets and fascinating wildlife, and the many miles of pristine white sand beaches of the surrounding Gulf Coast. A trip along historic McGregor Boulevard, lined with miles of royal palms, passes many old Florida homes reflecting the lifestyle of the early twentieth century.
Our site can refer you to more than 50 care options for seniors in the Fort Myers area. These can range from a senior apartment for independent living while still giving you access to other seniors to a CCRC which allows you to buy-in for a lifetime of care and includes everything from independent living to skilled nursing care in one location. In-home residential senior care is available which, depending on your needs, can vary from the most simple assistance to hospice care and can allow a family member or friend to remain your primary caregiver.
Choosing a place for retirement living can be a daunting task. Our Senior Living site can help to get you started on your search of Fort Myers assisted living facilities and senior care options by using our search feature. We can also help you narrow your search to the specific type of care or facility you are interested in. Just enter an address or zip for a list which includes maps and resident reviews.