Foot care is the regular maintenance and check-up of your feet to avoid foot problems.
It’s essential to care for your feet to ensure you can seamlessly perform day-to-day tasks, avoid any reductions in mobility and steer clear of severe foot problems.
Ohana Care offers trusted health and wellness services with a goal to make your life easier and worry-free. Our foot care specialists are here to provide in-clinic or in-home advanced foot care services for seniors.
Receive your foot care service in our clinic at the Grande Avenue Village in Cochrane.
If you prefer a mobile foot care service, we can come to your own home, assisted living facility, or nursing home.
From regular maintenance to living with serious conditions, there are many reasons why you or your loved one may require foot care:
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If you show any signs of:
It’s important to seek attention from a foot care specialist rather than attempt to resolve your foot pain on your own.
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 discoloured, 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 nails for people with conditions that affect blood flow.
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 nails can cause discomfort, swelling, redness and sometimes infection.
The skin protects the body from many threats and stresses. In places where the outer layer of skin is exposed to stress, the body adapts by forming a callus-thickened area of skin that protects the exposed location. On the feet, a callus will commonly occur on the toes, the ball of the foot and the heel.
Foot irregularities also create pressure points that contribute to the formation of calluses. For example, hammertoes expose the skin on the top of the toes to pressure and friction, and bunions expose the skin to pressure and rubbing in the protruding area.
Painful corns often occur on the sides of toes that adjoin other toes, where friction or pressure is present. Corns are smaller than calluses and are often surrounded by inflamed skin. It is important that you don’t allow them to become too large as they can become very painful over time.
Ohana Care wants to provide you with the best care possible to ensure you or your loved one’s unique needs are met.
At Ohana Care, our foot care specialists are here to assist with your foot care journey and make things easier for you. Our foot care services are provided by professional and caring nurses who are trained in basic and advanced foot care certifications.
We will work with you to develop an ongoing schedule of appointments to make sure your feet stay in good health. 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.
Ohana Care follows a four-step process to ensure you’re receiving the care that you need and deserve.
Upon meeting, 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.
Our specialists will wash and thoroughly dry your feet using mild soap and water, including between your toes. Beyond your regular foot maintenance, try and wear clean socks, changing them on a daily basis to reduce the chances of blisters or athlete’s foot. Be sure you always wear clean shoes and avoid going to public areas barefoot.
It’s important to trim your toenails regularly, at least every 6 weeks, using sanitized nail clippers or scissors. At Ohana Care, our technique includes cutting your toenails straight across, not on a curve, and filing down any sharp edges using an emery board.
Avoid attempting to cut your own nails if you have trouble reaching them, cannot see them, or have a loss of sensation in your feet. Instead, allow our foot health professionals to assist you with any toenail clipping.
During a foot inspection, the tops and bottoms of your feet, as well as the surrounding area, need to be checked. When inspecting your feet, we look for any bumps, cuts, blisters, discoloration, dry patches, ingrown toenails and more out-of-the-ordinary signs to ensure your foot health is positive.
If you have thin fingernails and dry skin, you can expect your nails to become more brittle and fragile.
We also provide hand care;
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Choose from one of our three foot care plans based on your specific needs.
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The fastest way to get started is to fill out our intake form. Once filled out, you will be contacted within 24-hours to schedule your appointment!
Our foot care services are provided in the comfort of your own home, as well as in assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.
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Alberta Blue Cross will typically cover $25 per visit up to a total of $200 annually.
If you or your loved one need assistance with foot care, Ohana Care is here to help! We can help cut your toenails and other necessary foot care you may need.
There are a variety of techniques that are used when providing the best care for your feet. For example, before cutting toenails, you must soak them. This allows the nail to soften, making it easier to care for and treat.
Our foot care services are provided by professional and caring nurses who have received advanced foot care certifications to ensure your service is professional and safe.
Book an appointment at one of our foot care clinics at the Evanston Grand Village in NW Calgary or the Grande Avenue Village in Cochrane or book a mobile appointment today.
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