The Podiatry Service is designed to assess, diagnose and treat conditions of senior citizens, related to the foot and lower limb. The podiatrist who forms part of a team of Allied Health Professionals, offers a comprehensive range of footcare services, such as skin (e.g. warts, calluses and blisters); toenail (e.g. thickened, discoloured and ingrown toenails); injury to the foot and ankle and other complications related to diabetes in the foot or having a problem with walking.
- An assessment and treatment of the foot and its related conditions
- Examination of the blood circulation and foot nerves
- Any advice which is deemed necessary
General eligibility criteria:
- A senior citizen over 60 years of age
- Residing in a Government Residential Home or forming part of the Public Private Partnership scheme
- Living in his personal home and who cannot access a government clinic due to health and frailty. A Service is also given to a senior citizen whose home has structural barriers and when a lift is not available
- Medical Report signed by the general practitioner
- List of any medication being taken
- Should the senior citizen be receiving other services (e.g. home nursing), an Information Note from such would be required
HOW TO APPLY
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