A home for life
We understand that making the decision to move to Nazareth Lodge is not always an easy one. For many, it means leaving a house or home that they have loved for years and we know that it often takes time to feel safe and secure again.
At Nazareth Lodge, we focus on each individual and work with them, and their friends and family and other professionals, to make the transition as easy as possible. We gather as much information as we can about the person’s personality, their likes, dislikes, experiences and influences as we believe that this information will help us to better understand their behaviour and build relationships with them.
An active mind is a healthy mind
We believe that our time should be spent with our residents and not on endless paperwork and processes.
With that in mind, we have introduced a new administration system that allows us to spend the majority of our time with our residents and deliver truly person-centric care.
We have a full programme of daily activities designed to appeal to all residents that also help keep their minds and bodies active. We have an Interactive Table that allows everyone to access the internet, play games or communicate with friends and family online either individually or as part of the community.
We spend time designing quizzes, games and activities that make the most of each resident's abilities and interests - no two days are ever the same at Nazareth Lodge.
Healthy, Happy and Active
Situated in North Dorset there are many opportunities to keep active. We encourage and support our residents to take walks, help in the garden or participate in light exercises such as Pilates or stretching and strengthening. It is a happy, vibrant home offering a range of activities: computer club, gardening circle, knitting, poetry and crossword groups to name but a few and in the summer months outings on the mini bus to various destinations such as the pub for lunch.
We work closely with local doctors and physiotherapists to tailor these exercises for each individual, making the most of their abilities and interests.
Our allotment and greenhouse are largely maintained by our residents. Our pets, Lucky the Cockerpoo puppy, and our chickens and birds, are also cared for equally by staff and residents.
We believe that in a rural community such as ours, having these animals and our gardens helps our residents feel more at home and helps them engage in the daily routines within the home.