Foot care is very easily overlooked in the elderly as attention is usually paid to issues such as joints, illnesses, and mental health. However, having healthy feet, especially for seniors, is very important as feet lose cushioning with age and nails can get brittle. This can slow down the healing of sores and can make it difficult or even impossible to walk.
Foot care is a specialty that requires professional accreditation. Licensed Mavencare caregivers, expert chiropodists, and certified foot care nurses are able to provide foot care as a supplement to personal care.
Making sure your aging loved one has healthy feet can dramatically improve their quality of life. Here are some of the benefits of foot care.
Foot problems reduce mobility. The longer the feet are keeping your loved one up, the longer they can keep a healthy and active lifestyle going. Having mobility issues can prevent seniors from maintaining an active lifestyle.
Many seniors have poor circulation in their feet, which can slow the healing of foot sores. A foot massage can greatly improve the circulation. Improper foot care can aggravate lower lumbar pain if left untreated.
By keeping a close eye on feet, you can spot early warning signs for health problems. Health problems such as poor circulation, diabetes, nerve damage, and arthritis can all have a noticeable effect on feet. For example, an excess of dead skin on the feet may be a sign of a low thyroid condition. Be sure check with your doctor if your feet have excess accumulation of dead skin in spite of regular exfoliation.
Taking care of your senior loved one's feet and watching out for any problems brings a lot of benefits. As a supplementary service of personal care, Mavencare is able to offer the following foot care services:
Our roster of expert chiropodists and foot care nurses ensures you and your family get the best foot care possible. Whichever problems arise with respect to your feet, whether it is pain, discomfort, or fungus, our foot care staff will provide personalized management plan for your particular needs.
Give us a call at 646-887-2333 to discuss how your family and loved one may benefit from foot care. Please note that foot care services are supplementary to personal care and cannot be offered separately.
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