Senior Respite Care Near Chicago in Lake Forest

Discover the Support of Our Respite Care Services

Are you serving as a family caregiver for a senior loved one? If so, it’s important to take time for yourself to ensure you care for yourself with the same love and compassion you show your loved one. After all, as many family caregivers know, caring for a family member is a generous thing to do, but without sufficient self-care, caregiver burnout can develop.

What is caregiver burnout?

Caregiver burnout affects a large number of caregivers, from new to experienced. Common symptoms include:

  • Physical and mental exhaustion
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Sleeping problems
  • Loss of interest
  • Frequent body aches and poor physical health
  • Self-neglect

If you are noticing any of these signs, you may be experiencing caregiver burnout. While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do to prevent this or to help yourself get through it, there is: respite care.

What is respite care?

Respite care is a service designed to give caregivers a much-needed break from caregiving. There are short-term respite care options as well as long-term respite care options, depending on the needs of each caregiver and their loved one.

Discover the power of respite care at Lake Forest Place.

Offering expert support with various levels of care, including skilled nursing and personalized care, Lake Forest Place’s respite care program was designed to benefit the whole family. Whether your loved one needs support with bathing and dressing or has more advanced needs, we can provide the support you and your loved one need to give you the break you deserve.

Whether you are interested in a short-term stay for your loved one or longer-term respite is needed, Lake Forest Place provides both to best support your needs.

Respite Care patient sitting by a window in her wheelchair with her caregiver at Lake Forest Place

What can we expect with respite care at Lake Forest Place?

During your loved one’s respite stay, they will enjoy the many services and amenities our own residents do each day. From delicious meals and engaging programming to opportunities for forming new friendships and more, respite care won’t just feel like a break for you – it will feel like a break for your loved one, too.

Get refreshed while your loved one enjoys fresh opportunities and receives expert care. That’s the peace of mind Lake Forest Place provides.

What do respite care suites include?

At Lake Forest Place, respite care suites are professionally decorated, fully furnished and private, offering a nice, quiet space to retreat to while fun opportunities await just outside their door.

Included in their stay are:

  • Flat linens and towels
  • Television with basic cable
  • Telephone with local calling service

Are you ready to learn more about respite care?

If you’re considering a respite care stay for a senior loved one, we would be happy to help you on your journey. Simply contact a team member at Lake Forest Place so we can answer your questions, or fill out this form, and we’ll be in touch.

Respite Care FAQ

While some may look into home care services or home respite care, Lake Forest Place offers senior care within our Lake Forest-area campus. 

For many, this is the perfect choice, because an assisted living facility provides a safe environment that is specially designed to care for the needs of older adults, all while giving them access to a caring team of professionals on site.

While Medicare will cover some of the cost for respite stays for those in hospice care, many insurance plans do not. Some people may pay for this service through long-term care insurance, if their policy allows, but many pay privately. For more information on respite care costs at Lake Forest Place, contact us.

Respite stays are a great way to introduce your loved one to a community you are considering. Not only can they begin to make friends, but they can get a firsthand look at the lifestyle that’s offered. 


At Lake Forest Place, we also accept direct admissions, making a respite care stay a great way to introduce your loved one to the benefits of senior living.

Do you still have questions?

If you don’t see your questions listed in our FAQ, please reach out so we can answer them for you.

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