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 Aging and Disabilities 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.
Become a Provider
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 Aging and Disabilities 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 Aging and Disabilities bid forms, which are posted on our website during the time we are soliciting and accepting bids. Direction Home Aging and Disabilities 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. Click the links below for application materials.
Request for Proposals Open Until February 14, 2020
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities (DHAD) is soliciting proposals for Title-III B, Title-III C, Health Education, and Care Coordination to serve the 60+ population in Portage, Stark Summit, and Wayne Counties of Ohio for the period October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022.
Proposals will be accepted for the following services – In Title-III B: home maintenance & repair, legal counseling, transportation. In Title-III C: congregate and home-delivered meals. In Health Education: NCOA Highest Tier Evidence-Based Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs. In Care Coordination: adult day service and ADS transportation; chore; emergency response systems; home delivered meals; homemaker; minor home modification, maintenance, repair; social work/counseling; transportation.
All proposals must be received by DHAD no later than 5:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2020. Postmark dates will not be used and late proposals will not be accepted.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.