Fort Myers, FL Senior Housing – Frequently Asked Questions

Naples FL Senior Housing Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Naples FL Senior Housing

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 meets 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 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!

As a valuable resource, Senior Housing Solutions provides insight about 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 are able to negotiate entrance fee 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.

Senior Housing Solutions has developed referral partnerships with the majority of senior living communities in Fort Myers, FL. We are compensated if you choose to move there and if we are the point of 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.

Senior Housing Solutions was established in 2008 and has built a strong 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 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 a number of local organizations in Fort Myers, FL including The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce (https://www.napleschamber.org), The Conservancy of Southwest Florida (,https://www.conservancy.org), Naples Botanical Gardens 

(https://www.naplesgarden.org), Captains for Clean Water    (https://captainsforcleanwater.org), The Humane Society of Southwest Florida https://hsnaples.org/), Lighthouse of Collier County (https://www.lighthouseofcollier.org), St. Matthew’s House of Naples, (https://stmatthewshouse.org), Community Foundation of Collier County (https://www.cfcollier.org),The Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida (https://parkinsonassociationswfl.org), The Alzheimer’s Support Network (http://www.alzsupport.net), Jewish Federation of Greater Naples, (https://www.jewishnaples.org), Jewish Family Services (https://www.jfcsws fl.org),  Naples Senior Center ((https://www.naplesseniorcenter.org), The Leadership Coalition on Aging (https://lcacollier.org), Collier Senior Resources (https://collierseniorresources.org). 

  • We will accompany you on tours of senior communities under consideration and help you understand 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

In an independent living senior living community, you are able to 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 of where we can help you.

Yes. A standard license, An Extended Congregate Care (ECC) and an 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.

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 very little about helping you. Your contact information is sent to a number of 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 very 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 in our opinion, 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.

Senior Housing Solutions provides a very personalized service. We take the time to understand who you are and what is important to you. We discuss lifestyle, financial. medical, religious and other preferences you may have, so we can recommend places that best fit your own personal needs. We understand the complexities of this decision and will help you in every step of the process. We have trusted resources that we have vetted that can be of service to you to help you through this transition. All of the information you share with us is strictly confidential and is not shared or sold to anyone. We are locally-based and pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and knowledge. We do not have any ulterior motives such as trying to sell your home or give you financial advice. Our relationship is with you… the way it should be. Give us a call today (239)595-0207.

Yes, we have developed a national network of senior housing advisors (www.NNSNA.org) 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.

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 Fort Myers, FL have waiting lists, so it is important to plan ahead. 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.

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

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

More questions? Please feel to call Senior Housing Solutions at (239) 595-0207 or fill out our contact form