Proposals and Contracts

Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (DHAD) is soliciting proposals for The U.S. Administration of Community Living Older Americans Act Title-III B, Title-III C, Title-III D, Title-III E, and Care Coordination to serve the 60+ population in Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne Counties of Ohio for the period October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2026. 

Proposals will be accepted for the following services – Title-III B: home maintenance & repair, legal counseling, transportation. Title-III C: congregate and home-delivered meals.  Title-III D: health education - NCOA Highest Tier Evidence-Based Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs. Title-III E: caregiver support groups; caregiver education; and caregiver counseling. Care Coordination: adult day service and adult day service transportation; emergency response systems; home delivered meals; homemaker; home maintenance and chore; home modification; personal care; and transportation.

Applicants can apply for these programs by going to We recommend copying and pasting this link into Google Chrome to avoid formatting issues. Applicants may need to register themselves by clicking the “New Supplier? Register here” button.

All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 1, 2024.




Care Coordination Program Sample Contract

Title III Program Sample Contract

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Direction Home Akron Canton is proud to coordinate the area’s most comprehensive network of service providers. This broad base of high-quality care options helps us empower aging adults and people of all ages with disabilities with choices so that they can lead fulfilling lives. We are able to do this by contracting with area organizations for the services delivered to our consumers and members. These services include:

  • Adult Day Service
  • Assisted Living
  • Community Transitions
  • Chore
  • Congregate Meals
  • Emergency Response System
  • Enhanced Community Living
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker
  • Home Medical Equipment
  • Independent Living Assistance
  • Legal Counseling
  • Minor Home Modification
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Personal Care
  • Socialization
  • Social Work/Counseling
  • Medical Transportation
  • Visiting

    For Direction Home Providers:  Provider Portal

Rules and Regulations

Please note that the PACE Program is not available in the 10B region. For the general, up-to-date rules and regulations for our providers, see the following:

Join Our Network

Direction Home Akron Canton manages 270+ providers that offer services to more than 7,000 individuals throughout Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. We ensure that all of our providers deliver compliant, high-quality care. Interested in joining our network?


3-Phase Process for Self-Direction

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Can You Make a Referral for my Organization?

No. We do not refer any providers. Rather, provider placement is based solely on consumer choice. However, we will give our consumers and members all of the information they need to make the best choices they can for their long-term care, including details about our provider organizations.

In one year alone, our provider network helped older adults and individuals with disabilities to receive 300,000+ home-delivered meals, nearly 140,000 congregate meals, 848 transportation services, 420 home repairs… and so much more. We couldn’t make a difference without this passionate network! Contact Direction Home Akron Canton with any questions about our provider network.


I'm an Aspiring Home Health Care Worker

Are you looking for a rewarding career that offers both flexibility and the satisfaction of supportive one-on-one interaction? Direction Home is offering to connect potential home health care workers with local agencies. There are over 100 home care agencies and assisted living facilities that need you!

  • Competitive wages with training included
  • 100+ agencies are hiring in Summit, Stark, Portage, and Wayne Counties
  • Non-agency options available as independent providers and self-directed home health care providers
  • Help others maintain their independence and dignity where they want to call home

Contact us at or call 1-877-770-5558.
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