Welcome to Cape Cod Foot Care
Cape Cod Foot Care comes to you. At-home sessions are available for Cape Cod residents.
Function and Safety
Functioning feet are dependent on routine foot and nail care. Foot pain, long/thick nails, and skin issues can put your safety at risk.
Tailored to You
Every foot is different. Some are ticklish, some are tired, and some need extra care and attention. Cape Cod Foot Care cares about the foot and the person attached to it. A holistic approach is taken to provide care that you need and want.
Cape Cod Foot Care, LLC is a home-based solution to routine foot and nail care for all Cape Cod residents.
My name is Kristen Ritchie. I'm a registered nurse and certified by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB) as a Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN). I specialize in providing at-home routine foot and nail care.
I am also certified by the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). I am developing educational materials for both clients and nurses with the purpose of preventing injury and infection and promoting independence and well-being.
I enjoy the merging of the art and the science of nursing within this specialty. Please feel free to ask any questions even if you are only curious.
Kristen Ritchie, RN, CFCN, CNE
Academic Nursing Education:
MS Nursing Education 2020 UMass Amherst
BS Nursing 2015 UMass Amherst
AS Nursing 2010 Cape Cod Community College
To provide risk management and education for prevention of injury and infection, and promotion of independence and well-being.
To promote a foot and nail care nursing community with accessible information sharing for scholarly nursing and lifelong learning.
Your Feet, Your Choice
You have many options, and it is important that you find knowledgeable and trained foot care professionals. Podiatrists and foot care nurses are the two most common types of routine foot and nail care professionals found on the Cape.
1) Podiatrists may provide routine foot and nail care in addition to addressing complex medical issues. Medicare may cover some of the cost for people with certain conditions who are at risk of injuries. Medicare may also cover the cost of therapeutic shoes for individuals with diabetes. A podiatrist or nurse practitioner can work with your MD or DO if you have qualifying medical conditions that allow for Medicare coverage of routine foot care and/or therapeutic shoes.
2) Nurses who are certified to provide foot and nail care are a helpful option for those who need or prefer home visits or have easy access to a senior center. You can verify Bachelor prepared registered nurses with CFCN certification through the WOCNCB. Associate or Diploma prepared nurses and other health care professionals may be Certified Foot Care Specialists (CFCS), certified by the American Foot Care Nurses Association (AFCNA). An unverified foot care directory is available through AFCNA.
Certification guarantees compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing Advisory Ruling on Nursing Practice, which requires nurses to have education (knowledge) and training (skills) to provide foot and nail care.
Your health is in your hands, and it's important to make informed decisions about your care.
Coming Soon: A directory of independently practicing foot care nurses who are available for home visits on the Cape.