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.

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

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 |2021-03-03T22:06:01-05:00October 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 |2021-03-03T22:06:11-05:00September 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 |2021-03-03T22:06:16-05:00August 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 |2021-03-03T22:06:21-05:00August 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 |2021-03-03T22:06:26-05:00August 11th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Volusia & Flagler County COVID-19 Testing Sites | July 2020

We know navigating COVID-19 information is difficult. Below are quick links and information to testing sites in Volusia and Flagler counties here in Central Florida. All Florida residents are advised to wear masks in public and socially distance. Avoid crowds, closed spaces and close contact. For information about the Coronavirus, Call The COVID-19 Call Center [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:32-05:00July 8th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Caring for Someone Sick at Home with COVID-19

Advice for caregivers If you are caring for someone with COVID-19 at home or in a non-healthcare setting, follow this advice to protect yourself and others. Learn what to do when someone has symptoms of COVID-19. or when someone has been diagnosed with the virus. This information also should be followed when caring for people who [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:37-05:00July 5th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

How to Protect Yourself & Others From COVID-19

We are in the era of information overload. Stay on top of key data from the CDC about how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Below is information from the CDC as of  April 24th 2020. Know how it spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:42-05:00July 5th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

CDC Covid Symptoms Update

Are you up to date on CDC's list of Covid symptoms and steps for prevention? Know the symptoms of COVID-19, which can include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. https://youtu.be/7zzfdYShvQU What you need to know Anyone can have mild to [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:06:47-05:00July 5th, 2020|CDC Re-Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments
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