About Onyx Home Care

Onyx Home Care is led by CEO & RN, Colleen McGrew. Our desire at Onyx Home Care is to provide quality care to our patients in a nurturing and trusting environment. Our goal is to see the quality of life, health and independence level of each patient improve exponentially.

Ten Ways To Help Seniors During The Holiday Season

The holidays are a great opportunity to spend extra time with senior loved ones and get a clear picture of their needs. The most precious gift we can give our elderly loved ones is our time. Spending extra time with seniors opens the door for honest conversations about health and daily needs. Even when seniors have difficulty being honest, family members can use the checklists below to determine whether or not it’s time for home health care. By simply spending more time in your loved one’s home and observing them in everyday life, you have a better chance of catching early signs of dementia or noticing changes that are signs of significant health or physical challenges.

By |2022-11-02T23:42:45-04:00October 31st, 2022|Holidays|Comments Off on Ten Ways To Help Seniors During The Holiday Season

How To Include Seniors In Halloween Activities

Are you searching for ways to include a senior loved one in holiday activities? We've put together a list of ideas to help aging loved ones feel included, especially if you are all under the same roof! Create family costumes from household items. Decorate the porch for trick-or-treaters. Consider putting a bowl of candy on the [...]

By |2022-11-02T22:54:48-04:00October 1st, 2022|Caregivers, Holidays|Comments Off on How To Include Seniors In Halloween Activities

Hurricane Ian Resources for Dementia Caregivers

If you are in immediate danger, call 911! Alz.org 24/7 Dementia & Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Assistance for families facing Alzheimer's and all other dementia is available all day, every day by calling our 24/7. Call the helpline at 800.272.3900. Consultants are standing by to offer personalized guidance, caregiving information, and support. The information [...]

By |2022-09-29T00:10:41-04:00September 29th, 2022|Disaster Preparedness|Comments Off on Hurricane Ian Resources for Dementia Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures, 2022

What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:54:39-04:00September 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures, 2022

How To Include Seniors In Fall Activities

We don’t have orange and red leaves falling in Florida, but we are blessed with some of the best weather year-round! Many of the seniors we serve grew up in colder states and miss the changing colors. We want to encourage you to bring fall to Florida this year! Ten fall activities to do with [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:58:29-04:00September 13th, 2022|Caregivers, Holidays|Comments Off on How To Include Seniors In Fall Activities

How To Help Seniors That Won’t Admit They Need Assistance

Have you noticed a senior loved one's home is unkept or other worrying signs? Seniors are often reluctant to admit they need help. It's likely if you see minor signs, other issues are growing. Don't wait to have the conversation! Adult children can introduce home health care to their parents with light tasks like [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:58:35-04:00September 12th, 2022|Caregivers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Help Seniors That Won’t Admit They Need Assistance

Why Dementia Caregivers Choose Home Health Care

Alz.org tells us that more than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. In 2021, these caregivers provided more than 16 billion hours of care, valued at nearly $272 billion! Eventually, these families need help and rest. Caregiving is a physically and emotionally taxing experience that can last for years. A [...]

By |2022-08-22T16:20:28-04:00August 16th, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Why Dementia Caregivers Choose Home Health Care

Caregiver’s Guide To Home Health Care

Are you taking care of a loved one from home?  AARP's November 2021 "Home and Community Preferences" survey showed that two-thirds of U.S. adults, and more than three-quarters of those age 50-plus, want to stay in their homes as they get older. Family caregiving is the primary way this wish is made a reality. The 2020 Caregiving in [...]

By |2022-06-06T12:26:53-04:00June 6th, 2022|Caregivers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Caregiver’s Guide To Home Health Care

10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home

Are you nervous about a senior loved one being home alone?  Prevention goes a long way in helping seniors live out their golden years from the comfort of home. Family caregivers or adult children can help aging loved ones by taking steps the ensure the house is free from fall risks, doctor's appointments are maintained, [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:56-04:00June 1st, 2022|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on 10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home
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