Papa Announces National Launch to Address the SDoH and Healthcare Needs of Aging Americans as the COVID-19 Pandemic Persists

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Growing Family On-Demand Company Gears Up for Another Year of Record Growth with Expansion to All 50 U.S. States

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Our Papa Pals provide companionship and work as boots-on-the-ground to support closing gaps in care and drastically improve health outcomes of older adults and their families.

Papa today announced the national expansion of its service, which provides older adults and families with curated companionship and care to support members socially and clinically. With availability now in all 50 U.S. states, Papa has grown 600 percent year-over-year as of the start of 2021.

Last year brought on an accelerated launch of the company’s virtual services and an $18 million Series B funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $31 million.

“The current climate of social isolation has exacerbated the health challenges already facing aging Americans,” said Andrew Parker, Founder and CEO of Papa. “Our Papa Pals provide companionship and work as boots-on-the-ground to support closing gaps in care and drastically improve health outcomes of older adults and their families.”

Papa Pals provide companionship to older adults and help with everyday tasks, including transportation, light household chores, navigating health benefits, doctors’ appointments, prescription refill and pick up, and grocery delivery. The company also recently launched Papa Health, a comprehensive health management platform that offers virtual primary care, urgent care, and chronic care management to its members through the Papa platform.

Today, Papa is also launching a new app that will allow Papa Pals to more efficiently plan visits and build stronger connections with Members. New app features include:

● Personalized Dashboard: Allows Papa Pals to keep track of upcoming visits, see recommended visits nearby, and filter visits to find the ones that meet their needs.
● One Tap Video Call: Taking virtual visits to the next level, offering Papa Pals and Members easier access to connect virtually by eliminating the need to have an app to access the video call.
● Maps: Papa Pals can dial in on visit locations, and browse and book nearby visits to minimize their commute.
● New Customized Filters: Advanced filters make browsing options quicker and easier based on the service, date, and time needed by the Member.

Papa services are available through health plan providers, including Aetna, AvMed, Florida Blue Medicare, Humana, Priority Health, and Regence Blue Shield, among many others.

About Papa
Papa is a family on-demand service providing companionship and care to older adults and families through an expansive client base of Medicare Advantage and state managed Medicaid health plans. Papa was founded in 2017 in Miami, FL. Investors include Comcast Ventures, Canaan, Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures, Pivotal Ventures with Magnify Ventures, Behance Founder, CPO of Adobe; Scott Belsky, the founders of Flatiron Health and their group Operator Partners, among other high-profile investors. For more information, visit joinpapa.com.

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