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 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe for All

August 2014
"Winner of the 2014 Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Entrepreneur of the Year"



So far it's been a busy summer.....


We just completed a fantastic fundraiser for the RI Wounded Warrior Project and would like to share the following email we received from Mike and Odette:


Congrats to the WWP Newport Team!!!!


Odette and I would like to thank you all for your support with the July 12th WWP Golf Tourney at Jamestown. The event was a great success: perfect weather, with over 100 people attending and supporting the Wounded Warrior Project!


It looks like we will be able to send in $10,000.00 (after expenses) to support our wounded warriors! This is a record for this event! 


Thank you again, Mike and Odette, Proud Supporters, Wounded Warrior Project 


Look below to see some additional pictures of this event.


We would like to share news of our demonstration stairlift at Simpson's Pharmacy. More information is highlighted in this newsletter. 


We will have completed our move to our new location, 207 High Point, Portsmouth, by the end of July. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new home!


All the best!

Linda & Bill

Home Healthsmith  

Highlights from the WWP Fundraiser


10 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861
See a stairlift in action 

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Simpson's Pharmacy. Stop in to see our demonstration stairlift. Simpson's Pharmacy also offers many durable medical equipment options such as ambulatory aids, wheelchairs and accessories.

Home Healthsmith Demo Stairlift.

More Americans are aging in place.
Click on the link below to see the item from Reuters:

Upcoming Events of Interest    


Home Healthsmith will be participating in the following events.

We hope you will consider attending:


Rhode Island Builder's Association - 64th Annual Summer Outing & Clambake

Home Healthsmith will have a booth and a demonstration stairlift!

Francis Farm


Friday, August 8  beginning at noon


Wounded Warrior Project

Annual Canoe/Kayak Race

Ocean Mist to Mews Restaurant

Sunday, September 28   Noon-5:00pm


Parkinson's Race, Walk & Roll

Goddard Park, Warwick, RI

Saturday, September 13   9am-3pm

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, Home Healthsmith is participating by publishing this information regarding National Immunization Awareness Month.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles and tuberculosis (TB). It's important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

  • Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. For more information, visit



Need tips about keeping a loved one safe in their home? Contact us for a FREE evaluation so we can provide recommendations on safety design and functionality.
Call us toll free at 855-447-6484 today! 


Stairlifts - Frequently Asked Questions

If you are thinking about a stairlift, you may have some questions.

For many people making the decision to have a stairlift installed can be a daunting one.


Each month we will feature a commonly asked question. If you have further questions, Home Healthsmith will be happy to answer them all. Don't worry, it is unlikely you will be the first person to ask!


How will my Handicare stairlift be fitted into my home?


Home Healthsmith, a qualified Handicare representative, will visit your home and

measure your staircase to ensure a perfect fit. The stairlifts are attached directly to the stairs themselves and not to any walls. Robust mounting brackets are used that attach to the stairs at approximately every third step.




Fiddlehead Ferns - Beautiful and Tasty


I was only recently turned onto Fiddlehead Ferns but now that I have there is no going back. Their season is very short - so you have to grab the ferns by the frond now! Fiddlehead Ferns are the baby leaves of the fern plant - if left alone they become the frond of a fern. Fiddleheads have antioxidant activity, are a source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and are high in iron and fiber.


Undercooked Fiddleheads can make you slightly sick and can be slightly woody. You do need to make sure that you blanch your Fiddleheads before you cook them. Cooked correctly, however, they are a treat to eat and view. Here is a recipe that you may enjoy.

                                                                        Your Chef, Lara 


Eat! Cook! And be happy!!!




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)

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