Best Friends™ Approach

In our Memory Care cottage, the Best Friends™ Approach is at the heart of our care. The Best Friends™ Approach is an internationally recognized model of Alzheimer’s and dementia care designed to create truly fulfilling days for our elders. We believe this makes The Homeplace at Midway a very special place to call home.

“If you would just lift the dementia, and look underneath, you would find an amazing person. Individuals with lots of strengths and abilities, still.”

Co-Founder, The Best FriendsApproach

Central to the Best Friends™ Approach is the understanding that exceptional care begins with learning, respecting and honoring a person’s Life Story. Our staff and volunteers are extensively trained in the Best Friends™ Approach. They support elders’ strengths and abilities, encourage participation in meaningful and fun activities, and ultimately bring out the best in each individual.

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Relationships are the foundation of compassionate care. Friendships between caregiver and elder are essential for us to touch the lives of those we serve. These relationships require the essential elements of friendship: