Simply Nails, our nail cutting service, is a revelation for hundreds of older people each year. For many older people, arthritic joints and tough overgrown toenails make wearing shoes and walking comfortably almost impossible.
Most of us do not really give a lot of consideration to having our nails cut, but if you are elderly or suffer from restricted movement then a nail cutting service can be a very important aspect of your healthcare.
Our nails are constantly growing, in fact it takes a little over 12 months for your toenails to completely regrow, so they can become very long and break leaving sharp edges that can penetrate the skin and lead to pain and infection. This is particularly important to be avoided in those more susceptible to infection such as the elderly and diabetics.
Healthy, comfortable feet are essential, especially for older people. Never ignore minor foot problems as they can get worse. Toe nails can be a real nuisance when you’re older and they are not always easy to cut on your own. Long toe nails can cause a fall and possible hospitalisation as a result.
With a number of community based clinics operating across Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil, our specially trained staff keep people on their feet and out and about with perfectly nipped nails!
If getting to one of our clinics would prove difficult, we can bring the service to your home. We know from the feedback we get from our customers that keeping their toe nails cut regularly enables them to remain active and reduces the risks of falls.
This is not a free service. We currently charge £13 for toenails at a clinic or £20, plus mileage from the nearest clinic, for a home visit.
Our clinics operate from:
Aberdare – St Mair’s Day Centre
Aberfan - Troed-Y-Fan Surgery
Merthyr Tydfil - Keir Hardie Health Park
Coychurch - Williams Memorial Hall
Pontypridd - Age Connects Morgannwg Office
Porth - Alec Jones Day Centre
Treherbert - Communities First
Treorchy - Ysbyty George Thomas
Gilfach Goch - Gilfach Goach Day Centre
The benefits of maintaining good foot health are being felt by over 3,000 customers and with more coming through the door every day, word is spreading about this great service!
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To book an appointment, contact us on (01443) 490650