I'm a Caregiver

Caring for an elderly parent or a loved one with a disability can quickly become time-consuming and overwhelming. This doesn’t take away from how much you love the person. It just means that you’ve been thrust into a new role, and you may not have the knowledge or resources to provide the level of long-term care your loved one needs… or even to navigate the complex system of services and supports.

Relax, we’ve got this. Direction Home Akron Canton is here to help. Developed in 2000, our Family Caregiver Support Program assists informal caregivers with information, training, respite care and supplemental services. We provide long-term care choices, consumer protection and education, so that you can help your loved one achieve the highest possible quality of life.

To access our services and support, simply call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 877-770-5558. You can request a long-term care consultation, where we will assess your loved one for placement with services such as:

  • Personal care aids
  • Homemaker services
  • Emergency response system (ERS)
  • Home-delivered meals

If you have a specific question, call the ADRC. You can always contact the Agency as well.

“When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her doctor suggested a nursing facility. But rather than taking her out of the home that she’s lived in for 30 years, I decided to help. It quickly became overwhelming – until I learned of your services. With adult day care and two personal care aides, my mother now receives the 24-hour supervision she needs. Thanks for keeping Mom home.” – Sue R.