A NEW CHAPTER in the long, distinguished story of the scottish home.


For generations, the Scottish Home has enjoyed a rich tradition of enhancing lives and empowering seniors to live life with dignity, surrounded by compassionate people who care for and about them. When we added the Caledonian House to our campus in 2016, we extended this tradition to serve people living with Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.

Now, another new chapter in our long, storied history is about to begin. To better reflect our expanded range of campus services, we're launching a new name: Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care. We believe this new, evolved brand identity captures the voices of our community, represents our core values and accurately presents our community as A Place for Everyone, Where Friends Become Family.

Not coincidentally, the launch of our new name coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the "rebirth" of Scottish Home. In early 1917, a fire destroyed the original Scottish Home. Less than 12 months later, the Scottish Home was rebuilt and reopened with a new, more inclusive commitment to welcome those seniors who were Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination. We recognize that there is powerful symbolism in launching our new brand in the centenary of our Home's incredible recovery, and honor this milestone that is large part of our story.


The Scottish Home and Caledonian House will continue to be apart of our identity and heritage, but we believe one all-inclusive campus name is now necessary to more effectively capture who we are, what we do and whom we serve.

Although we have a new campus name, we still have the same staff, ownership, standards and philosophy that residents and their families have trusted for more than 100 years. Our commitment to providing exceptional personalized care, inspiring lifestyles and uplifting experiences to all those who turn to us for care, is stronger than ever before.

Caledonia Senior Living and Memory care are currently working on their new website, here's a sneak peak of whats to come.

For additional information, click below for the official press release:

The caledonian house: focused on the future, raising the quality of memory care, creating a new model of living. 

A practical response to Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are impacting more and more seniors and their families.

You are not alone.

The Caledonian House is a practical response to this challenge, providing a haven of expert care deeply informed by a century of experience. We are here to help.

A culture of caring

The Caledonian House is located on the Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care campus. We're a unique senior living community nestled in five quiet, park like acres just a few miles west of downtown Chicago. We're part of the first and oldest charity in Illinois, which was established in 1845. The Scottish Home has always emphasized warm community, close bonds between residents and staff and strong links to family and friends. 

Home in every way

This isn't your average assisted living memory care facility. It's not an institution with long, daunting corridors. It's truly a home where residents feel valued, loved and purposeful. Each of the Caledonian House's two floors is home to ten residents, all with private bedrooms and full bathrooms, all opening onto a great room where activities take place by the fire side and an open kitchen fills the home with the aroma of home cooking.


Our philosophy of one-on-one care is inspired by the comfort of home and the warmth of family. Caregivers in the Caledonian House are cross-trained in personal care, meaningful engagement, nutrition and housekeeping. Consistent resident-caregiver interaction builds familiarity, trust and well-being and it encourages residents to remain active, engaged and fulfilled.

Take a look inside:

(photo credit: James Richards IV, DistractYourFacePhotography)

See below for photos from the Caledonian House Ribbon Cutting 2016
Thank you to all of our donors who helped us reach our fundraising goal!

(photo credit: James Richards IV, DistractYourFacePhotography)