With this book, Arthur E. Helfand, DPM, aims to improve the foot health care of one of the most vulnerable patient populations in the United States—elderly patients in long-term-care facilities. The training guide is written to familiarize health-care providers from all levels of care with the unique foot-care needs of this population. It is a basic guide that would be most useful for long-term-care facilities and staff interested in providing the highest-quality foot care to their patients. As such, it is a good book for the podiatric physician to have on hand to provide to long-term-care facilities with which they may be associated.

The book is organized into ten chapters covering the following topics: a basic overview of the foot-care needs of patients in long-term-care facilities; the importance of early recognition of foot problems; identifying and caring for common skin, nail, and musculoskeletal problems; complications involving the vascular, neurologic, and...

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