Your feet, my care
Who chooses in home foot care? People who suffer from:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
- Mobility Issues
- Dexterity Issues
- Age or Disease Related Foot Care Challenges
- Nail Disease
- Deformities or other issues (Onychomycosis, Thickened Nails, etc.)
- Toe and Foot Deformities (Hammer, Claw and/or Mallet Toes, Charcot Foot, Bunions, Callus’, etc.)
- Homebound individuals
Jennifer Giustina, RN, BSN, CFCS
Jennifer is an experienced registered nurse providing delivery of medical foot care services to homebound individuals and others. She has specialized training in basic and advanced foot care, physical assessment, and provides referrals to specialists when medically warranted.
Areas of prior experience include hospital, medical, oncology and hospice nursing. Jennifer currently provides foot care services in a clinical environment at Volunteers in Medicine, the Eugene Mission and volunteers through SERV-OR providing community health services in Lane County. In addition, Jennifer provides art for recovery and grief services out of her home art studio.
Jennifer has achieved the distinction of Certified Foot Care Specialist (CFCS) through the American Foot Care Nurses Association (AFCNA). Jennifer is a licensed professional nurse through the State of Oregon, insured through the Nurses Services Organization (NSO), and is an active member of SERV-OR, the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA), the American Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and AFCNA.
How care is provided
Portable and mobile, Jennifer uses small, state-of-the-art sanding equipment that accommodates a number of different files and burrs allowing her to provide safe and effective nail, corn, callus and skin care to her clients. The sander is quiet and utilizes a HEPA filter system to remove excess dust and debris from the air. In addition, all clippers and other utensils are sterilized and disinfected according to CDC guidelines. Members of the AFCNA follow a Code of Ethics.
What you can expect during your visit
- Take a brief history of underlying disease, prior foot health, and current medications
- Examine foot structure, foot health, circulation and skin care issues
- Assess footwear
- Provide on-going foot care education to client
- Routine foot care nurses generally provide the following services –
- Reduction in nail length and thickness as needed
- Reduce or remove corns and calluses
- Remove the ingrown part of nail, if needed and possible without anesthetic
- Moisturize the skin with lotion and other creams as needed
As a foot care specialist, Jennifer strives to provide safe, appropriate, and beneficial foot care while working collaboratively with team members, health care providers, and other disciplines.
Proper, regular foot care is essential in helping seniors, diabetics and others with foot issues maintain mobility, independence, and a sense of well being. This in turn decreases the risk of falling, infection and need for amputation of toes and limbs.
- $60/hour for basic foot and nail care (a sliding scale available for those who need it)
- Initial visits generally last 60-90 minutes
- Follow Up visits generally last 30-45 minutes (if seen within the last 6-8 weeks)
- Note more complex foot and nail issues, or the patient’s tolerance level for procedures used, may effect time, duration and frequency of treatment needed and therefore cost involved.
- Full care plans can be agreed upon at first visit
- Foot care pads, inserts and other products may be purchased separately