Foot Care

Our ability to stay active and mobile is, among other things, directly related to the health of our feet.

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We will start with a telephone conversation and if you wish, after this first contact, we could make an appointment.

Offrant également nos services sur la Rive-Sud incluant entre-autre les villes suivantes:  Longueuil, Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Lambert, Sainte-Julie, Varennes, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Carignan, Candiac, La Prairie, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, McMasterville, Beloeil, Saint-Hyacinthe, Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

We also offer our services on the South Shore including among others the following cities: Longueuil, Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Lambert, Sainte-Julie, Varennes, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Chambly, Carignan, Candiac, La Prairie , Saint-Basile-le-Grand, McMasterville, Beloeil, Saint-Hyacinthe, Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

Our ability to stay active and mobile is, among other things, directly related to the health of our feet. As we age, each of us faces problems and challenges arising from the condition of our feet. This requires a professional foot care nurse to treat your feet and follow their progress with a personalized service for you’re feets need.

The nurse will maintain a client file that will contain a history of medical history, a list of regular medications, foot assessment, care plan, and accurate documentation of the care provided to the client.

The client will receive the care as described.

The nurse can refer to an appropriate health care professional if required.

Description of the services offered:

  • Assessments of the health of your feet
  • Basic care including
  • Cleaning the feet with disinfectant
  • Nail cutting, cleaning and nail filing
  • Reduction of corns and keratoses
  • Foot massage with emollient lotion
  • Advice for foot care
  • Training and advice on general health
  • The nurse could help manage the following problems
    • Thick and hardened nails
    • Ingrown toenails
    • Split nails
    • Fungal nails
    • Fragile nails
  • Care and advice also offered to people at risk, suffering from diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, reduced sensations or blood circulation problems.

A few tips !

Several foot problems can be avoided by following these tips

Wash your feet every day

Wash your feet everyday
Wash your feet in lukewarm (not hot) water every day.
Dry your feet well. Make sure to dry between the toes

Check your feet every day

Examine your feet and toes daily for cuts, blisters, red spots, bruises or swelling

Use a mirror to check the underside of your feet if you can’t see it, then ask a family member to help.
If you have diabetes, check in with your health care team regularly to keep your blood sugar levels at an average.

Keep the skin soft and smooth

Apply a thin layer of cream containing urea to the tops and bottoms of your feet, but not between your toes.

Always wear shoes and socks

Your shoes are the first line of defense to protect your feet. Wear shoes that are comfortable but also fit well on your feet. Never walk barefoot.
Porter des chaussettes douces et épaisses, de coton ou de laine pour protéger et amortir vos pieds.

Keep the flow of blood constant to your feet

Put your feet up when you sit
Exercise by moving your ankles up and down and wiggling your toes for 4 to 5 minutes Try to do this 2-3 times a day
Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time
Do not smoke

Don’t wait, start now

Start taking care of your feet today
Set a time each day to check your feet
Be good with your feet

Info about your feet
  • Did you know that your feet contains …
    26 relatively small bones
    Over 150 ligaments and a complex network of muscles, nerves and blood vessels
    Each pair of feet has around 25,000 sweat glands
    During a typical day, the feet withstand a cumulative force of several hundred tons
    The average person will make 10,000 steps each day
If you notice any of the following, see your doctor immediately:

An injury that does not heal or becomes infected
Part of your foot or leg that turns blue or black
Pain when walking that is relieved by rest
Less sensation when in pain or with extreme temperatures
Any unusual coldness, cramps, numbness, tingling or discomfort in your feet

Alliance Santé has a range of care services for the elderly. Contact us today to find out how our Foot Care Services for Nurses can help!

The Goverment of Quebec offers the credit for home support for seniors to reimburse part of the amouts paid by a senior to stay in their home.