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Reduce Stress to Save Your Life

Stress triggers changes in your body. The body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline, which causes breathing and heart rate to change. Stress can cause depression, anxiousness, tension, body aches, weight gain and sleep loss. Stress over long periods of time can even trigger a heart attack! Significant problems that come with stress, such as [...]

By | 2018-02-26T19:21:42+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Heart Month|0 Comments

February | American Heart Month

Each February, American Heart Month aims to increase awareness of our country’s top killer: heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Onyx Home Care is proudly participating in American Heart Month. Every year, 1 in 4 [...]

By | 2018-02-26T19:20:58+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Heart Month|0 Comments

5 Ways to Calm an Older Adult with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can feel overwhelming. Family members deal with the loss of the person they knew and the new reality of the disease, which causes agitation and cognitive impairment. These challenges can be heartbreaking. Learning how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with dementia give you the ability to spend [...]

By | 2018-01-30T19:12:32+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How You Can Deduct Your Medical Expenses | AARP

by Dena Bunis, AARP, January 12, 2018 The new federal tax law preserves the ability of millions of Americans with high medical expenses to deduct those costs from their returns. For the next two years, all taxpayers can write off health care spending that exceeds 7.5 percent of their income. The fate of this critical [...]

By | 2018-01-16T16:01:38+00:00 January 16th, 2018|AARP Re-Blog|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

Making new year’s resolutions might seem like a fruitless activity to the elderly. However, it can be a motivating pursuit now that the holidays are over. The holidays often bring feelings of sadness and loneliness. Resolutions can be family or individual activity that helps seniors feel hopeful for the future. Tracking the progress of resolutions [...]

By | 2018-01-02T17:10:50+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Holidays|0 Comments

Holiday Gifts for Seniors

Are you last minute shopping for an elderly loved one? It can be difficult to find the right gift for elderly parents when it seems like they have everything. After downsizing and retiring, there is usually no space for knickknacks. However, with a little bit of information, you can get simple and meaningful gifts. Fun [...]

By | 2018-01-02T17:03:07+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Health Tips for Seniors

Family gatherings can be a source of stress for people of all ages. The holidays can be especially stressful for the elderly, their close family and caregivers. A great way to ensure a [somewhat] peaceful holiday is to stay healthy. The tips below offer simple tips to avoid over exhaustion, the winter blues, and health [...]

By | 2017-12-19T17:23:45+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Holidays|0 Comments

Overcoming Holiday Depression

Many older adults over 65 are depressed. Unfortunately, few seek treatment. Chronic illness, feelings of loneliness and the loss of loved ones can all influence feelings of depression. These factors can make the holidays a very difficult time of year for seniors. The tips below can help caregivers and family members support their aging loved-ones [...]

By | 2017-12-06T18:52:33+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma | Emergency Phone Numbers

Information below is courtesy of abcactionnews.com The State of Florida Emergency Hotline has been activated 24/7. For up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma, call 1-800-342-3557. In order to find a hurricane shelter close to you, you can text the word "shelter" and your zip code to the number 4-F-E-M-A or 4-3-3-6-2. Text FLPREPARES to 888777 to [...]

By | 2017-09-14T10:59:24+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FEMA | Hurricane Irma Resources

All of the information below is courtesy of FEMA.  If You Are In A Life-Threatening Situation And You Need Rescue Call 911 first Then your local emergency management agency. If you are unable to connect with your local emergency services, then call the U.S. Coast Guard. Sector San Juan CC: (787) 289-2041 Sector Miami CC: (305) 953-4617 Sector Key West [...]

By | 2017-09-12T12:56:35+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments