5 hours of Papa Pal services at no cost to you.

Papa was built to provide you with an incredible experience by supporting seniors and their families throughout the aging journey.

Vibra Health

5 hours of Papa Pal services at no cost to you.

Papa was built to provide you with an incredible experience by supporting seniors and their families throughout the aging journey.

Who are Papa Pals?

Papa Pals are friendly, trusted college students who are employed by PAPA to provide companionship services to seniors. 60% of Papa pals are currently studying pre-med, nursing, physical therapy, psychology and other health related studies. Papa pals are fully vetted and complete ongoing training and that have a focus on safety and security for those they are assisting.

What do Papa Pals do?

Papa connects college students to older adults who need transportation, house help, technology lessons, companionship, and other senior services.

  • House Help: Helps you or your loved ones around the house. Papa Pals can help with light cleaning, laundry, cooking, and taking care of your pets.
  • Companionship Services: Provides amazing companionship to members. Papa Pals can take members out, hang around, watch a movie, play board games or just have a conversation.
  • Grocery Shopping: Assist with grocery shopping. Papa Pals will pick members up at their homes, take members to the supermarket, carry your shopping bags, and take you back home.
  • Technology Lessons: Teach members how to use technology. Papa Pals will teach members how to use a computer, smartphone, tablet; how to use social media and how to video chat with your grandkids and other loved ones.
  • Social Transportation: Provides older adults with transportation and companionship all the way to and from the member’s destinations. Members can receive rides to the doctor’s office, to the airport, to their community centers, jobs, and other locations.
  • Five hours a month provided at $0 cost to members. Additional hours may be purchased by the member.

Papa FAQ

 Do you perform background checks on senior members?
 How are Papa Pals vetted?
 What languages do Papa Pals speak?
 Are Papa Pal vehicles handicap accessible?
 Can I pay for additional Papa Pal hours once I’ve met the limit provided by my health plan?
 Can I request the same Papa Pal to visit me every time?
 Can Papa schedule my visits by talking to my son/daughter/caregiver? I am hard of hearing.

Updated February 28, 2020
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