Good footcare is important no matter what age you are. Well cared for feet can improve your comfort, mobility, confidence, independence and have an impact on your overall quality of life.
The booklets below give a step by step guide on nail and skin care with lots of helpful advice on footwear.
Personal Footcare Guidance
Do you need help to care for your own feet or would like to know more about how to help a relative or friend with their footcare?
Personal footcare is part of personal hygiene and covers a set of tasks that an adult, whatever their age, would normally do for themselves if able to. This includes a range of things such as:
|Toenail Care||Clipping and filing toenails safely and keeping them at a length, which feels comfortable|
|Skin Care||Smoothing and moisturising dry and rough skin
Keeping feet clean, dry, comfortable and warm
Checking for cracks and breaks in the skin
Looking for signs of infection or other obvious early problems and seeking professional advice
|Checking Footwear||Checking footwear for comfort, fit, state of repair and safety|