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 with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Common characteristics of a person who may benefit from The Plaza’s Hali’a memory care services:
- memory loss
- incapable of managing medications
- needs supervision
- periodic behavioral episodes
- repeats self
- neglects personal care
The Hali'aSM Approach
The Plaza Assisted Living has adopted the internationally recognized Best Friends™ method of dementia care. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding that personal relationships are of the utmost importance to effective dementia care, and that those relationships require the essential elements of any friendship: respect, empathy, support, trust, and humor.
These building blocks create a replicable, dementia care model that is effective and easy for staff to implement. The Best Friends™ approach is completely centered on the individual and is flexible enough to adapt to each resident’s unique strengths and abilities.
One of the key elements of this method is The Best Friends™ Dementia Bill of Rights. This universal touchstone for Alzheimer’s care programs around the world was drafted by Best Friends™ developers Virginia Bell and David Troxel to reflect the underlying core principles of their philosophy, stressing compassion, empathy, and respect in the face of a devastating disease.