podiatry services in aged care
- September 01, 2018 at 3:34pm
- Ben Strachan
Do podiatrist work in residential aged care?
Do you need a podiatrist to visit an aged care facility? Do you have residents who need general nail care on an ongoing basis? Owner Health is a network of a mobile podiatrist. You can contact them directly to discuss per consultation and daily employment rates.
View our podiatrists here:
A podiatrist is a valuable member of the residential aged care team. They provide many important services including general nail care and lower limb wound management. In this article, we will discuss these roles further.
General nail care:
Many people in residential aged care are no longer able to cut their own toenails. They are typically unable to reach their feet due to stiffness in the lumbar spine and hips. In addition, they are typically at high risk for nonhealing wounds on the feet, so the extra caution is required when cutting toenails. Podiatrists are the most qualified health professional to complete general nail care in a residential aged care facility.
Unfortunately, people in residential aged care are susceptible to wounds on the lower limb and feet. This includes pressure areas from prolonged bed rest, wheelchair injuries to great toe, and blisters from footwear. A podiatrist is a skilled health professional at the assessment and management of chronic lower limb wounds.
If you require podiatry services in residential aged care, please contact the podiatrist directly by phone or email. You can view their per consultation rates, however many also provide a per day rate.
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