Home / About Us / Mission, Vision, and Values About Us | General Information | Direction Home Akron Canton Foundation | Meet Our Leadership Team | Our Board of Directors | Testimonials Mission, Vision, and Values WHO WE ARE Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (Direction Home Akron Canton) is a private, non-profit organization specializing in helping older adults and people with disabilities meet their long-term care goals. We provide long-term care programs to assist individuals with disabilities to remain in home or community-based settings as opposed to institutionalized care settings. We also provide family caregiver support programs, consumer protection and education, information on long-term care and more. Direction Home Akron Canton has been a leader in long-term care for more than 40 years and we've served thousands of people throughout Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties. OUR MISSION Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities provides older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers long term care choices and consumer protection so they can achieve the highest quality of life. OUR VISION Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities will be the central access point and the preferred long term care management organization for all people with disabilities. OUR VALUES Each consumer and caregiver will be positively affected through compassionate care by Recruit and retain competent, courteous, and compassionate people who share a passion for our mission Be the best by exceeding expectations and working together Grow the next generation of leaders Utilize effective and efficient business principles to achieve excellent service Emphasize long-term success over short-term expediency Be open and honest Empower staff with the authority to carry out their responsibility Take ownership... Realize that responsibility goes hand-in-hand with authority Find solutions, not barriers... Say how you can, not how you can't... Get it done Our employees are our most valuable asset .