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Absolute Hospice Now Serving Caldwell and Surrounding Areas

Absolute Home Health & Hospice has announced the expansion of hospice services to Noble and Guernsey counties. Absolute (formerly known as Summit Acres Home Care) has been providing home health services to the surrounding communities for 25 years and is looking forward to providing hospice ... MORE


New Service Offering! Admission Medication Regimen Reviews (aMRR)

Background and Influence


The Impact Act of 2014 states the expectations that a medication regimen review should be completed closely following admission. Due to the extensive revisions made by CMS to the Requirements for Participation under the Medicare and Medicaid Prog... MORE


Vaccines for the 2018-2019 Influenza Season

By Courtney Myers, PharmD, BCGP


For the 2018-2019 flu season, recommendations say to administer either the standard flu vaccine or high-dose flu vaccine.1 When compared to the standard flu vaccine, the high dose contains a higher amount of antigen, which is supp... MORE


Mary Jo McElyea serves on centered-care coalition board

Mary Jo McElyea, the Business Development Manager for Absolute Pharmacy, is on the Ohio Person Centered-Care Coalition (OPCCC).


This group provides educational opportunities and support to organizations in their journey in person-centered, individual - directed care. The ... MORE


Absolute Home Health & Hospice Achieves Accreditation with ACHC In Home Care Division

CALDWELL, OH (February 8, 2018) - Absolute Home Health & Hospice proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for home health services at its Caldwell, Independence, and North Canton locations. ACHC is a recognized leader in home h... MORE


Customer Appreciation Lunch on March 21, 2018

Absolute Pharmacy and Absolute Rehabilitation will host a Customer Appreciation Event on March 21, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to all current customers and will be held at the Hoover Campus, 339 E Maple St, St. 100, North Canton, Ohio. The event includes a complimentary lunch and hot to... MORE


Kevin Fearon Appointed to the Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Advisory Board

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is the country's largest alternate site GPO, and also has established itself as the nation's leading long-term care business association. The MHA advisory board evaluates competitive insurances and manufactures contracts and provides guidance on favorab... MORE


Selected to Speak at OHCA About Taking Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program to the Next Level

Becky Sommers R.Ph., V.P.Clinical Services and Dr. Courtney Myers, Consultant Pharmacist, were selected to speak at the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) 2018 Annual Convention in May. Antibiotic Stewardship is a long-term continuous quality improvement project. Now that the requirement to hav... MORE


New Pharmacy Packaging Solutions

The market is constantly evolving in areas related to compliance, the push to a home-based model and providing for the entire continuum of care. Cost and quality remain the biggest drivers of change. Mismanagement of medications is a large contributor to hospital readmissions, which is an area a... MORE


Summit Acres Home Care Announces Name Change to Absolute Home Health

CALDWELL, OH (January 29, 2018) - Summit Acres Home Care announced it will change its name to Absolute Home Health. Summit Acres Home Care had been a part of Caldwell and the surrounding communities for over 20 years and is undergoing a rebrand to reflect its ownership and new business strategy.... MORE


Absolute Home Health & Hospice Celebrates National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

(North Canton, OH) Nov. 7, 2017 – November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Throughout the month, Absolute Home Health & Hospice, along with hospice care organizations all over the nation, are championing awareness efforts about the highest-quality o... MORE


CMS has mandated that all SNFs implement an antimicrobial stewardship program by November 28, 2017.

Improving the use of antimicrobials to prevent and reduce the threat of antimicrobial resistance is now a national priority. In October of 2016, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted a final rule to require nursing facilities to adopt Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) progra... MORE


Kevin Fearon Elected to 2017-2108 ASCP Board of Directors

We are happy to congratulate Absolute Pharmacy's Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Fearon, on being elected to The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Board of Directors for 2017-2018. The ASCP is the only international professional society devoted ... MORE


Customer Appreciation Event on March 9th

Absolute Pharmacy and Absolute Rehabilitation will host a Customer Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:30. The event is open to all current customers and will be held at the Hoover Campus, 339 E Maple St, St. 100, North Canton, Ohio.  The event includes a complimentary lunch... MORE


SPEAKING about Diabetes AT OHCA

Absolute Pharmacy was selected to speak at the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) 2017 Annual Convention.  Kevin Fearon, COO and Becky Sommers, VP of Clinical Services of Absolute Pharmacy will participate on an expert panel with Jonathan Marquess, PharmD, CDE, CPT.  The session topic... MORE


2016 SCAAN Fall Conference Speakers

Absolute Rehabilitations’s Cindy Gensamer and Absolute Pharmacy’s Kevin Fearon will be speaking on Wed., October 26 from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Stark County Area Administrators Network (SCAAN) Fall Conference taking place at Absolute Health Services’ office in North C... MORE


Absolute Pharmacy Participates in BELTSS Core of Knowledge

Absolute Pharmacy’s Kevin Fearon and Mary Jo McElyea are excited to be working on a distance learning project with the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) for the Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) Core of Knowledge. The Core classes are for participants intere... MORE


Join Us at LeadingAge Ohio Night Out

Absolute Rehabilitation and Absolute Pharmacy invite you and your colleagues to Ohio Night Out at the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. Join us at Chef JJ’s on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Located at 42 W. South Street Indianapolis, Indiana, this private event is convenient... MORE


Jerry Liliestedt re-elected to the Ohio Pharmacist’s Association Board of Trustees

Jerry Liliestedt, Vice President of Operations at Absolute Pharmacy, was re-elected to the Ohio Pharmacist’s Association (OPA) Board of Trustees. The Mission of the OPA is to unite the profession of pharmacy, and encourage inter-professional relations while promoting public health through ... MORE


Absolute Pharmacy Streamlines Communications

Absolute Pharmacy has made recent technology changes to help streamline communication for its customers. Absolute offers integration with most popular Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) and Electronic Health Record (eHR) systems including SureScripts, Point Click Care, QuickMar, ... MORE

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