There are several reasons why we believe Nazareth Lodge is probably one of the best residential care homes in Dorset. Our staff are wonderful, our volunteer visitors simply amazing and we watch our residents really start to live again. Our regulators, the Care Quality Commission, rated us as “Outstanding” for the last two inspections bringing us into the top 2% of care homes with this rating in the country and we also hold the top “Platinum” award for our end of life care programme under the Gold Standard Framework.
Situated down Penny Street near the centre of town, Nazareth Lodge has been serving the local community for more than 25 years. The home has a dedicated team of highly trained staff who are from the local area and no agency staff are ever used giving the residents continuity of care and the same friendly faces. The home benefits from an excellent relationship with the Sturminster Newton Medical Centre (now the Blackmore Vale Partnership).
Nazareth Lodge is a friendly welcoming residential care home and with just 24 residents we are able to provide a very personal touch. Over the years the home has gained a reputation for its excellent care, à la carte menus and “home from home” atmosphere. Dogs and hens are also part of the family! It is a happy, vibrant home with a range of activities for all tastes: 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!
Our volunteer visitors are our unsung heroes who befriend residents who may not benefit from family and friends dropping in. They provide companionship and help to brighten up the day for the resident they visit. Please contact us if you would like to join the team and make a difference to someone’s life.
As well as permanent residency we also offer palliative care, respite breaks and day care. We are told by many healthcare professionals that palliative care is something we do well at Nazareth Lodge as demonstrated by our “Platinum” status under the Gold Standard Framework. One relative recently wrote “The staff dealt with mum’s palliative care with empathy, kindness and genuine care, working so smoothly and professionally with other medical professionals to ensure mum had the best possible care. I could not have hoped or wished for a better care team to look after her in her final days”. Nazareth Lodge can be an alternative to a hospice and will ensure a dignified and peaceful end of life.
Nazareth Lodge, Penny St, STURMINSTER NEWTON, Dorset, DT10 1DE
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