Skilled Nursing Facility in Lake Forest, IL

Outstanding care when you need it.

Skilled nursing at the Balmoral Care Center at Lake Forest Place offers a warm, home-like setting. Sun-filled rooms overlook our beautiful campus of shaded walking paths, mature trees, and flowering gardens.

Our nursing home in Lake Forest has an on-site medical director, RNs, or LPNs available 24/7, and a high staff-to-resident ratio to provide the best care possible. We also provide enriching programs and personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for our long-term residents.

5-Star Rated Care

Experience peace of mind at the Balmoral Care Center at Lake Forest Place, where our consistent 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and esteemed partnership as a top-tier preferred provider with Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital reflect our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality skilled nursing care.

Personalized Support

Residents receive a personalized care plan based on a comprehensive assessment developed collaboratively with their families. Our multidisciplinary team, led by our Director of Nursing, oversees every aspect of care. Through our primary nursing model, each resident is paired with a dedicated nursing assistant, ensuring consistent, relationship-based care.

Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere

At the Balmoral Care Center, long-term care flourishes in a warm, home-like atmosphere where residents find both physical and emotional comfort. Our vibrant community offers enriching activities like mixed media art classes, pet therapy, music therapy, worship services, and more, nurturing a sense of belonging and joy.

Skilled Nursing patient at Lake Forest Place enjoying a walk outdoors with his caregiver

Services and amenities include:

  • Spacious private rooms with private bathrooms
  • Flat-screen televisions, basic cable, personal telephone service
  • Chef-inspired menu selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, served restaurant-style
  • Nurse call system
  • Pharmacy services
  • Physical, occupational, speech, and intravenous therapies
  • Ophthalmology, audiology, dental, podiatry, physiatry and wound care
  • Specialized programs designed for resident and family participation
  • Daily housekeeping and trash removal
  • 24/7 registered nurses
  • Full-time registered dietitian
  • Electronic medical records
  • Social services
  • Pastoral care

To learn more about our services, check out our Skilled Nursing guide.


Skilled nursing provides 24/7 long- or short-term comprehensive care for seniors facing a range of medical conditions, including:

  • Cardiac failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Fall-related injury
  • Hip or bone fracture
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke

The Balmoral Care Center Provides 24/7 skilled nursing care, including medical treatments, wound care, medication management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Residents typically require a high level of medical attention, plus assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs).

The Highlands Assisted Living at Lake Forest Place is a senior living option that offers personalized assistance with ADLs and help with other daily tasks as needed, but does not provide 24/7 skilled nursing care.

Yes, the Balmoral Care Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation center that provides occupational, speech, and physical therapies. Each resident’s treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs, focusing on enhancing their quality of life and facilitating recovery from illness, injury, or hospital stay.

Medicare covers services provided by or under the supervision of registered nurses or therapists, including wound care, intravenous medications, and monitoring of vital signs and medical equipment.

Keep in mind that Medicare covers up to 100 days of skilled nursing care per benefit period. A benefit period starts when you are admitted to a hospital or skilled nursing facility and ends when you have not received inpatient care for 60 days in a row.

You can find more information about Medicare coverage for skilled nursing facilities on the official Medicare website.

We encourage you to bring pictures, plants, mementos, and other items to create a familiar, comfortable atmosphere.

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