Medical Escort & Transport Services
Need support travelling to and fro your home and medical appointments? Homage medical escorts can care for your loved one while giving you real-time updates via our app.Get a Free Care Consult
Why we often skip medical appointments and treatments
Given the cost, commute, time spent and discomfort of a doctor’s visit, many of us are often tempted to go against advice and skip medical appointments, be it for chronic disease management follow-ups or preventive health screening.
For seniors and those with mobility constraints, travelling to and fro hospitals or clinics and home can be difficult. Long wait times often make a simple follow-up consultation last an entire day.
In many cases, a family caregiver is the one who accompanies the care recipient to the hospital or clinic. However, they may not always be available, due to time constraints or strained family relationships.
For seniors whose primary caregiver are their spouses, additional care support may be required due to their own health conditions and physical constraints, especially if the care recipient needs to be manually transferred from their bed to a wheelchair and then to the vehicle.
Missing medical appointments and treatments can cause health complications
However, not going for follow-up consultations, medical appointments, treatment and health screening can lead to further health complications. Often, patients who skip these appointments often end up back in the hospital with more serious and more costly health concerns.
Even those who do follow through with appointments may end up discarding the medication, consume the wrong dosage or mix them up, especially if there are many different medications to take. This can be dangerous due to potentially harmful drug interaction.
Families use us for:
- Doctor's & Hospital Appointments
- Visits to Daycare Centres
- Important Functions
Having a trained medical escort makes a difference
To ensure that care recipients follow through with their medical appointments, it can be helpful to have a trained professional step in and support.
With a steadily greying population in Singapore, the need for medical escorts is on the rise. They play a pivotal role in ensuring individuals and seniors follow through with their appointments and medication.
From accompanying them to and fro home, medical appointments, treatment facilities and/or important functions, medical escorts also take care of everything in between – from toileting and personal care to accurately relaying doctor’s advise and medication collection. A trained medical escort will keep your loved one safe and sound every step of the way.
Have peace of mind when you engage a medical escort to accompany your loved one for their medical appointment and treatment, and help them enjoy an improved quality of life free from health complications.
Cost of Medical Escort Services in Singapore
On average, medical escort services cost approximately $62 to $90 per round trip in Singapore, 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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Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. Stay up to date after every appointment with detailed reports on the Homage app.
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Top questions about Medical Escort
What can a medical escort help with?
If you or your loved one need support with getting to and fro a medical appointment, medical escorts can help. Homage’s medical escorts will:
- Meet your loved one from home
- Arrange for a taxi or private car pick-up, or a preferred transport mode of your choice
- Ensure safe transfers in and out of transport
- Accompany your loved one throughout the visit
- Note down and relay doctor’s advice and memos
- Collect any prescribed medication as well as discharge reports, health and test reports
- Arrange for a taxi or private car to bring them back home
- Accompany them home safely, right to their doorstep
Our medical escort will keep your loved one safe and sound, every step of the way.
Who are the Homage medical escorts?
Homage medical escorts are locals from all walks of life, who are passionate and dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of care recipients and supporting families.
All our medical escorts have valid CPR certification and receive AIC-certified caregiver training. They are also required to go for a mandatory tuberculosis screening to ensure a clean bill of health.
Before an individual joins us as a medical escort, Homage conducts a face-to-face interview to screen for personality, competency and scenario-based behaviour, in addition to comprehensive and stringent criminal record and reference checks from the Singapore Police Force and previous employers.
How fast can I get a medical escort?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage Homage’s medical escort service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
What if the appointment takes longer than expected?
Our medical escort will be able to inform you in real-time if an appointment takes longer than expected through the Homage app.
In most cases, our medical escorts will be able to continue caring for your loved one and complete the visit. If the medical escort is unable to stay for the extended care duration, our team will reach out to you to work out a solution together.
Do note that additional charges will be incurred should the care duration be extended.
What is the shortest duration for medical escort service?
The duration of Homage’s medical escort service starts from just one hour, depending on the expected duration of the appointment and your loved one’s care needs.
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