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.

10 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active After The Holidays

The holidays keep seniors busy, and the drop off of time with family can feel sad. Once the holidays are over, seniors can fall back into regular patterns. To keep spirits high, create a plan to stay active! A schedule that includes physical activity, time with others and organization gives seniors purpose.  Schedule a dinner [...]

By |2020-01-13T14:28:25-05:00January 13th, 2020|Health, Holidays|0 Comments

What To Get The Senior That Has Everything

It can seem like elderly loved ones have everything! What do you get someone that has lived through so many decades? Rather than giving a senior more nick-knacks, we encourage families to give gifts the offer time together, time with others, and reasons to get out of the house! Gift Cards The majority of seniors [...]

By |2019-12-23T22:27:01-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

10 Things to Remember When Visiting Seniors During The Holidays

Are you visiting a senior loved one over Christmas and New Year's Eve? From complicated family dynamics to your loved one's health issues, visiting a senior loved one can be stressful. We put together ten things to remember when visiting an elderly loved one during the holiday season. Depression is common during the holidays Do [...]

By |2019-12-23T19:23:42-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Activities for Seniors

The holidays can leave seniors feeling alone or sad. While many of us hustle and bustle around, seniors are often dealing with the memories of holidays past with loved ones that are no longer around. We encourage families to spend Thanksgiving connecting on a deeper level with their senior loved one. Do not let your [...]

By |2019-11-15T18:16:40-05:00November 15th, 2019|Holidays|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-21T18:58:00-04:00October 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 |2019-10-15T11:42:25-04:00October 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 |2019-10-08T15:15:27-04:00October 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 |2019-09-25T13:46:50-04:00September 25th, 2019|Caregivers, Recipes|0 Comments