Ponte Giulio creates barrier-free bathrooms for the ageing population

According to the Telegraph, the number of centenarians is projected to rise nearly six-fold, from 14,000 in 2014 to 83,000 in 2039.

Over recent years, the UK has seen a significant increase in the number of ageing people. According to the Telegraph, the number of centenarians is projected to rise nearly six-fold, from 14,000 in 2014 to 83,000 in 2039. In many cases, the ageing UK population is leading to households accommodating bigger families since elderly relatives are moving in with family members as they're not always able to be self-sufficient. At Ponte Giulio, we believe everyone deserves to live in a safe and functional environment, whatever their age.

Marco Ragno, head of Ponte Giulio in the UK says: "Caring for those not able to be self-sufficient requires carefully considered spaces that are equipped to ease the life of both the assisted and caregiver.

"Those who care for a family member who cannot be self-sufficient need as much help as possible, especially when undertaking daily tasks many of us take for granted. Using the bathroom for example, can be made safer by equipping the area with grab rails, which offer support for wheelchair users who may need to move from their wheelchair to the toilet.

"A shower area equipped with a floor-level tray, a seat and grab rails makes for a smoother, more accessible bathroom space. A walk-in bathtub allows those who cannot bathe in a regular tub due to mobility restrictions to enjoy a nice a warm bath."

For years, Ponte Giulio has been investing in solutions that allow both those who require support and caregivers to live daily life safely and with peace of mind. In addition to developing sanitary ware, shower trays and functional accessories, we have also aimed to remain at the forefront of creating inclusively designed solutions, something we have demonstrated with our new range, HUG.

The HUG range is proof that it is possible to have a safe bathroom that is multigenerational, stylish, modern and with an added classic touch of sleek Italian design.

Marco continues: "HUG is a range we are very proud of. The collection includes grab rails, which are not only fantastic safety products but can also be stylish furnishing elements as the HUG collection proves. The range also offers seats and stools in polyurethane, and shower trays and enclosures designed to provide a safe and accessible showering experience. In addition to this, we have created large washbasins, which offer users plenty of space. We have created a bathroom where users find themselves in an enjoyable space which has been totally conceived around their needs.

"HUG really is about embracing the bathroom space and the user. It's a bathroom where care is demonstrated in every detail and safety is at the core of the design."

Find out more about HUG or how Ponte Giulio could help to make your bathroom space a safer, more enjoyable place to be by calling 01273 735005 or contacting us.