Trim and Chat Nail Care Helps People with Foot Care

Updated: December 05, 2018 07:29 PM

Kijsa Irwin and her client, Rita Jensen, have a routine. "She usually soaks her feet before I get here," Kijsa explains. Then Kijsa checks in between Rita's toes and cleans her toenails, before the trimming begins. "I buy my supplies at Walgreens," she added.

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The two women have gotten to know each other over the past year. "We usually swap stories about nursing," Rita laughed. Both are nurses, although Rita is retired. Kijsa works for Essentia. 

That means they both know the importance of foot health. "If it's a new client, I check their skin, check their heels, check their feeling. Rita is diabetic, but still has good feeling in her feet. Some people have neuropathy and numbness. And some people have no feeling at all," Kijsa said.

If you don't take care of your feet, you can get infections or even worse. Rita and Kijsa have seen people who need to have amputations because of problems.

Kijsa cared for her grandmother, who had several medical conditions. She found out there aren't many people out there who specialize in foot care for seniors.

So she launched Trim and Chat Nail Care about five years ago, and figures she's seen about 40 patients. "Sometimes people are afraid to call, because they are embarrassed. Don't be embarrassed," she added.

Rita used to have her podiatrist cut her toenails. But she found it easier to have Kijsa come to the house, instead. "It costs the same!" Rita laughed. "I want to keep using my feet forever."

Kijsa charges $35 per visit. It's not covered by insurance. She has been certified through The Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board.

If you'd like to schedule a visit, please email at:

Or call: 218-389-9789

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