Let's face it, nobody enjoys dealing with foot woes. But for seniors, foot problems can be a real downer, impacting mobility and overall well-being. Here at Oncares Home and Nursing Services, we know keeping your feet happy and healthy is essential for living a fulfilling life. But with all the talk of foot care nurses and podiatrists, it can get confusing: who handles what? Worry not! We're here to ditch the confusion and get your feet back on track!

Foot Care Nurses: TLC for Everyday Needs

Our foot care nurses are registered with the Ontario Foot Care Association and have specific training for foot care. They focus on preventive care and routine maintenance, keeping your feet healthy and comfortable. Here's what they can do:

  • Basic foot care: This includes trimming toenails, addressing dry skin, and callus removal.

  • Diabetic foot care: For diabetic clients, foot care is crucial. Our nurses can inspect for ulcers, monitor circulation, and educate on proper foot hygiene.

  • Wound care: Minor cuts, scrapes, or blisters can be treated by our nurses.

  • Infection control: Fungal infections like athlete's foot are no match for our nurses' expertise.

Podiatrists: Foot Specialists for Complex Issues

If you're experiencing a more complex foot issue, a podiatrist might be the right choice. Podiatrists are doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM) with extensive training in diagnosing and treating all things feet and ankles. They can provide:

  • Diagnosis and treatment: From bunions and hammertoes to sports injuries and arthritis, podiatrists can diagnose the problem and recommend treatment plans. This may include medications, custom orthotics, or even surgery.

  • Prescription medications: Podiatrists can prescribe medications like antibiotics for infections or pain relievers for chronic conditions.

  • Advanced procedures: For complex issues, podiatrists can perform minimally invasive surgery or other procedures.

Oncares: Your Partner in Foot Care

Whether you need routine foot care or require a podiatrist's expertise, we are here for you. Our nurses work closely with podiatrists, ensuring a seamless referral process if needed. We prioritize our clients' comfort and well-being, offering in-home appointments for maximum convenience.

Keeping Your Feet Healthy at Home

Here are some additional tips for maintaining healthy feet:

  • Wash your feet daily and dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes.

  • Wear comfortable, well-fitting shoes with good arch support.

  • Inspect your feet regularly for any changes or concerns.

  • Maintain a healthy diet and good circulation.

Don't hesitate to contact Oncares Home and Nursing Services if you have any questions or concerns about your foot health. We're dedicated to keeping your feet happy and healthy so you can live life to the fullest!

For further inquiries about foot care services or to schedule an appointment with a foot care nurse, contact us today!

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