Providing Trusted Care and Comfort at End-of-Life
Homage Care Pros are experienced in end-of-life care and 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.Get a Free Care Consult
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?
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall-risk.
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.
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.
Cost of End-of-Life Care in Singapore
On average, hospice or end-of-life care cost approximately $7,000 per month, but care packages and subsidies are available to offset some of the cost.Get a Free Care Consult
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Call us at 6100 0055 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.
Make a Care Plan together
We will work with you to develop a personalised Care Plan based on your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.
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Top questions about End-of-Life Care
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.
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.
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