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Planning, luck helped senior living communities remain COVID-free up through vaccination
Although COVID-19 cases and deaths have dominated news reports about senior living communities and nursing homes, a few communities have escaped the pandemic without a single coronavirus case. Walden III, a Wind Gap, PA, independent living and assisted living...
COVID-19 Vaccine Comes to Caledonia Senior Living
Residents and staff at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care received the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. See photos and news coverage of the event.
Local nursing homes eagerly await vaccine arrival
Leaders at both Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside and Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield received word from their pharmacy partners on December 21 that the vaccine would soon be on the way.
Operation Christmas at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care thanks to the generosity of Mark Wilken, former owner of Hollyberry, a holiday store in Oklahoma. Mark donated his entire store inventory to Chicago Scots.
Caledonia Senior Living hasn’t had a single case of COVID-19
There has not been a single case of COVID-19 among residents at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care in North Riverside.
Caledonia Senior Living shared with ABC7 Chicago how they are successfully managing this pandemic.
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care seeks academic partner/laboratory to develop best practice COVID-19 testing
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care is seeking to collaborate with an academic partner to establish a standard of improved efficacy for COVID-19 RT PCR (PCR) testing in all congregate living communities.
Helping Mom Adjust with Care and Compassion
Kathleen shares her thoughts about the care her mother has received from the staff at The Scottish Home and The MacLean House at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care before and during COVID-19.
Love and Family at Caledonia
Mary Jane shares her experience with her husband living at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, and adjusting to a “new normal”.
Vigilance, luck, higher power credited with carrying Illinois senior living community through COVID-19 pandemic
The head of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, Gus Noble, says the community has remained COVID-19-free due to the vigilance of staff, a bit of luck and the grace of a higher power.
Choosing a Community During COVID-19
See why new residents and their families should consider Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care as their community of choice, and how we’re handling new resident meetings, tours and move-ins during COVID-19.
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living has Risen to the Challenge of COVID-19
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care’s staff has used caution, cared for one another, and achieved an impeccable safety record through the COVID-19 situation.
Gus Noble Shares the Phased Plan to Reopen
Dear Friends, I have some exciting news to share today, but first I want to say something important. We live in very, very tough times. While we all face a triple threat: COVID-19, economic hardship and massive social unrest caused by racism, I implore you to...
Mother’s Day Greetings and Performances from the Fellows from the Civic Orchestra of Chicago
Fellows from the Chicago Civic Orchestra recorded special greetings and performances for the residents Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care for Mother’s Day.
Ways To Help During COVID-19
See ways to help support our our amazing team of caregivers, nurses, dining, housekeeping and laundry staff and other essential workers during COVID-19.
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care Creates Private Resident Photo Page
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care has created a password protected, online resident photo gallery to make sure friends and family can see how their family members are doing during the COVID-19 situation.
Senior Living Leaders Urge Government for COVID-19 Tests and Protective Equipment
In a letter sent March 16, the heads of four suburban nonprofit assisted living facilities pleaded with Gov. J.B. Pritzker for more COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment for workers. Gus Noble, president of Caledonia Senior Living in North Riverside,...
Caledonia Expands Art Programming to Include “Midnight Painters” Group
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, the primary charity of the Chicago Scots, the oldest non-profit in Illinois, is expanding their ever growing arts programming to include furniture restoration, painting and music therapy. Included in this expansion is a...
Scottish treasure stops by The Scottish Home
Residents at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside got a brush with Scottish history last week when it became a special stop during a three-week tour of one of Scotland's national treasures – the so-called Robert Burns violin. The 267-year-old...
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care featured on WGN
Reporter Ana Belaval from WGN came to Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care to learn more about the interesting programs we have including therapy dogs, Cycling Without Age.
A Fresh Look for the Scottish Home – Reimagining Tradition
At Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, we take great pride in the traditions of care, compassion and warmth that led the Illinois Saint Andrew Society – today known as Chicago Scots – to build the Scottish Home in North Riverside more than 100 years ago. Since...
Why Choose Sheltered Care?
If you’ve just begun researching aging services options in Illinois, you may have come across a few key terms and phrases that you are unfamiliar with. At Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, we know that choosing the right community can be stressful and...