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Hospice At Home

Summa Health Palliative and Summa Health Hospice understand that you may have questions regarding hospice care. We have answered a few of the frequently asked questions that we receive from family members who are considering hospice at-home care for their loved ones.

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a holistic approach to caring for people who are very ill.  It involves a team of trained professionals, available 24 hours a day, who provide medical attention, pain management and emotional and spiritual support tailored to an individual's needs and wishes.

Where is Summa Health Hospice offered?

Hospice isn't a place – it's a concept of care that can be provided anywhere. Summa offers hospice care where the patient and family will benefit most – a patient's home, a nursing facility or within many of our northeast Ohio hospitals. 

Summa offers Hospice at Home services in many northeast Ohio counties including Summit, Medina, Portage and Stark counties. We offer inpatient hospice care at Summa Health System – Akron and Barberton Campuses and Western Reserve Hospital.

What else should I know?

In addition to caring for the patient, hospice teams also provide compassion and support to loved ones during the illness and the grieving process. Our hospice team focuses on delivering medical, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual support, most of which is provided in the patient’s own home. This approach enables families to remain together where they are most comfortable. 

At Summa Health Hospice, we have been providing uncompromising quality care to terminally ill patients and the people who love and care for them. Our hospice services allow patients and their families to maximize each and every day, while we help to fill in the gaps with individually designed patient care plans and a supportive network of medical professionals and volunteers.

Call 234.200.1210 to discuss your options.

Hospice Eligibility


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.