CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Preferred Podiatry Group (PPG) welcomes recent guidance from CMS and State-based Agencies that request that Long Term Care (LTC) Communities allow healthcare workers like Podiatrists to deliver care to patients in need.
“Over the past several weeks, I have seen residents in dire need of podiatric care,” said Dr. Brian Leykum, Regional Medical Director at PPG. “The postponement of Podiatry visits has led to a noticeable increase in wounds and infections. Thickened, overgrown nails and calluses have also altered the way many residents ambulate, altering their gait and increasing their chance of falling.”
PPG remains steadfast in providing much needed Podiatric care to residents in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team implemented strict infection control protocols to ensure the health and safety of staff and residents at LTC Communities.
“We have been shipping our Podiatrists adequate supplies of PPE so our