Friends Place in DeSoto is open for in person services.  Please contact the center at 972-274-2484 for more information.

 

Welcome to Friends Place DeSoto

Friends Place in DeSoto offers the premier Friends Place Adult Day Services in Southwest Dallas County.   By offering both a social and medical model of care, people with memory impairment can remain at home, maintain an optimal level of functioning plus delay the need and/or avoid placement in a long term care facility.  To read more about how Friends Place is different, click here.

Friends Place in DeSoto began offering services to the Southwest Dallas County area is 2012. Since inception, we have offered services to more than 130 families. We are the only free-standing, dedicated adult day center in the area that specializes in Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

We are proud to be able to provide services to our veterans through our contract with the Veterans Administration of North Texas. Read more about our VA contract here.

September Highlights

All Month Raising Butterflies
Every Tuesday Cooking Class
Thu 9/8 NFL Kickoff! Wear your favorite football jersey
Wed 9/21 Back to School Sockhop – You are invited!
Week of 9/19 Staycation – Oktoberfest
9/21 Thanking our Service Dogs!
Tue 9/27 Birthday Celebration with Mike Frankel
Fri 9/30 – Community Service – Pillow Project

Weekly

Wed 10 am Book Club
 

Support Group Information

Back in person at Friends Place DeSoto

Upcoming Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Tuesday, September 13
General Discussion
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 27
Topic: Navigating Family Dynamics when Caring for a Loved One
Speaker: Dr. Basir Easter, Melanin Minded LLC
Time: 2:00-3:30


Meetings are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and are open to the community. 

COVID-19 – Policies and Procedures Summary

Maximum Capacity:  35 members

Visitor Policy:
Visitors will not be allowed, with the exception of any “at-home health” services. Vaccinated volunteers will be allowed.

Screening:
Each person, before they enter the building, will have their temperature taken and will be asked screening questions. Anyone who has a fever (99.5˚F/37.5˚C) will not be allowed into the building, until they can produce a doctor’s note that they do not have COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases that could spread throughout the Center and they have no symptoms.

Day to Day Operations
Each day, high-touch areas will be cleaned according to the CDC recommendation.
EPA-approved, or appropriate substitute, hand sanitizer will be available in each room.
Wet wipes, or a CDC-approved substitute, will also be available alongside hand sanitizer.
Employees will wipe down all high-traffic surfaces after they are touched throughout the facility. This includes, but is not limited to, doorknobs, toilet handles, faucets and light switches
Members and employees will wear masks at all times, except when eating and drinking.
In the event of a reported case of COVID19 from one of our members’ family members, the member will be asked to maintain a 10-day quarantine.

If an employee or a member contracts COVID19, first, we will call the Texas Department of Health, per the CDC recommendation. As soon as there is a confirmed case, we will notify everyone that came into contact with the individual. This means everyone that was present the last day that the individual was present the last time they attended and each person that attended since that day (ie, if Person A last attended on Monday and, on Wednesday, we find out that they have contracted COVID19, we will notify each person that came to the center on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.).
Each person that has come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID19 and are symptomatic themselves will be expected to self-quarantine for 10 days before they will be allowed back as a member or an employee.

Drop-off Procedure
Members will be screened before they exit the car. Once cleared, an employee will help the member into the building.

Screening:
An employee will meet the member at their car and take the member’s temperature. Per CDC-recommendation, the employee will ask the following questions:
Do you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chill
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • In the last 2 weeks have you travelled outside the DFW metroplex?
  • Have you visited a hospital, doctor’s office or nursing home?

If the member has a fever of 99.5˚F/37.5˚C or higher, they will not be allowed in the building and sent home.

After the screening is complete, the employee will have the client sign the member in and escort the member into the building.