Fort Myers, FL Senior Housing – Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the best independent living communities in Fort Myers, FL?

    With over 35 senior living communities in Fort Myers, FL, we are able to help you narrow down the choices by recommending independent living, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), assisted living, and memory care facilities that best meet your needs, preferences, and budget.
    We stay current on the ever-changing senior housing landscape. We look past the fancy décor and evaluate communities on the quality of care and services, resident satisfaction, staff turnover, financial stability, and overall lifestyle. We typically meet with you in the comfort of your own home so we can get to know you. We will schedule visits for you and if desired, we can join you on your tours. We help answer any questions you may have and offer resources to make your move go smoothly. We are with you every step of the way! Best of all, our services are usually 100% FREE!

  • What services does Senior Housing Solutions provide?

    What might be “best” for one person might be something else for another. Through our personal consultation with you, we can determine your needs, preferences, and budget. From this conversation, we can recommend which independent living communities “best” fits your requirements.

  • How does Senior Housing Solutions get compensated?

    Senior Housing Solutions has developed referral partnerships with most senior living communities in Fort Myers, FL. We are compensated if you choose to move there and if we are the point of the first contact. We pride ourselves in helping to find the right fit for someone, so even if a senior living community is not on our preferred list and it is the better fit for you; we will provide the recommendation.

  • I am familiar with all the retirement communities in Fort Myers, FL. Why do I need your services?

    As a valuable resource, Senior Housing Solutions provides insight into the operation and financial stability of your top retirement communities in Fort Myers, FL, so you can be comfortable with your decision. Because of our years of experience, we know what questions need to be asked and what the answers reveal. WE KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW. We are familiar with the many nuances of these communities including operational stability, waiting lists, medical qualifications, staffing, and quality of health care. We can help you understand residency agreements, entrance fee refund options, levels of care capabilities, and policy and procedures. As appropriate, we can negotiate entrance fees and monthly fee reductions for our clients. We also may know of other senior living communities in Fort Myers, FL that are in the planning stages which may not be on your radar.

  • Why is being a locally based company important to me?

    Senior Housing Solutions was established in 2008 and has built a formidable reputation in Fort Myers,FL.

    • We are not owned or have any affiliation with senior communities or senior care businesses, ensuring our impartiality.
    • We provide one-on-one, face-to-face assistance from start to finish.
    • We will accompany you on tours of senior communities under consideration and help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each community.
    • We are not an internet database that distributes your name to dozens of communities without your knowledge.
    • We are not an internet directory featuring a list of communities, some basic information, and the contact information

    Senior Housing Solutions prides itself in being community partners with other local businesses which allows us to be a valuable resource to our clients. In addition, we support several local organizations in Bonita Springs, FL including The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce (, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida (,, Naples Botanical Gardens

    (, Captains for Clean Water (, The Humane Society of Southwest Florida, Lighthouse of Collier County (, St. Matthew’s House of Naples, (, Community Foundation of Collier County (, The Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida (, The Alzheimer’s Support Network (, Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, (, Jewish Family Services (https://www.jfcsws, Naples Senior Center ((, The Leadership Coalition on Aging (, Collier Senior Resources (

    • We will accompany you on tours of senior communities under consideration and help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each community.
    • We are not an internet database that distributes your name to dozens of communities without your knowledge.
    • We are not an internet directory featuring a list of communities, some basic information, and the contact information

  • What is the difference between an Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) and an Independent Living Senior Living community?

    In an independent living senior living community, you can care for yourself without any assistance. Services will be provided to make your life easier such as dining, housekeeping, and transportation, however, it is assumed that if you are living in an independent living community that you are independent and do not need help with your activities of daily living (ADLs). In an assisted living facility, you might need some support with certain activities of daily living, such as medication reminding, help in the shower, or transferring out of your bed. Some independent living communities In Fort Myers, FL do not offer any assisted living while some assisted living communities in Fort Myers, FL offer independent living. Yes, it is confusing, and this is a key area where we can help you.

  • Are there different types of licenses for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs)?

    Yes. A standard license, An Extended Congregate Care (ECC), and a Limited Nursing Services (LNS) license. It is important to understand the capabilities and limitations of each of these licenses and know the license of the assisted living facility (ALF) you are considering. Please contact us for FREE advice and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

  • How is Senior Housing Solutions different than A Place for Mom and other internet-based senior housing placement companies?

    Once you fill out the form on one of these internet-based sites, you are immediately bombarded with phone calls from a person in a call center who cares little about helping you. Your contact information is sent to several facilities, which will, in turn, bombard you with more phone calls. You are treated like a “lead” rather than a live person. Many times, the person on the other end of the phone has never visited the communities and knows little about the lifestyle or financial stability of the places they are recommending. Your contact information is shared/sold to third-party providers (i.e. hearing aid companies, medical alert companies, life insurance companies, etc.), which is unethical. The fine print will tell you they own this information and that you are giving them permission to use your contact information as they please. You might gain a list of places in your area; however, you know nothing about their history, operational issues, rate increases, or health care survey results of any of these places.

  • We are interested in finding the best retirement communities in other cities besides Bonita Springs, FL. Can you help us?

    Yes, we have developed a national network of senior housing advisors ( that provide similar services to ours who have ‘boots on the ground’ knowledge of the senior living communities in their city. Let us know what city you are considering, and we will connect you with a local advisor.

  • I'm not ready to move. When should we call Senor Housing Solutions?

    We meet with many people who aren’t ready to move but want to get a plan in place, therefore the sooner you meet with us, the better. Many communities in Bonita Springs, FL have waiting lists, so it is important to plan. It is much better to have a plan in place rather than waiting for a crisis to occur to begin your research. As I always say, “It is better to be 5 years too early than 5 minutes too late!” We also can provide resources such as home care recommendations should something unexpected occur before you move.

  • Do you ever speak at organizations or clubs?

    Yes. We are frequently asked to be presenters at country clubs and other organizations in Bonita Springs, FL. Researching senior housing and senior housing trends in SWFL is an extremely popular topic these days. Our presentation is educational and interactive. If your organization is interested, please let us know.

  • Does Senior Housing Solutions sell my information to third parties?

    Absolutely not! Unlike internet-based companies that DO sell your information to third parties, Senior Housing Solutions does not.