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 for inviting me to your Vintage Tea Party. It was a delightful occasion and delicious tea! It is yet one more evidence of what a nurturing, caring home you provide for the fortunate people who live at Nazareth Lodge.

KM

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As a retired District Nurse of some years experience I was encouraged to discover such a well run home as Nazareth Lodge when we moved to the area some years ago.

Beryl Shaw, friend and retired District Nurse

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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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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

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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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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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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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D particularly enjoyed the daily activities and was always very complimentary about the variety and quality of the meals.

RP and SP, Relatives

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The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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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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Nazareth Lodge is a Care Home in the true sense of the word. Not just for my parents but for me too. You all show such love and affection and concern.

DM, daughter

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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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Care Chef 2014 award - the judges chose Suzie because she demonstrated a clear passion for flavours in every course of her meal. They felt her dishes were an honest reflection of the expertise currently enjoyed by the care sector

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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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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

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk