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.
Take a Tour of our New Home in Solvang!
Memory Care Homes
5 and 6-Resident State-of-Art Homes in Torrance and Solvang, California, offering all-inclusive specialty services. Learn more.
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.
Read our Latest Posts on our Education page!
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...
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...
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...
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.
FAMILY CONNECT MEMORY CARE’S INNOVATION
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.