Care recipients crs with decreased sensation in the feet may not notice foot problems before they become severe it may help to give the feet special attention while bathing

Try: #check water temperature with a thermometer or wrist to make sure it is not too hot #do not soak the feet as this can lead to the callouses becoming soggy then cracking #dry the skin between each toe moisture may lead to skin breakdown or sores #do not cut toenails use the nail file to gradually file them down and smooth the the edges #inspect the bottom of the feet for blisters or cuts or allow the cr to do this using a hand mirror #apply moisturizer only to the heels and surface of foot never put lotion in between the toes

Materials: Soft towel nail file unscented hand foot cream hand mirror

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision

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

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