Rosedale Home for Special Care is one of five long-term care homes in Lunenburg County. It is located in New Germany, a picturesque little village situated on the LaHave River 25 kilometers north of the town of Bridgewater on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.
The idea of the home can be traced back to the late 1970’s when a number of concerned citizens agreed to try to find a means of meeting the need for a home for the aged to serve the people of the northern part of the county. Many meetings, countless phone calls and stacks of correspondence led to an organizational meeting, which was held on June 8, 1981, and culminated with the incorporation on July 17, 1981, of the Rosedale Home for Special Care Society.
May 28, 1984, became an Historic day for the people of Northern Lunenburg County: It will be remembered as the official opening day of Rosedale Home for Special Care. The Rosedale Home for Special Care Society, an organization created for the specific purpose of building and managing this project, is the owner of the home.
In May 2011, an addition was added to make Rosedale Home for Special Care a 39-bed long-term care home.