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.

Is It Time For Your Loved One To Stop Driving?

Telling a loved one they should stop driving can be difficult. While today's seniors are keeping their licenses longer, unfortunately, statistics show that fatal crashes increase considerably after age 70 and reach their peak among drivers 85 and older. For many seniors driving serves as a form of independence, and taking away this freedom can [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:55:22-05:00November 5th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Benefits of Home Care for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients

Home care is supportive health care provided in the home. Onyx Home Care's licensed employees are healthcare professionals such as nurses, physical therapists, CNAs, and more who provide medical treatment needs as well as professional caregivers who provide daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met. Onyx Home Care offers specific in-home [...]

By |2019-11-05T18:27:40-05:00November 1st, 2019|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Autumn Safety Tips for Seniors

In Florida, we don't have a traditional autumn or winter, but there are still steps seniors should take to prep for the season. Fall Proof Your Home Family members are very busy during the holidays. If you expect to be spending time alone or expect an elderly loved one to spend time alone, it's time [...]

By |2019-10-21T18:58:00-05:00October 21st, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

Halloween Activities for Seniors

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, holidays are a great way to break seniors out of a funk! Holidays often stir up memories for seniors that make them feel alone or sad. We encourage families and caregivers to take this time to build new memories with seniors and allow them to reminisce [...]

By |2019-10-15T11:42:25-05:00October 15th, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

People 65 Years & Older & Influenza

The following information is from CDC.gov It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and [...]

By |2019-10-08T15:15:27-05:00October 8th, 2019|CDC Re-Blog, Health|0 Comments

Nana’s Fall Bundt Cake

Seasonal crafts and recipes are a great way to keep tradition alive! Taste can evoke strong memories! Below is a great bundt cake recipe that will remind you of fall, hot coffee, and time spent with someone special. Consider baking or cooking a recipe that will encourage an aging loved one to share about their [...]

By |2019-09-25T13:46:50-05:00September 25th, 2019|Caregivers, Recipes|0 Comments

Volusia & Flagler County Shelters during Hurricane Dorian

Volusia County Shelters 9/1/2019 2:18 PM from volusia.org Public shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Please do not go to a shelter before it opens. General TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City ​Mainland High School, [...]

By |2019-09-02T11:13:17-05:00September 2nd, 2019|Caregivers, Disaster Preparedness|0 Comments

Preparing Seniors for Hurricane Dorian

During a hurricane, the elderly are especially vulnerable. Seniors are more likely to experience diminished awareness, health problems, access and functional needs and various other limitations. When possible, seniors should find shelter with a family or caregiver. If you are an OHC patient, please let us know if you will be alone during the storm. [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:29:32-05:00August 29th, 2019|Caregivers, Disaster Preparedness|0 Comments

Reasons To Exercise With Aging Parents

Watching your parents age isn't easy. Many seniors struggle with disease, mobility, strength, and even the ability to perform regular daily tasks. By including your loved one in exercise, you're actively encouraging a positive aging process that influences the body, mind, and spirit.   Exercise Supports Joints & Mobility Weightlifting, yoga, and other forms of [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:21:53-05:00August 28th, 2019|Health, Heart Month|0 Comments

Wearable Technology for Health & Wellbeing

Technology is making it easier to track health and wellbeing with wearable tech! Wearable tech can be a game changer for seniors managing health issues or family caregivers wanting to ensure their loved one is keeping up with their health. Wearable tech can monitor blood pressure, heart health, posture, and soon even hydration! Some seniors [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:12:38-05:00August 27th, 2019|Caregivers, Health, Heart Month, Stroke|0 Comments