First of all, I am sorry if this is a silly question. I just found this site, and since there's no equivalent in my country I have found it very useful. This is my first time as a care giver, and it is only temporary for the summer, it is a huge responsibility, and I just want to be on the safe side. I offered to care for the mother of some very dear friends of mine, since they all work many hours, and it's terribly hot in the city. I have a house by a beach, and I thought it would be a nice vacation for their very sweet mum, and a nice rest for them. She is 83 and in pretty good health. Just slightly overweight, with circulatory issues and some arthritis. She is pretty independent, and I just supervise her a little bit. I always take her for a walk in the evenings, and lately she's been complaining of her feet, and lower legs hurting. A while ago I put her to soak her feet in water with some Epson salts, and then massaged her gently with hydrating cream. She said it felt so much better. Later on, I started to freak out about whether I should just leave her alone. I mean... what I did sounds totally harmless, but again I don't have any medical knowledge and I have never dealt with a senior person, could I worsen any of her medical conditions by massaging her legs or using Epson salts on her feet? I would really hate something happening to her while she is with me.