Mountain Lea Lodge
Mountain Lea Lodge is a warm and inviting nursing home located on Hampton Mountain Road, north of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
The Lodge was built by the Municipality of Annapolis County and was officially opened on July 6, 1966, by then-Premier Robert Stanfield. The cost of construction was $450,000.00. The name “Mountain Lea Lodge” was chosen by a contest and was suggested by Evelyn Goucher of Middleton, who later became a resident of the Lodge.
The new building replaced the old County Home. Mountain Lea Lodge was a pilot project for Nova Scotia in Homes for the Aged. Its first administrator was Glen Wagner. A new addition to the building opened in 1976, increasing the Lodge’s capacity from 66 to 106 residents. In 1994 the number of beds increased again to 112 plus one respite bed. In March of 1993, Crosskill Court, an assisted living apartment complex, was opened adjacent to the Lodge.
Its grounds are well maintained and at the rear of the facility a garden and fountain area provide a pleasant environment for relaxation and social interaction. Mountain Lea Lodge provides 107 long-term care beds for seniors in Annapolis County.
Crosskill Court, containing assisted living apartments, is located behind and is attached to Mountain Lea Lodge, which provides services under an agreement with the Western Regional Housing Authority.
Mountain Lea Lodge has a reputation for high-quality care. It is geographically well situated to serve the needs of Annapolis County and the Western Valley with such resources and infrastructure to be able to offer a wide range of programs and services.