Title-III & Care Coordination Provider Information

Care Coordination is a case-managed, home-care program. Like PASSPORT, Care Coordination provides a variety of supportive services (managed by a Direction Home Akron Canton care manager) to eligible seniors in their homes. Title-III offers direct grant funding to community organizations to provide specific supportive services to eligible seniors who may not be involved with our Agency or other supportive programs. Services can include transportation, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, adult day service, chore/minor home repair, emergency response systems, personal care/homemaker, and social work/counseling.

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Many of the Title-III and Care Coordination services are funded by the federal Older Americans Act, which means provider participation in these programs is dependent on a competitive bid process that takes place every other year. Providers wishing to participate in either program must be compliant with the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) regulations for these programs. Please review "Provider Agreements” (for use when providers serve consumers enrolled in programs not funded by Medicaid), “Nutrition Programs and Nutrition-Related Services” (for use when providers serve consumers enrolled in programs not funded by Medicaid), and "Criminal Records Checks and Database Reviews" on ODA's website for regulation guidelines.

All prospective providers must submit their bids in accordance with the instructions in the bid package and by the specified deadline. The review process takes place over several months, with awards being announced the following September. Providers then must sign a contract with Direction Home Akron Canton to provide services within the parameters outlined in the regulations.

Where to Find Title-III Provider Bid Forms

Providers are required to submit a bid using the Direction Home Akron Canton bid forms, which are posted on our website during the time we are soliciting and accepting bids. Direction Home Akron Canton posts a notice requesting bids in the legal columns of the local newspapers and also sends out a notice of request for proposals to our existing provider network. Bidding is currently closed. Notice will be posted once future bidding dates are determined.

Title-III Rules & Regulations

Here are some additional resources for interested providers:

Contact Direction Home Akron Canton with any questions you have about Title-III bidding requirements.

All applications are due to the Direction Home Akron Canton office by 5:00 p.m. on the indicated due date. Postmark dates will not be used and late proposals will not be accepted. Emailed applications are acceptable. Questions? Please email providercertgroup@dhad.org.