Assisted Living in the North Shore of Chicago
Find assistance tailored to your needs.
At The Highlands Assisted Living at Lake Forest Place, you’ll receive the right amount of personalized support for your needs. Our community is designed for older adults who need extra support with activities of daily living (ADLs) while remaining as active and independent as possible.
We don’t believe that independent living and assisted living are mutually exclusive. At The Highlands, we prioritize each resident’s safety, comfort and independence. What’s even better is that seniors can move right into assisted living without having to be an independent living resident first. This is not always the case at senior living communities with a continuum of care.
Our on-site assisted living community north of Chicago in Lake Forest, IL, offers five personalized levels of senior care tailored to your specific needs. With highly trained staff members who provide a compassionate and intuitive approach to caregiving, residents can foster meaningful relationships built on trust, ultimately leading to more effective care.
On-site licensed nurses and resident assistants are available 24 hours, seven days a week, to provide support for ADLs such as dressing, grooming, toileting, bathing and medication management. Knowing that there will always be someone to lean on for help, you’ll fit right in as a member of our community, worrying less about daily responsibilities and spending more time doing things you love.
Assisted living residents take interesting classes, go on outings, utilize the pool and fitness center, and make new friends, all of which are vital to a well-lived life and long-term happiness.
Assisted living services and amenities include:
- Spacious one-bedroom and studio apartments personalized to your tastes and needs
- A minimum of three delicious meals per day, served in our dining rooms or private residences
- Housekeeping services
- Multiple safety and wellness checks daily
- A geriatric-certified medical director overseeing day-to-day operations
- Priority access to a high-quality continuum of care that includes memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation
- Chaplain and pastoral care services
- A calendar full of programs centered around the dimensions of wellness, such as fitness classes, outings, educational classes, movie nights, devotions, Bible studies, and worship services
- A multidisciplinary team approach for comprehensive, truly personalized care
- The ability to move in directly from home, hospital or rehab without an upfront entrance fee
- Table-service dining, with three delicious meals per day
- Scheduled transportation to entertainment venues, local shops and restaurants
- Formal gardens, walking paths, and outdoor seating
Check out our Assisted Living Guide to get the full picture of life at The Highlands at Lake Forest Place.
Assisted Living Guide
How do I know when someone needs assisted living?
When help with activities of daily living – such as taking medicines, bathing, dressing, meals, transportation and housekeeping – is necessary for someone’s safety and well-being, an assisted living residence can be the answer. Trained professionals provide this support while helping preserve an individual’s independence.
Can I bring my own furniture and decor?
Yes. Making your apartment feel just like home is important. Residents bring their favorite household items and furniture to make the space their own.
Do you have to be a resident of independent living first before you can take advantage of assisted living, nursing care, or other services?
No. In fact, last year more than 700 “nonresidents” recuperated from surgery or benefitted from rehabilitation in our Health Care Center. Our rehabilitative services include physical and occupational therapy and speech/language pathology.
What is the difference between independent living, assisted living, and nursing care?
Independent living at a retirement community is designed for those who can live safely without any assistance or supervision. The services provided are primarily for convenience and lifestyle benefits.
Assisted living is designed for individuals who need regular support but do not need a nurse on a daily basis. Assistance can be provided with activities such as meals, laundry, bathing, dressing, and medication reminders.
Nursing care provides necessary care for those who need a nurse or certified nursing assistant on a daily basis. Individuals might have chronic conditions that require a skilled caregiver, which is offered in our nursing care center.
What if I am independent but my spouse needs to be in assisted living or nursing care? Can we still move in? Where would we live?
A number of couples living at Lake Forest Place do not share the same good health. On an individual basis, we can create a program that may include one spouse in assisted living or nursing care, and the other in a nearby independent apartment.
What else would you like to know about our assisted living community? Use the form on this page to reach out to our team with questions or concerns.