Foot Care

Many elders suffer foot care disorders that lead to pain and reduced mobility, independence and quality of life. They are often not mobile or flexible enough to address their own foot care and require professional nurses to manage foot problems. Foot care services at Orcas Senior Center are performed by a team of dedicated and highly qualified nurses.

In 2019, Orcas Senior Center received a generous grant funded by our community via Orcas Island Community Foundation to upgrade our foot care room with a state-of-the-art foot care chair, foot care equipment, and a much-needed window for ventilation.

Due to COVID-19 and resulting safety standards, we have taken great measures to revise our protocols, equipment, supplies, and staff training.

We are following the American Foot Care Nurses Assocation’s best practices, the CDC guidelines, and the San Juan County Board of Health requirements in order to reduce exposure of potentially life-threatening conditions to our valued clients.

In order to meet these standards and requirements, we have increased the foot care appointment fees to the following:

$33OSC member; established client
$42OSC guest; established client **
$45new client (one-time fee)

Sliding scale fee available upon request.

** To become a member of Orcas Senior Center online go here or print this form and mail to PO Box 1653, Eastsound, WA 98245 with a check.

Meet our Nurses

Valentina Rivera, RN, BSN

Valentina has been a Foot Care nurse on Orcas Island since she moved here with her family in 2018. Originally from Europe, Valentina enjoys traveling to all different parts of the world. When she’s not being a nurse, wife, or mother to four, she’ll either be walking along the beach or gardening in her backyard.

Erica Bee, LPN, CFCS, M.Ed

My interest in foot care began back in 1987 in upstate New York trimming sheep, cows and horses’ hooves on our family farm. It was an easy, natural step to humans – “they don’t kick as hard and most of the time, they smell better.” When I returned to my roots in Washington, I added certified Foot Care Nurse to my list of credentials. I started my own business, Footcare with a Heart, expanding mobile services in people’s homes. Presently, I serve as the supervising foot care nurse and a member of the Orcas District Committee. My goal for Orcas Senior Center Foot Care Program:  Keep Us On Our Feet – healthy, happy and mobile!