Foot Care

What is foot care?

Many people develop problems with their feet that require medical attention, particularly as we age. Calluses, bunions, ingrown toenails and fungal infections (“Athlete's foot”) are some common issues. People with diabetes are at risk of developing wounds and infections on their feet because of decreased sensation in their feet and extra dry skin that can lead to calluses. Diabetics need to make sure they receive foot care from qualified healthcare providers.

Receiving care in your home

Foot care is an important part of nursing care, which includes health promotion, patient education, and ensuring both safety and comfort. During a visit to your home, a nurse with specialized knowledge in foot care and treatment will assess your feet and provide education and information about additional supports in your community. Diabetes educators can provide education on living with diabetes, including foot care.

How we can help

At Saint Elizabeth, our goal is to make sure your feet stay healthy! Our nurses will make sure that if you need foot care, you will receive information on how to look after your feet and about additional community resources.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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