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News Releases

10-02-2009
BRIDGE MEDICAL TO UNVEIL 4” TILE GRIP Portable Suction
Grab Bar
2008 Innovation Award winner to show industry’s first 4” Tile Grip to Medtrade 2009
October 12 – 15 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Full PDF of press release.

5-29-2008
BRIDGE MEDICAL HONORED WITH MEDTRADE™ INNOVATION AWARD
FOR TELESCOPING PIVOT GRIP™ TECHNOLOGY
Medtrade Spring attendees and peers recognize the unlimited possibilities afforded
to consumers with the new Patented home medical device
Full PDF of press release.

4-14-2008
PLAN AHEAD: JUNE IS HOME SAFETY MONTH
Promote home safety by offering five simple solutions to protect families from falls, the leading cause of injuries in the home.
Full PDF of press release.

4-01-2008
NEW HOME MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCTS LEAD TO UNPRECIDENTED GROWTH FOR BRIDGE MEDICAL
Grab bar versatility key to company’s recognition as industry leader
Full PDF of press release.

3-11-2008
BRIDGE MEDICAL INTRODUCES NEW PIVOT GRIP AND TELESCOPING PORTABLE GRAB BARS
Two unique designs offer seemingly limitless applications and independence for consumers
Full PDF of press release.

 

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June is Home Safety Month

Celebrate Home Safety Month by offering simple solutions to protect you and your family from the five leading causes of home injury:

FALLS are the leading cause of emergency room visits among children and are the leading cause of injury and death at home for older adults. THE SOLUTION: Have grab bars in the tub and shower.
POISONING at home claims one out of four every year. Be smart about where and how to store poisons, especially in homes where children live and visit. THE SOLUTION: Lock poisons, cleaners, medications and other dangerous items in a place where children can’t reach them.
Protect your loved ones from FIRES and BURNS in the home. THE SOLUTION: Have a working smoke alarm. Doing so can cut your family’s risk of dying in a home fire almost in half.
Half of the children who die before age one die from CHOKING or SUFFOCATION. Little things can be dangerous in little hands. THE SOLUTION: Things that can fit through a toilet paper tube can cause a young child to choke, so keep coins, balloons and hard round foods out of the reach of children.
DROWNING can happen in as little as an inch of water for children in just a few minutes. THE SOULTION: Stay within arm’s length of children in and around water.

For more home safety resources, visit the Home Safety Council at:

http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/resource_center/rc_brochure07_p001.pdf




5 Quick Tips to Preventing Falls

  1. Have grab bars in the tub and shower.
  2. Have bright lights over stairs, steps and on landings.
  3. Have handrails on both sides of the stairs and steps.
  4. Use a ladder for climbing instead of a stool or furniture.
  5. Use baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs if babies or toddlers live or visit your home.



Baby Boomers can help their parents prevent falls

Did you know that Baby Boomers make up 26% of the U.S. population, or that by 2030 there will be 69 million people over that age of 65? Americans are living longer and, in many cases, children are caring for their aging parents. Finding more ways to keep our aging population independent starts at home. According to the Center for Disease Control, hip fractures are the most common fall related injury and lead to the greatest number of health problems. Using home medical devices like a Bridge Medical Portable Grab Bar can help to keep our parents out of long-term care facilities, letting them lead longer and more independent lives.




Seniors benefit from taking a proactive approach to safety

According to the Center for Disease Control, the average healthcare cost of a fall for a person 72 years or older is $20,000. By 2020, the cost of fall related injuries are expected to reach a staggering $44 billion. Purchasing a Bridge Medical Grab Bar is an economic way to avoid long-term health care expenses resulting from a fall. A little prevention can go a long way to helping seniors take control of their independence.