HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Mountain Foot Care provides services in your Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC home. We do not have an office location.
If you have any questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions below, or fill out our contact form.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who needs advanced foot care?
Often those of retirement age require some form of foot care, especially those with diabetes. Circulation becomes an issue in older age and foot health is often overlooked. Poor circulation in the feet can lead to nerve damage, which leads to loss of sensation and issues with the feet then go unnoticed and then something that started small can turn into a wound, which can become infected and result in an amputation. So we encourage you as you get older to take care of your feet, especially if you have diabetes!
What is advanced foot care?
Advanced foot care involves assessment of the patient's feet and provides services to care for them. Services include reducing corns and calluses, clipping toenails, reducing toenail thickness, ingrown toenail care, diabetic foot care, massage, specialty shoe referral, and care for fungal infected toenails. We use special tools including medical grade toenail clippers and a rotary tool to provide this advanced service.
How long is a service appointment?
In-home service ranges from 30-60 minutes, depending on the level of care required or if it is an initial visit. Initial visits will typically be longer (close to 60 minutes) in order to include the first assessment. Subsequent visits may be 30-45 minutes.
How much does a service appointment cost?
For in-home visits, our initial visit with you will be $65 and include everything needed for assessment. Follow up visits after that are $55. All fees have a transportation cost included.
How do you become a foot care nurse?
Any Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Phychiatric Nurse (RPN), or Nurse Practitioner (NP) can obtain certification in Advanced Foot Care. Typically foot care certificate programs are 2-3 months long with a foot care practicum at the end. Subjects ranged from the importance of foot health, identifying improper foot wear, to foot care techniques. Nikolas completed his foot care certificate in January 2018.
Where do you provide services?
We currently offer services to client homes in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, BC.
Does MSP provide coverage for these services?
MSP does not provide coverage for advanced foot care. Veterans may receive coverage through DVP. Individual benefits plans may provide coverage for you. However, you may claim these expenses on your taxes for a deduction.