Our slogan, ‘Elders Living Life’, is truly our goal. You have things to do, places to go, and don’t want to be sidelined by foot care issues. Our founder, Rich Werbelow, was an admissions coordinator for a local transitional care unit which took care of, among others, new amputations. In talking with these patients he found that amputation usually started with a simple wound of the foot. The sooner we find these small injuries the quicker and easier they are to heal.
Senior Wellness is a member of The American Foot Care Nurses Association (AFCNA). Our bachelor level registered nurses are certified by the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). They are trained to assess the circulation, nerves, and skin on your feet and legs. We don’t just trim your nails; we will look at the whole you and then provide treatment to keep you going. We work closely with your primary care physicians. Do you need to see a podiatrist, a dermatologist, vein doctors, or physical therapists? We come to you, give you options and you decide! No need to go to the doctor only to be sent to another doctor. We can see you at home, Assisted Living, Senior Centers, wherever you are.
I graduated with a four year bachelors of Science in nursing from MSU Bozeman in 2009. During school, I was a scrub tech at St. Vincent's Labor and Delivery where I learned surgical technique. I worked in ICU and oncology at Billings Clinic, but returned to working with seniors.
For the last five years, I have worked as a hospice nurse, a floor nurse, charge nurse, unit supervisor, and admission coordinator for long-term and transitional care (after surgery care). In 2015, I studied with Dr. Julia Overstreet, a podiatrist in Seattle, Washington, and sat for the Certified Foot Care Nurse Certification (CFCN) under the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). I am a member in good standing with the American Foot Care Nurses Association (AFCNA) and Senior Coalition in Billings, Montana.