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

Mum was very happy here and the staff all helped to make her last few months the best they possibly could be. I really appreciate all the care and support for both Mum and myself and i cannot thank them enough. 

Mrs B, Relative of Resident

Testimonials

Thank you for the lovely meal I had during my first visit to Nazareth Friday Lunch Club this week. I enjoyed the meal and pudding, glass of wine and lovely friendly atmosphere at the home. It was much appreciated and i will be returning next month. Thanks for inviting me. 

Mrs J G - visitor

Testimonials

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

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

DH, Friend

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

I am convinced that your incredible care and attention to detail made his last few days as comfortable as humanly possible and it was very humbling for me to witness.

CB, Son

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk