Memory Care in Lake Forest, IL
Excellence in memory care.
The Highlands Memory Support at Lake Forest Place, a memory care facility in Lake Forest, is at the forefront of today’s fresh new thinking on caring for people with dementia.
Designed to support adults with memory impairment who need a little assistance to enjoy life to the fullest, our goal is to make daily life easier and safer. Our Memory Care community provides the secure environment necessary and is designed to be welcoming and encourage interaction.
Our staff consists of dementia care professionals, including nurses specially trained in memory impairment, and our programming focuses on our residents’ personal interests and life experiences while promoting cognitive and physical stimulation.
Specialized support for the whole person.
At Lake Forest Place, residents with memory loss are surrounded by friendship and the opportunity to grow. Our range of programs and offerings specifically geared to engage and stimulate those with memory loss, make it easy.
Our Choices program provides meaningful and engaging activities specially designed for adults with memory impairment. Choices features life-enriching programs built around the seven dimensions of wellness, off-campus outings fostering a connection with the local community, physical fitness programs, and a wide variety of social gatherings and events.
Our full calendar of programs helps residents improve their socialization and quality of life through art therapy and visits to an equestrian therapy farm where residents can ride and groom horses.
We also employ the It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) technology system that adapts activities to each resident’s abilities, helps increase cognitive stimulation, and enhances family involvement.
A memory-friendly environment.
Lake Forest Place boasts a memory-friendly environment.
Our spacious, double-height Activity Room hosts resident-driven programming seven days a week, morning through evening. Residents and family members are encouraged to participate together in these purpose-driven activities.
The Living Room features a double-sided fireplace and comfortable seating, allowing residents to relax, reminisce, and enjoy friends and family. Our cozy Television Room is the perfect place for residents to watch their favorite television shows, sporting events, classic movies, or new releases.
Outdoor Living Spaces are artfully landscaped, enclosed, and feature raised and accessible vegetable and flower garden beds. A shaded patio area provides comfortable seating and protection from heat with built-in overhead fans.
Apartment suites combining safety and comfort.
Our beautifully appointed apartments have spacious bedrooms and an en suite bathroom featuring a walk-in shower, controlled water feature, grab bars, infrared lighting, and heating.
Each apartment has individually controlled heating and cooling to adjust to residents’ preferences, a window seat to enjoy the views, a large, flat-screen wall-mounted TV with a full selection of cable stations, a closet with built-in organizers, built-in night lights, and overhead lighting.
Dining that feels like home.
Three nutritious chef-prepared meals each day are served family-style, with two daily specials for lunch and dinner. Multiple dining options, including early-bird breakfast options, allow residents to come to meals at their preferred time. They may sit at a table or at the counter or simply stop by for snacks.
Dining with dementia can be difficult, but our atmosphere and approach make it easier. Our open kitchen and dining room create a calming environment with minimal noise, encouraging choice and interaction.
Sample plated entrées enable residents to choose their own dining options. Contrasting colors are used to assist residents with distinguishing between their plates, the table, and the food. Vibrantly colored dishes encourage independence and caloric intake. Our Fresh Bite program is available for those who may require finger food options.
A full-time registered dietician is also on staff to address resident needs.
A compassionate and specially trained team.
The professional staff at The Highlands Memory Support is ready to provide a comprehensive
array of services and an individualized person-centered service care plan designed to meet
each resident’s needs and preferences.
Licensed Nurses are available 24/7 to administer medication and ensure resident well-being through wellness measures, fall prevention, and condition monitoring.
Care Partners provide individualized support, guidance, and assistance 24 hours daily to fulfill physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs. Care Partners also complete ongoing specialized training in dementia care best practices from Rush University and complete in-house training.
Services and Amenities
Our dementia care services in Lake Forest are complemented by a range of services and amenities. These include:
- Three meals daily
- Access to a secure sensory garden
- Amenities like the chapel, therapy services, walking paths and more
- Health promotion, exercise, and social programs
- Assistance with dining, bathing, dressing, toileting and ambulation
- Housekeeping services
- Home maintenance
- Medication administration
- Laundry services
- Access to round-the-clock health and medical services
- 24-hour security and health care staff
- Emergency call systems
To learn more about our included services, check out our Memory Support guide.
Memory Support Guide
How does Memory Care differ from Assisted Living?
Memory Care is for people who are cognitively challenged, whether from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Those within memory care communities require a higher level of care and security, as well as more specialized programs.
Assisted Living is for those who simply need help with activities of daily living.
What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Dementia refers to the loss of cognitive functions (reasoning, the ability to remember, etc.) severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. This group of symptoms may accompany certain diseases or conditions.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells in several brain areas. This leads to the loss of recent memories and new learning first, and eventually, old memories, too.
How can I pay for memory care?
The cost of memory care is often something families are concerned about. Our caring and specialized team would be happy to talk to you about your options. Simply reach out to learn more about the cost of dementia care at Lake Forest Place.
What can I expect from the staff?
Our fully trained staff gets to know your loved one personally – from their history, likes, and dislikes to their preferred schedule. This nurturing relationship often improves interactions, helps reduce behavior issues, and can reduce medication needs.
Who do you serve?
We serve those with memory loss and their families throughout the Lake Forest and surrounding Chicagoland areas. Whether you’re from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Buffalo Grove or beyond, we’re happy to support you and your loved ones.
We invite you to learn more about Lake Forest Place, which provides senior living and memory care near you in Lake Forest, Illinois. Simply use the form on this page to contact us.
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