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 |2019-10-21T18:58:00-05:00October 21st, 2019|Caregivers, Holidays|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 |2019-09-25T13:46:50-05:00September 25th, 2019|Caregivers, Recipes|0 Comments

Volusia & Flagler County Shelters during Hurricane Dorian

Volusia County Shelters 9/1/2019 2:18 PM from Public shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Please do not go to a shelter before it opens. General TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City ​Mainland High School, [...]

By |2019-09-02T11:13:17-05:00September 2nd, 2019|Caregivers, Disaster Preparedness|0 Comments

Emergency Preparedness Resources from HCAF

Onyx Home Care is a proud member of the HCAF is the Home Care Association of Florida. Below are emergency preparedness resources put together by HCAF. It is critical to start preparing for Hurricane Dorian, now! The storm has been upgraded to a category 3 or greater located somewhere along the Florida East Coast and [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:35:09-05:00August 30th, 2019|Caregivers, Disaster Preparedness|0 Comments

Preparing Seniors for Hurricane Dorian

During a hurricane, the elderly are especially vulnerable. Seniors are more likely to experience diminished awareness, health problems, access and functional needs and various other limitations. When possible, seniors should find shelter with a family or caregiver. If you are an OHC patient, please let us know if you will be alone during the storm. [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:29:32-05:00August 29th, 2019|Caregivers, Disaster Preparedness|0 Comments

Wearable Technology for Health & Wellbeing

Technology is making it easier to track health and wellbeing with wearable tech! Wearable tech can be a game changer for seniors managing health issues or family caregivers wanting to ensure their loved one is keeping up with their health. Wearable tech can monitor blood pressure, heart health, posture, and soon even hydration! Some seniors [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:12:38-05:00August 27th, 2019|Caregivers, Health, Heart Month, Stroke|0 Comments

NEAT Tools To Improve Your Health

NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis.  Essentially, NEAT is everything we do that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like exercise. The Mayo Clinic reports that NEAT plays a very important role in overall health. NEAT plays such a large role, that Mayo believes it may help explain the obesity epidemic. Experts recommend the following strategies [...]

By |2019-07-31T16:59:06-05:00July 31st, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments

How To Stay Strong While Caregiving

Staying strong as a caregiver can feel impossible. Whether you are a full time or part time caregiver, the process is both physically and emotionally draining. We gathered tips from different caregivers and put together the top ten ideas for you to consider. 1) Attend Caregiver Support Group Caregiver support groups can offer you affirmation, [...]

By |2019-07-30T15:51:22-05:00July 30th, 2019|Caregivers, Health|0 Comments