Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Gulf Coast Village. If you don’t see the information you’re after, you’re always welcome to contact us at this link or call us at 1-239-772-1333 We’ll be happy to help, send you more information, or give you a tour.
1. What is Gulf Coast Village?
Gulf Coast Village is a vibrant community located in Cape Coral, Florida. It’s designed for active, independent-minded people age 65 and older, with a host of resort-style services and amenities that make the most of coastal living. You’ll enjoy maintenance-free living, chef-prepared dining, and a daily schedule of activities and events. We’re the only CCRC (continuing care retirement community) in Care Coral, with lifetime access to quality, on-site healthcare at predictable rates.
2. What is a CCRC (continuing care community) and how does it benefit me?
When you choose a CCRC like Gulf Coast Village, you’ll have care for life. A CCRC offers residency, a wide range of community services and amenities, and long-term care for as long as you need it. Your rate for care is predetermined and lower than standard market rates. You can face the future with confidence, knowing you never have to move if your health needs change.
3. What kinds of living options are available?
We’re known for our full array of senior living options:
Apartment homes are designed for relaxing, entertaining and an on-the-go lifestyle. We offer open plan designs – from studios to 2-bedrooms – all with lanais and full-sized kitchen appliances, walk-in closets, and the opportunity to add your personal touches.
5. Is Gulf Coast Village pet-friendly?
Your cats or smaller-size dogs (up to 2 cats or 2 dogs under 30 pounds) are welcome here. We have a pet-play area for your furry, feathered or finned friend.
6. What does it cost to live at Gulf Coast Village?
Fees depend on the size and type of residence you choose, as well as the number of occupants. An entrance fee is paid upon move-in and provides lifetime access to the healthcare services in our community. Your entrance fee is refundable to your estate, with a varying percentage tied to your contract. A recurring monthly fee covers your use of daily services and amenities.
Yes, occasionally there are increases in monthly fees to offset the cost of utilities, staff salaries and operating expenses. However, you will be notified in advance of any price increase.
8. What amenities are offered?
There are many! Here’s just a taste. For the full list, please visit our Lifestyle page.
Casual and fine dining venues
Outdoor heated swimming pool and spa
Fully equipped fitness center
Walking and biking trails
Pet play area
Woodworking shop, craft room
Salon, bank and post office
9. What activities do you offer?
There’s always something going on. We love planning recreational, educational and wellness-related activities, including:
Trips to museums, art galleries, the symphony, ballet, opera and theater
On-site concerts and plays
Guest speakers and travelogue series
Billiards and games
Fitness and nutrition classes
Knitting group, crafts
Travel, including cruises and bus trips
Special luncheons and birthday celebrations
10. Do I have to pay for healthcare?
When you live at Gulf Coast Village you’ll have access to multiple levels of care for life, regardless of how long or how often, without paying a daily fee — ever. The only additional cost above your regular monthly fee is to cover any extra meals, plus any ancillary costs such as prescriptions, IV therapy and personal laundry.
For those who prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible, our member-based program — Senior Choice at Home, brings the lifetime benefits of our continuing care community to you. We also offer pay-as-you-go home healthcare services for specific needs: Home Care for private-duty non-clinical daily assistance and Home Health provides for clinical care from highly skilled medical professionals. Many of our fees and services are Medicare-certified and/or tax-deductible – please contact us for details.
11. Are you a faith-based community?
We’re guided by Christian principles and welcome people from all beliefs and faith traditions, including those who don’t follow a particular spiritual path. There are many ways to express your spirituality at Gulf Coast Village, including: