As a family caregiver, you know how important it is to care for your parent’s skin. Their skin protects them, regulates what goes in and out, and regulates their temperature. When thinking about caring for your parent’s skin, however, it is important that you recognize the differing needs of different areas of their body so you can give them the care that they need to keep them safe and healthy. One part of their body that may need particular care is their feet. Many health problems, including diabetes, can leave your parent’s feet at serious risk of injury, irritation, and other complications.
Use these tips to help you care for your parent’s feet to prevent injury and irritation:
• Wash them gently. Make sure that your parent’s feet get washed carefully each day even if they… Continue reading