What People Say About Us

Testimonials

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Caring for the Dignity of those in Distress

We are now a client of LAUREN of Family Connect Care. Her entire focus is on the appropriate care and dignity of the senior in distress and she helped our family appraise our situation and move forward quickly with a care management plan that worked for everyone...

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How do I Best Care for my Aging Parents?

It was overwhelming and stressful trying to determine the appropriate care for our parents in declining health. LAUREN has been a godsend to our family! She is knowledgeable, compassionate and very responsive. For the past seven months she has coached us and provided...

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We Gave it Our All

LAUREN’s experience in the field of aging, and particularly dementia care, is extensive. Her expertise is regularly tapped by the media and groups interested in learning more about elder-care issues. But beyond the competence and knowledge, LAUREN’s true gift to our...

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We Know We Did Everything That Could be Done to Show Love

I used LAUREN’s services to help me care for my 83 year-old father who suffered from dementia as well as other health issues. LAUREN worked hard to ensure that he had the care that was necessary for him. She strongly advocated for him when dealing with doctors,...

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Dignity and a Caring Ear

LAUREN understands the issues that older people face, and treats them with respect and dignity. When LAUREN met my mother-in-law, she took the time to get to know her better and was genuinely interested in hearing her life story. This really put her at ease. I highly...

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When is the Right Time for a Nursing Home?

 LAUREN has been a Godsend to my mother and our family. I truly do not know how we would have navigated the choppy waters of Dementia without her support. She goes above and beyond to help us make sure mom is getting THE best possible care. Mom has other challenging...

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Caring for Parents from Out of State

Sometimes in life we are lucky to meet those with huge hearts who have the caring gene in them for the “chronologically challenged.” I’ve been blessed to meet two such people. One is my wife Helene who as a RN cared for the elderly. The second is  LAUREN who I can...

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Empathy and Dementia

 LAUREN is innately responsive and compassionate in her demeanor, which was very calming and reassuring to our family’s concerns about the care required for our father’s dementia. Furthermore, LAUREN’s professionalism and experience with elder care made communicating...

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Can’t Care for Parents at Home Anymore…

With two aging parents (ages 89 and 91) and a special needs 62 year old brother all living in the family home, to say we had a full plate was an understatement in the extreme. For many years they managed quite well on their own and then with the help of part time...

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When it is Time for Assisted Living

One of the most difficult decisions I have made in my life is trying to determine whether to keep my mother at home, post stroke, or place her in a care home. The immense amount of guilt you feel can be overwhelming and leave you feeling uncertain at every turn. I was...

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Elderly Care – Remotely?

On my yearly cross-country visit, I found my usually together mom and her home in total disarray; her memory lapses much worse than could be discerned from our weekly phone calls. To make matters worse, my siblings and I were not seeing eye-to-eye on her condition or...

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Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Although we observed our parents as they dealt with our grandparents’ Dementia / Alzheimer’s journeys, we were unprepared and overwhelmed when our mother became afflicted. We questioned ourselves at ever turn and every decision. LAUREN has been a wonderful advocate...

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Advocacy for the Elderly with Dementia

The moment my mom went to one of LAUREN’s presentations, she knew she had found our family’s advocate, leading light, and comforter. There was no doubt LAUREN and her staff were the people to take our family, and, most importantly, our mom through this difficult...

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Help for a Loved One with Dementia

Trying to keep my wife at home as she went deeper into dementia became impossible. Not only did she develop anger and resentment towards me, but also she was intolerant of caregivers and ran away when I was out of the house. I agonized over the decision to move her...

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When More Care Was Needed

LAUREN and her entire team are Angels on earth! They are caring, competent and knowledgeable…which made the last few years of our Father’s life comfortable for him and for us. Venturing into caring for our aging father was not something we as a family had been...

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LAUREN Helped us Move to a New Residence…

From the first time I met LAUREN SPIGLANIN, I was impressed with her professionalism, commitment and compassion. I met LAUREN while we were sitting in a waiting area at a local senior’s facility where I had placed my 96 year-old dad a few days earlier. I was stuck by...

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By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on 8/12/2021 For so many people, reading is a way to keep the brain agile, but it is also an exciting, entertaining way to engage with the world around us. Not only are books...

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Solving Sleep Problems for Patients and Caregivers

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Palos Verdes Penisnsula News on 7/22/2021 I’m sure most of us remember in our younger years how we would go to bed far too late and wake the next morning way too early. “I’ll make up for that by getting...

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Wandering and Behavioral Changes in Older Adults

By Lauren Mahakian Contributing writer. Originally published in Santa Ynez Valley News on 6/17/2021 One of the toughest challenges of caring for an aging loved one is behavioral changes. Just as everyone ages, people also will change behaviors over time. These changes...

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