The Illinois Saint Andrew Society's Board of Governors were extremely proud to welcome donors, family, friends of the community for the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 for the Caledonian House. We were honored to raise a toast to the many donors whose generosity and support made the Caledonian House a reality.

Take a look inside & out:

(photo credit: James Richards IV, DistractYourFacePhotography)

See below for photos from the Caledonian House Ribbon Cutting

(photo credit: James Richards IV, DistractYourFacePhotography)

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. Research shows that just such an environment fosters the best outcomes for people in memory care.


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. There 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. 


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. 


Alzheimer's Association 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures: