Oral Suctioning in Singapore

Oral suctioning is done to help an individual clear mucus secretions from the mouth if they are unable to clear it on their own. Need help with oral suctioning? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure at home today!

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About Oral Suctioning

Oral suctioning is done to clear mucus secretions from the mouth if individuals are unable to clear it on their own through coughing or blowing their nose. 

Who Needs Oral Suctioning?

Usually, those with the inability to swallow effectively (dysphagia), paralysis due to previous strokes, dementia, or decreased levels of consciousness may require oral suctioning.

Oral Suctioning Procedure

Items Needed

  • Suction machine 
  • Suction catheter (size 8, 10, 12, 14)
  • Sterile water for flushing
  • Gloves
  • Masks as a precautionary measure for droplets or spit


  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1 way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Oral Suctioning in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to perform oral suctioning. Rates for the procedure are as described.

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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.

Oral Suctioning

$ 60 /procedure*
*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 Oral Suctioning

Service FAQ

When should I perform oral suctioning?

Suctioning is not a routine or prophylactic medical procedure. Suction the patient only when there are clear indications for suctioning. Those include:

  • Increased pulse
  • Noisy respiratory sounds
  • Visible secretions
  • Non-productive cough
  • Inability to clear the airway on one’s own
  • Shortness of breath

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage 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 for Homage's oral suctioning services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How fast 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.

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