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Woodridge Named Best of Senior Living 2021


Top Reviews from Residents and Families Showcase Outstanding Care Provided by Wood Ridge Assisted Living to Keep Seniors Feeling Safe, Healthy and Happy

South Bend, IN (February 5, 2021) – Wood Ridge Assisted Living, a senior living community based in South Bend, IN is proud to announce that it has been honored as a Best of Senior Living 2021 award winner by A Place for Mom, Inc. (APFM), the largest senior living referral service in North America. The best of senior living honor represents the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, determined by the reviews of seniors and their families on, the nation’s largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services. This exclusive designation honors only the top three percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.

This year has been tough for so many and Wood Ridge Assisted Living has shown its resilience in the face of this challenge. Many of the top reviews shared what kept residents feeling safe, less isolated, and stimulated both mentally and physically. From safe and innovative dining programs, socially distanced concerts, 100th birthday parades, easily accessible video calls with family, to having staff just be there to engage with residents and caregivers when they are needed most, Wood Ridge Assisted Living provided the utmost care.

“We are thankful to be in a position to help take care of local seniors and our residents, through everything during COVID-19,” says Director of Sales and Marketing Savannah Ulmer. “It’s a blessing to be able to reassure their families that they are safe and sound, healthy and happy!”

Senior Living Industry is a Critical Category in Caring for Our Aging Population

Reflected in many of the top reviews, the Senior Living industry has remained a critical industry throughout the pandemic. A Place for Mom surveyed families that moved into a senior living community over the past six months with 86% of caregivers indicating that COVID did not influence their decision to move their loved one into a community during the pandemic, mainly as a result of seniors needing care beyond what could be provided at home. More so, almost 9 in 10 families surveyed with a loved one in Senior Living said they were satisfied/very satisfied with the care their loved one was receiving this past year, as caregiver fatigue became an unfortunate reality with 77% of caregivers reporting that they have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a senior since the pandemic began.

“During a year that challenged all of us, and particularly frontline healthcare workers, senior living communities demonstrated resilience going above and beyond to keep residents safe, healthy, and happy,” said Sue Johansen, Senior Vice President, Community Network, at A Place for Mom. “Of the nearly 45,000 senior living care providers in North America currently listed on and hundreds of thousands of reviews, only the top 3% were recognized with this prestigious award, simply by providing the highest level of care that residents and their families deserve.”

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About Wood Ridge Assisted Living

Wood Ridge Assisted Living of South Bend, Indiana “Winner of the 2020 Best of Senior Living Award”, is an Assisted Living community that specializes in care for seniors looking for that extra something special. Our small, cozy, homelike environment feels “just right” to our residents and their families. Wood Ridge is part of the Ridgeline Management Company family of Senior Living communities. Ridgeline is a leading senior housing management company based in West Linn, OR. Ridgeline currently operates 11 communities in 8 states specializing in Retirement, Assisted Living and Memory Care, creating extraordinary value for the residents, families, and team members of these communities. Our mission is to Create Environments Where Moments of Joy, Independence, and Wellness are the Focus of Each and Every Day. For more information, visit and

About A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom is an online platform connecting families searching for senior care services with a team of experienced advisors providing insight-driven and personalized solutions. Its mission, as the leader in senior care advisory, is to be a trusted destination for families and our community customers. They are a quickly growing organization with over 500 senior living experts connecting hundreds of thousands of families every year to one of its community customers. For more information, visit

About is the leading consumer ratings and reviews site for senior living communities and home-care providers across the U.S. and Canada. The innovative website provides easy access to the information families need when making a senior-care decision, and features more than 240,000 trusted reviews and advice from local residents and their loved ones. For more information, visit

Wood Ridge Assisted Living


17650 Generations Dr South Bend, IN 46635 US