The Scottish Home
2800 Des Plaines Ave.
North Riverside, IL 60546
One of two 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.
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, peace of mind and enrichment to countless residents and their families.
Our dedicated staff members get to know the needs and preferences of their friends - the 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.
HISTORY: In 1845, a group of Scottish immigrants founded the Illinois Saint Andrew Society - now known as Chicago Scots. Driven by a mission to provide relief to elderly Scots, the society built the home in 1910.
Just seven years after the Home opened, it was destroyed by fire. The Society, however, refused to let tragedy rob the Scottish community of what had become a symbol of the Society's "Relieve the Distressed" motto. Within two weeks, the Society's Governors had raised enough funds to rebuild the home at its current location.
Guided by the founding principals of the society - the Scottish Home has been providing expert care for all who are Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination.