Have you ever been to a home
that’s easy to trip in? I call these kinds of homes treacherous homes. If you are expecting an elderly person to come live with you or even visit you make want to take a good look around your home. These are hidden dangers all over! For example that little rug in your bathroom, is it easy to trip over if you scuff your feet when you walk? You may be used to the terrain in your house but is it easy for other people to not notice you have a sunken living room? Is there a railing or some
Kind of definition of the room? When bringing someone into your home perhaps give a tour and remind them of uneven flooring or an area that may be slippery when wet. If you let your dog swim
in your pool then dry him
Or her right away in order to avoid a slippery mess that someone could walk right into. There are lots of ways to avoid injuries and being prudent is one of them. I once lived in a home that had a tile floor with just a slight elevation of one tile. I knew it was there but inevitably would forget until yet again I tripped over it! A nice carpet fixed that one! Sometimes people will tile over an older tile floor creating a trip zone in the doorways… Another baddie because it’s easy to be looking outdoors while walking forward. Put a warning sign on the wall of that doorway please! In addition to construction mid haps leaving doggie toys and kid’s toys in the pathway is also to be avoided. Those darn chewy toys can send an elderly person flying! So do an inspection walk around your house and prevent some injuries!!

About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.