We all need help, but sometimes we're unsure what to ask or where to start. Direction Home Akron Canton is a soft resting place for you and your loved ones as you navigate your long-term care options. Afraid of falling? Can’t get to doctor’s appointments? Whatever you’re dealing with, we promise to really listen. By getting to know you and your unique needs, Direction Home Akron Canton can offer you the guidance and support you need. Our goal is to provide older adults and individuals with disabilities with choices so you can achieve the highest quality of life.

It All Starts With a Simple Phone Call

Contact our Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 1-877-770-5558 to speak with a Direction Home representative. ADRC representatives can provide you with information and assistance regarding programs and services, including:

Your ADRC representative can also organize a personalized, in-home assessment to further determine your needs and get a care plan in place for you. View our care services to see what types of supports we can connect you with. Our team can also help you advocate for the care you need.

ADRC Fact Sheet

Browse our website to find all eight hidden ADRC mythbusters! 
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5. Myth: The ADRC provides meals and transportation. 
Fact: The ADRC can connect you with programming and supports that provide meals and transportation. They can do this with local community-based programs, or by assisting you with a free in-home assessment to determine eligibility for Medicaid and Non-Medicaid programming. Once on a program, you can be connected with a provider in our network that provides the services you need (877-770-5558 / https://www.dhad.org/refer). 

Active Daily Living: Web-Based Support

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities has partnered with Active Daily Living to help Seniors and Family Caregivers with free, personalized advice to enhance health, independence, and aging-in-place. Active Daily Living is a free personalized online experience designed to provide resources on topics that help seniors stay healthy, safe and independent.  Access health assessments, articles and videos on topics that are tailored to your unique needs. Active Daily Living allows you to create a personalized account and save articles that interest you.

Click here to go to our Active Daily Living site and create your account today!


“I was afraid I’d need to move to a nursing home because of my congestive heart failure, diabetes and unsteady gait. But with PASSPORT, I qualified for a personal care aide who helps me with locomotion, dressing and more. I even got a lift chair, which makes it possible to stay home alone!” – R.S.