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April 2018
Thank You!
We would like to thank all of those that stopped by our booths at the recent Home Shows we participated in.  The RI Home Show at the Providence Convention Center was our best yet and the turn out for the opening night Beer and Wine event was overwhelming.  We have YOU to thank!  

If you didn't get a chance to stop by the booth, you might be interested to know that Cardi's Furniture is offering the NEW Vertical Lift Bed.  This is a Hi Lo adjustable base which will be a game-changer to the market.  Why get a hospital bed when you can stay in your own home longer!  You can see it at their Swansea location at 1 Furniture Way.  

Are you interested in savings?  We will be offering our coupons until the end of the year!  They were such a hit that we wanted to continue to pass these savings on.  If you or someone you know might be interested in accessibility products, please feel free to let them know that coupons are available.  

We are here to help! 
Linda & Bill

Home Healthsmith Staff at the Opening Night of the 
RI Home Show with Thrivent Financial Staff

Join  Home Healthsmith at the 
2018 Green RI Sustainable Product Showcase 
May 3, 2018, 4:30-8:30pm

Companies producing earth-friendly building materials set up shop to display their latest and greatest products for industry members to view. In addition to exploring the tradeshow floor, attendees will have the opportunity to attend CEU presentations, network with peers, drop off any sample materials you have for donation, and even participate in a fun and free Scavenger Hunt for prizes and CEU's!. All of this under the beautiful backdrop of Roger Williams Botanical Gardens. 

CEU's OFFERED! Visit , or  for more information.

Home Healthsmith Calendar...
Join us on the road at the following events
                             April 20:  Senior Expo
                            Catholic Memorial Home Auditorium
                            Fall River, MA
                    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
                             Home Healthsmith Exhibiting

  April 26th:  Home Safety & Home Adaption
                            Alzheimer's Caregiver's Journey
                            Crowne Plaza
                            Warwick, RI
                            Home Healthsmith Presentation

                         May 3:  Green RI
                                           Roger Williams Botanical Center
                                           Cranston, RI
                                           Home Healthsmith Exhibiting

                    June 10:  2018 Parkinson's Spring Conference
                  Crowne Plaza
                  Warwick, RI
                  Home Healthsmith Exhibiting

Use the attached coupons thru 12/31/18 :

Home Modification Grants Available
Apply Now, Work Must Be Completed by Late June
The Livable Home Modification Program issues grants that pay up to 50% of the cost of home modification to improve accessibility for Rhode Islanders that are disabled or who age into disability.
This funding was earmarked by the Rhode Island General Assembly to allow people to make their homes and apartments more accessible, and to remove barriers that interfere with their ability to remain safe and living independently. 
According to John DiTomasso, Associate State Director/Advocacy for AARP, this is a great program because it can really help people stay in their homes. Wheel chair ramps, walk-in or roll-in showers are just a few of the modifications that can help someone safely remain in their home and in their community. Small, but sometimes costly repairs can be the deciding factor of whether someone can continue to live independently. These grants can improve the lives and reduce the financial burden on homeowners, renters and caregivers. All Rhode Islanders benefit when helping older adults remain living safely at home. Even the state benefits with reduced spending on Medicaid for unecessary nursing home stays.
Any income-eligible resident with a disability who demonstrates need can retrofit, or hire someone to retrofit an existing residence, shall be eligible for a livable home modification grant of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount spent, not to exceed $5,000. The retrofitting must meet specific criteria, and requires an assessment be conducted prior to the application date.
All work must be completed by the end of the state's fiscal year June 30, 2018. This grant program is administered by the Governor's Commission on Disabilities, and applications are being accepted now.
The application may be found by clicking the 

The full regulations are found at this link

Adjustable Shower Seats & Grab Bars
Home Healthsmith is pleased to now offer the Pressalit line of ergonomically designed electrically powered or manually adjustable shower seats, which feature wall tracking that hides wiring and bolts.  Pressalit fold down grab bars are vertically and horizontally adjustable, while also being detachable and foldable for real space saving.  Check out this video for details.

Why we do what we do...

"I truly am thrilled with the stairlifts which were installed both inside and outside my home.  The work by Michael and his helper was done so swiftly and efficiently and from the moment they came it was absolutely a class act.   Michael was simply a joy to know and I was extremely impressed with his professionalism.  I really was sorry to see them go!!  Kudo's to your company and team for providing such needed services."

Thank you,
Sheila L. - Newport, RI

Linda & Bill Bohmbach

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