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December 2013

Hello to our friends and followers, 


Is it just us or has this last Veteran's Day had more focus on our World War II Vets? We suspect that this has a lot to do with their diminishing numbers. At the end of the war there were close to 20 million veterans, today that number is about a million and falling fast. 


They are often called "the greatest generation" and they certainly earned it. These sons and daughters born of the great depression went on to change the world in ways still being felt today. We at Home Healthsmith are honored and proud to have helped fellow veterans in ways that enable them to live safely in their homes. We have provided home modifications, stairlifts and modular ramps that have allowed them to continue to live out their lives in the places that provide them the most comfort - their homes!


There is another generation that has lived up to these high ideals. They are serving right now in places all over the world. We recently had the privilege of attending the showing of Travis: A Soldier's Story at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport, RI. Travis Mills was a Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne serving in Afghanistan and detonated an IED that blew off his arms and legs. Travis is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries.


The movie deals with his rehabilitation and his unbelievable recovery and dedication to rebuilding his life. It's an amazing movie to experience and you will be amazed by his love of family and his self-depreciating humor. He is actually a pretty funny guy and we urge you to reach out to Travis at 


To all of our veterans & those that have served - Thank You!


Linda & Bill


Have you heard Dan Yorke's endorsement of us on WPRO? If not, you can listen here


Leading Trade Association Selects Home Healthsmith
as Exclusive Provider 

The Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care recently selected Home Healthsmith as the exclusive provider for accessibility products and services to their members and clients. The Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care (RIPHC) is the statewide trade association for organizations and individuals who provide or promote health care and supportive services in the home.


Upon announcing this selection, Nicholas A. Oliver, MPA, CAE, RIPHC Executive Director, stated, "RIPHC has entered into a partnership with Home Healthsmith to help patients and clients of our member agencies continue to live safely and independently in their homes. I encourage all of my member agency executives to learn more about this dynamic company and the products and services that Home Healthsmith provides to complement the quality home health care service delivery of our member home care and hospice agencies."


Linda Bohmbach, Vice President of Home Healthsmith commented, "We are extremely pleased that RIPHC chose to support our efforts and we look forward to working with this outstanding organization that has high standards of patient care and integrity in business practices."  



Supplier Support


"At American Access, we are pleased to partner with Home Healthsmith as their wheelchair ramp provider. The team at Home Healthsmith is a rare find in that they fully understand and provide services that allow people with disabilities to stay in their home longer, safely and comfortably. Home Healthsmith possesses all of the professional qualities that we consider when forming our dealer partnerships and the Rhode Island community is fortunate to have such a reliable and skilled group of caring professionals ready to serve the needs of their neighbors." 

- Karen Riker, Sales and Marketing Director, American Access


Timely Assistance


A resident of a group home in Providence was unable to leave the premises because of a broken leg. After hearing an ad for Home Healthsmith on WPRO they inquired about a ramp. Within two days Bill surveyed the property, ordered, obtained, and installed the ramp they needed, allowing the resident to come and go as she pleased.


The ramp, shown in photo at right, is an all-aluminum XM ramp with an open weave surface that works well where snow and ice prevail. Two-way traction on the surface provides safety, while the modular design installs easily. 


Friendly Beds Change Lives!  




Friendly Beds were invented to keep people safe, independent, and at home longer. Friendly Beds provide a heavy duty bed mobility system that operates over a person's existing comfortable bed. It includes a 3 foot long trapeze, sturdy pivoting assist rails, an attached balance pole, overhead lighting for fall prevention, and over-the-mattress nightstands. An optional transfer bar, for people with no leg strength, allows them to safely and independe

ntly get in/out of bed. All of these features are unique to the marketplace.



Home Healthsmith is pleased to offer this fine product that enables:

  • User to remain sleeping in their own comfortable bed with space to roll over or sleep with spouse.
  • User to "help themselves" for independence and strength conditioning.
  • User to stay in their home longer.
  • Easy repositioning for comfort and bedsore issues.  
  • Safety for the user and caregiver.
We are proud to support the following event.

Please join Newport Elks Lodge #104

in honoring our


Veteran of the Year

James (Jim) A. McLoughlin


Saturday December 7, 2013

Cocktail hour at 2:00PM

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast Dinner served at 3PM

Tickets are $20.00


For Tickets call Ray Sleve 401-952-8959

by Tuesday December 3rd


Proceeds Benefit the Rhode Island Veteran's Home 

Acorn Squash - Not Just For Decorating


We are all very familiar with butternut squash but My Chef Lara has found that people are a little bit stymied by acorn squash. Many people use it for decorating their fall tables not realizing that it is a fabulous cooking squash. 


 Learn more and get recipes here.

Linda & Bill Bohmbach

Home Healthsmith provides in-home solutions that allow you to maintain your level of comfort without compromising your health and safety. 

Visit our website to learn more. 

Toll Free 1.855.HHSMITH (1.885.447.6484)

Give us a call today!

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