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Several Marquis Facilities have designated space and programs especially designed for the care of residents with severe memory impairment. We call these areas "Friendship House". Everything from the architectural design (color-coded hallways, visual cues, secured courtyards) and esthetics to intensive training of staff and family is geared toward providing a peaceful, positive environment.
At Friendship House, attention is shifted away from the resident's behavior and focuses instead on how the whole social and physical environment can act as a positive substitute for diminishing mental processes.
Given the devastating nature of dementia-related illnesses, we realize the family and caregivers need support and attention, too. The goal of the Friendship House is to help ease the journey of the person with Alzheimer's and to help caregivers and families find rewarding ways to respect, cherish and bring joy into each person’s life.