Hali'a Memory Care
the best friends approach to memory care

HALI‘A Memory CareSM

Based on the internationally recognized “Best Friends” model of dementia care


The Plaza Assisted Living offers Memory Care Services, designed to care for residents afflicted by memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The Hali'aSM Approach

The Plaza Assisted Living has adopted the internationally recognized Best Friends model of dementia care. This approach suggests that, above all, people with dementia need a friend, or a best friend. The Plaza care team uses this relationship-centered approach when providing personal care services.

Applying elements of friendship:

  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Support
  • Trust
  • Humor

can have a powerful impact on residents who may experience reduced behaviors and increased cooperation.

Adapted from The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, Virginia Bell & David Troxel, © Health Professions Press,
2016. The Plaza Assisted Living is a Best Friends certified environment.




halia memory care
the best friends approach to memory care

The Hali'aSM Neighborhood

The designated Memory Care floor, or "neighborhood" houses an alarm system that enables residents to stroll freely in a supervised setting.

The Plaza's memory care program focuses on getting to know the people who live in our neighborhoods - and honoring each person's life story. Once we know about their life and preferences, we are able to create a more engaging, welcoming environment. The staff on the Hali'aSM neighborhood do much more than take care of the residents, they are Best Friends. The Best Friends approach adapts to the changing needs of each resident.


MEET DAVID TROXEL - The Plaza's Hali'aSM Consultant

Dementia Expert and co-creator of the The Best Friends Approach to Memory Care

 David Troxel is an internationally known expert in Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, with over 25 years experience in developing and teaching care techniques as a consultant, writer and speaker. He co-authored the book “The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care,” along with many other influential Alzheimer’s-related books and resources.


Certified Best Friends - Master Trainers
LIANE HIGAThe Plaza at Mililani


CELESTE SAQUING, RNThe Plaza at Mililani


ERIC DOMINGOThe Plaza at Moanalua


NICOLE ENOSThe Plaza at Punchbowl




JAN AINAThe Plaza at Pearl City


MELANIE NAMOCOT, RNThe Plaza at Pearl City


COLBY TAKEDAThe Plaza at Waikiki


BETH SEYMOUR, RNThe Plaza at Waikiki


SASHA DIMONDThe Plaza at Waikiki


ASHLEY YOKOYAMAThe Plaza Assisted Living


TRICIA MEDEIROSThe Plaza Assisted Living


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