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 Celebrate Easter in 2021

Can you believe it's been over a year since we had to social distance and isolate? Social distancing has made it tough to celebrate special moments with loved ones. Vaccines are now rolling out, and many family members can reunite with peace of mind. Whether you must continue to socially distance or you are finally [...]

By |2021-04-01T16:52:37-04:00April 1st, 2021|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

How To Reduce Falls for Seniors

Has your older loved one had multiple hospital visits due to falls? Does your loved one have bumps and bruises but won't tell you why? The CDC says millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall each year. More than one out of four older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. [...]

By |2021-03-15T22:30:11-04:00March 15th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Simple Spring Cleaning Tips for Older Adults & Caregivers

Spring cleaning is a great way to freshen up the house! If you are a caregiver, include your elderly loved one in your spring cleaning. Keep idle hands busy while you tackle essential tasks. The very elderly cannot lift heavy objects or hunch over to scrub, but you can have them sort through old clothes [...]

By |2021-03-08T22:34:54-05:00March 8th, 2021|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

Procedural Memory Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients

Short-term memory often fades quicker for Alzheimer's patients than long-term memory. Procedural memory is part of long-term memory. The brain's long-term memory is stored in the hippocampus. Procedural memory allows Alzheimer's patients to continue doing routine habits and skills.  While it is frustrating to see your loved one lose skills, focus on the ones they [...]

By |2021-03-04T22:17:12-05:00February 15th, 2021|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

How to Survive Caregiving In Isolation

Caregiving is high stress and emotional.  Add in Covid-19 restrictions and limiting contact with others due to a high risk loved one, and you have a recipe for emotional distress.  The caregiving road is long, but you are not alone! When you are feeling isolated, do the following: Reach out to a safe friend who [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:05:32-05:00February 1st, 2021|Caregivers, COVID-19|0 Comments

Older Adults At Greater Risk of Hospitalization with COVID-19

All information in this post is directly from the CDC as of 01/06/21. Older adults are at greater risk of requiring hospitalization or dying if diagnosed with COVID-19. What you need to know: Risk for severe illness with COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Certain medical conditions can also increase risk [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:05:38-05:00January 6th, 2021|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

8 Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program | CDC

All information in this post is directly from the CDC as of 01/06/21. Now that there are authorized and recommended vaccines to prevent COVID-19 in the United States, here are 8 things you need to know about the new COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 vaccines. ONE | The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:05:43-05:00January 6th, 2021|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine | CDC

All information in this post is directly from CDC.gov as of 01/06/21. We understand that some people may be concerned about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as quickly as possible, routine processes and procedures remain in place to ensure the safety [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:05:48-05:00January 6th, 2021|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Activities For Seniors in 2020

The holidays can leave seniors feeling alone or sad. Social distancing has made personal connections even harder to maintain for many of our elderly. While we hustle around, seniors are dealing with the memories of holidays past with loved ones no longer here. Maintaining connection while ensuring safety during Covid-19 is possible! A little effort [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:05:53-05:00November 18th, 2020|Caregivers, COVID-19, Holidays|0 Comments

What To Do When Elderly Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Caregivers of aging parents quickly realize when one parent's needs start to increase. Life balance for the entire group begins to get out of whack. The differences in care and support can cause family caregivers to burn out. For many families, choosing between assisted living, nursing homes, and memory care is daunting. Thankfully, there is [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:06-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Caregivers, COVID-19, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments
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