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Nursing The Way It Should Be.

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Who We Are

Soft Soles is a dynamic holistic foot care company that provides medical and holistic nursing foot care. 

Our Nurses our independent practitioners who take the time and consideration needed to care for their patients.

Our Nurses:

Have an Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Certificate

✔ Carry individual practice insurance

✔ Are in good standing with their governing body

✔ Have their immunizations up-to-date

✔ Have a current, clear police screen for the vulnerable 

✔ Are preferred providers for Veterans Affairs

When you call Soft Soles for nursing care you, know that you will receive individualy packaged, one time use sterile tools, the best practices in infection control, and a holistic approach to care by a professional and knowledgeable nurse.

Registered nurses are accountable to the College of Nurses of Ontario. They must update their knowledge and skills continually to ensure they meet established standards in all aspects of their practice and care.

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What We Do

At Soft Soles Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care, we are both registered nurses (RNs) and registered practical nurses (RPN). We work in hospitals, clinics, communities, and facilities. Universally, what we see is situations where independence and health deteriorates or is lost due to lower limb disease. We have partnered with facilities and clinics to decrease this risk and hope to help you as well as your family maintain lower limb health.

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Nurses are trained to be experts in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of diabetes and lower limb disease. 

By working as a Soft Soles nurse, you will become part of a team.  

Our goals are to empower one another to provide the kind of care your patients deserve. 

You will have access to everything you need to give exceptional, compassionate care. 

The way nursing should be.

Nurses are in the best position to coordinate and address the mental, physical and social health needs of their clients. 

Soft Soles provides advice and education, above and beyond a casual health assessment. 

We are committed to helping each other grow and our patients prosper. 

Nurses maintain autonomous practices within the Soft Soles registry.

Join us and become an independent practice nurse without the isolation.

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Our Team

Michelle De Grandmont, RPN, Owner, Nurse Educator

Michelle De Grandmont is a bilingual registered nurse. She has taken advanced diabetic foot care nurse training. 

Her work experience includes over 15 years of experience in gerontology, acute care medicine, diabetes, and holistic healing modalities. 

Michelle was an educator at Algonquin College, where she developed an innovative and highly successful advanced diabetic foot care program. 

With the closing of the Algonquin program in 2018, Foot Canada Training partnered with Michelle to lead their Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical courses and advanced skills workshops. In 2021 Michelle became The Assistant Director of Nursing and is eagerly looking forward to impacting nursing education and curriculum standards. 

Michelle is a frequent motivational speaker on best practice adherence in nursing foot care and works hard to keep the best practices in the community and advancing foot care nurse as a specialty.

Michelle is an advisor for The Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses, where she has worked on the development of the National Foot Care Nurse Competencies Document and The Education Initiative.

Soft Soles takes a three-pronged approach to foot care by meeting the lower limb health care needs of communities, connecting individuals to local organizations and resources, and offering new foot care nurses’ employment opportunities, professional support and mentoring.

Through the delivery of foot care clinics in the Ottawa Area, Soft Soles carries out its mandate to provide knowledge and tools to maintain and foster independence. 

The company’s motto is “Knowledge is power. Empower yourself!”

Michelle and her partner live on a hobby farm with their five boys in Dunrobin, Ontario.

Amber Lawford, RN, Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Amber has been a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1998. Specializing in acute care medicine, and community health, Amber brings a passion for teaching and administering care to clients in their home.

Amber employs a holistic approach to each person she meets, enjoying teaching, sharing of stories, and forming quality relationships. Amber carries advanced diabetic foot care certification and provides excellent gold standard service to all of her clients.

Outside of nursing, Amber is an avid reader, quilter, scrapbooker, and a novice guitar player. She enjoy physical activities such as running, hiking with her dog, and staying active with her family. Communication skills and humor are the highlights of her personality.

“Nursing is a great privilege. I love seeing people in their homes, surrounded by the relics of their life, personal momentos, and family photographs. I feel a great connection and bond to the clients that welcome me into their home.”

Clara Provenzano, RPN, Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Clara joins Soft Soles after having spent 8 years in health care and truly found her love for nursing while working in direct patient care for family physicians. Clara is passionate when it comes to preventative care and education.

Specializing in the care of the elderly and those with diabetes, she has discovered that many people need foot care, education in proper foot hygiene, and how that effects their independence. Clara graduated with honors from The Algonquin College one-year advanced diabetic foot care certificate program, Clara is an avid learner and is currently pursuing her Certification as a Diabetes Educator, Wound Care specialists and her RN BScN!

Soft Soles is privileged to have such a committed nurse on our Team!

Janet Morrison RN BScN, Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Janet joins Soft Soles as an experienced Clinic Educator for BScN nurses training at St. Lawrence College. Her passion for foot care was developed after looking after both parents and recognizing a need for compassionate foot care nurses in the community. Janet took the initiative to expand her education and knowledge to provide evidence-based foot care practices to those in need.

Her focus and passion are on prevention and maintenance with a warm caring family-centered approach. Soft Soles is happy to have her join our team!

Shuang yan Zhou, RPN, Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Shuang yan came to Canada when she was 29. She previously worked as a teacher in China, gaining experience building respectful and professional relationships with clients. Upon arriving in Canada, she first worked as an import and export agent in Montreal and then ran her own restaurant in Ottawa. These positions required her to effectively communicate with clients in English, French and Mandarin. 

Since 2017, she has been working as a registered practical nurse with specialty in geriatric care. While working in this position, she gained an appreciation for the importance of the foot care. Because of the professional interest, Shuang yan joined Soft Soles as an advanced diabetic foot care nurse to promote foot health.

Ashley Harris, RPN, Advanced Diabetic Foot Care Nurse

Ashley has joined Soft Soles to pursue her passion to provide patient-centered care. Having worked in long-term care as a Registered Practical Nurse since graduating in 2018 from Algonquin College, Ashley knew she loved working where she made a difference.

"I first found my passion for nursing during the birth of my first child when nurses were so compassionate with me. Their professionalism and kindness pushed me to pursue my dreams to share the same ethics and passion with others while building relationships." Ashley will be an amazing advocate for those in need and we hope she can share her expertise with you.