The Problem of Toenails
January 1, 2009 by http://www.levaunt.com/mobilityreaching
Cutting toenails is a very common problem of the elderly. It is seldom that families even know of the problem. Most parents are reluctant to ask for help from the family.
Because of the difficulty of bending over to reach the toes, the need for finger and hand strength and the problem of low vision, many seniors, like my friend Carole’s parents, pay to have a professional cut their toenails. Unfortunately it is expensive and frequently deferred until there is pain or some other foot problem.
A device that may solve the problem for most seniors is a nail clipper extension we found that is shown below.