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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.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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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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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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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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371 Memory Care Facilities near Lake Forest, IL

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If your loved one needs memory care in Lake Forest, A Place for Mom can help. With 371 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.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Arlington Heights, Aurora or Chicago.

Memory Care Facilities near Lake Forest, IL

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I recently went with my friend to visit her grandfather and was very impressed with how friendly the staff was!

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5.0

When we were struggling with placement for Dad Clarendale walked us through the process with care, compassion and valuable information. It was just what we needed!

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Review ofLombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
5.0

I had a great experience touring the community with [name removed]. She took the time to understand my dads needs and got clarification on anything she couldn’t answer. [name removed] made sure to introduce me to any staff members we met along the way on the tour. The facilities amenities and accommodations are fantastic. Not only do they seem to care about the potential resident but the family of the potential resident!

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Review ofBridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC
5.0

I recently went with my friend to visit her grandfather and was very impressed with how friendly the staff was!

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Review ofClarendale of Algonquin
5.0

When we were struggling with placement for Dad Clarendale walked us through the process with care, compassion and valuable information. It was just what we needed!

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Review ofLombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care
5.0

I had a great experience touring the community with [name removed]. She took the time to understand my dads needs and got clarification on anything she couldn’t answer. [name removed] made sure to introduce me to any staff members we met along the way on the tour. The facilities amenities and accommodations are fantastic. Not only do they seem to care about the potential resident but the family of the potential resident!

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Lake Forest Place Independent Living

1100 Pembridge Dr., Lake Forest, IL 60045

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
17

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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...

3.5(2 reviews)
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Clarendale of Algonquin

2001 W Algonquin Rd, Algonquin, IL 60102

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
17
10

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

At Clarendale of Algonquin, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Free resident parking available at our location. Our purpose-built community has the advantage of specialized care,...

4.8(163 reviews)

I love the aides. I love being here.

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The Oaks at Bartlett

825 Carillon Dr, Bartlett, IL 60103

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$X,XXX+ monthly
12

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Imagine a warm and friendly community with a small-town feel, where making friends is easy, and people care about and help each other. This is Clare Oaks and Assisi Healthcare, a Continuing Care Life Plan Retirement Community. Located in Bartlett, Illinois on 41 acres of wetlands and rolling...

4.7(158 reviews)

I moved in right before the pandemic. Dont know if I would have survived alone. We were well taken care of. Staff went o...

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Senior Star at Weber Place

605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
15
6

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas,...

4.1(119 reviews)

I love the community and amenities. I'm concerned with the independent living; as I thought that the staff would help t...

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Concord Place

401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164

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$X,XXX+ monthly
14

Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts...

3.9(117 reviews)
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Brookdale Vernon Hills

145 North Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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$X,XXX+ monthly
16
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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...

4.5(100 reviews)
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Lombard Place Assisted Living & Memory Care

300 West 22nd St., Lombard, IL 60148

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$X,XXX+ monthly
23
5

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

The new Lombard Place Assisted Living and Memory Care in Lombard, IL is the perfect alternative for seniors who value their independence but still need some help from time to time. Carefully designed and professionally managed, Lombard Place features beautiful apartments in a home-like setting....

4.2(93 reviews)

[Name removed] was awesome, very thorough and helpful

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Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
18

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities.Lifestyle Amenities:Choice of large...

4.2(92 reviews)

It is clean, orderly, welcoming community.

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Sunrise at Fountain Square

2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
21
9
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and...

4.4(87 reviews)

I would say absolutely sign your loved one up and get them in there as soon as you can! Everybody was friendly. When y...

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Clarendale of Mokena

21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448

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$X,XXX+ monthly
11
15

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

4.3(91 reviews)

I am so grateful for the consistency and help of Clarendale and the staff, and the confidence we have that parents will ...

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StoryPoint Naperville

504 N River Rd, Naperville, IL 60563

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
29

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Welcome to StoryPoint Naperville! 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 respite...

4.4(84 reviews)

A wonderful senior living place. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is to live here. They do everything for med ...

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Waterford Estates Senior Living

17400 Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

4.2(88 reviews)

This community seemed fine it just did not fit what I was looking for for my loved one. I was looking for specific memor...

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Brookdale Lake View

3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657

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$X,XXX+ monthly
10
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Healthier Life, Healthier YouHave you been on the hunt for an exceptional senior living experience that gives you the quality care you want without sacrificing the independence and freedom you crave? If so, look no further. Our independent and assisted living community is located within walking...

4.4(84 reviews)

Our loved one were there for 10 years, and unfortunately had to leave because they did not accept medicaid. However, it ...

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StoryPoint Libertyville

901 Florsheim Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
32

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

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...

4.2(82 reviews)

Great staff very vested and caring about their residents, the facility is undergoing great remodeling. The rooms my fat...

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Brookdale Hoffman Estates

1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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$X,XXX+ monthly
8
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

When it comes to home upkeep, less is more.Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.  When something needs to be fixed,...

4.5(80 reviews)

This place has a lot to offer. It's not cheap, but it's not overly expensive. I feel like they gave me a good price. ...

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Brookdale Des Plaines

800 South River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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$X,XXX+ monthly
9
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

It’s good to be home.Our community just outside of Chicago gives you the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. With several floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able...

4.5(78 reviews)
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Brookdale Lisle

1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532

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$X,XXX+ monthly
15
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

Good Times, Good PeopleAre you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer? At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities...

4.3(80 reviews)

My mother lived in Assisted Living for 5 years. The care she received from the AL staff was stellar! She loved the food,...

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Atria Park of Glen Ellyn

95 Carleton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
13
5
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Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living

Located in a residential neighborhood only minutes from Wheaton, Atria Park of Glen Ellyn offers all the benefits of living in a vibrant, supportive community, with the discreet support of a care staff close at hand. Without the worries of chores and home maintenance, residents are free to pursue...

4.3(75 reviews)

This is a fantastic place for my Dad to live. The entire team is very compassionate and I believe that they truly care a...

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Brookdale Glen Ellyn

60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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$X,XXX+ monthly
16
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you.Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

4.6(69 reviews)

They have a lot of activities for the residents to do. The food is really good. This is a really good place to live

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Harbour Village

5700 Mockingbird Lane, Greendale, WI 53129

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly
19
5

Provides: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Harbour Village is a senior living community in Greendale, Wisconsin that provides independent living, assisted living and memory care services to senior citizens.With a convenient location just outside Milwaukee, Harbour Village retirement community in Greendale offers independent living,...

4.0(78 reviews)

The tour [name removed] gave was thorough and helpful. You can tell she is passionate about her job as are the other st...

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Cost of memory care in Lake Forest, IL

The average cost of senior living in Lake Forest is $5,857 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Libertyville, IL with an average of $4,202 per month.

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Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

What is memory care?

 Memory care supports the unique needs of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Memory care communities provide enhanced security, dementia therapies, and spaces designed to prevent wandering. Services in memory care facilities often include:

  • Medication management
  • Memory-enhancing activities
  • Help with personal care
  • Mobility assistance
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Services for seniors in Lake Forest, Illinois

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Transportation

Health care

Senior activities

In Lake Forest, Illinois, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Lake Forest, Illinois, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Lake Forest is somewhat car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Lake Forest include Metra, Dickinson Hall’s Transportation Program, and PACE Dail-a-Ride. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Lake Forest has limited biking infrastructure and is moderately walkable.

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Health care

Lake Forest offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Advocate Condell Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Lake Forest is a small town on the coast of Lake Michigan known for its nature preserves and picturesque suburbs. Residents can watch live performances at the Citadel Theatre, tour the Wildlife Discovery Center, or support locally owned businesses in the historic Market Square. This is a tight-knit community where residents have plenty of opportunities to connect with their neighbors and build meaningful relationships.

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Lake Forest, Illinois

Memory Care

Memory care services provide aid to seniors who require specialized cognitive support. This community type conforms to particular Alzheimer’s-related health and safety guidelines. Basic services offered in memory care may include: social programs and activities, 24-hour staffing and personal assistance, comfortable private or semi-private rooms, and daily meals. Memory care provides 24-hour monitored care with health management, meals, and social opportunities for occupants. Dementia living communities possess supervised areas to limit roaming which is a typical symptom of Alzheimer’s. The annual median cost for a private room is around $82,125 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $71,175 . The state of Illinois has a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The The Illinois Department of Public Health licenses this community type.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living can be the major influence in determining which destination works best. Monthly, the median rent in Lake Forest is around $3,060 per month and the median home value in Lake Forest is around $850,544. The rent burden for Lake Forest is about 19.0% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In Lake Forest, 5.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Lake Forest 39.1% have a graduate degree, 7.3% have a high-school diploma, and 78.4% have a college degree. Currently, the population of Lake Forest consists of 19,612 people. Lake Forest has a population density of 440 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.8% are male and 51.2% are female. The median age of Lake Forest is 48 years old. Racially, the population of Lake Forest is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 89.6% white, 1.8% black, 6.8% Asian, 2.9% Hispanic, 0.1% other or not specified, 1.7% mixed race, and 0.0% Native American. In Lake Forest, 55.6% participate in the labor force, 8.1% have some form of disability, 6.4% consider themselves widows, and 2.5% do not have health insurance.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

The state of Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 94.2 and a housing index rating of 87.2. The natural beauty of Illinois is ranked 43rd in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Illinois ranks 22nd in healthcare and 35th in quality of life compared to other states. In total, Illinois has 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary’s – Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 34% of Illinois residents attend religious services among the 12,453 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in Illinois

The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bee balm, black snakeroot, blazing star, and bloodroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern red bat, the big brown bat, the American pygmy shrew, or the American black bear. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.

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Arbor Terrace Highland Park, The Wealshire and Mount Prospect Senior Living are the top rated memory care facilities near Lake Forest, Illinois. See full list of communities.

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