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April 2015
"Winner of the 2014 Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Entrepreneur of the Year"


Sometimes it just feels good and right to pay it forward. We have been working with our clients, the Walters, Paul and Dora, for a couple of years. Linda heard about ABC's Pay It Forward program for veterans in partnership with Liberty Mobility and knew the Walters could really use an electric chair. As a respected veteran,  Linda submitted Paul's name and he was notified by Liberty Mobility in late March.


Above: Paul & Dora Walters



Left: Paul Long of Liberty Mobility, Paul Walters and Linda Bohmbach

Paul served in the Navy for 20 years aboard several different vessels. He was among the troops who took part in the Cuban Blockade and also served aboard the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. Some of his most vivid memories include surviving eight river patrols in Vietnam that came under enemy fire. Paul's service was recognized with a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a Navy Accommodation Medal. He lives with his wife, Dora in Middletown.


A big thanks to Liberty Mobility for hosting this contest! 

Congratulations, Paul - you deserve it!! 

The Spring weather has given folks the opportunity to get out and about. We invite you to visit us at the Center for Adaptive Living at High Point with your questions about home elevators, stair lifts, ceiling lifts, grab bars and wheel chair ramps. We're here to help!

Linda & Bill

Home Healthsmith  


Project of the Month:
Holy Dormition Orthodox Parish 


Before the lift was put in (above)


Construction of the lift (right)



When the priest-in-charge came to us about putting in a Vertical Platform Lift, we were excited because the church's vision included a dome on the lift to match the architecture of the church. We constructed the lift in the first two weeks of January, but needed to put the operational parts in place. And then the weather conspired against us. By the time the massive drifts retreated we were able to finish the project in time for Holy Dormition to celebrate their Easter services!

Plexiglass dome above.



Custom color of the VPL to match the outside of the church. (left)



New Technologies to Consider


Age in Place Technology has highlighted 5 new technologies regarding different types of communication. See here what was discovered at the 2015 Boomer-Business Summit and ASA. 

Upcoming Events of Interest    


Home Healthsmith™ will be participating in the following events. We hope you will consider attending.

National MS Society, Greater NE Chapter

Living Well with MS

Saturday, May 9, 2015         9:00am - 3:00pm

Radisson Airport Hotel

Warwick, RI  

MA Lifespan Respite Coalition                   

Making Respite Happen Conference

Thursday, May 14, 2015   8:00am - 3:00pm

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel

81 Boston Post Road West

Marlborough, MA  01752

Hear from caregivers and innovative respite programs about how to get support for ourselves while caring for others.  Also included will be yoga,massage, art therapy, door prizes and more!

Keynote speaker: Rita Shiano 

National MS Society, Greater NE Chapter

Hidden Symptoms of MS

Sunday, May 17, 2015    9:00am - 2:30pm

Marriott, Burlington, MA

Advance registration is required by May 11


Ceiling Lift Partner

Home Healthsmith™ is pleased to announce our partnership with Prism Medical.
Prism Medical is a vertically integrated manufacturer and leading provider of equipment and services used to move and handle mobility challenged individuals in a safe and dignified manner.
Prism Medical's products are marketed under the brand names of: Prism Medical, ErgoSafe, Waverly Glen and Nightingale in the home care, acute care and long-term care markets throughout North America.
The Company offers solutions that encourage improved care, quality of life and mobility, while seeking to lower the overall cost of the caregiving function in a number of ways, including reducing the incidence of handling-related injuries among caregivers. In addition, the company through its network of Nightingale dealers provides an integrated suite of products and services that make home care a viable option for many people

The Prism team is dedicated and committed to providing quality equipment. This dedication enables Home Healthsmith™ to provide our clients with the highest of installation standards, customer service and follow-through. Please call us should you have questions about ceiling lifts.    

"Prism Medical, is excided about our partnership with Home Healthsmith.  Their team is dedicated and committed to providing quality equipment with highest of standards with installations, customer service and follow through. They have set the bar high in the homecare market place.  Their professional team has the ability to assess your home and provide common sense options for accessibility, while keeping your budget in mind.  Prism Medical is thrilled to be a partner with Home Healthsmith."
Kevin Nadeau, Territory Manager, Prism Medical 'Homecare Transfer Solutions'

Elder Life Care Network™

We would like to introduce you to Elder Life Care Network™, one of our new referral partners. The link below will take you to their FAQ page and provide member benefit and contact information.

The Elder Life Care Network (ELCN) is a comprehensive service for elders and their families who struggle with chronic illnesses, wrestle with fragmented care systems, lack consistent and credible information sources and desire to remain independent at home. The ELCN assembles team members, led by credentialed experts, supported by certified caregivers and enabled through technologies. Together the team supplies needed services, offers continuous information feeds, shares this information through various technologies and provides ongoing decision support throughout the aging process.

Home Healthsmith™ is now a member of the AEMA, an association of members of the accessibility industry. 

 Click on their logo to find out more about the mission of the AEMA.

Accolades Corner

Best Returning Booth at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo! This is the 2nd year that Home Healthsmith™ has exhibited at the Chamber show.

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

Stop in to see our demonstration stair lift at Simpson's Pharmacy. They also offer many durable medical equipment options such as ambulatory aids, wheelchairs and accessories.

Home Healthsmith Demo Stairlift.

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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