Frequently Asked Questions
What senior living options can be found at Arbor Terrace Highland Park?
At Arbor Terrace Highland Park, we offer assisted living and memory care options for senior living in the Highland Park, Illinois area. Whichever lifestyle is right for you, you’ll find everything you need right here.
Why live at Arbor Terrace Highland Park instead of living at home?
Aging at home is not always the safest or best option for remaining as healthy as possible. Issues with accessibility, socialization, isolation and overall wellness often arise. Senior living communities like Arbor Terrace Highland Park are specially designed with older adults in mind, to make sure they get the care and attention they need. Every last detail was built to accommodate seniors and their diverse needs. We also offer activities, events, and programming designed to help residents socialize and make meaningful connections with other residents and staff.
In addition, our team members are here, 24/7, to assist with tasks such as medication management, personal care tasks, or other services. They are already nearby or on site, and know each of our residents and their preferences. At Arbor Terrace Highland Park, we offer assisted living and memory care, providing the support you need, when you need it.
What amenities does Arbor Terrace Highland Park offer?
At Arbor Terrace Highland Park, we offer services and amenities that are designed to make life a little easier.
Experience our award-winning dining program, restaurant-style dining room, laundry and housekeeping services, and more. With our concierge and transportation service, you can sign up for upcoming trips and make sure that you can get where you need to go.
We also offer a monthly programming calendar, with events, trips, and activities that are designed to meet your needs and preferences.
Looking for some exercise? Stroll our walking trails or sign up for an on-site exercise class.
Experience the best amenities in Senior living near Highland Park. See our services and amenities here.
How much does assisted living cost in Illinois?
In 2021, according to Genworth's Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of an assisted living facility in Illinois was found to be $4,488 per month.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Highland Park, Illinois for 2021 was $4,825.
Use our Senior Living cost calculator to learn more and estimate your monthly spend.
What is memory care?
Memory care lifestyles, programs, and activities are specially designed for those with memory impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia. Although memory care services can be offered on their own, most times, memory care is offered as a service in a separate area of an assisted living facility.
Arbor Terrace Highland Park’s memory care program is meant to provide support, encouragement, and relationships for each of our residents. And it’s all backed by Arbor’s 30+ years of experience in dementia care.
How much does memory care cost in Illinois?
Memory care costs are generally 20-30% higher than assisted living costs. Memory care can be an expensive commitment, but it's worth the spend. The average monthly rate for a memory care facility in Illinois is roughly $5,000, or $60,000 per year, but pricing can vary widely depending on the location and level of dementia care that is needed.
Does Medicare cover the cost of assisted living in Illinois?
Medicare in Illinois will not typically cover the non-medical care expenses associated with assisted living. Medicare typically only covers a short-term stay in a skilled nursing or rehabilitation community while an older adult is recovering from an illness or injury. It can also cover in-home rehab care performed by a home health nurse or therapist.
How are memory care services different from assisted living services in Highland Park, IL?
Both memory care and assisted living offer supportive care to people with a range of health issues, including cognitive impairments. Memory care, however, caters specifically to those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia through dementia-friendly activities and staff trained in the psychological and physical effects of cognitive impairments.
To understand the key differences, you may find this post from The Arbor Company blog helpful.
If you have questions about these different types of senior living at Arbor Terrace Highland Park, or would like help determining which might be the best fit for you or your loved one, please contact us. We’re happy to help!
What’s the difference between Arbor Terrace Highland Park and a nursing home in Highland Park, IL?
Arbor Terrace Highland Park was designed to be reminiscent of home, offering private apartments and independence for our residents. In fact, some assisted living residents drive their own cars, cook some of their own meals, and come and go as they please. Assisted living at Arbor Terrace Highland Park includes dining, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and all of the other world-class amenities that Arbor is known for. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to provide help, if and when it’s needed. Assisted living is a great option for seniors who need extra support or who need assistance with day-to-day tasks.
By contrast, a nursing home (also known as a skilled nursing facility) offers more comprehensive support to those who have extensive medical needs in more of a clinical environment. They provide the highest level of care possible outside of a hospital, delivering 24-hour care to seniors who have complex medical conditions and need hands-on assistance and monitoring. Skilled nursing facilities are the best choice for those who need assistance with tasks that go beyond the activities of daily living.