Our foot care services are provided by professional and caring nurses who have received their basic and advanced certifications in foot care. Our services are provided in our facility, at clients' homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
On our first visit we will conduct a professional assessment of your current foot health. Each time our nurses visit we will assess your overall foot health and address any concerns from our last visit. We take great care in providing a comfortable experience.
If you have diabetes, you are at increased risk of foot problems and amputation. Therefore, it is very important that you check your feet on the top, bottom, sides, between the toes, toenails at least once a day.
Things you should look for:
Many people have experienced the pain of an ingrown toenail. It occurs when the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh of the toe, most often the big toe. Ingrown toenails can cause pain, swelling, redness and sometimes infection.
Toenail fungus usually starts as a white or yellow spot just under the edge of the toenail. As it spreads, it may cause the nail to become discolored, thicken and develop coarse edges. The toenail fungus can be difficult to treat, persist indefinitely and return after it has been cured. While it is not normally dangerous, it can be painful, cause unsightly nails and lead to foot problems such as ingrown toenails for people with diabetes or other conditions that affect blood flow.
Common symptoms include:
We will work with you to develop an on-going schedule of appointments to make sure your feet stay in good health. Generally, we recommend an appointment every 6 weeks. We will also go over ways to keep your feet healthy in-between appointments by showing you the right footwear to use, as well as proper hygiene techniques.
Learn about our foot care clinics at the Grande Avenue Village in Cochrane, and the Evanston Grand Village in NW Calgary.
The most common problems are splitting and brittle nails. It can happen at any age, if your nails are splitting, there are things you can do to improve them, but there are also common remedies that make the problem worse. Your nails dry out as you age, losing their natural oils which act as a glue to hold the nail layers together. If you have thin fingernails and dry skin to begin with, you can expect this to happen to you. As an added service, we also provide hand care, we hydrate our clients’ nails using a good hand cream on both your nails and dry hands.