Introducing Virginia Tanuma, Gardens Wellness Nurse

"I have worked at Wesley Homes for 14 years this August. In my 14 years I have worked in the Health Center, Assisted Living and for over 10 years now with Home Health in both the wellness office and community. I would say my nursing "specialty" would have to be providing (what I hope to be) quality foot care for both diabetic and non-diabetic residents. Wellness is a state of being and requires effort; working harder at the prevention of poor health rather than having to treat the condition once it’s developed. Many conditions can be prevented  by taking care of your whole body. Good hygiene and oral care; proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water; regular exercise and  taking care of your feet are just some ways  that you can prevent certain conditions that can be debilitating and/or require long term use of medications."