Nazareth Lodge, is an award winning care home set in a quiet corner of the thriving market town of Sturminster Newton. Following an inspection in September 2015, the Care Quality Commission rated the home “Outstanding” bringing it into the top 50 care homes in the country. It has been serving the local community for more than 25 years under the same private ownership of Camilla Trimble.
Camilla has a background in caring for the elderly having run a group of care and nursing homes before buying Nazareth Lodge in 1991. Customer service is integral to the work we do here in Nazareth Lodge and it is always very high on our list of priorities. All residents are treated with respect and dignity at all times offering them somewhere comfortable and safe to live.
We offer a happy, vibrant home with a thriving computer club, à la carte menus and a passion for gardening – growing some vegetables, soft fruit and flowers for the home. Our hens and dogs add to the relaxed, informal atmosphere. We benefit from an excellent relationship with our local GP practice and District Nursing Team and have the top “Beacon” award for our end of life care under the Gold Standard Framework.
Camilla is delighted to be co-sponsoring the BMV “Customer Services” Business Award again this year.
The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage is a beautiful Care home nestled deep in the Dorset countryside and surrounded by beautiful, accessible gardens. The home is at the centre of the village of Leigh and it has forged strong links with the local community. The emphasis is on great person centred care and all members of staff are encouraged to train and reach their full potential. Following an inspection at the end of 2015, the Care Quality Commission rated the home “Outstanding” bringing it into the top 50 care homes in the country.
Residents at the Old Vicarage enjoy the freedom to choose from an ever changing and varied activity programme, ranging from trips out to cookery sessions, music and art. We are keeping apace with technology as well with several residents making use of Facetime to keep in touch with loved ones.
Food is locally sourced wherever possible, and freshly cooked to match the changing requirements of the individual.
The home is pet friendly and currently two residents have their own dogs with them as well as two resident cats. Visiting animals vary from day old chicks, donkeys, lambs, ponies, owls and even a snake!
We are very proud of our Gold Standards framework status, which ensures that our resident’s needs and wishes are always fully provided for. Our ethos is to provide them with dignity and respect at all times.
Visitors are always welcome so do come and see for yourself what life in a care home is really like!