In-Home Foot Care by a Nurse
Professional In-Home Foot Care with a Personal Touch
Foot care is important for us all, and some of us need professional help. Did you know that the average person walks 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 Services Toronto and North York, our Foot Care Nurses are 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.
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
- Education on taking care of your feet properly (see section below on Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet)
- 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
Foot Care Tips for Maintaining Healthy Feet
The following preventative measures can considerably reduce the number of foot complications.
Wash your feet every day
- 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 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 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 line 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 Care Facts
Did you know that your foot contains
- 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
- 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 for a Free In-Home Consultation with a Nurse, or to find out more about your Home Care Options in Central Toronto, Toronto West, East York and North York.
We proudly service the following communities:
Bayview, Bloor West, Bridal Path, Casa Loma, Don Valley ,Don Mills, East York, Forest Hill, High Park, Leaside, Leslieville, Playter Estates, Riverdale, Rosedale, The Beaches, Toronto – Downtown, Toronto – Central, Toronto – North, The Danforth, York Mills, Yorkville and other surrounding communities.
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