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.

August  2023

Wed Aug 2 Watermelon Party
Wed Aug 9 Sierra Leone Entertains
Thu Aug 10 National S’mores Day
Tue Aug 15 Gary Freeman Entertains
Wed Aug 16 Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs
Fri Aug 18 Beat the Heat
Tue Aug 25 Mike Frankel Entertains

Mon Aug 21 – Fri Aug 25  Staycation to China!
Wed August 23  Birthday Celebration with
Jim Gatlin

Fri 8/25 – Community Service Pillow Project

Every Tuesday Cooking Class

Every Wednesday Book Club

Every Thursday Thirsty Thursdays with Special Mocktails

Mon 28 Sign up for Beauty Shop Services with Kelly




Support Group Information

Upcoming Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Tuesday, August 8
General Discussion
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

Tuesday, August 22
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Speaker: Speaker: Megan Barbre, Attorney
Livens Reed and Associates
Topic: End of Life Legal Considerations


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

COVID-19 – Policies and Procedures Summary

Visitor Policy:
Visitors allowed with screening.

Each person coming to stay for an extended period of time, upon entering 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 frequently. This includes, but is not limited to, doorknobs, toilet handles, faucets and light switches

Masks are optional.

In the event of a reported case of COVID19 from one of our members, the member will be asked to maintain a 5-day quarantine.

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
Family members can walk their loved one into the building

Once inside, employee 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 to attend that day.