Foot Care for Seniors

Step into Wellness: Enhanced Foot Care Services at Perley Health!

Foot Care for Seniors and Veterans

  • As individuals age, the health of their feet becomes increasingly vital. Our Nursing Foot Care services cater to the needs of Seniors and Veterans providing essential assistance in self-care.
  • Health conditions can significantly impact foot health, underscoring the necessity of regular foot care to maintain overall well-being.
  • Routine foot care not only ensures comfort but also enhances mobility, reducing the likelihood of falls and preserving independence.

How Our Foot Care Nurses Can Assist You?

Our skilled Foot Care Nurses conduct comprehensive assessments, including:

  • Our Foot Care nurse adheres to best practice guidelines and maintains strict equipment sterilization standards.
  • Evaluation of foot health and medical history
  • Nail care
  • Sensation assessment
  • Management of conditions such as thick fungal nails, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and diabetic feet.
  • Our nurses administer treatments such as nail trimming, callus reduction, and provide guidance on appropriate footwear and circulation.
  • Tailored education is also offered to meet individual needs.

Our Nursing Foot Care Service Does NOT Include:

  • Nail polish application
  • Pedicures
  • Foot massages
  • Foot soaks (due to increased infection risk)

For Perley Health long-term care residents, accessing foot care is seamless. Upon admission, you will receive detailed information about our services, allowing for swift consent and easy access.

For current residents, simply consult your unit care team for a referral to the Foot Care Nurse.

  • For those eligible, Veterans Affairs Canada covers the costs of foot care.
  • Direct Contact: Reach out to the Foot Care Nurse at 613-526-7170 ext. 2228.

Exciting News!

March 28, 2024

Perley Health is expanding our foot care services to better serve our community.

We are proud to introduce Rongrong Liu, an experienced Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), who joins our team alongside Shaffi Dutta, RPN, to deliver foot care services to long-term care (LTC) residents. Rongrong brings with her a wealth of expertise acquired through extensive work in both LTC and community settings. Her specialized knowledge in foot care and understanding of LTC environments will enrich the care experience for residents.

In our ongoing commitment to offer easy access to services while eliminating the inconvenience of booking travel, transportation and parking, we have made adjustments to our fee structure. Effective May 1, 2024, the initial assessment fee will be $60, with regular services priced at $40, typically recommended every six to eight weeks. These changes are necessitated by recent inflation and the rising costs of supplies.

For current residents, accessing our foot care services is simple. Your unit care team can refer you to the Foot Care Nurse, or you can directly contact a Foot Care Nurse at 613-526-7170 (ext. 2228).

For new long-term care admissions, the process has been streamlined. Upon admission, you will receive information about our foot care services, with consent obtained seamlessly for immediate access.

We are pleased to inform Veterans that foot care coverage funded by Veterans Affairs Canada may be available to eligible individuals.

Additionally, our Perley Health team is actively exploring options to extend foot care services to Senior Living apartment tenants and clients of the Convalescent Care program.

At Perley Health, your comfort and health are our top priorities. These enhancements underscore our commitment to delivering exceptional care. Should you have any questions, our team is here to assist you.

Thank you for entrusting Perley Health with your foot care needs.


Rachel de Kemp, Director of Nursing