Get Support with Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-insertions in Singapore

Need help with re-inserting a nasogastric feeding tube? Homage’s local nurses, who are licensed by the Singapore Nursing Board, can carry out the procedure in the procedure in the comfort of your home.

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What is an Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-insertion?

Nasogastric tubes (NGT) are fine hollow tubes that are inserted through the nostril into the stomach. They 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, our Care Pros will be able to assist with the changing or re-insertion of tubes and the setting up of NGT feeds subsequently.

Why choose Homage’s nurses for NGT Re-insertion?

Professional care from experienced nurses

Our Care Pros, who are licensed nurses with prior experience in hospital settings, can provide NGT care support.

Book your visits with the tap of a button

Our app’s smart matching algorithm will assign a nurse that fits your and your loved one’s requirements and preferences.

Holistic care through personalised care plans

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

Reviews from Our Customers

Supporting and guiding primary caregivers

I was desperately looking for someone to come in and provide my Grandpa’s new helper with basic caregiver’s training before she officially starts her training that is scheduled much later. Homage was the only agency that went out of the way to expedite my request and the Nurse that was tagged to us was very very very helpful and professional. Really appreciate the work that Homage do for the community!

— Martha Soh, Google Review

 

Lessening the load of family members

“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.”

— G C, Google Review

Great nurses who were detailed, hygienic, and careful

“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.”

— Debby Alicia, Google Review

When should you get support for NGT re-insertion?

We can support you when:

  • Your loved one has just started using a nas0gastric tube (NGT) and you need a professional to demonstrate the procedure
  • You want to learn how to set up your loved one’s feeds on your own

How to prepare for your care visit

Our nurse will require the following items for the NGT feeding procedure:

  • A new nasogastric tube 
  • Water-based lubricant
  • Anaesthetic throat pray
  • pH indicator strips
  • Hypoallergic micropore tape
  • Syringe
  • Latex gloves
  • Bile bag
  • A cup of water and a straw

Please ensure that the items above are available at home.

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

Cost of Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Re-insertions in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to perform nasogastric tube (NGT) re-insertions. Book an appointment with us today!

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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 Re-insertion

$ 80 /procedure*
By local licensed nurses
*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 Re-Insertion

Service FAQ

What are nasogastric tubes (NGT) used for?

An NGT 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 NGT 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 the Homage 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 re-insertion 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 can I receive care by Homage?

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.

Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best-effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.

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.

What our customers say

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Right from the start from signing up for an account, to making a booking on the app, to the confirmation of a Care Asst and to the whole visit concluding, its all a seamless and worry free process. Loved this service and would recommend it to anyone who requires the extra pair of hands and legs

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Wonderful app wonderful service

Have been using this for a year to help my grandfather who frequently gets aspiration pneumonia and has difficulty leaving the house. The app is so easy to use, and the cherry on top is the wonderful service behind the app. Had some difficulty finding a doctor recently and Hakim called me back personally twice to ensure a doctor was found. Thank you so much, cannot recommend this app more.

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Great help to me in my time of need

My mum’s helper was hospitalised suddenly and I needed urgent help to take care of my mum who has advanced dementia. Homage was able able to find caregivers for my mum within a very short notice. The caregivers possessed the skill sets that I had requested and were of great help to me in my time of need. Thank you Homage!

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Professional service

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Doctor is qualified, friendly

Had a good experience with Homage's teleconsultation. The doctor is qualified, friendly and guided me on examination. She also explained my symptoms to me in detail, which is useful. The report provided has detailed information, and medicine was delivered to me on the same day even though my appointment was in the evening.

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Physiotherapist assigned is professional

Response from Homage is fast. And the physiotherapist assigned is professional in assessing and guiding my mom in her session.

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