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.

Welcome 2023! 

Wed Jan 11 January Birthday Celebration with Sierra Leone Performs

Mon Jan 16 – Martin Luther King Day

Tue Dec 17 – Staycation to Woodstock

Wed Dec 18 – Art Lessons with June

Wed Jan 18 – Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs

Tue Jan 24 – Mike Frankel and His Accordion

Friday Jan 27 – Pillow Project

Tue Jan 31 – National Hot Chocolate Day

Weekly

Wed 10 am Book Club

Thurs 10 am Debate Team Exercises

 

Support Group Information

Back in person at Friends Place DeSoto

Upcoming Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Tuesday, January 10
General Discussion
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Tuesday, January 24 / 2:00 pm

Speaker: Nathan Yeh, PA /
Neurology Consultants of Dallas
Topic: My Journey with Geriatric Care

For our January Education Session, we are proud to present Nathan Yeh, PA-C. Nathan is Physician Assistant to Dr. Duc Tran at Neurology Consultants of Dallas.

Nathan is a combat veteran of the United States Army. Initially serving as an infantryman, Nathan quickly became intrigued in the medical field. His dedication to serving vulnerable patient populations led him to becoming a Physician Assistant.

Nathan is passionate about patient education and hopes to continue to serve the community with educational presentations and public events. He has spent most of his PA career in the primary care setting, navigating patients through the intricate healthcare system. He follows a patient-centered care approach, which builds the best outcome for each patient individually. Nathan is teaming up with Dr. Tran to continue to bring healing and breakthrough for his patients.


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 5-day quarantine.

If an employee or a member contracts COVID19,  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 5 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 bring them in. Once inside, they will take the member’s temperature. Per CDC-recommendation, all members families have signed an acknowledgement that they are confirming negative answer to the following when they drop off their loved one:
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?

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