As a person ages, their nails begin to change. If you help your loved one with his shoes or nails, you may have noticed a change in his toenails. As a person gets older, the nails often get thicker and more yellow. They can become brittle and unfortunately, are more susceptible to nail fungus.
Toenail care, even if your parent hates the way they look, is important to avoid infection or ingrown nails. Ingrown toenails are when the nail starts to grow under the surrounding skin, leading to pain and sometimes infection.
You can’t change his nails, but you can help keep them healthy and address issues before they become too big.
Nail care is an important part of personal grooming, but it’s often overlooked. Help your loved one stay on top of his nail care, and he’ll thank you for it in the long run.