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Nursing charity working on toe nails?

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in Instructor of Nursing and Med/surg nurse.

Are there any jobs or charities that work on elderly toe nails? Is this through a podiatrist or physician referral? This seems like such a needed service!

Leader25, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 37 years experience. Specializes in NICU.

Seen this in nursing home thru a podiatrist,litigious area the feet and nails,saw someone diabetic loose leg ,he never told podiatrist /chiropodist his diabetic history.

Our local VNA offers free toenail clipping clinics at senior centers. I always thought it was a bad idea considering the number of seniors who are diabetic, on blood thinners, have PVD, etc. I suspect they have participants sign waivers but it always seemed like a bad idea to me.


Specializes in LTC.

For the UNcomplicated client, how is this any different than the person going to a local spa for a manicure???

Am sooooo thrilled. I was just home-visited by a podiatrist for routine toenail clipping. I'm housebound and can't make easy travel arrangements. I've been searching for a home-visiting practitioner for sooooo long, esp during this time of C19. Just needed simple care.

I would believe that ANY person attempting foot care would NOT be scissors-happy! And I would tend to think the VNA would have tried to prescreen and provide prudent care services with appropriate referrals as nec.


Has 50 years experience. Specializes in CC, rehab, consulting.

In our state uncomplicated nail care is part of nursing scope of practice for RNs, who are supposed to know this sort of history and recognize a bad foot when they see it.



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