Alpacas due to visit home in July

Alpacas due to visit home in July

Animal Therapy is a key focus for Nazareth Lodge and in addition to being home to chickens and our puppy Lucky, we are looking forward to a visit in July from some delightful alpacas.

Animal-assisted therapy improves patients’ mental, physical, social and emotional functioning with the aid of animals. Depending on the needs of the patient, many different animals can be used in therapy, including alpacas, dogs, sheep, rabbits and other animals.

Animal-assisted therapy takes place individually or in groups, and is led by a qualified therapist or professional with specialized expertise.

Therapeutic experiences can include walking, petting and caring for an animal, as well as processing the experience of trying to achieve a given task.

It is well documented that holding and stroking animals can reduce blood pressure, lower pulse rates and alleviate feelings of tension and anxiety.

Animals offer attention and unconditional acceptance. They are responsive, live in the ‘here and now’ and don’t mind who you are or what you look like.

They are usually direct and honest and unlike humans, they are non-judgemental and don’t confuse through verbal communications. So are ideal for working with people who find themselves confused or threatened by human relations, many clients feel safer and less threatened around animals.

Apart from all of the wellbeing benefits it is a great chance for residents and staff to interact with an animal they may have never met before.

Added: 5th February 2019

Testimonials

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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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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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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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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She enjoyed many of the activities organised in the home and I smile at the memory of her being asked to hold back to allow others to answer some questions for the crossword etc!

Mrs T, 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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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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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 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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When we first visited it seemed more like arriving at a small hotel or private house with the warmth of the welcome and reassurance this provided

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

MB, Respite Guest

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As a family we all know that everything after my father's death was handled brilliantly even down to a 'guard of honour' as his body left Nazareth Lodge.

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