Long known as the Scottish Home, the North Riverside facility now includes an array of facilities to serve people as they age. Those who choose Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care know they will have the care they need when they need it, said Rebecca Drennan, director of marketing and sales.
The Caledonia campus on Des Plaines Avenue includes the 107-year-old Scottish Home as well as the Caledonian House memory care facility, which opened just over a year ago.
Those living in the Scottish Home’s 80 apartments include people who are still driving but need help with meals to those in need of 24-hour skilled care.
“We’re an all-inclusive program,” Drennan said, meaning that all services are included in the cost of living at Caledonia. Those services include weekly bus outings, a full calendar of activities, pet therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and of course, meals.
“Eating is a big part of a person’s day,” Drennan said. “The food here is really good.”
She encourages potential new residents to come for lunch and taste for themselves.
The Caledonian House includes 20 apartments and a staff skilled in the challenges of caring for those with dementia. A high staff-to-resident ratio means residents of memory care get plenty of one-on-one attention.
Caledonia Senior Living is a private pay, non-profit facility run by the St. Andrews Society – the oldest non-profit in Illinois.
Drennan said Scottish Home has a long history of providing safe and comfortable homes for people as they age. And while there was a time when Scottish heritage was a requirement for living at Scottish Home, everyone is now welcome.
“We’ve cared for multiple generations of families,” Drennan said. “We’re known for being warm and homey.”