Nazareth Lodge

Activities

We have a strong emphasis on activities and keeping our residents busy and entertained. We have invested in an “interactive table” which will offer residents a multitude of things to do on a touch screen basis, from playing bingo or hangman in a group, to using it on an individual basis for games, information and communication with loved ones. There is the crossword and knitting clubs as well as weekly exercise, stretching and yoga sessions. The home has wi-fi throughout and our computer club allows our residents to use the email facility and surf the internet. A recently launched initiative  is facilitating Facetime contact for our residents with far flung friends and relatives.

We have over the years forged strong links with the local community and regularly host an Ecumenical service to which local parishioners are invited and there is a fortnightly communion service held in the home and the residents help to arrange the church flowers occasionally. Flowers feature strongly in every day life at Nazareth Lodge and are grown in the garden for the home. The local florist visits regularly to give demonstrations on flower arranging and some of the residents help regularly with the flower arrangements around the home.

The Gardening Club allows our green-fingered residents to roll up their sleeves and rekindle their love of gardening. There is a specifically designed and adapted greenhouse to facilitate use by wheelchair users as well as allowing more ambulant residents to continue with their interest in gardening.

Regular mini bus outings take our residents out on various trips such as pub lunches, cream teas or just an afternoon out exploring Dorset.

The ice cream van visits regularly in the Summer and the residents are treated to their choice of ice cream.

Our Activities Coordinator makes sure that all our residents are given the choice to participate in group activities or one-to-one sessions.

It is down to each residents individual choice as to whether they participate in the activities offered. If they prefer not to partake, our volunteer visitors will visit for a chat. We will also introduce you to Annie who offers a one to one session every week to all of the residents and in the many years she has been doing this she has learnt from the residents too – for example, she has been taught how to play chess by one resident! This service ensures that those residents who prefer their own company are not isolated and have some dedicated time to help them maybe write a letter, play cards or just have a chat over a cup of tea.

Our local community building, The Exchange, offers clubs for residents to attend such as the bowling club and floral group. It also has a cinema and theatre.

Our community

Nazareth Lodge has a longstanding history of supporting worthy causes both at home and abroad.

Within Sturminster Newton, we have sponsored everything from the Dorset Air Ambulance to the local Majorette group.  As part of this ongoing relationship, we have strong links with the local schools and our residents benefit from concerts and activities both in the home and in the community.

Nazareth Lodge has committed to part sponsor the town’s Christmas Lights for three years from 2018, and as part of our Christmas celebrations, our residents are able to visit the town and see the lights whilst partaking in some retail therapy.

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

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I have to thank you especially for the care and support you all gave my father in his last few days. I have related stories to friends with elderly parents that your night staff for instance were singing with him during the long hours of darkness. They couldn't believe it.

JB, Son

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My father is being very well cared for and we have absolutely no cause for any complaint. The staff are wonderfully caring, patient and understanding. They always have time for each individual resident and for relatives, always ensuring that we, as visitors, are well looked after and are made to feel welcome. Would have no problem in recommending the home to others. Thank you, Nazareth Lodge, you deserve your CQC Outstanding recognition.

RP, Relative

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Although mum had little interest in food, it is right that even she recognised the excellent quality and diversity of food provided

Mrs T, Daughter

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Deciding where my mother should live after our father died was one of the most difficult decisions we had to make. As a family we looked at many homes and were very impressed when we got to Nazareth Lodge with is friendly and professional staff from senior managers to the carers. The carers at Nazareth Lodge are very special individuals, picked for their kindness and empathy.
The residents at Nazareth Lodge are all treated as individuals and can do as much or as little as they wish.

HS, Daughter

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RW felt safe, he felt protected and he felt comforted by all that was done for him

DH, Friend

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When I walk into Nazareth Lodge and see the residents potting up hyacinths, up to their elbows in compost, it is indeed a joy to behold

Volunteer Visitor

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I am kept informed of my mother's health and what she has been doing and when I visit I always feel welcome and as cared for as her. It is a joy to go to Nazareth Lodge which makes a huge difference to us all. As a family, we are extremely happy with the care and attention my mother gets and it is wonderful that she is very content and we know she is safe and being well looked after.

HS, Daughter

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Our friend has been a resident at Nazareth Lodge for over 2 years. We visit her regularly. During that time, we have been totally satisfied with the level of care she has received. The staff are very attentive and the food is good. Her room is modern and cleaned regularly. She is very contented and feels at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nazareth Lodge to others, as we have done in the past.

PW, Friend of Resident

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Nazareth Lodge prides itself on the emphasis placed in keeping and training its own staff and this shows in the quality of service and attitude of the staff towards residents and visitors.

TC, Relative

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There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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Nazareth Lodge was calm, clean, warm and homely and meeting the Management and staff reinforced my feeling I was doing the right thing by introducing Mum to this potential new home to look after her needs

TC, Relative

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My husband is already a resident and I have spent two weeks in respite care. I have been wonderfully cared for and feel I have recovered very quickly. I cannot fault the staff, who are so caring and gentle and always cheerful. The food is lovely, well cooked and presented. There are plenty of activities organised and outings arranged for mobile residents. This is an excellent care home and its awards are well deserved.

JP, Respite Guest and Relative of Resident

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I would like to thank you and everyone at Nazareth Lodge for the care you took of my cousin. It was so reassuring to know she was in safe hands. Thank you and your staff also who came to her service last Friday. It meant a lot.

FG, family of resident

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The last few weeks have been, to say the least, a bit of a roller coaster for my mother in law. For this period to end in the haven of Nazareth Lodge has seen our prayers answered and we could not be more grateful. Thank You.

Mr S, Relative

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk