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

Prior to my uncle's eventual arrival 10 weeks ago, the management of the home were superb in their support for us during a difficult time and arranging the transport from a hospital a few counties away. Thanks to the staff he has settled in well and we are pleased our initial very good impressions of the home have been borne out.

DP, Nephew

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There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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

DH, Friend

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My mum went into Nazareth Lodge initially for respite last September and is now a permanent resident. I knew the moment I walked in that I had found the perfect place for her as all the staff were so welcoming. I cannot fault the care my mum has had since moving in and I know she now sees it as her home. I would highly recommend this care home.

CP, Daughter

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Social occasions at Nazareth Lodge were a treat and showed us just how everyone worked together cheerfully to provide the happiest possible environment.

Mr S D, Son

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Thank you to all the staff for an excellent evening last night. The food was delicious and there was a lovely atmosphere. I have to remind myself sometimes that its a care home! I think Ma is beginning to feel that it's home for her. We're very pleased. 

Mrs CJ, Resident's daughter

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A thank you would in no way suffice for the reassurance and peace that everyone helped to give to me and others during the eight months that RW was with you.

Doug Horlock, friend

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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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Everyone has a friendly, caring approach and there is nothing that is too much trouble

MB, Respite Guest

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I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

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Our sincere thanks to both you and every single member of your staff for the exceptional level of care and kindness which was always shown to my mother.

Mrs T, Daughter

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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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Nazareth Lodge is a truly excellent care home. Unfortunately, my wife's condition of dementia is deteriorating and when she is away from her home surrounding and from my fulltime care, she displays signs of unhappiness.
I know that everything possible was done to make my wife's stay as comfortable as it could be. I look forward to another visit to Nazareth Lodge in the future.

W L-D, Husband

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Thank you for your email you and your staff have been wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all. The care given to my mum was beyond any thing we could hope for. 

K & J, Relative

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk