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If your loved one needs memory care in Lake Forest, A Place for Mom can help. With 33 memory care facilities in Lake Forest, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Lake Forest incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Lake Forest memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Lake Forest, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Dunning, Norwood Park and Forest Glen.
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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
9.9
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65 reviews
9.9
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65 reviews
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I am very happy here at Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes. The staff is friendly and caring. I attend social events, gatherings and happy hour on Friday afternoons. I give meals, activities and cleanliness 5...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes is a pet-friendly assisted living community located in Vernon Hills, Illinois. We are located near Big and Little Bear Lakes, both are favorite picnic destinations for our residents and their families. Our attentive staff members are available 24 hours a day to provide...
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9.7
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33 reviews
9.7
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33 reviews
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The Independent Living community is small, very friendly and clean. More like a home, than a facility. People who work there seem to care and always address Mom by name. The care service is a La carte and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Situated on 17 rolling acres in the northwest suburbs, our community features carefully appointed apartments offering many modern conveniences combined with the everyday comforts of home. Picture a lifestyle where you receive unequaled services and amenities while having a whole new world of...
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9.5
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41 reviews
9.5
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41 reviews
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Everyone at Arden Courts Northbrook is VERY caring. This facility is head and shoulders above [facility name removed] where my loved one was at previously. But, communication with psychiatrist about meds has...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
For nearly 25 years, Arden Courts Memory Care has catered to the special needs of individuals with memory loss. Staffed by specially trained caregivers, Arden Courts cares for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Each community features home like common areas,...
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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
9.4
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55 reviews
9.4
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55 reviews
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My mom has been a resident of Sunrise Buffalo Grove for almost 4 years now. Moving in during the pandemic year was not ideal, but the staff at Sunrise were amazing at keeping the residents engaged and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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9.3
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122 reviews
9.3
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122 reviews
5 star
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My mother has been in Storypoint for a year and a half and she loves it. The staff are wonderful, friendly, helpful and capable. when we need help, they come through. The setting is lovely as well. It is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Welcome to StoryPoint Libertyville! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our various senior living options include independent living, enhanced living, assisted living, memory care, and...
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1010 Floor plans available
9.2
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46 reviews
9.2
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46 reviews
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Ok overall experience from our observation is she's well cared for as it seems all residents are. Mostly she looks forward to visits from family and will attend activities although not fully engaged. She...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
North Shore Place located in Northbrook, Cook County, Illinois provides seniors with a caring assisted living community that is supportive and safe. Our community offers its residents a peaceful place to call home. Northbrook is a great city to visit, and guests of our residents will enjoy...
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55 Floor plans available
9.1
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77 reviews
9.1
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77 reviews
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My mom decided to move here and loves it. Her apartment is bright and lovely and has a washer and dryer included. They have many cable channels included. The food is great and they try to accomodate their...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Here you'll enjoy a spacious, park-like property with beautiful brick buildings. Walking paths meander through the landscape, leading you to a small, tranquil lake. The community feels warm and welcoming with areas that are alive with activity alongside quiet neighborhoods that provide serenity...
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9.1
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29 reviews
9.1
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29 reviews
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I was so happy with the Laurel! Everyone who worked there was involved and communicative. My Mom was always looked out for by many people on the staff. I was so grateful for her to have spent her last few...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Springs of Vernon Hills Vernon Hills Memory Care The Springs of Vernon Hills is located in northeast Illinois, near Chicago. We are proud to be a member of the JEA Senior Living family with communities across the United States and into Canada. JEA has over 30 years of experience caring for...
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1010 Photos available
9.0
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39 reviews
9.0
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39 reviews
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Staff is really pretty friendly. However, one needs to look up from their phone to see what's happening around them. My daughter passed them several times and they never looked up to see what was going on....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
HarborChase of Long Grove is a highly rated, pet-friendly assisted living and memory care community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. Our trained caregivers have experience working with seniors who need varying levels of care. They are always available to offer friendly, personalized...
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1212 Floor plans available
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9.0
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120 reviews
9.0
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120 reviews
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We have been happy with Brookdale Vernon Hills. The staff is friendly, courteous and very helpful. The facility is great with the rainforest being a very unique fixture of the property. Activities seem...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Resort-Style Senior Living at Its FinestYou have options for senior living in the Chicago area. But none of them look like this. We provide a resort-like environment for independent senior living and assisted living. We are known for our indoor rainforest—at more than a football field long and...
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Photo of Belmont Village Buffalo Grove
1414 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
9.0
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80 reviews
9.0
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80 reviews
5 star
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Although my father has been a resident of memory care for less than three months, I can’t say enough about the excellent care he has received from the entire staff in the memory care unit and also Vitas...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Belmont Village Buffalo Grove is home to the perfect blend of comfort, personalized care and active living. Our beautifully landscaped senior living community is nestled in the heart of the attractive residential suburb of northwest Chicago, surrounded by premier dining, shopping and...
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2020 Photos available
77 Floor plans available
8.8
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63 reviews
8.8
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63 reviews
5 star
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My loved one was previously a resident at Aspen Woods of Vernon Hills. Overall, the staff were great, friendly and helpful but they were usually understaffed. The food, as in most similar places, is not very...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
For the best memory care for your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia in the Vernon Hills, Illinois area, consider Charter Senior Living assisted living community. We focus exclusively on memory care, providing care that's based on the most up-to-date research, for our residents with...
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2020 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.6
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14 reviews
8.6
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14 reviews
5 star
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At 90, Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire is my cherished sanctuary. Its beautiful facility and serene grounds bring me daily joy. The staff, a second family, showers me with warmth and care. And the dining...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Sedgebrook, located in Lincolnshire, Lake County, Illinois is a premier assisted living community in the area. The community is designed to fit the lives of each unique individual. With state of the art amenities installed on site, the community has a life of its own, despite it being surrounded...
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1010 Photos available
8.4
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23 reviews
8.4
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23 reviews
5 star
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What we like the most about The Landing on Dundee Senior Living community is that it has light, bright and modern décor. Everyone says Hello and the apartment are generous.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our community offers assisted living and memory care options for seniors, ideally located for the North Shore suburbs of Chicago and the surrounding communities of Wheeling.This isn’t your average senior living community as our residents enjoy social interaction with their peers, activities here...
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88 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.4
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26 reviews
8.4
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26 reviews
5 star
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Aspired Living is clean, quiet and peaceful. The apartments are spacious and well kept. The staff is very friendly and greets all residents by name. They are very accommodating and helpful.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Aspired Living of Prospect Heights community is an extension of that promise! We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all...
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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.0
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60 reviews
8.0
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60 reviews
5 star
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My mom was very happy while she was here. The staff are all very compassionate and know each and every one of their residents. Our family highly recommend Sunrise of Highland Park.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...
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1414 Photos available
2222 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion
8.0
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19 reviews
8.0
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19 reviews
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My loved one was previously a resident at The Sheridan at Green Oaks and the whole experience at the facility was great for him. Based on our experience, we would recommend The Sheridan at Green Oaks to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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7.5
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32 reviews
7.5
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32 reviews
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The staff is caring and gentle and create a feeling of family. Yes, I would recommend this community to others. If like me they prioritize people above the artificialities of housecleaning and décor- but...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Harbor House in Wheeling, IL, is dedicated to serving individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. It is our mission to provide a residence in the least-restrictive, safe environment that affords a quality of care beyond all industry standards. It is our philosophy to show respect...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
For today’s independent older adults, Presbyterian Homes’ Lake Forest Place is a Life Plan Community with the perfect combination of sophisticated retirement living and total peace of mind. Located on 60 beautifully wooded acres, Lake Forest Place offers apartment and cottage residences just...
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1.5
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27 reviews
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27 reviews
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My mother has being in the facility for over two years, and we can said enough of the great care she has received from all the staff. We look at many facilities before and they were very impersonal and cold...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Let our 24/7 nursing care put your mind at ease at our Wealshire Plus Assisted Living Campus. Our Sheltered Care license allows us to achieve a true Continuum of Care, providing the extra "plus" care for your loved one you won't find at a standard Assisted Living. At the Wealshire, couples can...
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1111 Photos available
6.8
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5 reviews
6.8
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This is the place to go for a community for your loved one. The meals are gourmet and as much as the residents want, and the meals are served in a beautiful dining room. The community has lots of...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Arbor Terrace Highland Park is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and experience greater well-being. The community offers spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, most with a kitchenette. Residents enjoy amenities including...
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1111 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
7.0
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25 reviews
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25 reviews
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In house visiting nurse practitioner is excellent. Executive staff is trying; much upheaval. Polite and helpful initial entry. Clean and organized. Safe. Nursing staff is non-communicative. Dining is...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Our longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Victory Centre of Vernon Hills community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one. Above all else, this is your life...
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99 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
1.0
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17 reviews
1.0
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After touring several communities, this was the only community we felt love as we walked through the building. The staff are kind, caring and treat the patients as family. Moving my mom into Northbrook Inn...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Northbrook Inn, part of the Koelsch Senior Communities, and family owned since 1958 is located in the village of Northbrook. The single-story memory care community in the Pointe Drive neighborhood is considered by many to be a retiree's dream neighborhood as it is peaceful and quiet, close to...
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My friend has lived at Shepherd Premier Senior Living for 3 months. A small boutique center where she is well cared for. Private, clean rooms, attentive staff, meals prepared by staff. They respond to her...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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22 Floor plans available
6.0
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17 reviews
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17 reviews
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She likes living in her apartment at heritage Woods. The staff helps my mom every day. She is grateful for the nursing staff as they help her when she needs it. She has adjusted quite well to not living on...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Heritage Woods of Gurnee assisted living facility is located in the gorgeous city of Gurnee, IL. For many years now, this city has been known for its astonishing natural beauty located near the banks of the Des Plaines River. There are also a number of places where residents can shop and dine...

Cost of memory care in Lake Forest, IL

The average cost of senior living in Lake Forest is $5,952 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Waukegan, IL with an average of $5,733 per month.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lake Forest, IL vs. nearby cities

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$5,952/mo
$5,940/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lake Forest, IL vs. the state and national average

Lake Forest, IL
$5,952/mo
U.S. national average
$4,821/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Lake Forest vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$5,952/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Lake Forest, IL by room type

Semi-Private
$6,206/mo
Studio
$6,449/mo
1 Bedroom
$7,020/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,760/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,905/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Lake Forest over time

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Cedar Lake Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lake Zurich, IL

5.0
Mom moved to Cedar Lake about three months ago. Mom had lived in her own home for many years and was very reluctant to move out of her home even though she knew the time was coming. We talked with the staff at Cedar Lake for over a year about Mom moving there. The staff was very helpful to us ...
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The Addison of Pleasant Prairie

4.0
When I toured The Addison, the tour guide took over an hour showing me the place and answering questions. So far, my loved one is adjusting well now that she has moved in. The place is clean, well lit, and it is working out well.

The Auberge at Lake Zurich

5.0
It is a great community to put your loved one in. They have great team work, and everyone has a caring personality. The staff are responsive to answering questions on my loved one. If they don't know the answer, they will be happy to find the answer for you.

Lake Forest review score based on 202 family reviews

7.7
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This proprietary review score is based on 202 reviews of 31 Lake Forest memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Lake Forest review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Lake Forest review score compared against nearby cities

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Lake Forest, IL31 facilities
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Review subcategories for Lake Forest memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 202 reviews of 31 Lake Forest memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Lake Forest resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Lake Forest, IL averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.6
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
4.0
4.2
Staff
4.4
4.4
Meals & dining
3.8
4.0
Activities
4.2
3.9
Value for cost*
4.2
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Lake Forest memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Lake Forest memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Lake Forest, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Lake Forest memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Lake Forest that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Lake Forest, ILNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
74.2%
65.1%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
67.7%
47.9%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
96.8%
82.5%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
83.9%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
61.3%
28.3%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
96.8%
89.6%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
74.2%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
83.9%
72.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Lake Forest memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Lake Forest Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Lake Forest, ILNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
77.4%
73.9%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
67.7%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
71%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
32.3%
26.1%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Lake Forest memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Lake Forest partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Lake Forest, ILNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
51.6%
27.3%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
67.7%
43.8%
No sugar
No sugar
67.7%
41%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
67.7%
49.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
19.4%
16%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Lake Forest memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Lake Forest communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Lake Forest, ILNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
67.7%
31.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
71%
39.2%
Room service
Room service
51.6%
36.2%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
35.5%
22.5%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Lake Forest memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Lake Forest offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Lake Forest, ILNational
Activity director
Activity director
74.2%
45.2%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
61.3%
33.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
54.8%
27.8%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
74.2%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
80.6%
51.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
87.1%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
71%
39%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
71%
34.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
67.7%
35.7%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
77.4%
46.8%
Live performances
Live performances
80.6%
47.2%
Dances
Dances
48.4%
30.4%
Fitness center
Fitness center
51.6%
21.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
74.2%
45.9%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Frequently Asked Questions

There are 33 memory care facilities near Lake Forest, Illinois. See the full list.

The 33 memory care facilities near you in Lake Forest, Illinois typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Lake Forest, Illinois, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Lake Forest, Illinois, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Lake Forest, Illinois ranges from $96 to $42521. The average Memory Care cost in Lake Forest, Illinois is $5,952. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Lake Forest, Illinois typically starts at $96. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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