Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
November is “National Family Caregivers Month.” 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 home care and nursing home services.
The National Alliance for Caregivers reports that almost 30% of the U.S. population provides elderly care to relatives. There are many caregiver support groups to help with the emotional and skill demands this daily job requires, and adult day-care centers are also an option in many communities. However, important personal care tasks such as foot care most often are performed directly by caregivers.
Foot care expert Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) says “While rarely discussed openly, unsightly feet (seen frequently in comfortable but open-toed slippers worn by the elderly) are an embarrassment to all concerned. Caregivers often find it a challenge to provide the proper foot care, or to find products that are cost-effective and easy to use.”
Buck says caregivers can pick up everyone’s spirits by improving the appearance of Grandpa or Grandma’s feet by following just some of the steps below:
- Throw out old shoes and nail polish
- Thoroughly wash and dry feet daily (or as frequently as is convenient)
- Gently massage feet daily to improve circulation
- If still in footwear, change socks and shoes at least twice daily
- Clip longer toenails and keep nail implements separate, not to be shared with others
- Periodically place shoes or slippers in a sunny place where they can air out
- When dealing with a diabetic, consult a podiatrist or nurse or proper foot care
“Xenna’s easy-to-use, diabetic-friendly NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Exfoliating Ointment can help solve the problem of unsightly feet naturally, by exfoliating keratin – the protein found in skin and nails,” says Buck.
For feet that are dry, flaking or cracked, CalleX Ointment offers an acid-free, fast-acting way of exfoliating dead, scaly skin and moisturizing the foot.
For embarrassing toenails, NonyX Nail Gel breaks down and removes keratin debris - the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails that causes them to become so unattractive. NonyX Gel softens unsightly keratin debris, permitting it to be gradually scraped out with a manicure tool, beginning after about four weeks.
With regular use (especially after bathing), improved nail color and clarity can be seen within 5 to 9 months as keratin debris clears out.
For stores carrying both products and to view before and after photos, click on http://www.xenna.com $4 and $5 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are also downloadable at http://www.xenna.com.
All Xenna products are 100% money-back guaranteed, biodegradable, contain no animal byproducts and are not tested on animals. For more information about Xenna products, go to http://www.xenna.com, or call 800-368-6003.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Xenna’s mission is to provide innovative solutions in personal care. Reflecting the success of that mission, the company was a recipient of the TOP 50 Research Facilities Award in 2006. Xenna is a privately-held, woman-owned company which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails.
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