The photo here shows one of the models of shoes that she fitted on mum, and it fit perfectly. It is called a Laurel Xtra and the top of the shoe is special because it completely opens out in order to put the shoe on, so there's no painful levering of the shoe over a swollen and tender heel.
Linda also supplied us with six pairs of special non-elasticised socks that extend up the leg to cover medical dressings but that are not tight enough to stop the circulation in the legs. I took the socks down to the nurse station to ask the staff there to label them so they can safely be laundered.
I paid for the two pairs of shoes and six pairs of socks and saw Linda out to her car. She has visited the nursing home on previous occasions so she has already established her bearings in the building. Her company often sends out its representatives to nursing homes and private dwellings when it is difficult for those customers to travel to one of their stores.
Feeling much better after all the useful activity, I had a quick chat with H in the dining room and then went back to say goodbye to mum in her room. I'll be back there on Sunday with my son, who is visiting Sydney for three weeks from Saturday.