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.

How To Choose The Right Type of Caregiving

Are you thinking of becoming a caregiver or have a spouse that was recently diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's? It's essential to understand the different types of caregiving so you can make the "next best decision" as your loved one's illness progresses. There are different types of caregiving, and they vary based on the type of care provided and the person receiving care.

By |2023-03-27T20:39:11-04:00March 27th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Where To Start with Dementia Caregiving

Was your loved one recently diagnosed with a form of dementia? People with dementia are typically diagnosed in stage four. People in stage four have clear, visible signs of cognitive impairment and exhibit personality changes. I'm sure you notice symptoms well before a diagnosis. While doctor intervention can increase resources, validation, and support, the new journey can overwhelm many family caregivers. Dementia caregiving can be challenging and emotionally demanding, and all your feelings and concerns are valid.

By |2023-03-21T20:42:28-04:00March 21st, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article suggests ways to help you prepare and tips for making your visit to the emergency room or hospital easier.

By |2023-03-14T22:43:25-04:00March 14th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers

Why Family Caregivers Should Trust Their Instincts

Family caregivers know their loved one best. When you believe something is wrong, trust your instincts! If you suspect a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's is ill or acting unusual, contact their doctor and communicate with home health care nurses.

By |2023-02-24T21:50:23-05:00February 24th, 2023|Caregivers|Comments Off on Why Family Caregivers Should Trust Their Instincts

Caregiver Home Safety Checklist

Falls are the leading cause of death, injury, and hospital admissions among the elderly. The CDC reports that one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls annually. Of the 36 million falls that happen annually in this age group, more than 8 million result in a broken hip or head trauma.

By |2023-01-13T21:17:13-05:00January 13th, 2023|Caregivers|Comments Off on Caregiver Home Safety Checklist

How To Handle Challenging Dementia Behavior

One of the biggest struggles of dementia caregiving is challenging behavior.  The most common advice is, "Don't take it personally." And while this advice is correct, it is understandably tough when it is your loved one or spouse.

By |2023-01-06T17:59:17-05:00January 5th, 2023|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Handle Challenging Dementia Behavior

How Home Health Care Reduces Bathing Battles For Dementia Caregivers

While many caregivers brave stage five on their own, eventually, hygiene and other daily battles become very difficult to manage alone.

By |2022-12-22T00:10:12-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on How Home Health Care Reduces Bathing Battles For Dementia Caregivers

Seven Stages of Dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in cognitive function that affects memory, problem-solving skills, language, and daily living functions. Specific types of dementias — including Alzheimer's disease and vascular, Lewy body, and frontotemporal dementia — advance at unique rates and differ from person to person. The seven stages of dementia are separated [...]

By |2022-12-05T15:42:22-05:00December 5th, 2022|Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Seven Stages of Dementia
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