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Foot Care Nurse

A professional advanced diabetic foot care nurse is specifically trained to allow for the treatment and prevention of foot health issues related to diabetes and other illnesses. All age groups are welcome. We serve as a valuable resource for information that helps patients manage their own health for long-term wellness. Nurses use the same standardized peer-reviewed guidelines, teaching materi... Read More

A professional advanced diabetic foot care nurse is specifically trained to allow for the treatment and prevention of foot health issues related to diabetes and other illnesses. All age groups are welcome. We serve as a valuable resource for information that helps patients manage their own health for long-term wellness. Nurses use the same standardized peer-reviewed guidelines, teaching materials and suggested care plans to provide Gold Standard Care!

Elizabeth joins Soft Soles with 32 years of nursing experience in acute care medicine, surgery and burns, diabetes, palliative care, community health, and wound care specialization.

Preventative care and foot care come as a natural extension of her wound care expertise. Elizabeth is excited to further her passion for working with clients to meet their foot care needs.

Elizabeth joins Soft Soles with 32 years of nursing experience in acute care medicine, surgery a... Read More

Alannah joins Soft Soles as an experienced nurse with a diverse background. She has had the privilege of working in many areas such as; Operating room, primary and long term care, mental health and addictions, telehealth and occupational health. This diverse background has allowed Alannah to see the importance of preventative care. She is excited to bring her skill set to foot care and make a difference in her client’s lives and wellbeing.

Alannah joins Soft Soles as an experienced nurse with a diverse background. She has had the privi... Read More

While studying at Algonquin College Marina developed a passion for working with the geriatric population. After graduating in 2017 Marina continued to pursue her love of working with the elderly focusing on improving the quality of life for all her patients. She has experience working in long-term care, as well as in acute care hospital settings. These experiences have made Marina into a nurse who is compassionate and dedicated to providing quality nursing care to ensure optimal patient outcomes. She is looking forward to this next journey in her nursing career and can’t wait to work with you!

While studying at Algonquin College Marina developed a passion for working with the geriatric pop... Read More

Michelle De Grandmont is a bilingual registered advanced diabetic foot care nurse with over 15 years of experience in the health care sector. Michelle’s desire to share knowledge and connect with people, has directed her to several positions which include teaching at Foot Canada Training, holding the position of the Ontario Provincial Advisor for the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses and, previously, as an instructor at Algonquin College where she developed an innovative and highly successful advanced diabetic foot care program. Specializing in gerontology, acute care medicine, diabetes and holistic healing modalities, Michelle is also a frequent motivational speaker on best practice adherence in nursing foot care. Most notably, Michelle is the founder, owner and operator of Soft Soles Advanced Diabetic Foot Care. Soft Soles takes a three-pronged approach to foot care by meeting the lower limb health care needs of communities, connecting individuals to local organizations and resources, and offering new foot care nurses training, education, employment opportunities, professional support and mentoring. Through the delivery of foot care clinics in the Ottawa area, Soft Soles carries out its mandate to provide knowledge and tools to maintain and foster independence. The company’s motto is “Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!” Michelle’s most recent accomplishment is being named the Assistant Director of Nurses for Foot Canada Training where she will further contribute to the field of foot care nursing through the development of education for nurses.

Michelle De Grandmont is a bilingual registered advanced diabetic foot care nurse with over 15 ye... Read More

Ashley has joined Soft Soles to pursue her passion to provide patient-centered care. Having worked in long-term care as a Registered practical nurse since graduating in 2018 from Algonquin College, Ashley knew she loved working where she made a difference. “I first found my passion for nursing during the birth of my first child when nurses were so compassionate with me. Their professionalism and kindness pushed me to pursue my dreams to share the same ethics and passion with others while building relationships.” Ashley will be an amazing advocate for those in need and we hope she can share her expertise with you.

Ashley has joined Soft Soles to pursue her passion to provide patient-centered care. Having work... Read More

Amber has been a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1998. Specializing in acute care medicine, and community health, Amber brings a passion for teaching and administering care to clients in their home. Amber employs a holistic approach to each person she meets, enjoying teaching, sharing of stories, and forming quality relationships. Amber carries advanced diabetic foot care certification and provides excellent gold standard service to all of her clients.

Outside of nursing, Amber is an avid reader, quilter, scrapbooker, and a novice guitar player. She enjoy physical activities such as running, hiking with her dog, and staying active with her family. Communication skills and humor are the highlights of her personality.

“Nursing is a great privilege. I love seeing people in their homes, surrounded by the relics of their life, personal momentos, and family photographs. I feel a great connection and bond to the clients that welcome me into their home.”

Amber has been a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 19... Read More

Janet joins Soft Soles as an experienced Clinic Educator for BScN nurses training at St. Lawrence College. Her passion for foot care was developed after looking after both parents and recognizing a need for compassionate foot care nurses in the community. Janet took the initiative to expand her education and knowledge to provide evidence-based foot care practices to those in need. Her focus and passion is on prevention and maintenance with a warm caring family centered approach.. Soft Soles is happy to have her join our team!

Janet joins Soft Soles as an experienced Clinic Educator for BScN nurses training at St. Lawrence... Read More

Clara joins Soft Soles after having spent 8 years in health care and truly found her love for nursing while working in direct patient care for family physicians. Clara is passionate when it comes to preventative care and education. Specializing in care of the elderly and those with Diabetes. Discovering that many people need foot care, education in proper foot hygiene and the effect on their independence. Clara graduated with honors from The Algonquin College one year advanced diabetic foot care certificate program, Clara is an avid learner and has recently completed the Diabetes Educator Certificate Program through the University of Toronto; Soft Soles is privileged to have such a committed nurse on our Team!

Clara joins Soft Soles after having spent 8 years in health care and truly found her love for nur... Read More

Shuang yan came to Canada when she was 29. She previously worked as a teacher in China, gaining experience building respectful and professional relationship with clients. Upon arriving in Canada , She first worked as import and export agent in Montreal and then ran her own restaurant in Ottawa. These positions required her to effectively communicate with clients in English, French and Mandarin. Since 2017, she has been working as a registered practical nurse with specialty in geriatric care. While working in this position , she gained an appreciation for the importance of the foot care. Because of the professional interest , Shuang yan joined Soft Soles as an advanced diabetic foot care nurse to promote foot health.

Shuang yan came to Canada when she was 29. She previously worked as a teacher in China, gaining e... Read More

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