Foot Care Expert Offers Tips to Caregivers of Elderly, Disabled

The value of the services family caregivers provide for "free" is estimated to be $306 billion a year -- at least twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services. Foot care is ranked as a top concern for these caregivers, who often find it a challenge to provide the proper care, or to find products that are cost-effective and easy to use.

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Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 12, 2006

According to the National Family Caregivers Association, more than 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. The value of the services family caregivers provide for "free" is estimated to be $306 billion a year -- at least twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services. Foot care is ranked as a top concern for these caregivers, who often find it a challenge to provide the proper care, or to find products that are cost-effective and easy to use.

C. J. Buck, M.I.A., CEO of Xenna Corporation, (http://www.xenna.com), a distributor of natural foot care products, says "Proper foot care is a challenge for those caring for the elderly or disabled. Aging can result in yellow, discolored toenails or cracked, rough heels, as well as dry skin on the foot, due to poorer circulation."

Buck adds, "Though a person of any age can have these problems, as we age there's an increased tendency to develop yellow, discolored toenails or rough, cracked heels. With restricted mobility and the wearing of slippers, feet are in plain view and a cause for embarrassment. Having unsightly feet definitely has an impact on self-esteem."

Caregivers can pick up the spirits of the elderly as well as improve the appearance of their feet by following the regimen below:

· Thoroughly wash and dry feet daily
· Gently massage feet daily, to improve circulation
· Throw out old shoes and nail polish
· If still in footwear, change socks and shoes at least twice daily
· Every person should have their own nail implements, not to be shared with others
· Periodically place shoes or slippers in a sunny place where they can air out
· If in doubt, especially when dealing with diabetics, consult a podiatrist or nurse.

Products such as Xenna's natural, diabetic-friendly NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Ointment, solve the problems of dry, cracked feet and unsightly toenails with regular use.

Xenna's NonyX Nail Gel is a patented, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes keratin debris - the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails that causes them to become discolored and unattractive. NonyX Gel softens keratin debris using natural ethanoic acid, which permits it to be gradually scraped out with a manicure tool, beginning after about four weeks.

Once the white or yellow keratin debris is removed, nails look clear. Regular use of NonyX keeps nails free of keratin debris buildup so they are clear and healthy-looking.

For feet that are dry, flaking or cracked, diabetic-friendly CalleX® Ointment offers an acid-free, fast-acting way of exfoliating dead skin and moisturizing the foot.

To view before and after photos of NonyX Gel and CalleX Ointment, click on http://www.xenna.com.

NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the footcare section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, Longs, CVS Pharmacy, Eckerd Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Brooks Pharmacy, Duane Reade, HEB grocery stores and many Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

CalleX Ointment is available in the footcare section at Walgreens, Longs and many Medicine Shoppe pharmacies. Both brands are also available online at http://www.drugstore.com, http://www.FootSmart.com and http://www.xenna.com.

Xenna Corporation is a privately-held, woman-owned company which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. For questions or further information, contact Xenna at 800-368-6003.

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    Xenna Corporation
    800-368-6003
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