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.

Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures, 2022

What is Alzheimer's? Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:54:39-04:00September 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures, 2022

How To Include Seniors In Fall Activities

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! Ten fall activities to do with [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:58:29-04:00September 13th, 2022|Caregivers, Holidays|Comments Off on How To Include Seniors In Fall Activities

How To Help Seniors That Won’t Admit They Need Assistance

Have you noticed a senior loved one's home is unkept or other worrying signs? Seniors are often reluctant to admit they need help. It's likely if you see minor signs, other issues are growing. Don't wait to have the conversation! Adult children can introduce home health care to their parents with light tasks like [...]

By |2022-09-20T17:58:35-04:00September 12th, 2022|Caregivers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Help Seniors That Won’t Admit They Need Assistance

Why Dementia Caregivers Choose Home Health Care

Alz.org tells us that more than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. In 2021, these caregivers provided more than 16 billion hours of care, valued at nearly $272 billion! Eventually, these families need help and rest. Caregiving is a physically and emotionally taxing experience that can last for years. A [...]

By |2022-08-22T16:20:28-04:00August 16th, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Why Dementia Caregivers Choose Home Health Care

Caregiver’s Guide To Home Health Care

Are you taking care of a loved one from home?  AARP's November 2021 "Home and Community Preferences" survey showed that two-thirds of U.S. adults, and more than three-quarters of those age 50-plus, want to stay in their homes as they get older. Family caregiving is the primary way this wish is made a reality. The 2020 Caregiving in [...]

By |2022-06-06T12:26:53-04:00June 6th, 2022|Caregivers, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Caregiver’s Guide To Home Health Care

10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home

Are you nervous about a senior loved one being home alone?  Prevention goes a long way in helping seniors live out their golden years from the comfort of home. Family caregivers or adult children can help aging loved ones by taking steps the ensure the house is free from fall risks, doctor's appointments are maintained, [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:56-04:00June 1st, 2022|Caregivers, Health|Comments Off on 10 Ways To Keep Your Senior Loved One Safe At Home

10 Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

Roughly 1 in 3 adults provide care to other adults as informal caregivers. For example, a family caregiver might be a spouse/partner, adult child, extended family, or friend.  Caregiving, while rewarding, is also highly stressful for an informal caregiver and can become a significant burden as the needs of the patient increase. Common factors that [...]

By |2022-06-06T10:52:56-04:00May 17th, 2022|Caregivers|Comments Off on 10 Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

Identify Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

May is stroke awareness month. Below are signs and symptoms put together by stroke.org and The American Heart Association. Learn and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you might save a life! F.A.S.T. is a quick way to identify stroke symptoms and act quickly. Recognize the warning signs and call 9-1-1 immediately. This can make the [...]

By |2022-06-01T16:29:32-04:00May 1st, 2022|Health, Heart Month|Comments Off on Identify Stroke Symptoms | Act FAST

Are you at the end of your rope with dementia care?

Do you care for a loved one with dementia from home? Have their needs outgrown your capabilities? You aren't alone. Many family caregivers reach the end of their rope caring for a loved one with dementia. Eventually, the needs of their loved ones outgrow the caregiver's capacity - this is normal.  When you can no [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:01:23-04:00April 28th, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's|Comments Off on Are you at the end of your rope with dementia care?

How Seniors Can Manage Multiple Health Conditions At Home

According to the American Geriatrics Society, many seniors take over ten different medications, with 80% of seniors juggling multiple health conditions. Common conditions include heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, COPD, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and sensory loss. Unfortunately, seeing different doctors for each condition can make it challenging to maximize the quality of [...]

By |2022-04-28T17:02:02-04:00April 20th, 2022|Caregivers, Dementia & Alzheimer's, Health, Heart Month, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke|Comments Off on How Seniors Can Manage Multiple Health Conditions At Home
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