Many seniors 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.
Due to COVID-19 and resulting safety standards, the foot care program has taken great measures to revise protocols, equipment, supplies, and staff training.
The foot care program is following the American Foot Care Nurses Association best practices, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and the San Juan County Board of Health requirements in order to reduce exposure of potentially life-threatening conditions to valued clients and nurses alike.
Meet the Nurses
Foot care services at Orcas Senior Center are performed by a team of dedicated and highly qualified nurses. Meet the foot care program’s nurses, Robert Meyer, RN and Erica Bee, LPN, CFCS, M.Ed.
Robert Meyer, RN
Robert (Rob) Meyer is a recent transfer to Orcas Island after dreaming about living here for 35 years. Rob’s medical experience includes working over 20 years at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on the pediatric unit on the Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinic. He nursed in Australia, including a month-long stent in the Outback. At the age of 55, he loves to bicycle and competed in Ironman Coeur d’Alene. When not working in the garden you can find him with his wife Kim and dog Lulu on their new boat, Island Thyme. Rob says, “I look forward to seeing you and providing excellent foot care.”
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.