Care support for cancer, wherever you are

Learn more about the common types and stages of cancer and its effects on your loved one and their care needs.

If you’re looking for care support, our team of Homage caregivers, nurses, therapists and doctors are available 24/7 to support you and your loved one every step of the way along the cancer journey.

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An Introduction to Cancer

Every day, healthy cells in our body divide to replace old or damaged cells. Cancer cells, however, grow and survive when they should not, depleting oxygen and nutrients that could be used to nourish healthy cells instead.

This leads to an impaired immune system and other health problems, which explains why many cancer patients often experience symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, fatigue and pain.

1 in 4 Singaporeans are expected to develop cancer

In Singapore, about 39 people are diagnosed with cancer every day, 15 people die of cancer every day, and 1 in 4 people may develop cancer in their lifetime. The top cancers include colorectum, lung, breast, and prostate cancer.

Thankfully, advancements in treatment and screening have led to earlier detection and timely treatment for many, reducing cancer mortality rates.

Caring for a loved one with cancer

From the initial diagnosis to the treatment process, the cancer journey is not easy for cancer patients, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Besides its physical impact, having cancer can take a toll on an individual’s mental and emotional wellbeing. The support of a loved one can be especially important during this time.

Depending on the type and stage of cancer, different forms of care support may be required.

Stage I

Early-stage cancer is located in one area and has not spread to nearby tissues. Individuals with this form of cancer have a high chance of full recovery, usually by removing the tumour with surgery.

Care support 

  • Medical escort
  • Medication reminders
  • Post-surgery care
  • Nursing care
  • Rehabilitation therapy

Stage II or III

At this stage, cancer may have spread to nearby tissues and/or lymph nodes, but not to other parts of the body. Recovery may be possible with more extensive treatment.

Care support

  • Medical escort
  • Medication reminders
  • Staying active
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Night care
  • Palliative care

Stage IV

In advanced or metastatic cancer, cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body. In most cases, the cancer is no longer curable. Hospice treatment may be recommended instead.

Care support

  • Hospice care
  • Personal care
  • Medication reminders
  • Nursing care
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Night care

Help at every stage

We have walked the journey with numerous families and their loved one with cancer. Our Care Professionals are experienced and undergo training to better understand, support and care for you and your loved one. Learn how they can help.

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Personal Care

Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) - eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.

Simple Nursing Care

Assist with simple nursing procedures such as changing of feeding tubes and suctioning.

Complex Nursing Procedures

From injections to wound care, have your nursing procedures done safely in the comfort of home.

Home Medical

Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.

Home Therapy

Alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions through prescribed treatment plans.

Medical Escort

Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.

Post-Surgery

Focus on recovery and leave the complex nursing care in the hands of our experienced nurse Care Pros

Vital Signs Monitoring

Keep track of your loved one’s health as our Care Pros help to record temperature, pulse and/or blood pressure readings.

How does Homage work?

STEP 1: Schedule your free Care Consult

Share your care needs with our Care Advisors and learn more about how our Care Professionals can help. Psst, we are open daily, even on weekends and public holidays.

STEP 2: Make a Care Plan together

Our Care Specialists will work with you to develop a personal Care Plan which details the recipient's health status, care needs and Care Professional preferences.

STEP 3: Receive care at your doorstep

We will match you and your loved one with the most suitable caregiver or nurse. Once matched, you will receive a notification with the assigned Care Professional's profile in your Homage app.

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Why Homage?

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Request for care easily, wherever you are. Tell us what services you need, when and where.

Quality holistic healthcare

Gain access to our suite of comprehensive home care services trusted by thousands of Singapore's families - daily care, nursing care, therapy and medical services.

Licensed and trained

All Homage Care Professionals hold valid qualifications and have the required experience to deliver quality care to you and your loved ones.

Find the best match

Only the most suitable Homage Care Professionals from our pool of over 2,000 trained and certified local caregivers, nurses, therapists and doctors are assigned to care for your loved one.

Strong local knowledge

Our all-local Care Professionals understand the cultural norms and speak a common language (or dialect) with your loved ones.

Only the top 10%

Only the top 10% of Homage Care Professional applicants qualify from our one-to-one interview, reference and key qualification checks.

DAILY LIVING CARE

from

$20/hour*

By local trained caregivers

NURSING CARE

from

$24/hour*

By local qualified nurses

HOME MEDICAL

from

$20/hour*

By local licensed doctors

HOME THERAPY

from

$180/hour*

By local certified therapists

Looking for cancer care support or long-hour care? We can help.

Our team of qualified doctors, nurses, caregivers and therapists can provide quality holistic care to you and your loved ones. You can save up to 20% with our care packages for multiple sessions too. Get connected with our Care Advisors to find out more.

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Top questions about cancer care

Here are our responses to common queries families have about Homage cancer care support service.

How long does a cancer patient live in hospice?

It is not possible to accurately predict how long a person with cancer will live, but hence hospice care for cancer patients can last from days to 6 months and sometimes even longer.

How can Homage support with cancer care?

Homage Care Professionals provide in-home cancer care, allowing individuals with cancer to receive holistic care in the comfort of home.

Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:

  • Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
  • Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
  • Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
  • Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
  • Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
  • Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
  • Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
  • Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
  • Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
  • Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
  • Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy

Everyone’s care needs are unique. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 to learn more about how our Care Pros can support you in your cancer journey.

What is the minimum duration for a care visit?

The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.

Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?

We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving. For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

How fast can I receive care support for cancer?

Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for cancer care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

What cancer care packages do you offer?

From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs, so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.

Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.

Are there subsidies available for Homage cancer care services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How long does a cancer patient live in hospice?

It is not possible to accurately predict how long a person with cancer will live, but hence hospice care for cancer patients can last from days to 6 months and sometimes even longer.

How can Homage support with cancer care?

Homage Care Professionals provide in-home cancer care, allowing individuals with cancer to receive holistic care in the comfort of home.

Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:

  • Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
  • Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
  • Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
  • Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
  • Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
  • Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
  • Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
  • Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
  • Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
  • Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
  • Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy

Everyone’s care needs are unique. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 to learn more about how our Care Pros can support you in your cancer journey.

What is the minimum duration for a care visit?

The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.

Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?

We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving. For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

How fast can I receive care support for cancer?

Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for cancer care support, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

What cancer care packages do you offer?

From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs, so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.

Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.

Are there subsidies available for Homage cancer care services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

Still have questions about how Homage can help?

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