Caring for your baby is the most important job in the world...
Foote's Baby Club gives mothers valuable advice, supportive suggestions and information on all aspects of your baby's health.
The Baby Club is open to mothers with babies from birth to toddlers and beyond, and can make your parenthood simpler and more fun...
As well as connecting with other mother's in the community, you will learn many tips and helpful hints relevant to you.
∞ Pregnancy, labour and birth
∞ Morning sickness, sleep and birth plans
∞ Breast Feeding and backache
∞ Teething and Development
∞ Nutrition and Feeding
∞ Toddlers and tantrums
∞ Recipes and introducing solids
∞ Exclusive offers and other goodies...
Ask in-store today about your FREE Membership to the Foote's Baby Club..
The test that can make a real difference
The good news is that blood pressure can normally be lowered by making lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercising.
Our free blood pressure testing service includes blood pressure readings, advice on your lifestyle and, if necessary, referral to your doctor. It only takes a few minutes and you don’t usually need an appointment.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
As high blood pressure affects one in three adults, it’s important to be aware of the risks and how you can reduce them.
If left untreated, the condition can lead to heart problems, strokes and damage to other vital organs.
Foote's Pharmacy offer free Blood Pressure Monitoring that only takes a few minutes.
Help with high blood pressure
As you get older you’re more likely to have high blood pressure, but there are also lifestyle factors which can put you at a higher risk.
If any of the following apply to you, it’s a good idea to visit Foote's Pharmacy for a free blood pressure test:
• You have a family history of high blood
pressure or heart disease
• You're overweight or don’t do much exercise
• You drink more than the recommended amount
• You have a diet that’s high in salt
Blood Glucose Testing
Diabetes is widely recognized as one of the top public health threats facing our nation; however, the disease can be easily managed with early diagnosis.
Symptoms can include:
• Unusual thirst
• A frequent need to urinate
• Blurred vision
• Feeling tired for no apparent reason
These symptoms often develop gradually over time so people don’t always recognize them. It is estimated that most people with diabetes have the disease from 5 to 10 years before they are diagnosed. If you suspect that you have one of these symptoms your blood glucose levels should be tested.
The easiest way to test for diabetes is a random blood glucose test. The test does not require fasting, and just requires a small finger prick to draw a drop of blood, and results only take a few minutes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease...
This means it can last for a long time, often for someone’s entire life.
For our bodies to work properly we need to convert glucose (sugar) from food into energy. A hormone called insulin is essential for the conversion of glucose into energy.
In people with diabetes, insulin is no longer produced or not produced in sufficient amounts by the body.
So when people with diabetes eat glucose, which is in foods such as breads, cereals, fruit and starchy vegetables, legumes, milk, yoghurt and sweets, it can’t be converted into energy. Instead of being turned into energy the glucose stays in the blood.
This is why blood glucose levels are higher in people with diabetes. Glucose is carried around your body in your blood. Your blood glucose level is called glycaemia.
Diabetics require constant medication in the form of tablets taken by mouth or injections which contain insulin depending on the “type” of diabetes they have.
The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia.
Through the administration of the NDSS, Diabetes Australia provides practical assistance, information and subsidised products to nearly 1,000,000 Australians diagnosed with diabetes.
To register with the NDSS, applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes and hold or be eligible to hold a Medicare card and live in Australia.
Sometimes visitors to Australia may be eligible through a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with their home country. Registration is free.
People who are registered with the NDSS can access a range of subsidised Government approved products including:
• Subsidised testing strips for checking
blood glucose levels
• Free insulin syringes and pen-needles
(if you require insulin)
• Subsidised insulin pump consumables
• Information services on managing life
Your local Foote's Pharmacy is a sub agent for NDSS. Please contact us for further information.
Home Health Hire & Sales
Foote's fully trained and caring staff can help you maintain your independence for longer with Home health Hire & Sales.
We have an extensive range of products for your short term equipment requirements, including walkers, walking frames and crutches through to household aids to just make life a little easier.
All hire equipment is disinfected to industry standards, maintained and tested to ensure it is of the highest quality.
Home Medicine Review
Foote's pharmacies can organise to do a thorough check of all your prescriptions in your home at a time that is convenient for you.
This service is particularly helpful if you:
• Take multiple doses of regular medicines daily
• Have had recent changes to your medication
• Are attending more than one GP or specialist
• Have recently been discharged from hospital
To have a Home Medicine Review done, your doctor needs to fill out a referral, which is given to your pharmacist.
The review gives you the opportunity to ask questions about your medications that your doctor may not have had time to answer, and can help you better understand the function and purpose of the medications you are prescribed, as well as how doses are to be taken, and where medicines should be stored.
This in turn assists your GP, pharmacist and specialist develop an
effective medication management plan. This ensures that all your
prescription medications, over the counter medicines and vitamin supplements are suitable to be taken together.
Home Medicine Review
is a FREE service
Prescriptions & FREE Delivery
Many of the Foote's pharmacies offer a FREE Prescription Delivery Service, so that your medication can be dispensed by your pharmacist and delivered straight to your door.
Take the hassle out of driving, parking and shopping...
Save time and money, and allow us to remove the fuss for you.
to your door!
Many people need to take a number of tablets and capsules every day.
Webster-pak sets out all the tablets and capsules needed for each particular time of the day for each day of the week.
Your local Foote’s pharmacist dispenses your medication into a Webster-pak which is securely sealed to prevent spilling or medications being mixed up.
The pack lists all contents plus other current medications used which is vital information for hospital or emergency staff, family, friends and carers.
You or your carer push the blister’s contents through the foil backing. Webster-pak provides a visual cue so you always know
where you’re up to.
In conjunction with doctors and carers, your Foote’s pharmacy can use Webster-pak to help co-ordinate and ensure the accuracy of medication management.
• Simple, convenient and portable
• Reduces error
• Provides a visible reminder to take medication
• Easy to check whether medication has been taken
• Suitable for all age groups
• A professional service provided by your pharmacist
• Value for money
• Peace of mind to relatives, carers and loved ones.
• Compared to managing bottles and packets,
• Webster-pak reduces the risk and the fuss
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