Learn About All of Your Home Care Options
Pain anywhere is no fun, but when your feet hurt, everything else seems to hurt, too. Good foot hygiene is essential for preventing painful or uncomfortable conditions, and BrightStar Care of Tucson offers senior home care providers to help take care of your feet -- especially if you have trouble seeing or reaching them.
Our home caregivers make sure your feet are in proper working order.
Here are a few foot care suggestions from BrightStar Care home care providers:
- Wash your feet every day. Sounds simple, but washing daily with mild soap (and rinsing well) can prevent fungus and bacteria from growing. Be sure to dry completely, especially between the toes, and apply moisturizer.
- Wear clean socks every day. Breathable cotton socks are the best, and if they get damp, replace with a clean, dry pair. Alternate your shoes so that you don’t were the same pair every day, and make sure they fit properly and offer support. Never go barefoot!
- Trim your toenails at least twice a month to prevent ingrown toenails and to keep them from pushing against the toe of your shoes. If you can't reach your toes or see them properly, or if your hands are unsteady, ask your senior care provider from BrightStar Care of Tucson to help.
- Keep an eye on changes in your feet to help prevent painful conditions. Check your feet for blisters, cuts, sores and cracks that may become infected. Inspect your toenails for discoloration, red puffy skin around the nail and ingrown toenails.
BrightStar Care of Tucson provides the in-home care services you need to help with daily hygiene tasks – including foot care. A home caregiver can also help with bathing/showering, grooming, toileting and dressing.
If you have painful or swollen feet (from diabetes or other vascular conditions) that make household care difficult, BrightStar Care offers companion care to help with home support services such as light household chores and meal preparation services.
BrightStar Care also offers in home care nursing for medical assistance such as diabetic foot care, in-home wound care, blood sugar testing and home infusion therapy.
Senior Care Tucson
BrightStar Care Tucson
2330 N Tucson Blvd Ste 110
Tucson, AZ 85716