Looking after your feet as you get older is very important to your general health and well being!
Foot care in later life is very important to your general health and well-being. Nails may become toughened and difficult to cut which can lead to feet becoming painful and uncomfortable as a result of nails not being cut regularly.
In later life skin can become thin and lose elasticity, feet can also lose strength and balance by not walking or standing enough. Having healthy feet can help you: get out and about, avoid falls and stay mobile.
What the service offers
This is not a medical service but a common sense approach to basic foot care. This service offers:
- Regular nail cutting appointments close to your home
- Basic Advice on foot care
- Checks on suitable footwear
- Home visits now available
If necessary we can make a referral for help with foot care problems (e.g. corns or bunions) and we work closely with the NHS Podiatry service.
We can also refer you to the Neighbourhood Care Independence Programme (NCI) for information and advice, services and activities to meet other needs.
Who can access this service
This service is available for people aged 50 and over in West Cumbria. You will be asked a few questions about your general health and any medication you are taking. This is to ensure that the service is suitable for you. Unfortunately we are unable to provide the service to people who suffer from certain medical conditions or are prescribed with certain medications.