Foot Care Services

Footcare for seniors

Professional Foot Care with a Personal Touch!

Did you know that the average person walk more than 10,000 steps each day! Our ability to stay active and mobile is directly linked to the health of our feet. As we age, each of us has unique problems and challenges with our feet that may require a professional Foot Care Nurse, with a personal touch, to fix these issues and monitor them over time.

At Retire-At-Home, our Foot Care Nurses are all experienced nurses who have completed a specialized course in advanced foot care. They will visit you in your home, at your convenience, to speak with you about your feet and take care of any issues you are facing. By receiving this care in your home, you can properly relax your feet after care is provided to maximize your healing time.

Our Foot Care Nurses will provide the following services:

  • A nursing assessment to help you understand your risk factors and identify foot problems
  • A foot massage to encourage circulation
  • Educating you on taking care of your feet properly (see section below on Healthy Footcare Tips)
  • Nail cutting
  • Corn and callous care
  • Ingrown toenail care
  • Identifying the need for more specialized treatments for your feet and referring you to appropriate resources in your community

Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet!

Research has shown that certain preventative measures can considerably reduce the number of foot complications.

Wash your feet everyday

  • Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water every day
  • Dry your feet well. Be sure to dry between the toes

Check your feet every day

  • Examine your feet and toes every day for cuts, blisters, red spots, bruises and swelling
  • Use a mirror to check the bottoms of you feet or ask a family member for help if you have trouble seeing
  • If you have diabetes, consult regularly with your health care team to keep your blood sugar within a good range

Keep the skin soft and smooth

  • Apply a thin coat of good moisture retention cream containing UREA over the tops and bottoms of your feet but not between your toes

Wear Shoes and Socks at all times

  • Never walk barefoot. Wear comfortable shoes that fit well. Your shoes are the first lines of defence in protecting your feet
  • Wear thick, soft cotton or wool socks to protect and cushion your feet

Keep the Blood Flowing to your Feet

  • Put your feet up when sitting
  • Exercise by wiggling your toes and moving your ankles up and down for 4 to 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times per day
  • Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time
  • Don’t smoke

Get Started Now

  • Begin taking good care of your feet today
  • Set a time every day to check your feet
  • Be good to your feet and they will be good to you

Foot Facts

  • Did you know that your foot contains…
    • 26 relatively small bones
    • More than 150 ligaments and an intricate network of muscles, nerves and blood vessels
    • Approximately 25,000 sweat glands in each pair of feet
    • During a typical day the feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons

See your doctor right away if you notice any of the following:

  • an injury that doesn’t heal or becomes infected
  • any part of your foot or leg that turns blue or black
  • pain when walking that is relieved by rest
  • reduced sensation to pain or extreme temperatures
  • any unusual coldness, cramping, numbness, tingling or discomfort in your feet

Contact us today to find out how our Foot Care Services for Nurses can help you!

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