In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Fort Myers area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 100 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 32 hours researching assisted living communities in Fort Myers
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Fort Myers is $4,000, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,500 and just under the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Fort Myers, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 100 communities in the Fort Myers area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Fort Myers area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Amavida Senior Living
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Not Listed
Amavida Senior Living is a resort-style continuing care retirement community set on 32 acres amidst a village full of amenities, including a clubhouse. swimming pools, theater, tennis courts, art studio, library, restaurants, bistros and lounges with outdoor dining areas. Under the supervision of a certified fitness instructor, residents can participate in group exercise classes, body-flex programs, water aerobics and even exercise programs meant to retain residents' intellectual fitness. Residents can play a competitive or friendly game of table tennis, billiards or bocce ball, or participate in the Senior Card Club to play bridge or poker socially. A plethora of organized social activities is available to keep seniors actively engaged, including dances, movie nights and games of bingo, along with various clubs for those who enjoy genealogy, current events, fishing or opera.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members express approval at the people who work in the community and all the activities available, including arts, crafts and holiday parties. One resident says this, "The staff is doing a phenomenal job of serving the residents and endeavoring to keep us safe... I am so thankful to be living in Amavida."
3.28 out of 5
(55) Reviews
7650 Gladiolus Dr.,
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Barkley Place
Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers
Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake
Calusa Harbour
Cape Coral Shores Assisted Living
Cypress Cove
Cypress Point
Discovery Village at the Forum
Dornoch Place
Gladwell Fort Myers
Gulf Coast Village
Keystone Place at Four Mile Cove
Lehigh Acres Place
The Arbor at Shell Point
The Opal at Cape Coral
The Rose Garden of Fort Myers
The Windsor of Cape Coral
Thrive at Beachwalk
Villa Palms Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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