SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Friends Place in DeSoto will be closed until it is safe to open, due to the record increase in COVID-19 cases in Dallas County.  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.

Transportation now available!  Call for more information. 

Friends Place in DeSoto was honored to be featured in the Dallas Morning News Best Southwest magazine. Please read our story here.

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August Events are Online

Online Activities and lunch (delivered to your door)  are available via Subscription. Call 972-274-2484 for more information.

 

Daily Schedule (Monday thru Friday)

Exercise @ 10:30 am

Sing Fit Music Program @ 12:50 pm 

Activity of the Day @ 1:30 pm  (varies by day) 

Bingo @ 2:30 pm

            

To sign up to receive information about the online activities, click here. 

NOW VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE –  Support Group Information

Upcoming Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Date: Tuesday, August 11

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Open Discussion 

to register and get information on how to connect,

please click here

Date:  Tuesday August 25

Time: 2 pm

Open Discussion

to register and get information on how to connect,

please click here


Meetings are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and are open to the community. Care for your loved one available at no charge during the meeting with advanced reservation.

COVID-19 – New Policies and Procedures Summary

Maximum Capacity:  20 members

Visitor Policy:
Visitors will not be allowed. This includes any “at-home health” services. The only people allowed in the building will be our members, our employees and any essential, emergency personnel.

Screening:
Each person, before they enter the building, will have their temperature taken. 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.
Inside the building, activities will be limited to those that can be done while remaining 6 feet away from one another.
We acknowledge that there will be times when our employees will be required to be within 6 feet of our members. Should this need arise, our members will adhere to the standards that has been reviewed at our training.
In the event of a reported case of COVID19 from one of our members’ family members, the member will be asked to maintain a 14-day quarantine and 2 consecutive negative COVID-19 tests, taken no less than 24 hours apart.
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 14 days and obtain 2 consecutive negative COVID-19 tests taken no less than 24 hours apart 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. They will only be allowed back with a medical release and 2 consecutive COVID-19 tests taken no less than 24 hours apart.
After the screening is complete, the employee will have the client sign the member in and escort the member into the building.