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Average starting price $X,XXX/month
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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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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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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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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Independent Living in Lake Forest, IL
4 / 5.0

What we really like about The Carrington will drive the residents to and doctors appointment which is very helpful. It ultimately is our Father-in-law's choice, but I do think we would recommend this community to other families.

5 / 5.0

I’m living here currently and it’s going really, really well. I’m very pleased. When I moved in, my apartment was perfect. I had new carpet and new paint and it was really a pleasure to be able to move in. I was on the waiting list for a few months but they were able to give me exactly what I wanted...

5 / 5.0

It's beautiful with lovely people. We picked this community because of the proximity and the staff. I would recommend to others.

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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
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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1515 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
9.8
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63 reviews
9.8
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63 reviews
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Everyone is friendly and welcoming at Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes. My grandma lives there and raves about how much she loves it. Overall, it is a wonderful place and I am happy my grandma is happy living...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.
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...
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9.7
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31 reviews
9.7
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31 reviews
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I brought my Mom to Addolorata Villa in Wheeling after a near death experience while living in her home. She was discharged from the hospital to Addolorata Villa for rehabilitation. She was well cared for...
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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9.4
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114 reviews
9.4
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114 reviews
5 star
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I would say very pleasant experience, friendly staff and good community. Chose this place primarily due to location and affiliation with my church. I would recommend to others.
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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9.2
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38 reviews
9.2
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38 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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2020 Photos available
1212 Floor plans available
9.0
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116 reviews
9.0
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116 reviews
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My mom was in Brookdale for over six years, first in [removed], and then when she needed memory care, she moved to Vernon Hills. It was an overwhelmingly positive experience - first, when she was fully...
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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1111 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.9
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71 reviews
8.9
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71 reviews
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Mom came to memory care last January and she has thrived in their care. The nurses and resident assistants are compassionate, sincere and feel like family. Memory Care is always active with games, crafts,...
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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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
8.8
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53 reviews
8.8
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53 reviews
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My mom has been at Sunrise for the past 2 years, most recently in their memory care section called Reminiscence. She receives the best care from friendly knowledgeable staff that go out of their way to keep...
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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88 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
8.8
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23 reviews
8.8
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They were fantastic from the initial meeting and tour to checking out four months later after my Mom passed away. Mom was at another and more expensive facility before Aspired and was not happy at all 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.
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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1010 Photos available
8.7
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19 reviews
8.7
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19 reviews
5 star
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Overall I would give the landing a 5 on everything. As in all facilities one needs a family or friend advocate for the resident to keep Things running smoothly. One cannot just put a person in a facility...
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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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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2020 Photos available
1010 Floor plans available
8.5
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44 reviews
8.5
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44 reviews
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What we like most about North Shore Place is that our loved one is safe. Being in a community with nursing staff on each floor is good. The meals prepared are very good and the staff members are friendly 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.
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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1414 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.4
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77 reviews
8.4
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77 reviews
5 star
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Beyond the issue with cleaning the room on a regular basis, this place is absolutely the best. My dad spent one year at The Moorings, I wish I would've known about Belmont villages first. The Care is...
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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1111 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
8.0
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25 reviews
8.0
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25 reviews
5 star
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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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1414 Photos available
2222 Floor plans available
Pricing promotions expiring soon
8.0
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18 reviews
8.0
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18 reviews
5 star
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Everyone at The Sheridan is really nice. The staff seem very attentive, and they get back to me promptly. I really like that they offer a two bedroom suite with a shared bathroom, which saved us so much...
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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1111 Photos available
7.7
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5 reviews
7.7
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5 reviews
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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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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
1.5
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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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1616 Photos available
33 Floor plans available
7.0
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59 reviews
7.0
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59 reviews
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All of the staff are very friendly. Whether you are working with the care staff, desk staff, kitchen, dining room, or activities staff they are very welcoming and open. The building is older, and this is...
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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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
1.0
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1.0
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16 reviews
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My mother-in-law is having a hard time acclimating to a lifestyle of downsizing from her large home to a smaller apartment. We have communicated our concern with the administrators that she is not adjusting...
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...
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I love the welcoming, warm feeling that a smaller facility like this has to offer. The environment is very homey and warm. It feels very community and family-like. I think they're short-staffed...
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.
We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage. As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings. The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs and...
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My greatest regret about Wellshire is that we didn’t find it sooner. If my mother had been able to start her assisted living years in the arms of Wellshire, I believe that she would still be the bright...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes
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.
Nursing Homes: 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.
Just a short ride north of Chicago, on 20 beautifully manicured acres in suburban Lincolnshire, is a one-of-a-kind skilled nursing residence renowned the world over. Owned and operated by a single family with over 80 years devoted to skilled nursing, The Wealshire is built and staffed from the...
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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.
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Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
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.

Cost of independent living in Lake Forest, IL

The average cost of senior living in Lake Forest is 6059.55 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Briergate, IL with an average of 4333.21 per month.

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Lake Forest, IL

$6,060

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

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 independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living
How to Choose an Independent Living Community to Call Home
An Active, Engaging Retirement: Top 5 Benefits of Independent Senior Living Communities
Are You Ready for Independent Living? Ask Yourself These 14 Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 38 independent living facilities near Lake Forest, Illinois. See the full list.

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