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July 2015
 
 

Greetings!   

  

It's been a very busy month at Home Healthsmith as you will see from this month's newsletter.  As soon as one residential elevator installation is completed, another one begins.  And the same goes for all of our other divisions from stairlifts to ramps and ceiling lifts. 

Our project of the month will give you an idea of how our services can benefit you and provide peace of mind.  Hope you enjoy reading this and stay tuned or stop in and see us at 207 High Point, Unit #2 in Portsmouth, RI.  We look forward to seeing you!     

  

Linda & Bill

Home Healthsmith   

 


 Project of the Month:
A Ceiling Lift Gives Peace of Mind


 

As some of our readers may have realized, we have a special place in our hearts for individuals with MS. I did not know until I sat down to talk with Brenda and Ronald DeFelice of Cranston that Brenda had been diagnosed with Stage 2 Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis* on their 14th Wedding Anniversary on June 14, 1998. They met at Ann & Hope where she was working at the time and Ronald was finally able to win her heart and a job! They have one son who is married and also lives local. Ron retired as a letter carrier on December 14, 2009 after 25 years and is now Brenda's full time caregiver.  

 

We received a call from Mr. DeFelice in May regarding an interest in a Ceiling Lift for his wife. They had been using a Hoyer Lift that had a manual pump which had become very painful for Brenda when she was in the sling and a CNA had recently seen us at an event and gave them a company brochure.   An appointment was made for an assessment which was followed up with a quote the following day. He contacted us within a few days to make a deposit and as they say, 'The rest is history.'  This will provide the family peace-of-mind knowing that Brenda is not in pain when being lifted out of her bed as needed.  

 

*Secondary progressive MS is characterized by a worsening of disability, rather than by relapses followed by recovery. Some people may experience relapses (relapsing secondary progressive MS), but people with secondary progressive MS don't tend to recover completely from a relapse." - www.nationalmssociety.org

 

Our client couldn't be more pleased with the Ceiling Lift and the installation:

"Both my wife Brenda and I are ecstatic with the job Kevin and Mike did with the ceiling lift in our bedroom!  They both had their work cut out for them because the joists in the ceiling were running in all kinds of directions.  They drilled holes in the ceiling to find them and after some time, they found what they were looking for.  I thought it was going to take all day for the installation.  But it took them approximately 4 hours to complete the total installation from start to finish.  Kevin and Mike were very professional in their work.  They came, they saw, they conquered!! My hat is off to both of them and to you and Bill.  If I ever have the opportunity to, I will highly recommend your company to all that listen!! I could go on and on but I will restrain.  Thank you for a job extremely well and importantly to the price for the ceiling lift installed, it was very reasonable!!  Thank you again, Ron & Brenda DeFelice, Cranston, RI."

        
          


Wounded Warrior Project Golf Tournament
This month was another great time for a fantastic cause...
from Mike Holty who runs the WWP Golf Event:
  
"WWP TEAM NEWPORT!!  THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !!  GREAT SUPPORT TODAY RESULTING IN $10,035.00 FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIORS  !!!  EVERY ONE WORKED HARD AND SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOUR EFFORTS !!! 
 
NEXT EVENT IS IN 9 WEEKS  !!  THAT WOULD BE THE 25TH ANNUAL OCEAN MIST TO MEWS TAVERN CANOE/KAYAK RACE ON SUN. 13 SEPTEMBER !!!  I HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE AVAILABLE TO WORK OR PADDLE IN THAT EVENT !!!!

  

  

 Upcoming Events of Interest    


Every year during the week of the anniversary of the signing of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26th) the Governor's Commission on Disabilities and over 20 other state and non-profit agencies conduct a week long series of public forums to hear the concerns of people with disabilities and their families. The forums are open to anyone to come in and speak and voice concerns. State policy makers and planners want to hear your concerns about current services, unmet needs, and suggestions for improving services and expanding opportunities.

Monday, July 27, 2015, 3:45 - 5:45 pm
South Providence Library, 441 Prairie Avenue, Providence

Hosted by Perspectives Corporation

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 2 - 4 pm

Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick

Hosted by Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4 - 6 pm

Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale

Hosted by National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 4 - 6 pm
Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown

Hosted by Opportunities Unlimited For People With Differing Abilities

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Zambarano Unit, Eleanor Slater Hospital, 2090 Wallum Lake Road, Pascoag

Hosted by Zambarano Unit, Eleanor Slater Hospital

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4 - 6 pm
Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street, Woonsocket

Hosted by Rhode Island Department of Health 

Friday, July 31, 2015, 2:45 - 4:45 pm
East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence

Hosted by RI Statewide Independent Living Council and National Federation of the Blind of RI

 




HomeHealthsmith  

in the Community...  

 

Home Healthsmith is sponsoring a soccer team that plays in the PYSA - Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association.  The kids are 8 & under and play their games on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 5:30 & 6:45.  This league runs through August 13th. 


  Ivan, the son of Kevin & Alison Gaumond of Portsmouth, proudly displays his team shirt.   
Kevin is a Service Technician with Home Healthsmith.


10 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861
401-722-7600
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
401.293-0415

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

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