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Summit's Trace

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935 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH


  • Nursing Home
  • Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite
  • Hospice
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

04/10/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I have never witness such irresponsible behavior from professional nursing personnel as I have seen from the staff at Summit Trace. I was shocked to see that a patient who has lost their independence was simply put in a diaper and placed in a bed or chair unattended for the day.
I have spent every evening for the past 30 days at Summit Trace's Continuous Care unit acting as the advocate for my father's health care and attending to his basic needs (feeding, bathroom and/or diaper changes, and getting him into bed at night).
On a recent visit, I used the emergency call button in my father's room to get assistance. It took 27 minutes before anyone responded even though it was the only time we ever summoned for an emergency. Due to the nature of my father's problem and the physical position that he was in, I wasn't able to leave him unattended. I did what I could to keep him comfortable and took pictures of the clock with my cell phone. In this situation as in every other issue that were brought to the staff's attention, we only received a "passing of the buck" and finger pointing regarding responsibility.
We transferred our father to Summit Trace's Continuous Care unit in early March, 2013 following a 2-day hospital stay for pneumonia. His residency prior to his hospitalization was in Summit Trace's Assistant Living facilities. Dad has dementia and with the families, assistance was able to live interdependently until he was hospitalized. At the rate of care he is receiving, I do not believe we will get to see him back on his feet again.
Alfreda Smith

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Summit's Trace is a large, for profit, nursing home with 201 beds based in Columbus, OH. At last check, the facility had 136 residents indicating that it is 68% occupied which is less than average within the state of Ohio. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Summit's Trace, was 1 star, which is a lower rating than 78% of nursing homes in Ohio. Please note, that this nursing home has been designated a "Special Focus Facility" due to a variety of problems. It has been designated as such since 11/20/2012.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Summit's Trace with other senior care providers in Ohio. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 05/25/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

03/04/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

This nursing home doesn't communicate well. It is very difficult to contact anyone and have your call returned. I believe they are short staffed. Generally, the nurses and aides are snappy, rude and disrespectful to residents. Residents are not even allowed to have family pictures, calendars, etc. on their room walls. Unless you are within 5 minutes of this place so that you can help your loved one be cared for, don't go here.

Description of Summit's Trace in Columbus, OH

Built In 1964 , Number of Beds : 201

Summit's Trace, located in Columbus, Ohio provides the following services: Nursing Home, Short Term Care: Rehabilitation, Respite, Hospice, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare, Medicaid, and Veteran's Benefits. Summit's Trace has received 1 star from Medicare and an average user review rating of 1 star. Summit's Trace has a very good hospital, Grant Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 90 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Summit's Trace's nearest hospital is 4 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Summit's Trace can be found here.

Summit's Trace is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Summit's Trace care provider provides hospice care. Hospice care is an infusion of home care and facility care provided to benefit terminally ill patients and support their families through their tough times.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Serene Views of our 40-acre park-like setting nestled into Northeast Columbus. Convenient location near the airport, Westerville, Bexley and Gahanna. Independent, Assisted and Skilled Nursing available in one location, staffed by highly-trained professionals.


Parking & Transportation
  • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
  • Transportation Provided by Facility
  • Resident Parking
  • Guest Parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
Community Services
  • Activity Director
  • Beautician/Barber
  • Chapel/Religious Services
  • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Designated Family Visiting Area
  • Garden
  • Guest Dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Room(s)
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Maintenance Director
  • TV/Media Room
Dining Options
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant Style
  • Family Style
  • Room Service as Needed
  • 24 Hour Controlled Access
  • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
  • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
  • Emergency In-Room Call System
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Fully Fenced Facility
  • Security Staff on Premises
Personal Assistance
  • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
  • Catheter Management
  • Foot Care
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking
  • Toileting
  • Medication Management
Behavioral Support
  • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
  • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
  • Paces or Rummages Habitually
  • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
  • Wanders
  • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
Special Health Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Support with Oxygen
  • Broken Bones
  • Cancer
  • Colostomy or Urostomy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Management of an I.V.
  • Management of a Feeding Tube
  • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke
  • Tendency To Fall
  • Severe Brain Injury
  • Diabetic Diet
  • Oral Medication
  • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
On-Site Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Dental Care
  • Eye Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Restorative Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Support Groups for Patients
  • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
Memory Care Services
  • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
  • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
  • Specialty Trained Staff
  • Safe Wandering Areas
  • Regular Assessments by Interdisciplinary Staff
  • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
  • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
  • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
  • Dementia Stage 1
  • Dementia Stage 2
  • Dementia Stage 3
  • Dementia Stage 4
  • Dementia Stage 5
  • Dementia Stage 6
  • Dementia Stage 7