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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Estero, FL
Located along Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast just north of Naples, Estero is a peaceful waterfront village that’s home to just over 33,800 residents including more than 15,800 seniors aged 65 and older. Given that Estero has an average of 262 sunny days each year along with long, hot summers and mild winters that allow for year-round outdoor activities, it’s easy to see why the area is a popular retirement destination.
Seniors who enjoy shopping can find plenty of deals at Miromar Outlets, the region’s premier shopping destination. Nature lovers will appreciate the sprawling 712-acre Lovers Key State Park, while those who enjoy golfing can explore the numerous area courses including the renowned Old Corkscrew Golf Club.
According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly cost of assisted living care in Estero is $4,500. This is $800 above the state average of $3,700, and $200 above the national average of $4,300.
Note: Cost data wasn’t available for Estero, so data from the nearest city, Cape Coral, was used.
Take a look through this guide to learn about the 10 best assisted living facilities in Estero and the nearby area.
Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake
Conveniently located near the Cypress Trace shopping mall along a public transit route, Brookdale Fort Myers Cypress Lake is a well-appointed assisted living and memory care community. The numerous amenities include a theater, stocked fishing pond and fitness center, and regular religious services are held in the on-site chapel. Residents can reserve the private dining room for special meals with family and friends, and daily activities are scheduled, including Wii bowling, arts and crafts workshops, and organized games.
Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers
Barrington Terrace of Fort Myers is a full-service assisted living and memory care community. Caring, compassionate staff are on-site 24 hours a day to provide comfort and support to residents, and each pet-friendly apartment is equipped with an emergency call system. Residents can enjoy customized meals through the Dining with Dignity program, and light snacks and beverages are always available.
Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park
Nestled on a quiet residential street, Brookdale Fort Myers Lakes Park is a tranquil, pet-friendly assisted living community. Residents can rest easy knowing that caregivers are available 24 hours a day, and the Lee Memorial Health System Hospital is nearby. The community features a stocked fishing pond, screened lanai and whirlpool, and Wi-Fi access is available in common areas and resident suites. Fitness classes, organized games and outings to nearby attractions are a few of the community's regularly planned activities designed to help keep seniors active and engaged.
Gladwell Fort Myers
Gladwell Fort Myers is a senior living community that offers residents the ideal mix of support and independence. The studio and one-bedroom assisted living suites include spacious barrier-free bathrooms, en suite storage and an in-house emergency call system that instantly connects residents with on-site caregivers. Meals are served restaurant-style in the bright, sunny dining room, and there's a landscaped courtyard complete with paved walking paths and plenty of comfortable seating areas.
With its elegant decor, thoughtful amenities and strong focus on personalized care, Cypress Point is ideal for seniors seeking a small, upscale assisted living community. Residents can dine at their leisure with the all-day dining plan, and each suite includes a spacious kitchenette with microwave and full-size refrigerator. There are plenty of on-site activities, including yoga classes and organized card games, and pets are welcome upon approval. We included Cypress Point on this 10-best list due to the caring, professional staff and beautiful setting that looks and feels like a boutique hotel.
Amavida Senior Living
Amavida Senior Living is set on a sprawling, 32-acre campus located just steps from the waterfront trails of Lakes Park. The friendly concierge team helps residents schedule appointments and transportation to nearby medical centers, shops and social engagements. Residents can enjoy customized meals through the Dining with Dignity program, numerous planned activities and common-interest clubs, and amenities such as a fully equipped fitness center. We featured Amavida Senior Living on this 10-best list because of the beautiful setting and bright, inviting living spaces and common areas.
American House Fort Myers
Located next to the Lee Health Gulf Coast Medical Center, American House Fort Myers is a bright, welcoming community where seniors can enjoy a worry-free retirement lifestyle. The three-story building includes a host of amenities, such as a large fitness center, movie theater and bistro, and seniors can choose from studio, one and two-bedroom apartment suites. The full-time life enrichment director plans a wide variety of daily recreational, social and cultural activities, including escorted outings to nearby restaurants, shops and events.
Thrive at Beachwalk
Situated on a large landscaped campus close to the Gulf Points Square shopping center, Thrive at Beachwalk is a vibrant, active senior living community. Residents enjoy stunning waterfront views from the sunny dining room, and each suite has a large picture window to let in plenty of natural light. Friendly caregivers are always available to lend a helping hand, and common areas include a bistro, nature path and library.
Calusa Harbour is a high-rise senior living community overlooking the historic Caloosahatchee River. Shops, restaurants and medical clinics are all within easy walking distance, and there's a paved waterfront trail that's accessible for mobility device users. Residents enjoy restaurant-style meals, organized games in the activity center and a full-service beauty salon and spa. Seasonal stays are available, and suites range in size from studio to two-bedroom units.
The Palms of Fort Myers
Located near the Lee Memorial Hospital southeast of downtown Fort Myers, The Palms of Fort Myers is a large, full-service senior living community. Residents can dine at their leisure with the all-day dining program, and there's a private dining room available for special events. Regular religious services are held in the chapel, and recreational amenities include a billiards room, computer lounge, fitness center and swimming pool.