Nazareth Lodge

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you and your family will have lots of questions when you are considering a residential care home, so we have put together a few answers to the questions we are often asked.

Your care is personal to you so please do not be frightened to ask us questions and we will do our very best to make sure we answer them.

Can I have a telephone in my room?

Yes, although you are responsible for the installation and the bill.

Will I still be able to vote?

Absolutely and we encourage this. Postal vote can be arranged for those who wish.

In my own home I always had something to do, what will I do in Nazareth Lodge?

Nazareth Lodge is well known for a variety of entertainment at no extra cost to you. These are designed for one to one, small or large groups. Every month we offer a new and varied agenda which you can join in with or, if you prefer, sit and watch the world go by.

I am concerned about my finances, what if they run out, will I be asked to leave?

Prior to admission, we would strongly recommend that you take independent financial advice from a specialist organisation (we can provide you with several contacts). The planning of long term care funding is complex and we have found these organisations to be extremely helpful and resourceful.

What would happen if my health deteriorated whilst I was living at Nazareth Lodge?

We will always try to meet your care needs. We liaise constantly with the GP and Community Nursing Service to ensure we have access to the latest information on all aspects of care. Whilst we strive to enable residents to stay with us as long as possible, from time to time, due to the specialist care requirements of some illnesses and disabilities, we may not be able to meet those care needs. In these circumstances we would be guided by the expertise of the GP and Community Nursing Service.

By achieving Platinum Status in our Gold Standard Framework Accreditation we are able to manage End of Life care needs in a far more pro-active way, thus reducing unnecessary admission into nursing homes and hospitals.

What are your terms & conditions?

Our fees include all personal care, accommodation, all meals, heating and light, personal laundry (except dry cleaning), regular chiropody, all activities and entertainment. The resident is responsible for payment of newspapers, hairdresser, toiletries, telephone bills.

  • Room prices are dependant on the size of the room, ensuite facilities and the care needs of the individual. Fees are paid four weekly, in advance, by standing order and may be reviewed following significant changes to care needs. Two weeks’ notice will be given under these circumstances.  Please contact the home for an initial estimate based on your needs.
  • There is a review of fees each year and four weeks’ notice will be given of any changes.
  • We require documentary evidence of a resident’s financial situation along with a copy of both Health & Welfare and Financial powers of attorney for the file.
  • Four week’s notice will be required if a resident decides to move to another home or if Nazareth Lodge is unable to meet the care needs of the resident.
  • We have no requirement to pay large fees in advance. Normal practice is to ask for one week’s fees to be used as a deposit for the room which would be deducted from the first payment.

This is just an overview of our terms and conditions. Please contact us for more in depth information.

Testimonials

Thank you so much for a very pleasant Cheese and Wine evening yesterday. We regularly see some of the residents, but it was nice to meet other relatives and friends. We are sure our Aunt appreciated us coming, and of course, joining in with the cheese and wine tasting!

PL, Nephew

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I wanted to drop a quick note to say how much our students enjoyed their time at Nazareth Lodge last term - it was a great experience for them and something they'll remember for many years to come.  Please pass on our thanks to your staff for being so welcoming too.

Jo Thomson BA (QTS) MBA FRSA, Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster

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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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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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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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Good staff, well managed.
Not too big and as a result, the staff can work well with the residents.

MW, Son

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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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Thank you to all the staff for a lovely Fine Dining Evening. What a wonderful event. Not only a delicious meal but a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with my Mum, other residents and their families. All the effort put in by staff is so very much appreciated. 

Mrs J, Daughter of Resident

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

DH, Friend

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To know that mum spent her last few days/weeks surrounded by your care and kindness, as well as professionalism, gives me a huge sense of relief and peace. Thank you for everything.

LM, daughter

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Staff made it easy for us to visit and we always felt sure our mother was being well looked after with excellent food, impeccable hygiene and careful thought given to every aspect of what would be best for her individually.

Mr S D, Son

Testimonials

Thank you so much for the love, support and care you have given both to DF and us his family in the last two weeks and making David's time with you comfortable and dignified, particularly in his last moments.

Family of DF

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk