Foot Care Services with a Nurse
Professional Foot Care with a Personal Touch!
Did you know that the average person walks more than 10,000 steps each day?
Our level of mobility and ability to stay active is irrefutably linked to the health of our feet. As people age, they each encounter their own unique challenges with regards to their feet, a great many of these problems should be monitored with the help of a professional Foot Care Nurse knowledgeable and capable of keeping an eye on these issues over time. Our Foot Care Nurses at Retire-At-Home are all experienced nurses have completed a specialized course in advanced foot care. These nurses will visit you in your home, at your convenience, in order to discuss your feet and help in addressing any issues you may be facing with them. Provision of this care within your own home allows you the opportunity to relax your feet sufficiently after care has been provided, in order to permit maximum healing time.
Our Foot Care Nurses will provide the following services:
- Nursing assessments to help you understand your risk factors and identify foot problems
- Foot massages to encourage circulation
- Educating you on taking care of your feet properly
- Nail cutting
- Corn and callous care
- Ingrown toenail care
- Identification of the need for more specialized foot treatments and referrals you to appropriate resources in your community.
Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet!
Research has indicated that certain preventative measures can be effective in reducing the number and severity of foot complications.
Wash your feet everyday
- Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water every day
- Dry your feet thoroughly, including in-between 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 your 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, avoiding the areas 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 defense 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
- 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:
- Injuries that do not heal or become infected
- Any part of your foot or leg turns blue or black
- Pain is experiences when walking, and 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 discuss the home care needs for you or a loved one in Greater Sudbury, or to book a free Nurse Consultation.
We proudly serve the following communities in and around Greater Sudbury:
Greater Sudbury, Whitefish, Chelmsford, Azilda, Lively, Copper Cliff, Espanola, Nairn Centre, Wahnapitae, Blezard Valley, Walden, Val Caron, Hanmer, Dowling, Flour Mill, Southend, Webbwood, Worthington, Naughton, Little Current, Donavan.
Contact Us Today to Speak with a Home Care Specialist!