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

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

RP and SP, Relatives

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonials

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

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

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

MB, Respite Guest

Testimonials

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

Testimonials

There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

Testimonials

Always my husband has received excellent care by cheerful, caring staff.
My needs have always been considered and a caring person has always been there when I have needed one.
Nobody wants to admit they cannot care for a loved one.
We are so lucky to have Nazareth Lodge who takes over so well.
Thank you all.

Mrs PE, Wife

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

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

I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk