Wellness Program

All of the programs and services provided by Friends Place Adult Day Services are based on a wellness philosophy of care.  Positive health principles are woven into planned activities connecting the mind, body and spirit.  The goal of our program is to attain the best quality of life and create a sense of well-being for…

“Testing” is Stressing

By Pam Kovacs Johnson It’s important to recognize that ANY kind of testing for recall is especially stressful for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Last month we addressed feelings associated with AD & achieving desirable emotional outcomes. Caregivers do and say things with the very best intentions. However, quizzing your loved one is not only…

Understanding Emotions & Alzheimer’s

Written by Pam Kovacs Johnson When a disease like Alzheimer’s affects our brain & memory, it is only natural that emotions will be affected as well. Memory loss takes away information which reassures us, provides comfort and confidence, and enables us to trust. Memory is what allows a person to feel in control of his life,…

Friends Place Desoto Awarded Contracts with VA

Friends Place Adult Day Services of DeSoto, Texas announced today they have been awarded contracts with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

With the VA contract, Friends Place’s premier daytime Alzheimer’s and dementia care center in DeSoto can now offer their services to veterans all over North Texas who are referred by a VA physician.

Friends Place DeSoto serves Cedar Hill, southwest Dallas County, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak and Waxahachie.

Friends Place’s Jane Kovacs Honored by Altrusa International


Largely known for her work with Alzheimer’s patients and families inside the doors of Friends Place Adult Day Services, Jane Kovacs recently had the spotlight shown upon her for her outstanding work throughout the Richardson community.

On Friday, October 25, Friends Place Co-Owner and Director Jane Kovacs was honored by Altrusa International, Inc. at their annual Outstanding Women of Today – Builders of Tomorrow luncheon.

Friends Place Richardson Fall Fair

We have big plans in place for our third annual Friends Fall Fair, held in conjunction with the State Fair of Texas. Folks are already bringing in their items to display in the exhibit hall, located in the living room area. Please consider adding something of yours to the show (see info page in the…