Our Ethos

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

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

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

RP and SP, Relatives

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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

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

As a retired District Nurse of some years experience I was encouraged to discover such a well run home as Nazareth Lodge when we moved to the area some years ago.

Beryl Shaw, friend and retired District Nurse

Testimonials

Our sincere thanks to both you and every single member of your staff for the exceptional level of care and kindness which was always shown to my mother.

Mrs T, Daughter

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

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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

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

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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

Testimonials

There is a lot of laughter there

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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

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

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

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk