VCAAA Seeks New Community Vendors for Programs and Services for Older Adults, People with Disabilities, and Caregivers
Ventura, Calif. – The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (VCAAA) is inviting qualified individuals, public and private nonprofit services, and private for-profit organizations to apply as new contracted vendors for VCAAA programs that serve older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.
The VCAAA is the focal point in Ventura County for those seeking resources and services related to aging and for those caring for an aging loved one. The VCAAA also operates Ventura County’s Aging & Disability Resource Center in partnership with the Independent Living Resource Center, with the end goal of providing a one-stop-shop approach for information and assistance. Potential vendors will share an equal commitment to assisting older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers and are expected to provide the best possible customer service to help Ventura County residents age optimally in place.
The following service categories are specifically being sought: counseling, money management/bill payment/document organization, transportation services (for frail seniors and/or disabled adults), personal care products, home repair and/or home safety modification, biohazard cleaning & waste management (i.e. ability to remove and legally dispose of potentially pathogenic substances), adaptive equipment/non-medical home equipment (must be a contracted provider with both Medi-Cal and/or Medicare for wheelchairs, threshold ramps, hospital beds, walkers, etc.), respite, personal care, chore and homemaker assistance, registered dietitian services, nutrition education, and home delivered meals.
Providers with bilingual Spanish, Tagalog, Farsi and Chinese Mandarin staff are encouraged to apply. Prior to a vendor being granted a contract, they must complete a vendor application packet and supply proof of all required licensing and insurance as required by the California Department of Aging, Federal Transit Administration, Administration for Community Living and the County of Ventura.
A vendor application packet may be obtained at the VCAAA offices located at 646 County Square Drive in Ventura, or by calling 805-477-7300. Those interested may also obtain an application online by visiting www.vcaaa.org/for-providers/vendor-service-tools/. This application process is ongoing. Preference will be given to vendors that provide service throughout the county. VCAAA administration will review all applications. Vendor contracts are subject to the receipt of federal and state funds. Funds are expected to be available beginning July 1, 2022, and are anticipated to end on June 30, 2023. Contracts may be renegotiated to provide additional or fewer services. For more information concerning the vendor application process, contact Brian Murphy, at (805) 477-7300.