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- by islandnurse2007 Nov 11, '06I had a lot of trouble finding good quality foot care tools at a reasonable price. I googled last week and finally found a great source in Canada. Look at www.pedicare.ca. Great service and good prices...ships to USA also. Good luckLast edit by islandnurse2007 on Nov 11, '06
- Nov 13, '06 by islandnurse2007I am full time employed as an RN and also do in-home foot care on my days off. I currently have approx. 55 clients including many veterans. I am so busy that I frequently have to refuse new clients. i am gearing my business up for a "retirement" business after my full time days are over which is 4 more years. I love the foot care nursing aspect and like being able to help seniors. I am always learning something new whixh I can pass on to others. I have just discovered the Allpressan line of products which are amazing. I followed up after trying the product and found out that the company is launching a new medical line in January (ALLPRESSAN focused on spa items) which will be specifically marketed to medical specialists.Last edit by islandnurse2007 on Nov 15, '06 : Reason: Don't want to be seen as advertising
- Mar 4, '11 by JovigalThanks for the info, in the process of starting my own foot care biz myself.
- Jun 17, '11 by lindy_My agency has offered foot care through a grant that has come to an end. Looking at continuing the program, can anyone share with me what the typical charge would be for cutting toenails? Also, when does MCRE cover for this? I don't want to step on the podiatrists toes. Also any marketing tips? We feel strongly that this service is needed and benefits our clients.
- Jul 7, '11 by yrmajesty3Hi Lindy,
I know how you feel about not wanting to move into podiatrist territory.
I am in the early stages of starting this business. I'll be taking classes in October at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
My nurse partner and I rationalized that we will be doing low risk care...not covered by podiatrists usually because it's not profitable for them. We plan to see people who are still at low risk who wouldn't normally go to a doc( until they have more serious probs).
Because they are low risk, insurance will not likely cover their care. But they still need economical care delivered in a convenient way(i.e. visiting nurse style, or clinic style).
Until we take the class, we are trying to educate ourselves about the business end. We have also arranged to shadow a podiatrist's nursing home clinic and an office day.
I think that we shouldn't apply for a license until we take the course and maybe get certified.
Well, that's the short version of the plan anyway. I would love to hear from anyone else on a similar path.
- Jan 3, '12 by happyfeet1Quote from islandnurse2007I also found good quality foot care tools at great a great price. It is in London Ontario. www.CPCHEALTHCARE.ON.CA Will also ship to USA. They have discounts on large orders, and found out if the have your address they will be sending out coupons in the mail!I had a lot of trouble finding good quality foot care tools at a reasonable price. I googled last week and finally found a great source in Canada. Look at www.pedicare.ca. Great service and good prices...ships to USA also. Good luck
- Aug 5, '12 by Simba&NalasMomThanks so much for posting this!