shutterstock_64842238During the cold winter months, many of us don’t get out as much. That’s when home accidents are most troubling. It could be a while before someone misses you after a dangerous fall. So, put some safety measures into play so you can stay safe in your home this winter.  Check-In with Loved Ones Regularly  If you live alone, this is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself safe. Create a support system of family, friends and neighbors and be sure to check in with them on a regular basis. These are the people who will come looking for you if they haven’t heard from you and can’t reach you. Call, text, PM… do something to say, “hey.”  Get an Alert System  Having an alert system in your home could actually save your life. If you fall, smell smoke or have some other type of home emergency, help is just a click away. Knowing all you have to do is click on a button for immediate assistance should ease your mind this winter. This is a great way to stay safe your home, especially for the elderly and people with mobility issues.  Make Your Bathroom Safe  Bathrooms are very common areas for home accidents, slips and falls. Having safety features within your bathroom reduces the risks of such incidents. Smaller features like handrails and non-slip bathtub liners and floor rugs are a must for a truly safe bathroom.  3 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Safe This Winter  If 2018 is your year for remodeling your San Antonio bathroom, we have three tips to make your home safe this winter season: 
  • Bathroom Handles & Shower Grab Bars – Gives you something stable to grab onto while getting on and off the toilet, and in and out of the shower or bathtub 
  • Slip-Proof Accessories – Get rid of those unsafe throw rugs and add nonslip mats, tiles and strips to your bathroom, bathtub and shower 
  • Walk-In Bathtub – These innovative bath and shower solutions allow you to simply walk into the shower, versus stepping over the side of the tub, which is a major cause of falls in the bathroom 
Here in San Antonio, the Texas winters tend to keep most of us indoors a lot. Do what it takes to keep your bathroom safe this winter season by installing a walk-in tub from Genie Bath Systems. Call us at (210) 504-2950 or click here to schedule a free in-home consultation today.