Care recipient (cr) has swollen feet and ankles

Try: Increase cr’s water intake encourage cr to elevate legs when resting encourage cr to avoid sitting for long periods of time with legs down massage cr’s legs and feet to improve blood flow encourage cr to lie on left side when lying down this will help move fluid to the heart and improve circulation monitor cr’s salt intake and take the steps necessary to reduce it if it is high how much salt is cr adding to foods how much higher sodium salt food is cr consuming for example canned vegetables and frozen meals

Materials: Water in pitcher something to elevate cr’s legs

Categories: Medical Physical

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Keywords: Water retention bloated puffy feet

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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