FAQ

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions section of Parkinson Partners, LLC. Look below and if your question is not answered, feel free to reach out to us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get my first consultation with a Parkinson Patient Advocate?

You can contact us by phone (502) 314-8307 or email (info@parkinsonpartners.com) to let us know you would like to schedule time to talk to a Parkinson Patient Advocate Consultant.  We will contact you by phone to confirm the date and time of our mutually agreeable time to talk.  We offer a FREE 30-minute phone consultation.  If you are in our service area, we can also meet in person for one hour for a one-time fee of $30 so that we can discuss your situation and talk about how we can help you as your Patient Advocate Consultant.

When I/We hire you, is there a monthly or annual commitment to work with you?

Every client who signs an Agreement with Parkinson Partners LLC will pay a one-time setup fee of $200.00.  After the signing of the Agreement we will work that day for at 2-3 hours, sometimes longer as the Patient Advocate Consultant will gather all necessary information about you or your loved one.  At that time we will discuss your medical status, symptoms, medications side effects and much more.  After the setup fee is paid, work performed on your behalf will be billed at $67.00 per hour plus mileage with a monthly invoice.  If at any time either party wishes to discontinue working together, a final bill will be submitted and there will no longer be charges.

There is no commitment to work with a patient advocate on a monthly or annual basis.

Do you have a minimum number of hours you require to work with someone who has Parkinson's?

Once we decide mutually to work together, an Agreement will be prepared and signed which requires a one-time setup fee of $200.00.  The hourly rate for work performed on your behalf for patient advocacy consulting is $67.00 plus mileage.

I am a friend of someone who has Parkinson's. Can I hire you to help me understand how to help them?

Yes.

If my parent, spouse, or family member who lives in Kentucky has Parkinson's and I live in another area or state, can you work with both of us?

If your family member lives within our range of service, we can provide our Parkinson Patient Advocate to them in person.  Or, the alternative option can be to work with both of you by phone, email, and Skype.  In every case, the situation and location will be evaluated before we work together.

Can you work with me if I don't live near you?

Yes.  We can work with our clients by phone, email, and if you would like, by Skype.  We do not have to be face-to-face to help you with many aspects of learning about the disease and dealing with daily challenges.

Do you work with families if their loved one who has Parkinson's disease doesn't want to be involved?

Yes.  Sometimes family members seek out someone who can help them with their loved one who has Parkinson's disease.  Many individuals with this disease have mood disorders or are experiencing denial.  A Parkinson Patient Advocate can help your family understand what is happening to your loved one and can give you guidance on what your options are and how to prepare for the future.

Do you work with individuals who have Parkinson's disease even if they do not have family involved?

Yes.  You do not have to have your family involved if you prefer not to, although we do recommend working with family members whenever possible.  If you have a good friend who is helping or caring for you, he/she can also be included if you would like.