Get Support with Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Feeding in Singapore

Need help with NGT feeding? Homage’s local licensed nurses and certified caregivers can support your loved one’s care needs and set up their feeds in the comfort of their home.

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What is NGT feeding?

Nasogastric tubes (NGT) are fine hollow tubes that are inserted through the nostril into the stomach. It can be connected to syringes or tubes, which can be used to deliver tube feedings and enteral nutrition, administer medications, or drain stomach contents.

The initial insertion of a nasogastric tube must be done at a hospital. However, should you need help with the re-insertion of tubes or the setting up of NGT feeds subsequently, our nurses at Homage will be able to assist you. 

Who needs NGT feeding?

A few conditions that would cause a person to need NGT feeding include:

  • Swallowing difficulties, e.g. dysphagia
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness
  • Malnourishment
  • Gastrointestinal surgery

Why choose us for support with NGT feeding?

Receive quality care from Care Pros

Our Care Pros, who are licensed nurses and certified caregivers, are able to assist with your loved one’s NGT feedings.

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Receive the right care based on your and your loved one’s needs. Our app’s smart matching algorithm will assign a Care Pro that fits your requirements and preferences.

Personalised care plans for holistic home care

Aside from nursing care, our caregivers and therapists can provide daily living care and therapy sessions for a well-rounded care plan. 

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“Excellent service provided by the professional nurses. Very prompt follow up and arrangements made once you have created an account with them. I would strongly recommend Homage to those who need home personal care and nursing as they ease the load of family members.”

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“One of the best home care services! All the nurses are great and handled my loved one with care, they are detailed when taking care of my parent-in-law. They focus on hygiene and make sure my father-in-law stays active, which I feel very delighted by when seeing him in good hands.”

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When should you engage a professional nurse for NGT feeding?

We can support you when:

  • Your loved one has just started using a NG tube and you need a professional to demonstrate the procedure and give advice 
  • You want to learn how to set up your loved one’s feeds on your own

How to prepare for your care visit

Your Homage Care Pro will require the following items for the NGT feeding procedure:

  • Nutritional feeds 
  • One clean spoon and measuring cup (only for powdered feeds)
  • Cooled boiled water
  • Water for flushing
  • pH indicator strips
  • An empty cup
  • Hypoallergic tape
  • Syringe
  • Latex gloves

Please ensure that the items above are available at home.

A 1-way taxi fare will be required for our Care Pro to purchase the above consumables, if required.

Cost of NGT Feeding Procedures in Singapore

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*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

NGT Feeding

$ 24 /hour*
By local licensed nurses and certified caregivers
*Urgent visit surcharge: For nursing procedure bookings made less than 24 hours from the visit start time, a $30 surcharge per procedure applies.

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Top questions about Nasogastric Tube Feeding

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What is a nasogastric tube (NGT) used for?

An NG tube is used to administer nutrition, hydration, and medication. It is a way to get substances into the stomach when it isn’t possible or advisable for someone to swallow them by mouth. It can also be used to supplement oral intake when people are having trouble meeting their nutritional needs.

An NG tube can also be used to drain or empty the stomach, which may be needed when someone has swallowed something toxic or because they have some disorder that requires stomach emptying, such as a bowel obstruction.

How long can a nasogastric tube (NGT) be left in?

Some nasogastric tubes can stay in place for up to 6 weeks before being changed, as long as they are carefully looked after and the user does not experience any complications.

Tubes that are made of materials unaffected by gastric acid can remain in the stomach for a longer period compared to PVC tubes, which can only be used for up to 2 weeks.

Who are Homage's Care Professionals?

Homage’s 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, and certified therapists, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies available for Homage's NGT feeding services?

Yes, you can apply for a financial subsidy to defray the cost of home nursing care services. Here is a list of Financial Assistance Schemes in Singapore, such as the Home Caregiving Grant, CareShield Life, and Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE) that might be helpful for you.

How quickly will I receive care support?

We aim to match a Care Pro to your requested visit within 2-3 days. For bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match a Care Pro.

What is the shortest duration for a visit?

The duration of a care visit starts from just one hour, and the length of the visit will depend on your family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

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