podiatrysmallAccording to 'Falls Prevention Australia' up to 50% of residents in aged care facilities experience 1 or more falls in a 12 month period. There are multiple studies that conclude podiatric intervention can help with falls prevention. 

The Quality Aged Care Services Podiatrist will provide a comprehensive exert treatment focused on prevention management and rehabilitation of pathological foot and lower limb problems. 

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    Caring for elderly feet includes ensuring shoes and slippers fit properly and offer the appropriate support for walking and to reduce falls. 

    The Quality Aged Care Services Podiatrist is professionally trained to treat and maintain the health and hygiene of feet as well as improve comfort and relieve pain so that residents can be made more confident on their feet and less reliant on walking aids. 

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Benefits for residents include:
Benefits to the facility include:
  • The ability to walk with less pain and discomfort

  • Improved mobility and steadiness

  • Professional advice on suitable footwear for support and safety

  • Regular treatment of minor infections

  • Gait analysis and orthotic therapy

  • Early detection of health issues that may be related to feet ailments. 
  • Reduced demands on facility staff

  • Risks of falls are reduced

  • Evidence based approach ensuring resident satisfaction through clinical effectiveness with a focus on outcomes

  • Staff training and education on podiatric care

  • Treatment and monitoring of diabetic foot care

  • Assessments and individualised care plans

  • Regular reviews, comprehensive documentation and handover to facility staff

  • Recommendation for appropriate podiatric devices such as mobility aids. 


The Quality Aged Care Services Podiatrist will report on the general condition of the resident's feet, document concerns and treatments needed, highlight symptoms that might be related to other health issues and present ongoing foot care programs for residents.