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Palliative care goes beyond end-of-life care
Unlike end-of-life or hospice care, which takes place after someone has stopped curative treatment, palliative care can improve the quality of life of those with life-threatening conditions, whether or not a cure is available. For example, someone with cancer at a curable stage could be undergoing chemotherapy and receiving palliative care at the same time to manage the symptoms and side effects of both the condition and treatment, such as pain and nausea.
Palliative care involves caring for the body, mind and spirit of an individual, which can be a lot for an untrained family caregiver to undertake. In fact, a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and counsellors usually work together to deliver holistic palliative care to individuals. Learn all you need to know about palliative care in Singapore here.
On top of caring for their loved one, family caregivers will also need to keep their emotions in check to avoid affecting the one they care for, which can make caregiving both physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting.
What is palliative care?
Simple Nursing Care
Assist with simple nursing procedures such as changing of feeding tubes and suctioning.
Complex Nursing Procedures
From injections to wound care, have your nursing procedures done safely in the comfort of home.
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
Alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions through prescribed treatment plans.
Care provided through the night to assist with toileting or nursing needs, prevent wandering and reduce fall-risk.
Take a break to rest and recharge while our Care Pros take on the caregiving duties.
Improving quality of life through home palliative care
Having a professional caregiver or nurse with the right experience can help you better understand what to expect and guide you along your care journey.
A caregiver or nurse trained and experienced in palliative care manages the pain and symptoms caused by your loved one’s condition and/or the treatment they are undergoing. Palliative-trained professionals will also provide mental and emotional support and fulfil the goals and desire of your loved one to the best of their ability. Through improving holistic well-being, quality palliative and hospice care can empower individuals to find purpose and live life to the fullest.
Besides caring for your loved one, having someone around who understands your loved one’s conditions and care needs as well as how tough caregiving is, can be reassuring to the caregiver.
Cost of Palliative Care in Singapore
On average, palliative care cost approximately $7,000 per month, but care packages and subsidies are available to offset some of the cost.Get a Free Care Consult
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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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Top questions about Palliative Care
Are palliative, hospice and end-of-life care the same?
While palliative, hospice and end-of-life care provides comfort and aims to improve the quality of life of those battling life-threatening illnesses, they are not exactly the same.
Hospice care, also known as end-of-life care, happens when the goal is no longer to treat and recover from the condition but to improve quality of life and live life to the fullest for their remaining days.
Palliative care encompasses end-of-life or hospice care but is not only for people who are terminally ill. A person can be undergoing treatment to cure their condition while getting palliative care at the same time, to cope with the symptoms of the illness or treatment.
Does palliative care mean death?
Many Singaporeans have the misconception that palliative care only occurs at end-of-life. However, palliative care can actually be provided regardless of age, stage of illness, and whether the person is receiving medical treatment. A person can get palliative care while receiving treatment to cure them of the illness, to cope with the symptoms of the condition and side effects of treatment.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers and licensed nurses from all walks of life.
Does Homage provide 24-hour home palliative care?
Yes, we do provide 24-hour home palliative care services. Two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits, and care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one round-the-clock each day.
How fast will I receive the palliative care service?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional for home palliative care services, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
Can Homage palliative care service be subsidised?
Yes, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of palliative care services. Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.
What are Homage palliative care packages?
We have interim to longer-term palliative care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Care packages can also help save up to 20% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.
What is the shortest duration for a palliative care visit?
The duration of a Homage palliative care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.
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