Testimonials and Press


Testimonials from Satisfied Customers

About Home Healthsmith

Home Healthsmith's owner Linda Bombach is knowledgeable and responsive. As a home care service provider we encounter frequent situations that need a timely response to ensure client safety and we know we can count on Home Healthsmith. One client, visiting from out of state, experienced a relapse in some functional abilities while in a new environment. We contacted Linda and within 2 hours there was a safety plan in place to address those functional limits. The client assistants were able to safely provide the needed support and family members had peace of mind to enjoy their vacation activities.

Patricia Schumacher, RN
Owner and Managing Director
Home Care Assistance of RI

Stairleft Installation:

'A "Top Shelf" experience from showroom to installation.'

Frank B. – Greenville, RI

Stairleft Installation:

Tyler was terrific – worked neatly – very kind in explaining the chairs operations to my husband!
Thank you,

Bucci – Middletown, RI

Elevator Repair:

I met Bill in 2013 when he was recommended for repair service of my home elevator. The elevator had apparently been installed incorrectly in 2007 and was not routinely serviced. The group hired to do the needed repairs in 2013 only rendered further damage to the machine. I contacted Bill at Home Healthsmith and he and his team were able to rectify all of the issues in a timely manner.

He was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, organized and kept me involved in the process and gave me constructive advice. Regular Elevator Maintenance is now in place.

Bill has developed a business with an efficient, friendly staff that I would recommend to all!

A "satisfied customer!"
Pat C. — Newport, RI

Residential Elevator Installation:

We are pleased to write this letter regarding our experience on our recent elevator installation for our home.

My wife and I contacted Bill after spending two years sleeping in the downstairs guest bedroom. Martha had serious issues with her knee and simply could not handle the stairs to our bedroom on the second floor. We live on the shoreline of Ninegret Pond in Charlestown, RI. The views from our upstairs bedroom are spectacular! Martha's knee injury took all of that away.

At first, installing an elevator seemed like a no-brainer until we started looking at what was involved and what all of the issues were. It was daunting to say the least. Martha is a designer. She has a "designer's eye". Simply sticking an elevator somewhere in the house was not going to cut it. Bill was on board from the beginning. He understood the architectural design issues as well as the practical/technical issues. He listened to all of our concerns and responded with solutions that only come from years of experience. Bill was especially helpful in implementing our design for a window, installed on the inside of the elevator cab . This would ultimately line up with exterior windows on both floors. This is not your typical elevator!

The elevator has been operational now for several months and we love it! It has brought our life back! Bill has been diligent in his following up with all of the little details which are a part of a major installation. We could not be happier or more pleased with our experience. Bill, Linda and staff at Home Healthsmith are all wonderful! Thank you, Bill.

Best regards,

Anonymous — Rhode Island

I think that your company provides a great service. I was at a loss when I wanted to find someone to install grab bars and when I asked Josh Perry of Lepre Physical Therapy, if he knew of anyone, I was thrilled when he referred me to you. From my first phone call to Tyler's initial visit and then installation, I found everyone to be so professional and helpful.
Thank you,

J. Maceroni — N. Providence, RI

Everyone we dealt with at the company was great! We enjoyed working with you. I would (and already have) recommended this company to others.

M. Pratt — Seekonk, MA

Tyler did a great job, it's all working and in good order. Mr. B's additional delivery service was much appreciated as well! Thanks to all, from initial visit all the way through to a very timely completion!

J. McKay — N. Kingstown, RI

The ramp project from the first call to the last day with installation was very professional. The knowledge and professional demeanor of Linda and the two technicians with their kindness was extremely appreciated.

Ann D. — North Providence, RI

This portable ceiling lift is AMAZING! So much better than the hoyer lift we were using. If anyone is on the fence about this one, feel free to use me as a reference. Wish we had done this sooner.
You have a very rewarding job :)
Thanks for helping us again.

Mary Ann L. — W. Warwick, RI

Thank you for your perseverance!
I am hoping Inclinator has been as good to you, as you have been to us!
Confidently yours,

Terry — Narragansett, RI

We can't thank you enough for the prompt & courteous service. You went out of your way to start & finish the stairlift installation on Christmas Eve! 'You Made Christmas!' We will recommend you to anyone!

— J. Pimentel - Portsmouth, RI

It's perfect and gorgeous and I can't thank you all enough for getting this done and being so accommodating and kind! We can begin to breathe easier knowing they'll be able to do what they need to do safely.

Many thanks again and all the best.

— Gabrielle & family - Providence, RI

Great job on the Elevator Service!!

— J. Arnold - Charlestown, RI

Dear Linda & Bill,

I will tell you that my experience with Home Healthsmith has been a good one both in the sales and installation cycles. The stair lift is performing a very important part in ensuring the safety of my wife as she moves up/down the stairs as required for her quality of life activites. Thank you so much for this capability. We have your number close by and will call if need be. Be assured that should the opportunity arise Home Healthsmith will be the first that we recommend.

Thanks again.

&mdashH. Hutchison for my wife Lillian Hutchison

Dear Linda & Bill,

Our family would like to thank you again for the help you gave us last year on such short notice and in such a time of stress and uncertainty.

We were very grateful for your knowledge and expertise in adapting our parents' home after our mother's emergency hip operation.

The stairlift has served us well and we never could have imagined a year ago that, at age 95 and in spite of her severe injury, our mother would be using a walker on the ramp to access her patio and garden this summer.

We especially want to thank Kevin for his ingenuity and diligence because we know the adaptation of the ramp to the brick doorway as not an easy one.

Because of you all, we've been enjoying the many congenial family afternoons together in the fresh air and sunshine.


— The Ronaldson Family, Westerly, RI

Dear Linda & Bill,

How amazing to find your company on Aquidneck Island! Linda was competent, articulate and efficient as well as willing to negotiate a more affordable arrangement for my husband, Captain William Calhoun, USN Retired, Disabled Veteran on Hospice. Thank you very much,

— Jane Calhoun, Portsmouth, RI

Dear Linda & Bill,

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

Kevin was extremely helpful in his observation of the tub set up. He was here to install a grab bar on the wall and instead offered the Stander Security Pole and Curved Grab Bar. In a non-standard bath, his quick judgement and expertise provided us a much safer method. He was supposed to install a more expensive setup but saw that the alternative was better for my husband. We greatly appreciate his knowledge and professional judgement! 10 Stars!! Many thanks,

— T. Pagnozzi - Coventry

It was great talking to you last week Linda. You and Bill have an excellent company and we are so glad we found you!

— Newport, RI

Service was exceptional. Would highly recommend to anyone requiring such services.

— Frank Castlevoni, Portsmouth, RI

We found it most helpful to visit your showroom and try out the chair.

— Herman & Beverly Christ

Our daughter has already given your name to someone.

— Ted & Irene Roy

We had this installed for our dentist office to be used for our patients for our 2nd floor office.

— Dr. Barr, Dentist, Providence, RI

Outstanding in every aspect!

— C. Carnahan, Patucket, RI

I found working with Linda and Bill very easy. They were friendly, knowledgeable and personable. When I had a concern about my husband getting into and out of our car – Linda told me about a company that offered products for this type of use. I have already recommended them to others. Thank you. I will be in touch.

— Judy McCormick, Warwick

Very impressed with the degree of swiftness on the completion of this job.

— Zakrajsek, Newport

I am so glad I chose you folks! All is working well – it was a pleasure to meet you. I gave your name to the VNA of New England. They were really impressed with your work.

— Mrs. Krahn, Hope Valley, RI

The Grab Bars are working out so well for me. Kevin is an excellent worker. He let me see everything that was going on while he was installing the bars. It went back to the dream center and told everyone what a wonderful job Home Healthsmith did. Thank you!

— M. Cannon, Coventry, RI

Home Healthsmith was wonderful to deal with. Bill & Linda Bohmbach are experienced and knowledgeable. Our stairlift was installed efficiently and even quicker than we thought possible! Thank you for making the process easy and seamless.

— A Curti, East Providence, RI

Can't say enough! We are very happy with the service! Communication is the key!
Thank you,

— R. Sanchez, Hope Valley, RI

When my father needed a stairlift, we were lucky enough to find Bill and Linda Bohmbach's company Home Healthsmith. Bill assessed my Dad's situation, made excellent recommendations and installed a stairlift that has given my Dad mobility and the whole family peace of mind. We particularly like that Home Healthsmith -- though they service all of Southern New England -- is a local company, based in Portsmouth, R.I., because we know that if we need further help in making home modifications they are only minutes away. Very satisfied.

— Newport, R.I.

The chair lift installation was very satisfying from start to finish. The installation was done carefully but quickly and I even got a new lift when I was expecting a reconditioned one. Thank you!

— Linda E., East Greenwich, RI

Dear Bill,

I want to thank you for the quick and friendly service that you gave us for the chairlift your company installed in our home at an affordable price. My husband no longer has to be housebound and has the freedom of going places. He enjoys the comfort of using it. I don't have to worry about him trying to walk down or up the stairs, nor do I have to cancel appointments like I did a number of times. The two young men that installed the chairlift were friendly and kind in showing me how to operate it; also in cleaning up after they were finished.

Once again thank you, it's great! I would recommend your company to anyone in need of a chairlift.

— Victoria & Ted Howorth

Dear Bill:

Life can sometimes deal us a very puzzling hand. We are ill and age is creeping up on us and in addition we live in a two–story house with only a half bath downstairs and our full bath along with bedroom is upstairs. What do we do now? Don't fret, call Home Healthsmith now. They will come to your rescue. You will be glad you did!


— CD Peterson

Dear Mr. Bohmbach,

As you know our daughter was diagnosed with (medulloblastoma) a cancerous brain tumor. Due to the severity of the tumor she is unable to walk. Our bedrooms and bathrooms are on the second floor, making it impossible for her to go up and down stairs.

The fast and affordable installation of the stairlift made going to the second floor not only comfortable but also easy. The seatbelt makes her feel secure and the hand control gives her confidence and comfort. The ride is slow and smooth. As you can see by the pictures, the stairlift makes her smile and extremely happy. Thank you again.

— The Clines Family


My decision to finally get a stairlift for my outside deck was a long time coming... The more I researched the more confused I became. So many products to choose from and I had no idea which was the best option for myself... and then I talked to you and I immediately sensed that you definitely knew what you talking about and that you were truly concerned that I choose the right stairlift for my needs.

After your visit to my home and your assessment, I did not hesitate to make my decision. I felt so relieved that this huge decision was now out of my hands and in the hands of an expert... So I just sat back and within a very short time, you arrived along with your son, Michael, ready to install my stairlift.

It was a pleasure to meet Michael also... A nice young man... Polite... Mannered... I like that... Well here it is... weeks later... And I am more than excited at the prospect of being able to now venture out more often with the obstacle of the stairs now being taken away with the wonderful new gray gliding chair. I feel most confident to just sit myself down and glide up and down... Just super!

I have a few friends with mobility needs also, and they have already hitched a ride on my gliding chair... I wish I had a camera to take a picture of one of my friend's look of glee when she pushed the control and took a ride up my staircase... It was a great scene... So, Bill, thanks again for your expertise and advice... One less obstacle in my life... A new sense of freedom! Best...


I have been very pleased with Mr. Bohmbach's workmanship and professionalism since the first installation.

—Betsy H. Centerville, MA

Dear Bill,

Just a note to tell you how much I appreciate the pleasant and professional way you handled my recent purchase of a stairlift to ease my way up and down the stairs. It was really a pleasure doing business with you, the stairlift works fine and I use it regularly. If you would like to use this letter as a reference or recommendation fell free to do so. I will certainly recommend you to to anyone I know who can use an "electric chair".


—Ruth Kaplan

Thank you for checking in! That's one thing I like about you and the crew, you care enough to follow up. Most service contractors would never risk looking for trouble!

I have nothing to report, because we have not been down since the work was done. Our builder is there from time to time to check on the house, and I will ask him to run the elevator when he's there. I will keep you posted on its behavior, whenever I hear anything - good or bad!

—Terry Narragansett