Providing Trusted Care and Comfort at End-of-Life

Our licensed nurses and trained caregivers experienced in end-of-life care can provide flexible, personalised home care support to your loved ones with advanced conditions, from pain and symptom management to emotional support.

Available islandwide from 1-hour visits to round-the-clock care, learn how we can help.

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Homage gave many seniors and their families peace of mind...

- PM Lee Hsien Loong, National Day Rally

77% of Singaporeans wish to spend their final days at home

However, less than 1 in 4 were able to do so.

There are many reasons for this. People tend to think that end-of-life care is unaffordable. To avoid arguments may ensue due to medical cost, many put off discussing plans for their final days with family. Even if cost is not an issue, the topic of death largely remains taboo due to superstition.

In Singapore, family members play an important role in the healthcare decision of a care recipient. Care recipients are often pressured to defer to their family’s decision, and sometimes, families even choose not to reveal the diagnosis to them. Hence, it can be difficult for care recipients to control to make decisions on how they wish to live their final days.

We always want the best for our loved ones, and if their last wish is to depart from this world while surrounded by family at home, we will and should do our best to make it happen.

What is end-of-life care?

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.

Personal Care

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

Night Care

Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall-risk.

Respite Care

Take a break to rest and recharge while our Care Pros take on the caregiving duties.

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.

Medication Administration

No more missed doses. Our nurses can help dispense and administer the right dosage of medication at the right time.

Helping your loved ones live in comfort and with dignity at end-of-life

First of all, it is important to start conversations about death earlier, so that we can understand our loved one’s preferences and plan ahead.

In end-of-life care, a family member often takes on the role of the primary caregiver. Adapting to this new role while managing our emotions can be overwhelming. Furthermore, we may not be equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide the best care to our loved ones. Besides compromising the quality of life of our loved ones, it can be stressful for the caregiver as well.

In such cases, the best option may be to make suitable end-of-life care arrangements and engage the help of trained professionals.

From modifying the home to pain management and providing emotional support to both you and your loved ones, having a professional nurse or caregiver specialised and experienced in end-of-life care can improve the quality of your loved one and help you navigate your care journey.

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

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

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Top questions about end-of-life care

Here are our responses to common queries families have about Homage end-of-life care service.

Are palliative, hospice and end-of-life care the same?

While palliative, hospice and end-of-life care provides comfort and aims to improve the quality of life of those battling life-threatening illnesses, they are not exactly the same.

Hospice care, also known as end-of-life care, happens when the goal is no longer to treat and recover from the condition but to improve quality of life and live life to the fullest for their remaining days.

Palliative care encompasses end-of-life or hospice care but is not only for people who are terminally ill. A person can be undergoing treatment to cure their condition while getting palliative care at the same time, to cope with the symptoms of the illness or treatment.

How long does end-of-life care last?

The length of end-of-life care varies from person to person, and may last a few days, months or even years. In general, end-of-life care is suitable in situations where death is imminent.

What services are provided in end-of-life care?

Hospice or end-of-life care allows individuals to receive holistic care in the comfort of home and live life to the fullest in their final days.

Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist seniors and adults 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
  • Check-in visits to ensure the safety of the care recipients who are home alone
  • 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

If you or your loved one needs specialised support for a medical condition, such as dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s or stroke, our Care Professionals can help too.

Does Homage provide 24-hour end-of-life care?

Yes, we do provide 24-hour end-of-life home care services. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.

How fast will I receive the end-of-life care service?

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

What are Homage end-of-life care packages?

We have interim to longer-term care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Care packages can also help save up to 20% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.

Can Homage end-of-life care service be subsidised?

Yes, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of end-of-life care services. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

What is the shortest duration for an end-of-life care visit?

The duration of a Homage care visit for end-of-life care starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

Are palliative, hospice and end-of-life care the same?

While palliative, hospice and end-of-life care provides comfort and aims to improve the quality of life of those battling life-threatening illnesses, they are not exactly the same.

Hospice care, also known as end-of-life care, happens when the goal is no longer to treat and recover from the condition but to improve quality of life and live life to the fullest for their remaining days.

Palliative care encompasses end-of-life or hospice care but is not only for people who are terminally ill. A person can be undergoing treatment to cure their condition while getting palliative care at the same time, to cope with the symptoms of the illness or treatment.

How long does end-of-life care last?

The length of end-of-life care varies from person to person, and may last a few days, months or even years. In general, end-of-life care is suitable in situations where death is imminent.

What services are provided in end-of-life care?

Hospice or end-of-life care allows individuals to receive holistic care in the comfort of home and live life to the fullest in their final days.

Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist seniors and adults 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
  • Check-in visits to ensure the safety of the care recipients who are home alone
  • 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

If you or your loved one needs specialised support for a medical condition, such as dementia, cancer, Parkinson’s or stroke, our Care Professionals can help too.

Does Homage provide 24-hour end-of-life care?

Yes, we do provide 24-hour end-of-life home care services. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.

How fast will I receive the end-of-life care service?

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

What are Homage end-of-life care packages?

We have interim to longer-term care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Care packages can also help save up to 20% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.

Can Homage end-of-life care service be subsidised?

Yes, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of end-of-life care services. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

What is the shortest duration for an end-of-life care visit?

The duration of a Homage care visit for end-of-life care starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

Still have questions about how Homage can help?

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