THE CHICAGO SCOTS SHARE NEWS OF the caledonian house, the newest addition to the scottish home campus.
THE PRINCIPAL CHARITY OF THE CHICAGO SCOTS IS THE SCOTTISH HOME:
A small, private community that provides both assisted living and nursing care services in a peaceful, quiet setting nestled on five wooded acres. Ours is the world's only Scottish Society that owns and operates a nursing home. The CHICAGO SCOTS built the Scottish Home in North Riverside, Illinois in 1910. And every single day, for more than 100 years, the Home has provided loving care, friendship, peach of mind and enrichment to countless residents and their families. Because the Scottish Home is small, a close bond develops between staff and residents. This is the kind of bond that you would find in your own home and this is precisely what makes the Scottish Home special. The Scottish Home is a place where friends become family.
THE CHALLENGE OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
America faces an unanticipated epidemic. As society ages, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia affect more and more seniors and their families. The Alzheimer's Association projects that, by 2030, 16 million Americans will be living with the disease - a four-fold increase that could cost a trillion dollars each year.
The Caledonian House is a practical response to this challenge, providing a haven of expert care deeply informed by a century of experience.
A CULTURE OF CARING
The Caledonian House is a new venture of the Scottish Home. Set in five park-like acres in North Riverside, the Scottish Home has a tradition of person-centered practice that emphasizes warm community, close bonds between residents and staff, and strong links to family and friends. Reserach shows that just such an environment fosters the best outcomes for people in memory care.
HOME IN EVERY WAY
The new two-story building will feel like home with 10 private resident rooms on each floor. All resident rooms open on to a great room where meaningful activities take place by the fireside. Comfortable living space is matched by an inviting dining area filled with the aromas of home cooking from the on-site kitchen. These will be no long, disorienting corridors cluttered with medical equipment, nursing stations will be kept to a minimum, and the atmosphere will be that of a family residence rather than an institution.
LIKE A FAMILY
Best-in-class memory care is built on one-to-one interaction. The Caledonian House will have caregivers cross-trained in personal care, nutrition, meaningful engagement, and housekeeping. They will interact constantly with residents, building familiarity, trust, and well-being. With only 10 residents in each home, the Caledonian House will give constant individual attention and encourage residents to remain active, engaged, and fulfilled.
THE CALEDONIAN HOUSE: FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE, RAISING THE QUALITY OF MEMORY CARE, CREATING A NEW MODEL OF LIVING.