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Senior Services

Caring for an older adult or someone with complex medical needs is hard work. Summa Health System is proud to provide information to assist individuals with the resources and medical services your loved one may need with the largest team in Northeast Ohio of board certified geriatricians and other staff with training in the care of older adults. 

Our Center for Senior Health is nationally-acclaimed for its model of care for seniors at every level of care, offering an integrated approach that enhances quality of care and access to services allowing older adults to remain independent as long as possible. The team at Summa's Center for Senior Health works together using their professional expertise to collectively find solutions that will have the best results for you and your loved ones.

NICHESumma Akron City Hospital, Summa St. Thomas Hospital, Summa Barberton Hospital and Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman have earned NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation for senior care. NICHE is the country’s leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve care of older adults. The program, based at the NYU College of Nursing, is comprised of 500 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout North America. This designation demonstrates Summa’s leadership and commitment to meeting and exceeding the special care needs of older adults in the communities we serve.

Learn more about Summa's Center for Senior Health.