Companion care with Papa

We've partnered with Papa, a company that connects college students ("Papa Pals") to Medicare members with specific chronic conditions who need assistance with transportation, house chores, technology lessons, companionship, and other senior services.

You'll have a $0 copay for up to 8 hours of companion care each month.

You must meet all three of the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Have a high risk of hospitalization or other adverse health outcomes
  • Require intensive care coordination
  • Have one or more chronic conditions, as identified by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services:

Click to see qualifying conditions

  • Chronic alcohol and other drug dependence
  • Autoimmune disorders limited to: Polyarteritis nodosa, Polymyalgia rheumatica, Polymyositis, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Cancer, excluding pre-cancer conditions or in-situ status
  • Cardiovascular disorders limited to: Cardiac arrhythmias, Coronary artery disease, Peripheral vascular disease, and Chronic venous thromboembolic disorder
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • End-stage liver disease
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis
  • Severe hematologic disorders limited to: Aplastic anemia, Hemophilia, Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, Myelodysplatic syndrome, Sickle-cell disease (excluding sickle-cell trait), and Chronic venous thromboembolic disorder
  • Chronic lung disorders limited to: Asthma, Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, Pulmonary fibrosis, and Pulmonary hypertension
  • Chronic and disabling mental health conditions limited to: Bipolar disorders, Major depressive disorders, Paranoid disorder, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective disorder
  • Neurologic disorders limited to: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Epilepsy, Extensive paralysis (i.e., hemiplegia, quadriplegia, paraplegia, monoplegia), Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Polyneuropathy, Spinal stenosis, and Stroke-related neurologic deficit
  • Stroke

Reach out to schedule your time with a Papa Pal at 833.680.5959, Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. (EST).

Visit the Papa website to learn more