As we age, our skin tissue in our feet and ankles becomes very sensitive and fragile due to poor blood circulation. Because of this the feet are vulnerable to attack from various infections and diseases if not properly cared for. It is no surprise then to learn that many elderly individuals suffer damage and infections that affect their feet due to their inability to care for themselves. Country Club Rehabilitation Campus has the ability to provide your aging loved one with a healthy, happy life and podiatry services that prevent the dangerous conditions that affect feet in old age.
Old age allows the feet to be susceptible to a variety of infections and diseases which include:
- Fungal Infections
A mycosis is a fungal infection of humans. Mycoses are common and a variety of environmental and physiological conditions can contribute to the development of fungal diseases.
- Arthritis Pain
Acute or chronic inflammation of one or more joints, usually accompanied by pain and stiffness, resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, autoimmune disease, or other causes.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
The obstruction of large arteries commonly found in the lower extremities.
- Diabetes Mellitus
The most common form of diabetes, diabetes mellitus is caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin, which results in a failure to metabolize sugars and starch.
- Arteriosclerotic Vascular Disease
A condition where arteries become narrowed and hardened due to an excessive build-up of plaque around the artery wall. The disease disrupts the flow of blood around the body, posing serious cardiovascular complications.
This disease occurs when a blood clot blocks one or more veins, typically in the legs.
- Thromboangitis Obliterans
A rare disease in which blood vessels of the hands and feet become blocked.
- Peripheral Neuropathy of the Feet
Damage or disease affecting nerves, which may affect sensation, movement, gland or organ function, and other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.
Country Club Rehabilitation Campus for years has helped its residents address and prevent the dangerous diseases and infections above through the podiatry services our trained nurses and staff provide.
Initial Health Assessment
To begin, our trained nurses and staff assess the foot health of all our residents on a regular basis. If a dangerous or questionable health risk is found, we immediately create and execute a treatment plan to care for your aging loved one.
Treatment and Care
Our treatment and care plans address your elderly loved one’s specific needs and health concerns through our wide variety of podiatry services:
- Diabetic health care and wound therapy
- Therapeutic shoes and orthotics
- Infection prevention
- Routine nail and callus care
- And more