Ponte Giulio, products to prevent falls in the house

The National Safety Council Reports: A Leading Cause of Death among Adults 65 and Older is Falls

Ponte Giulio’s mission is to avoid home injuries, especially in the bathroom

The National Safety Council (NSC), in its most recent report, has highlighted that, in 2020, there were 156,300 preventable injury-related deaths which occurred in homes and communities. The number of deaths was up 18.9% from the 2019 total of 131,400. More than 25% of older adults fall each year – 3,000,000 are treated in emergency rooms and 800,000 are hospitalized due to fall injuries including head injuries and hip fractures. A leading cause of death among adults 65 and older is falls.

Ponte Giulio's mission is to contribute to greater safety - not only in public places but also in homes, especially in the bathroom, where it is easier to fall or slip due to the presence of water and often small spaces.

For this reason, Ponte Giulio has created specific safety solution products to maximize the safety and functionality of bathroom environments including grab bars, shower seats, accessible sinks, side-opening tubs and flush shower trays.

To increase safety in the bathroom environment it is important to install grab bars. All of our grab bars are manufactured using high-quality raw materials and are designed to last a lifetime. Grab bars are available with anti-microbial vinyl coating, and with surface treatments including: painting, polishing, satin or chrome finish.

Ensuring dignity of movement and autonomy in the bathroom is one of the indispensable pillars of our safety solutions. Our products can effectively improve, at a low cost, the lives of the older adults and people with mobility challenges by reducing the risk of domestic falls and accidents. Having a safe home allows people to live in their home for their entire life, which is most people’s preference.

To increase safety and functionality in the bathroom, the bathtub can be replaced with a shower, including a no threshold or flush shower tray with a shower seat and grab bars in the shower area.

The home and the bathroom environment should be places where every person, regardless of age or ability, is able to move around safely, quietly and feeling confident and at ease. This is the reason why we work every day, always looking for modern, functional and affordable solutions.

At Ponte Giulio, we develop products designed to improve the safety and happiness of our customers.