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Altercare Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

Skilled Nursing Care Centers Partner with Absolute Pharmacy to Vaccinate Long-term Care Residents and Employees


North Canton, Ohio, December 14, 2020 – Altercare Integrated Health Services, in partnership with Absolute Pharmacy, will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to its long-term care residents and... MORE


Two new COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon

Absolute Pharmacy prepares for vaccine distribution


There is hope on the horizon in the fight against COVID-19.


Pfizer and Moderna have both rece... MORE


Kevin Fearon named ASCP president

Absolute Pharmacy COO to lead American Society of Consultant Pharmacists


Kevin Fearon, chief operating office of Absolute Pharmacy, has been named president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) for 2020-21. The announcement was made during the society’s ... MORE


Medication and Pharmacy Best Practices Related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread to different regions around the world and across our industry, we want to assure you that Absolute Pharmacy is committed to customer, resident, and employee safety and well-being. This article provides medication considerations for your facility during the COVID-19 Pandemic from Susan Riggle, Con... MORE


Absolute Pharmacy: a Message from Our Chief Operating Officer

By Kevin Fearon, RPh, Chief Operating Officer, Absolute Pharmacy


I sincerely hope this message finds you well. I want to extend a big thanks to the entire healthcare workforce for responding to the worst pandemic and crisis in our lifetime. Our current crisis has certainly created awareness of our lifestyles: the things we... MORE


The Staffing Crisis: Send a True Message & Do Simple Things

By Cindy Gensamer, Vice President, Absolute Rehabilitation


Staffing problems are top of mind in every circle of post-acute care leadership. Most leaders describe it as a “crisis” not just a problem. While it is true, there seems to be help-wanted signs in every employment sector competing for employees, post-acute care... MORE


Customer Appreciation Event Scheduled for March 19

Absolute Pharmacy and Absolute Rehabilitation will host a Customer Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. The event is open to current customers and will be held at the Hoover Campus, 339 E. Maple St., North Canton, Ohio, 44720.


A complimentary lunch will be included along with presentations on hot topic... MORE


Absolute Pharmacy is moving!

Absolute Pharmacy is excited to announce that we are moving! Our new address will be 7171 Keck Park Cir. NW, North Canton, OH (just a few miles away).


Moving day: Saturday, February 29th 2020


We will remain open during the move and make it as seamless as possible. We will work as quickly as possible ... MORE


Absolute Home Health & Hospice to host speaker series for seniors and their caregivers

CANTON, Ohio, (Feb. 11, 2020) - Absolute Home Health & Hospice in partnership with Altercare Integrated Health Services has announced a Senior Speaking Series, called Silver Insights. The series wil... MORE


The Schroer Group named a NorthCoast 99 award winner for 16th Consecutive Year

Company recognized as Award of Excellence Winner for top score in the large organization category


NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2019 – The Schroer Group is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the 16th consecutive year that the company has received the No... MORE


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 services to the community. Office space will be sha... 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 Programs: "Reform of Requirements for the LTC Facilitie... 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 supposed to give older adults a better immune response.... 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 OPCCC board coordinates and disseminate resources. ... 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 health accreditation designed to enhance business op... 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 topic industry presentations. Questions about the eve... 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 favorable terms for its members and industry position. The... 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 have an Antibiotic Stewardship Program is here, Becky ... 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 all parties are working to reduce. As a vendor and p... 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.


In 2012, the company was ac... MORE

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