Basic Foot and Nail Care in Aged Care

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Foot issues are common in aged care - in fact, foot pain affects approximately one in four older adults. Feet should not be overlooked, as foot health conditions can have severe implications.

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There are several age-related factors that make older adults more susceptible to foot damage. The fatty cushioning under the heels and balls of the feet thins, and the skin on the feet loses its elasticity and strength. Furthermore, toenails become more brittle, thick and hard. This makes them more difficult to trim, and therefore, increases the risk of ingrown toenails, fungal breakouts and infection.


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Lauren Pinch
02 Sep 2020
This was a well written article. I would benefit from further reading.
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Cecilia Cham
27 Aug 2020
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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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Great Basic Level knowlege and skills topic
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