Through a grant, generously funded by the Community Foundation of SECT, the VNA of Southeastern CT (VNASC), in partnership with UConn student nurses (Carelink Plus) are going to hold Nurse-Managed Foot Care Clinic at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center (PNC) every Tuesday morning throughout the year.
At the PNC, people will be seen by nursing students under the supervision of a UConn faculty member, and the VNASC wellness coordinator. The goal of the VNASC is to improve the proportion of the community who receive foot care and follow-up, and an additional goal is to increase student nurse clinical opportunities for community-based nursing. Sherry Bassi, R.N., VNA, says, “This program is using a holistic approach to address an important health issue. Early detection of health problems, through foot care, is our goal.” If you’re a low-income senior, or someone of any age without any health insurance and would like to have your feet checked, please schedule an appointment by calling April Sauchuk, program assistant, at 860.599.3285 x 15.