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Basic Foot and Nail Care in Aged Care

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Foot issues are common in aged care – foot pain affects approximately one in four older people. Foot health conditions should not be overlooked as they can have severe implications.

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The fatty cushioning under our heels and balls of our feet thins and skin loses its elasticity and strength as we age, making older adults more susceptible to foot damage.

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02 Sep 2020
This was a well written article. I would benefit from further reading.
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Cecilia Cham
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Very informative and straight forward
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Fiona Hampel
03 May 2022
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Great revision of foot care and the impact it has on quality of life
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Maggie Sullivan
31 Jan 2022
Very clearly presented
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Inga Babuskina
03 Nov 2019
Great Basic Level knowlege and skills topic
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Vickie
26 May 2021
A very well presented topic about foot care
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05 Apr 2021
Short and sweet
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29 Dec 2020
Excellent review of foot & toenail care
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Excellent overview of foot care
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