|Record #: MDS0098||Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016||Last Full Update: 03 Jul 2014|
|Located Within||Yarmouth (town)|
|Where To Find Us||
55 Starrs Rd
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2T2
|Areas Served||Digby County ; Shelburne County ; Yarmouth County|
|Contact||Suzanne D'Entremont, District Executive Director|
|Description & Services|
|Information||Nursing and Professional Programs/Services:
Foot Care Services
“Don’t tiptoe around the importance of foot health."
Three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age – putting their independence and well-being at risk. Your feet can give you an early warning about serious health problems such as diabetes, nerve damage, poor blood circulation and arthritis.
For decades, VON has been widely recognized as one of the most experienced providers, and trainers of therapeutic foot care across Canada.VON nurses are specially trained in assessment, care and education for clients with special foot care needs. Foot care services are provided in the convenience and privacy of your own home, or at foot care clinics located throughout the city.
Assessment of lower legs, feet and nails
Toenails trimmed and filed, cream applied and feet massaged to enhance circulation
Treatment of corns, calluses, ingrown, fungal, and thickened toe nails
Education on maintaining foot health and prevention of foot and nail problems
VON meets the highest standards for quality of care and sterilization of equipment.
General Home Visiting Nursing Program
Professional nurses go to patient's homes to do physical assessments, help with symptom control, provide medical or nursing treatments, rehabilitation therapy, education and counseling to individuals and families.
VON Edmonton offers vaccinations in the workplace or in other community settings. Immunization programs include annual influenza shots, hepatitis, pneumonia, chicken pox, shingles, and meningitis vaccines. For individuals who have close contact with newborns, there are tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria vaccines available.
|Tags||Recreation Categories ; Seniors ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs ; Volunteer Opportunity|