Bridgewater, the largest community on Nova Scotia’s South Shore has long been considered a gateway to comfortable living. You or your loved one will thoroughly enjoy it.

Boasting excellent medical facilities, convenient and varied shopping on a traditional Main Street and beautifully situated on the LaHave River, retirement in Bridgewater simply makes sense.

Parks, museums, banks, walking trails, a community public library and an array of festivals and events are among the many amenities this vibrant town has to offer. The hobbies and activities you have enjoyed will be well supported by the town’s existing programs, clubs and facilities.

Easily accessible and with a strong and vibrant economy, Bridgewater is close to Metropolitan Halifax and conveniently accessible to the United States via International Ferry or by air via the Stanfield International Airport.

The best way to determine if Ridgewood Assisted Living is for you or a loved one, is to book a tour with us today.


Watch Our Typical Day

No two days at Ridgewood Assisted Living are the same. We feel that music,
exercise, social activities along with delicious and nutritious foods are keys to longevity.

Ridgewood Assisted Living History


Hundredth patient

2023 Long-term Silent Partners Take Ownership


Opening of Ridgewood Assisted Living

Ridgewood Assisted Living Opens its doors to the community.


New Ownership

Local operator purchases Ridgewood.


Ridgewood Culture Document Created

We created and implemented a document outlying our fundamental beliefs and practices in resident care.


The Internet of Care Deployed

Nxtgen (formerly known as The Internet of Care), is a wearable device encouraging positive social interactions to give rise to a better quality of life and measure the meaningfulness of our care.


Celebrating 10 Years of Service

Ridgewood Assisted Living proudly achieves ten years in service.


Original Partners Consolidate Ownership


Expansion Commences

Ridgewood Leadership Team


Kat Foster Crouse

Kat cares for people and is grateful for the many life lessons she has learned from her elders. After numerous years, Kat has transitioned from a successful career as the Coordinator Recreation & Leisure to her current role as a General Manager at Ridgewood. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the facility’s operations to ensure the well-being of residents and the efficient running of Ridgewood. Kat manages staff, from hiring to supervision, to ensure they provide high-quality care and services. Additionally, Kat is responsible for budgeting and financial management, ensuring compliance with regulations, and building relationships with the community. She plays a crucial role in maintaining  Ridgewood’s standards and ensuring that residents receive the best possible care in a safe and supportive environment. Kat is approachable, fair-mannered, and has an abundance of hands-on knowledge. She has long-term relationships with Ridgewood’s residents and their families.  She knows how the positive culture that Ridgewood embraces for both its residents and staff, makes Ridgewood Assisted Living the place people want to live.

Camla St. Croix

Camla is an experienced healthcare professional with a passion for ensuring high-quality care for residents in assisted living facilities. With a background that includes roles such as LPN Supervisor and Client Care Manager, she brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to her current position as Director of Care at Ridgewood Assisted Living in Bridgewater, NS. In this role, Camla provides leadership and oversight for health services staff, develops individualized care plans, ensures compliance with policies, and coordinates with healthcare providers to optimize resident health. She also leads staff training programs and manages infection control protocols and pandemic response measures. Camla’s dedication to resident well-being and her commitment to excellence make her a valuable asset to any healthcare team.