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!

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

Requirements

  • 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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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

Oral Suctioning

From
$ 60 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

How does Homage work?

For tele-consultations, download the Homage app and get connected to a doctor right away.

How it Works - Step 1

Speak to a Care Advisor

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.

How it Works - Step 2

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.

How it Works - Step 3

Your personalised care begins

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.

For tele-consultations, download the Homage app and get connected to a doctor right away.

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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 Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, 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?

Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional for urine bag drainage, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

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.

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