Home Visits With Our Local Podiatrist
Posted on May 19, 2020
At Beauty Point Retirement Resort we have an array of health services on offer to keep you fit and healthy. One of these services is our Podiatrist, Jason Lecce, who comes to the village every fortnight on Tuesdays from 11.00am, to see residents.
Jason has a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a Master in Podiatry and during the week, he works at Anthony’s Foot Clinic in Peakhurst. Jason’s been coming to Beauty Point Retirement Resort for quite some time now and he has regular clients at the village.
Jason says his clients usually need general care and this includes getting their nails looked after or anything else that needs to be attended to: “Sometimes they might need to get some callouses treated or corns which can be painful,” he adds.
The Podiatrist can visit you in your unit
Jason says he finds many residents at Beauty Point prefer he visits them in their own unit but he also sees some people in a room set aside for this on Level 4 of the village. “If they can’t get up to this room then it’s very easy for me to just go to their room. We like to provide a good service,” he adds.
Why should you see a Podiatrist?
Podiatry is a service which we often need more as we get older and so this is a great service to have on hand at Beauty Point. We asked Jason what happens if people don’t attend to their feet as they get older?
“If your toe nails get too long, they can start to cut into your skin and cause ulcers and wounds,” Jason says. “I’ve seen quite a few people who’ve left their feet until it’s a bit too late and they can run the risk of an infection,” he adds.
Jason says people sometimes put off seeing a Podiatrist because they think they don’t need the service but he emphasises it’s important to look after your feet because they’re a major part of your overall health – and balance as well.
“It’s important to make sure you look after your feet,” he adds. “Often, people don’t worry and then something happens and they realise they need to make the time to see a Podiatrist.”
Supportive shoes are also a big help
As an added service, Jason says if residents at Beauty Point are looking for supportive shoes, he can give them some brochures and information on these. Once they know which shoes they like, he says he can bring some of the shoes in for residents to try.
“It’s a good idea to make sure you have supportive shoes as well because this will help your balance,” says Jason.
How often should you see the Podiatrist?
Jason says it’s a good idea for people to get into a regular routine of seeing their Podiatrist every 6 to 8 weeks or so because this way they can get on top of any issues they may have. But he adds it does depend on how much walking a person is doing.
“If someone’s not doing too much walking they won’t get the hard skin and corns that can often come from this. So what you need help with does depend on your activity level,” Jason says.
To make an appointment with our Podiatrist
To make an appointment with our Podiatrist, Jason Lecce, talk with the receptionist at the front desk of the Beauty Point Retirement Resort or call them on (02) 8708 4700 and you can book an appointment.