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.

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 |2021-01-06T21:35:41-05:00January 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 |2021-01-06T21:22:39-05:00January 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 |2021-01-06T21:09:45-05:00January 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 |2020-11-18T22:20:49-05:00November 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 |2020-10-27T21:56:12-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Caregivers, COVID-19, Dementia & Alzheimer's|0 Comments

How To Include Seniors In Halloween Activities

Are you searching for ways to include a senior loved one in holiday activities? Covid-19 makes family gathering challenging! However, it is still possible to make 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.  Make sure [...]

By |2020-10-23T23:22:44-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Holidays, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ten Fall Activities for Aging Loved Ones

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! Here are ten activities you can [...]

By |2020-09-23T16:06:07-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms You can be around others after: 10 days since symptoms first appeared and 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving* *Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery [...]

By |2020-08-31T16:16:23-04:00August 31st, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:33:41-04:00August 19th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Visiting Beaches and Pools | Covid-19

This is information from the CDC as of July 1st 2020. What you need to know Stay home if you are sick. Stay at least 6 feet away, both in and out of the water, from people you don’t live with. Wear a mask when you are not in the water. Wash your hands often [...]

By |2020-08-11T14:29:00-04:00August 11th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments
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