The short answer is that Medicare and other insurance companies do not pay for the type of work that I do. Properly caring for the home bound requires developing a close relationship with their caregivers, specialists, social workers, nurses, therapists, etc. It requires communication with ER physicians and hospital physicians in the event of a hospitalization. It requires communication with all who are part of your health care team. The time, attention and follow up that I give to each patient is beyond what you would find in an office practice. With the concierge model, you will have a physician who is your advocate, who has your needs and priorities at the forefront, and who willingly communicates with you and your family or caregiver. I will help you or your loved ones understand your treatment options, and customize a plan that fits your unique situation. I am available 24/7 for all of my patients. You will always be able to reach me by cell phone or email, and I will be available for urgent visits if the need arises.
I provide concierge home care services in Philadelphia and Camden County. To inquire if your location is a covered area, please call the office at 609-208-3232.
My fee is $360/month ($400 if patient has a feeding tube and/or tracheostomy) and can be paid via check, Venmo, Cash, Cash App, or bank routing. I do not accept insurance and therefore do not bill your insurance any of the work that I do. (Per regulations, insurance cannot reimburse you for my fees.) The monthly fee covers your home visits, as well as all paperwork and communication that is involved with your care. The monthly fee also gives you the benefit of having my cell phone and email. I typically see patients once a month, but the frequency of visits depends on the need of the patient. I do not see patients in the home on weekends, but I am always available by phone.
If an established patient is considering placement in an assisted living home, personal care home, nursing home or memory care facility, I can accompany him/her (or the family) on a tour of the facility and meeting with the administrators for an additional fee of $250.