How to trim nails for the elderly

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How do you care & trim nails for the elderly 

First just knowing basic nail care for your elderly Mum or Dad’s nails can prevent further problems. Most common problems range from thick nails, brittleness, split or cracked nails. Also pinched and curved toenails. As well as dryness and redness of hands or feet. 

Because as we age our nails growth rate slows down considerably. Then any damage that occurs in fingernails or toenails, will take that much longer to recover. By being aware of how to trim nails for the elderly. You can prevent further damage if they have any their nail disorders

how to trim nails for the elderly

Basic tips on caring for their hands and feet

  • Keep hands and in particular feet clean and dry
  • Check regularly for changes in their nails
  • Be aware which medication can cause nail disorders
  • Regular nail trimming for the elderly is important
  • Also weekly hands and feet massage to promote circulation
  • Daily moisturising is needed if dryness is due to medications
  • Change socks every day and encourage good supportive and fitted footwear 
  • Encourage 4 to 6 weeks regular seniors mani’s or pedi’s
  • Recommend a yearly checkup with a Podiatrist

What’s the correct way to trim elderly nails 

Preferably when nails are dry try cut them straight across. If nails are extremely thick then try soaking about 10 minutes first. Thick, ingrown, curving nails should always be cut straight across. It can sometimes be easier to do 2 or 3 small trims instead of one big one.

Nail clippers are good for large nails or reasonably healthy nails . Where clippers can be more helpful for difficult or mishaped nails.  If your Mum or Dad aren’t well enough to go out consider a monthly Mobile Manicure or Pedicure

how to trim nails for the elderly

Basic nail disorders for hands and feet 

  1. Thick toenails are very common in elderly because as we age our nails thicken. From fungal infections to skin conditions. As well as injuries or tight-fitting shoes are common causes of this nail disorder in the elderly. Trimming thickened nails may need 10 minutes soaking first. Then using your nail clippers by doing 1 – 3 small clips. Always file them straight across
  2. Brittle, Split or Cracked Nails  When toenails thicken they can also tend to become discoloured, brittle and cracked. Applying a good quality or natural moisturiser daily will help.  Also try the occasional hand treatments or foot treatments. With either nail clippers or nippers gently trim and file straight across.
  3. Pincher or Trumpet nails can be caused by fungal infection, skin diseases, medications or mainly arthritic changes. It;s probably a good idea to have a Podiatrist or Nail Techican cut them correctly first. But ideally you need to cut them in the corner with nippers. Then file them straight across here’s how. To maintain every week file the corner of the nail and file straight across
  4. Curvature nails this type of nail disorder it can be caused from genetics, nail trauma or diet. As well as incorrect nail trimming or tight shoes. You need to cut in a straight line, not too short and on a regular basis

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Seniors Manicures Brisbane

Seniors Pedicures Brisbane

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What should I get when I book a Basic Mobile Pedicure

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Basic Mobile Pedicure are so popular now but what should be included

Don’t you just love having a Pedicure –  soaking those tired poor neglected feet & oh that heavenly foot Massage. Then afterwards wow your feet don’t just look amazing, but they feel  amazing.

Do you find it confusing like with everything else these days there are just too many choices.

Hers’s what should be included in a Basic Mobile Pedicure which take about 30mins

  • Staring with Filing your nails – if you like a particular shape tell your Pedicurist
  • If you want your nails clipped – let the Pedicurist know before filing how much to trimBasic Mobile Pedicure
  • Cuticle Treatment – cuticle lotion is massaged in first, thensoaked & afterwards your cuticles are pushed back
  • Foot Soaking  – once your cuticle lotion massaged in, your feet are then soaked to help soften your cuticles
  • Foot Exfoliation – this will generally be a mini foot scrub to soften your feet
  • Or Foot Filed  – but if your feet are really dry using a foot file will remove more of that dead dry skin
  • Now a nice relaxing Foot & Leg Massage –  you might have oil or cream massaged in to your Feet & Legs for about 10 to 15 mins
  • Lastly your Nails painted – Base Coat, 2 Coats of Colours & Top Coat

So you decided to try an Express Pedicure or a Spa Pedicure so what’s the difference

Most Express Pedicures take are about 15 to 20 mins – Nail Filing, maybe Cuticles pushed back, maybe a quick Foot soak with your base coat, coloured polish & top coat

Now a Spa Pedicure could take up to 60 to 90 mins –  Includes your basic Pedicure & a Foot treatment from a Foot Mask to a Paraffin Wax Treatment or Foot Peel.  You usually have a longer Foot Massage.

Or your thinking maybe a Gel Polish Pedicure now this takes about 40 mins – A basic Gel Polish is generally filing with cuticles pushed back then buffed. Next is your Dehydrater, Base, Colour & Top Coat with Cuticle Oil.  A Gel Polish Spa Pedi might take 60 mins including a Foot Soak, Exfoliting Scrub with Foot Massage too.

So what does our 30 minute Basic Mobile Pedicure include

  1. Nail filing
  2. Cuticle Treatment
  3. Citrus Hand Soak
  4. Lime & Citrus Foot Scrub or Foot FillingBasic Mobile Pedicure
  5. Lime Oil Massage
  6. Nail polish

We also do a Mobile Manicure & Pedicure Pamper Package 

Don’t forget we come to you which makes it so much more enjoyable

We haven’t forgotten about the guys either, they enjoy a basic Mobile Pedicure or Manicure. They can choose to have polish or clear polish. If not we just buff their nails & your man gets it’s a longer Foot Massage

Most therapists should use Salon quality Nail Polishes here below is one of our favourites

  • Beautiful Morgan Taylor Polish colours are inspired by gorgeous gem colours
  • With shiny metallics, shimmers, cremes & sparkling glitters.
  • Plus free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP

So book yourself now a relaxing pampering home Pedi for those poor neglected feet 

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Basic Mobile Pedicure Brisbane
Basic Mobile Pedicure Shailer Park

Ph 041 568 1889

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Pamper Party Manicure Treatment

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Collagen Pamper Party Manicure Treatment 

  • includes Volesh Collagen Gloves
  • as well as a choice of a Manicure
  • best benefit nourishing & reverses signs of ageing 
  • as well as softens cuticles 
  • first we pop your hands in the Collagen gloves
  • then we cover your hands with hand mits
  • now we leave it on for 15 mins
  • whilst you just sit back & relax
  • made with collagen, argan oil & shea butter
  • then we pop them off & we start your Manicure or  
  • we do a Vanilla & Shea butter hand massage
  • afterwards your hands will feel silky smooth 

Mango & Peach Manicure Treatment

  • includes a Parraffin Wax & choice of a Manicure
  • best benefit softening your hands
  • also the heat helps any joint or wrist stiffness
  • first we start part of your Mani
  • nail shaping & cuticle treatments
  • then we wrap one hand in Parraffin Wax cloth 
  • as well as relaxing massage on your other hand
  • then we pop off the mit & glove 
  • then the same with your other hand 
  • afterwards your hands will feel amazingly soft
  • then we finish your manicure
  • hand massage &  polish 

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Mango Coconut Pamper Party

Manicure Treatment

  • includes a Mask Treatment & a choice of a Manicure
  • best benefit hydrates & moisturises 
  • first we do part of your manicure
  • nail shaping & cuticle treatment & hand soak
  • next we brush on our Mango & Coconut Clay mask
  • we massage your other hand
  • then we continue with your second hand 
  • then we finish your manicure

Milky Almond Manicure Treatment 

  • includes a Exfoliating scrub
  • as well as a Manicure
  • best benefit exfoliates dry dead skin cells
  • first we do part of your manicure
  • nail shaping & cuticle treatment & hand soak
  • next we brush on our Mango & Coconut Clay mask
  • then we massage your other hand
  • next we continue with your second hand 
  • then we finish your manicure
Relax & Rebalance
Pamper Party Manicure Treatments Brisbane
Pamper Party Manicure Treatment Gold Coast
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