Toenails............can we talk!

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I draw the line at touching anyone's feet!! We have a podiatrist that comes in and takes care of my Mil's. I insisted on that!! Yuck!!
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I had taken care of my MIL hygiene including toenails. She too had the thickest and longest ones I've ever seen. Whenever my SIL would come to visit she would mention it to me. I replied that she was more than welcome to clip them and file down the callous's herself but I knew that was a "pipedream". Lol. My MIL hated having her toes done because she had sensitive feet. Ticklish. I decided to make it a "treat" for her and make it a special day. Kinda like going to the "spa". When they were all cleaned up I would lay out a good handful of different nail polishes and have her choose which she'd like to have her toes painted with? She loved it so much that it was easy to get her into a routine. I hope this helps some of you? All I know is if you give them some sense of control and dignity, it's pretty much all they're asking for, it's a lot easier. Because that's all they really want anyway.
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In NYS it is illegal for a nurse to cut a patients toe nails. Medicare covers a visit to a Podiatrist every 12 weeks. In my Blue PPO policy this is a specialist visit and the co-pay is $25. Even if you have to pay the whole cost an initial visit is worth the money if the nails are bad and thick because the podiatrist has the electric tools to get the job done. After they are in shape it may be possible to maintain them at home with the occasional visit to the podiatrist. Capt I am sure you own the necessary grinding tools. All diabetic patients should have proper foot care to avoid infection.
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Yes Joan~coconut oil does have great anti-fungus fighting properties in it too. It is also great as a facial cleanser followed by Thaylors Witch Hazel ( non alcohol) with rose petals or aloe vera to cleanse the face,moisturize, reduce pore size.
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coconut oil also works on fungus infections. I know several people who have used it successfully.
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I still maintain that Tea Tree Oil works wonders for toenail fungus. Use it morning and night cutting the nails down as low as you can. Do not stop using it when improvement starts to show....use it as a regular daily routine.
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I am a CNA and Epson salt works to clean and then even if the thickness is bad it softness the nail. But what I've found that works is a family member that usually doesn't help asking her to paint her toenails. Then I can cut and check them and someone else can take her mind off. With men... I hat to say this but bribe!!!!! In the NH I worked on, I would bribe with sweets or soda just to keep them still. They look worse than they usually are... Epson salt bath for the feet is the key.
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I qualify under Medicare rules: I have diabetes and I am under the active care of a doctor of medicine who documents that condition. My brochure is from 2011, but my podiatrist has submitted the charges to Medicare for three years and they have always paid. Certainly don't go to a doctor who would commit fraud! Just be sure you are getting the benefits you are entitled to.
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My podiatrist said just because you are diabetic, it does not automatically qualify medicare coverage to get my toe nails cut. He said I have to have a certain amount of "class findings" He charges $45.00 per visit. I checked with medicare and their website has 20+ pages about toenail cutting. I think he's right, I've checked the law out and I really don't qualify under medicare rules. Should I find another podiatrist who will commit fraud so I can get my toenails cut and covered by medicare? Or should I stick with the one I have because he's honest?
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Captain, I believe a man can solve any problem requiring power tools.

Lucky you, lucky mother to have and appreciate one another. Lucky you to be able to get out there and build things again!
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