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SUPPORT GROUPS - In Person and Online

Led by Lauren, Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator and Educator

 

On Spotify & Apple Podcasts - Lauren Mahakian's PODCAST

Unlocking the Doors of Dementia with LAUREN™

We Are Expanding!

Three Memory Care Homes coming to Westchester in late 2022! We are thrilled to be catering to family’s needs across California.

Store Coming Soon!

Everything we own, including our clothes, should work for us, and that is no different for people with memory loss. That’s why Lauren Mahakian is creating clothing with memory-impaired people in mind. Stay tuned, as we will be sharing more information soon!

Support Groups for anyone navigating memory care issues or loved ones

VIRTUAL. From Anywhere!

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

10AM to 11AM

July 6+20 | Aug 3+17 | Sep 7+21 | Oct 5+19

Part of our Memory, Coffee, and Compassion Series led by FCMC CEO Lauren Mahakian. Open to caregivers and family members for all stages of memory disorders. Relaxed, blunt, and from the comfort of anywhere, anyone can join our supportive community.

ROLLING HILLS - IN-PERSON

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

10AM to 11AM

June 22 | July 13+27 | Aug 10+24 | Sep 14+28 | Oct 12+26

Rolling Hills Methodist Church | Aldersgate Room

26438 Crenshaw Blvd.,

Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

Safety guidelines in place. Limited Space.

SOLVANG - IN-PERSON

Los Olivos Library. Outdoors on the Patio

10:30AM to 11:30AM

Th. July 14 | Aug 11 | Sep 8

A monthly support group for anyone navigating memory care issues for loved ones or themselves--Informal conversations led by Lauren Mahakian.

Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463

Safety guidelines in place. Limited Space.

Informational VIDEOS

Lauren talks about common misconceptions about dementia and the importance of stimulation and giving a sense of purpose – An Interview by Michael Morgan

FUN TIMES at our homes

Take a Tour of our New Home in Solvang!

Now providing private tours of this state-of-the-art home!

Email busoffice@familyconnectcare.com to schedule an appointment.

Memory Care Homes

5 and 6-Resident State-of-Art Homes in Torrance and Solvang, California, offering all-inclusive specialty services.  Learn more.

Support Groups

Join a SUPPORT GROUP  led by LAUREN Mahakian, Facilitator & Educator for Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles. Get the care you need. online virtual

Care Management at Home

For the many families that prefer that their loved one stay at home, Care Management is a great option. Our Memory Care Certified Staff will provide an Assessment of the patient’s condition, offer Recommendations, design a Personalized Care Plan, and Coordination and Advocacy with the extensive medical and care teams. We will monitor and guide. We will even incorporate aspects and provide access to many of our Stimuli™ activities and menus that make our memory homes so successful. You are not alone.

Learn more.

Podcast & Articles

Unlocking the Doors of Dementia with LAUREN™

Stay up to date with our INSIGHTS ON DEMENTIA and many of LAUREN’S published articles in her Newspaper Columns

Read our Latest Posts on our Education page!

Solvang: a beautiful, safe, HOME

A heart-felt letter from a resident's daughter -- Lauren, I’ve been writing this letter, in my mind, for more than a year.     My mom, Judy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia several years ago.  I had no idea what that meant as far as my mom’s future and her...

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Take yourself, or a loved one, on a joy ride

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in PV News on 03/9/2022 Joy riding. Who said it was just for the young? When we think of joy riding, the sounds of music, hair in the wind, and the freedom to dream comes to mind; none of which should be...

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Design menus around finger foods

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Velley News on 02/13/2022 Our Solvang home is now a true home. We have welcomed some beautiful residents, the sun is shining in our outdoor spaces, and there is always something cooking — an...

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Lauren Writes for the Santa Ynez Valley News.

Lauren is thrilled to open her fourth home in the valley were she spent many of her younger years. She is looking to learn more about her neighbors and to serve them with her new construction, state of the art, 6-resident home opening in Spring 2021 in Chalk Hill – Solvang. As she serves her residents, she continues to serve families with valuable information in the Santa Ynez Valley News column.

Lauren Writes for PV News.

Great articles in PV News by Lauren Mahakian, contributing writer. She addresses everything from Dietary choices, Stimulating Activities, Emotional Guidance and Safety Precautions when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Cognitive Disorders.

Great article by Duane Plank in the El Segundo Herald. Learn more about Family Connect Memory Care and Lauren Mahakian’s commitment for the families she serves.

Part of our STIMULI program. Our resident shares some Van Gogh!

FAMILY CONNECT MEMORY CARE’S INNOVATION

CALL-IN PROGRAM

When your loved one is confronted with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it’s difficult to know all the answers. However, when you call Lauren at Family Connect Care, you can get the facts you need as well as the emotional support your family deserves. With multiple packages, Family Connect offers your family help based on your own individual needs.

STIMULI

We are more than proud of developing and bringing the StimuliTM program to our homes and care management! Focusing on ongoing assessments and integrated sensory stimulation, we focus on activities to encourage, heighten socialization, concentration, mood, and self esteem for those experiencing memory and cognitive challenges, increasing responses and interactions.

MUSIC THERAPY

Plenty of research has demonstrated the connection between mental health and music. Here at Family Connect Care, our staff is trained and certified in music therapy, which allows them to treat our clients through artistic and holistic methods. Not only does music therapy assist our clients in terms of health, but it drastically improves their quality of life.

CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY

FCMC is the only memory care home utilizing this amazing, gentle, soft touch method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system. It is shown to improve the central nervous, respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal, and circulatory systems, and help with PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

PIXIE

PIXIE is a new program to diagnose and monitor urinary tract infections. Family Connect Care is the only memory care facility in LA County to implement such a program, putting our clients in a position of knowledge and safety regarding their health. PIXIE is available for all our clients, from those in our memory care homes to those tracking their health from home.

Testimonials

Why Family Connect Memory Care?

Solvang: a beautiful, safe, HOME

A heart-felt letter from a resident's daughter -- Lauren, I’ve been writing this letter, in my mind, for more than a year.     My mom, Judy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia several years ago.  I had no idea what that meant as far as my mom’s future and her...

Dear Dementia Whisperer

A letter from a current Family Connect Memory Care Team Member -- In response to your question about what I kow about FCMC, allow me to consider this a short "essay style" exam question! As I navigate the company website, I always find myself drawn toward the...

Lauren puts a lot of thought and heart into what she does

I recently sold Lauren Mahakian a home in Solvang for the purpose of renovating it and utilizing it as a boutique care home for her clients that have Alzheimer’s and/or Dementia. She has several boutique homes in the South Bay area in Torrance and her clientele and...

From our Residents

Dear Lauren, We would like to thank you and all the employees who take such good care of us. Thank you for the Christmas presents and decorations, especially for the poinsettia plants on the patios. We appreciate all the Christmas thoughts you bring everyday. Thanks for all you do.

True Boutique Facility and Care

Almost 2 years ago Lauren and her team came to our rescue. My aunt, who had been at an assisted living facility needed surgery and could not return to that facility, so we had to act quickly. One call to Lauren and after assessing my aunt would be a good fit at the...

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