Heal to Toe is a Nursing Foot Care Service which provides professional and affordable foot care to individuals of all ages. Services are provided in the privacy of the home and in clinics organized by the Council on Aging within Berkshire County. Services include:
Screening for pre-existing conditions
Nail Care and Trimming
Assessment of Circulation
Assessment of Skin Integrity
Skin, Corn & Callus care
For More Information or to make an appointment, contact Lynette Dukehart, R.N. at 413-212-2144 or Email Ms. Dukehart.
WHY IS FOOT CARE IMPORTANT?
Healthy feet are vital for the body to withstand the daily stress and critical to the elderly. A lifetime of extensive and repetitive use naturally results in changes to both the anatomy of the foot and the range of motion in both the feet and ankles. Without proper care, the lack of mobility and reduced flexibility increases the risk for falls which lead to loss of independence and debility. In addition to the natural loss of flexibility, the elderly often lose the visual acuity and sometimes even the cognition needed to maintain good foot health.
WHO SHOULD HAVE FOOT CARE?
The elderly are not the only people needing foot care. Individuals with diabetes, vision issues, peripheral neuropathy, cardiac disorders, vascular issues, physical and psychosocial limitations, obesity, venous stasis, rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative joint diseases are also at risk.
Heal to Toe is owned by Lynette Dukehart, R.N. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She gained her clinical experience by working at the University of Pennsylvania and other major medical institutions as a clinician and nurse educator. Her clinical focus in neurology, vascular and cardiothoracic trauma has afforded her the opportunity to seek related interest such as leg and foot care. She is board certified in foot care by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse’s Society.