PEG Feeding, Tube Care, and Dressing Change in Singapore

Need help with PEG feeding? Our licensed nurses can help you with PEG feeding, dressing change, and proper tube care at home.

What is Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)?

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdomen and into the stomach. The PEG tube allows nutrition, fluids, and/or medications to bypass the mouth and oesophagus and enter the stomach directly . 

PEG tube insertions are commonly used for individuals who have difficulty with oral feeding or meeting their daily nutritional needs. If you have a PEG tube, here are some care tips:

  • Gently clean the skin around the PEG tube at least 3 times a day
  • Dry the skin to avoid irritation
  • Rotate the tube everyday to prevent it from sticking to the opening
  • Flush the PEG tube with 30-50mL of water every 4-6 hours
  • Replace dressing everyday or if it gets wet or soiled
  • Do not place dressings under the flange
  • Avoid pulling the PEG tube to prevent it from falling out

If your PEG tube falls out, you will need to go to the hospital for reinsertion. Homage nurses can help with PEG feeding, PEG tube care, and dressing replacement, but not with tube reinsertion.

What we offer

Our nurses are trained and equipped to provide PEG feeding, dressing change, and PEG tube care at home:

  • PEG feeding
  • PEG tube care
  • PEG dressing change
  • Medication administration
  • Medication reminders
  • Wound care
  • Post-surgery care
  • Showering, toileting, and hygiene care
  • Medical escort services to appointments
  • Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)

Our nurses can also share tips on how to handle and care for your PEG tube, including how to identify signs of infection or blockage, what to do if the tube is dislodged, how to avoid pulling out the tube, how to empty the stomach through the tube, how to hide the tube under clothes, and what activities you should avoid.

Why Choose Us for PEG Feeding

Get care from highly-qualified licensed nurses

Receive the best care from our home care nurses who have at least 1 year of ward experience and are licensed by the Singapore Nursing Board.

Smooth booking process

Once you book an home PEG feeding session, our smart matching algorithm will assign you the most suitable caregiver, nurse, or therapist based on unique care needs and preferences.

Receive care from your preferred Care Pro

Found a Care Pro that suits you and your family? Request them for future home visits for greater continuity of care.

What to expect during a home PEG feeding visit

  • Before the visit, let us know the existing healthcare products available at home for PEG feeding and other nursing procedures you require. If you do not have the appropriate products or tools required, our Homage nurse will prepare the appropriate medical products before the visit.
  • For PEG feeding, ensure you have the following items prepared at home: Milk feed, water for flushing, PH indicator, syringe, and latex gloves.
  • A licensed nurse from Homage will visit your home and understand your medical history and needs, then conduct the PEG feeding, wound dressing, and/or other nursing procedures you have requested for when booking the visit.

“At the start of visits, I greet my clients and check in on any past medical/social history. Knowing important things like previous falls or traumas can go a long way in ensuring safety and quality service. After every visit, I prepare notes which are service-related to assist other CPs who are handling the case after me.” — Care Pro Ralphael Lim, Registered Nurse

Cost of PEG Feeding in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to handle PEG feeding, tube care, dressing changes, and more. If you need regular PEG tube nursing care services in the long term, packages are available to offset some of the cost.

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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.

PEG Feeding & Nursing Care

$ 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.

How Homage works

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Top questions about PEG Feeding (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)

Service FAQ

Can you eat if you have a PEG tube?

Depending on the reason you need a PEG tube in the first place, you may be able to eat and drink by mouth with the tube in place. However, it is important to first consult with your healthcare provider to make sure it is safe to do so.

How long does a PEG feed take?

A PEG feeding session usually lasts around 20 minutes but depends on the individual and the volume of feed. Going too fast may cause bloating or indigestion, which can be uncomfortable for the individual.

Is a PEG feeding tube permanent?

PEG feeding can be temporary or permanent. Those recovering from a stroke, have had neurological trauma (head injuries), or are living with long-term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease usually require PEG for the long term. Meanwhile, individuals with cancer of the head or neck usually need PEG while having treatment as swallowing may be affected.

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage’s nurses are enrolled or registered nurses with a valid Practising Certificate with the Singapore Nursing Board (SNB) and have at least 1 year of ward experience.

All Homage Care Pros are local and come from different walks of life, each with unique specialisations and care experiences. But they all have one common trait – a passion and dedication to delivering quality nursing care to families and care recipients.

What is the minimum duration for a PEG nursing care visit?

The duration of a Homage PEG feeding and nursing care visit starts from just one hour, depending on the family’s preferences and your loved one’s needs.

Are there subsidies available for Homage's PEG feeding and tube nursing care services?

Yes, you can apply for financial subsidy to defray the cost of home care services for your elderly loved ones. 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 from Homage?

We aim to assign a suitable Care Pro for your requested visit within 2-3 days. For urgent bookings made 1-2 days before the visit date, we will try our best to match you with a Care Pro as soon as possible.

Does Homage offer packages for PEG feeding?

We have interim to longer-term PEG feeding and nursing care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fits your needs and preferences.

Care packages can also help save up to 20% for multiple sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 6100 0055 for more details.

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