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Scottish Home in Illinois Breaks Ground on New Dementia-Care Homes

August 11, 2015

Established in 1845, CHICAGO SCOTS is the oldest charity in Illinois. Today the Society is one of the world’s largest Scottish cultural organizations. The CHICAGO SCOTS’ mission is to nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship, and celebration of Scottish culture. They have been serving elders at the Scottish Home, a small, warm retirement community noted for creating a community where friends become family.

This week Scottish Home has broken ground on two small homes to serve elders living with dementia, collectively called the Caledonian House. PHI is partnering with Scottish Home to bring a Coaching Approach and an empowered staffing model to support deep and meaningful relationships. In Caledonian House, 10 elders will live in small, warm households where life revolves around the rhythms of the people who live and work in the homes.

The Caledonian House will open in about one year to continue the tradition of serving all elders with the best of Scottish values. PHI is proud to be partners with the Caledonian House team!

— by Anna Ortigara, PHI Organizational Change Consultant

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