Foot care nurses are trained nurses who have specialized knowledge in caring for feet and recognizing the signs of potential foot concerns.
- List of medications
- Medical history
- Good lighting
- Comfortable chair
- Sign consent form and information on allergies, medications, and medical history.
- Comprehensive lower limb assessment
- Foot care treatment
- Education and referrals as needed
A: Foot care should be done every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure no new complications arise
A: People with diabetes sometimes lose the feeling in their feet. If this is the case for you, by trimming your own nails, you may unintentionally cut or poke yourself without even realizing it.
Once you lose any sensation in your foot, please have a trained friend or family member or a healthcare professional trim your nails for you.
A: Sometimes, people are unable to bend down to their feet or lift their feet up for checking. If this is the case, you may find putting a mirror on the floor helpful in seeing the bottoms of your feet.
If this doesn’t help, please ask a friend or family member to check your feet.
A: The earlier you notice changes to your feet and seek help, the more likely you are to treat any problem that may arise before they lead to potentially severe complications.
Also pay attention to the way your feet feel – are they at all numb, painful or tingling? Any of these signs likely mean there is a problem that requires attention as soon as possible to reduce the risk of complications.
A: Check your feet everyday for any signs of redness, change of shape, dryness or cracks in the skin, sores, blisters or any other change.
Wash your feet with warm water and mild soap everyday, and then dry thoroughly. Moisturize your feet with unscented cream, and be careful not to put any lotion between your toes.
Wear closed toe shoes to protect your feet from cuts and scrapes that you may not be able to feel.
At Silverts, they work closely collaboration with healthcare providers, caregivers, family members, and people with conditions and disabilities that impact their ability to put on or wear regular clothing. From older adults to patients with arthritis, diabetes, scoliosis, mobility issues, incontinence, podiatric conditions and more, Silverts is dedicated to helping people dress with dignity, comfort, and style.
Welcome! Barefoot SoleCare will continue to provide essential foot care treatments to clients in need. We are following FraserHealth guidelines and taking precautions to keep our workers and clients safe!