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.

The Urgency of Acting FAST: Why Prompt Action Is Critical During a Stroke

When it comes to strokes, time is of the essence. Acting swiftly can make all the difference between life and death, between recovery and long-term disability. In the fight against strokes, every second counts. Let's explore why it's crucial for everyone to ACT FAST when someone is experiencing a stroke.

By |2024-05-13T16:50:13-04:00May 13th, 2024|Caregivers, Stroke|Comments Off on The Urgency of Acting FAST: Why Prompt Action Is Critical During a Stroke

Understanding Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Awareness Month

May is a month of blooming flowers and warmer weather and an essential time for raising awareness about strokes. As we observe Stroke Awareness Month, it's crucial to understand what strokes are, how to recognize their signs, and the steps to take if someone experiences a stroke. Moreover, we'll delve into the challenges individuals may face post-stroke and how home health care can be pivotal in their recovery.

By |2024-05-13T16:04:08-04:00May 13th, 2024|Caregivers, Stroke|Comments Off on Understanding Stroke: A Guide for Stroke Awareness Month

The Vital Role of Home Care in ALS Management

ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, has no known cure, making supportive care and management crucial aspects of enhancing the quality of life for patients. Among the various forms of support available, home care emerges as a beacon of hope, providing personalized assistance and comfort within the familiar surroundings of one's home.

By |2024-05-06T14:02:38-04:00May 6th, 2024|ALS, Caregivers|Comments Off on The Vital Role of Home Care in ALS Management

Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect

Alzheimer's disease is a complex neurodegenerative condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. As one of the most common forms of dementia, it progressively impairs memory, cognitive abilities, and daily functioning. Understanding the stages of Alzheimer's disease and what to expect can help patients, caregivers, and families navigate the journey with greater awareness and preparedness.

By |2024-04-29T18:53:36-04:00April 29th, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Expect

Navigating Care: Understanding the Difference Between Family Caregivers and Home Health Care Professionals

In healthcare, particularly in assisting individuals in need, two essential pillars are family caregivers and home healthcare professionals. While both play critical roles in ensuring the well-being of loved ones, there are distinct differences between the two. Understanding these disparities can help families make informed decisions about the type of care best suited to their needs. In this post, we'll delve into the unique characteristics of family caregivers and home health care professionals, shedding light on their respective roles, responsibilities, and contributions.

By |2024-04-23T21:42:00-04:00April 23rd, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Navigating Care: Understanding the Difference Between Family Caregivers and Home Health Care Professionals

Create a Dementia-Friendly Environment: Simple Adjustments for Better Quality of Life

Living with dementia poses unique challenges, not only for the individual diagnosed with the condition but also for their caregivers and loved ones. However, by making simple environmental adjustments, it's possible to create a more supportive and dementia-friendly space that enhances quality of life and promotes well-being. In this article, we'll explore practical tips and adjustments that can be implemented to create a dementia-friendly environment, fostering comfort, safety, and independence for those living with dementia.

By |2024-03-19T22:03:47-04:00March 19th, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Create a Dementia-Friendly Environment: Simple Adjustments for Better Quality of Life

Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

Communication is vital in every aspect of our lives, and its importance becomes even more pronounced when caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's progressively affects memory, cognition, and language abilities, making communication challenging for both patients and caregivers. However, by employing effective communication strategies, caregivers can enhance their interactions with Alzheimer's patients, fostering understanding, connection, and a sense of dignity. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore various communication techniques tailored to the unique needs of Alzheimer's patients, empowering caregivers to navigate this journey with compassion and effectiveness.

By |2024-02-26T17:54:19-05:00February 26th, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

Breaking Down the Myths about Surrounding Dementia

Dementia is a complex and often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite its prevalence, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding dementia that can lead to stigma, fear, and misunderstanding. In this blog post, we will delve into some of the most common myths about dementia, debunking them with facts and insights from experts in the field.

By |2024-02-19T15:59:08-05:00February 19th, 2024|Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Breaking Down the Myths about Surrounding Dementia

Caring for Aging Parents at Home: A Guide for Families

In this guide, we delve into the nuances of this significant life transition, offering a roadmap with practical advice, emotional support strategies, and resources to assist families in navigating the path of providing care to their aging parents within the comforting confines of home.

By |2024-01-22T13:05:52-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Caring for Aging Parents at Home: A Guide for Families

How To Collaborate with Home Health Care for Senior Dementia Care

In the collaborative effort to support seniors grappling with dementia, partnering with home health care emerges as a pivotal strategy for maintaining their well-being within the home.

By |2024-01-08T10:43:09-05:00January 8th, 2024|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on How To Collaborate with Home Health Care for Senior Dementia Care
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