Our Ethos

Our Vision - T.R.U.S.T

T - Our staff will be thoughtful in all aspects of care putting your needs first

R - We will respect your choices and never force our opinions upon you, we will allow you to be an individual
U - We will understand that you might need extra support at particular times and we will be there for you when you need us most
S - We will be sensitive to your feelings and beliefs and make sure you can express them freely
T - Together we will ensure that our staff will be trained to be the best and to deliver on these commitments to you

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.

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

My mother is extremely happy here, she has been resident for 9 months. She has very mild dementia and receives excellent care. The food is first class and she enjoys whatever activity is provided. The staff are always inclusive and welcoming at any time of day.

DP, Daughter

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

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

RP and SP, Relatives

Testimonials

We felt that the judgement of Nazareth Lodge staff regarding our mother's health was trusted and appointments were readily arranged when required resulting in some of the best medical attention she ever received outside a hospital

Mr S D, Son

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

Testimonials

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

MW, Son

Testimonials

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

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

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

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk