There are many foot care services in Toronto and North York. Some are in-home, and others are chiropodists, or drop-in foot care clinics.
In-home foot care services are often chosen by elderly seniors who can no longer get out as they used to. We supply registered practical nurses to your own home to help you keep your feet happy.
The focus of care for seniors is typically directed towards joint pain, disease, and mental health. The feet are often overlooked as a potentially problematic area for seniors. This can be quite surprising, considering how much stress and strain are placed on the feet on a daily basis.
It is estimated that the average person walks somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 steps a day. That is a lot of weight and physical force that one’s feet must endure daily. Calculate those numbers over a lifetime, and it is a wonder everyone over 50 doesn’t have serious foot issues. This is a bit of a two-edged sword, because we are told that exercise is extremely important, and that walking is good form of exercise. While this is true, no healthcare professional would recommend exercising at the expense of the health of your feet.
Symptoms of Foot Problems
If it hurts to walk, that is a fairly obvious sign that you may have something wrong with one or both of your feet. However, there are also some less intrusive signs that a foot issue may be developing. Keep on the lookout for:
- Dry skin
- Brief, shooting pain
Causes of Foot Pain
The foot is such a complex structure that it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of a foot issue. Foot pain can be caused by an injury to the foot itself, or it may be indicative of disease somewhere else in the body. Foot pain can come from several sources, including:
- Illness, virus, disease
- Ingrown toenail
- Corns and bunions
- Athlete’s foot
- Plantar fasciitis
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these ailments, it is best to take care of the problem sooner than later, as it can easily develop into further complications.
So, how can seniors stay active and maintain healthy feet?
By looking after your feet as well as possible. If you are having problems, get seen by your GP and have the issue addressed before things get worse. If you can no longer care for your feet, and your toenails have become too hard and long to manage, the service of a foot care nurse may be needed.
Retire-At-Home Services in Toronto and North York offers in-home foot care services by a registered Practical Nurse with an advanced foot care certificate. If you or a loved one need help with toe nail cutting and regular maintenance of calluses and corns, we can come to your home and look after your feet.
Foot Care Services Toronto and North York
Stable foot health for seniors is crucial to preserving mobility. Getting around becomes hard enough as we get older, adding foot pain on top of it certainly does not help.
Some foot care services available are:
- Initial assessment to identify problems and discuss risks
- Education – tips for maintaining healthy feet
- Foot massage to increase circulation
- Ingrown toenail care
- Callous, corn, and bunion care
- Nail cutting
- Assistance with more specialized treatments if needed
Costs of foot care services in Toronto and North York
The costs of our in-home foot care are $65 per session. Unfortunately we are not covered under OHIP, and we know no in-home foot care services that are.
Call us today if you would like to discuss our in-home foot care services!