PEG Feeding (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) in Singapore

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) is commonly used for individuals who have difficulty with oral feeding or meeting their daily nutritional needs. Need help with PEG feeding? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure today!

About Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and oesophagus. The procedure for PEG placement can only be done at the hospitals as a surgical cut is made through the skin into the stomach. Should you need help with PEG feeding*, our nurses at Homage will be able to assist.

*Note: Homage nurses will only be able to assist with PEG feeding and not re-insertion.

Who Needs PEG Feeding?

Individuals who have difficulty with oral feeding (e.g. dysphagia) and those who are unable to eat and drink enough to meet their daily nutrition needs will usually require PEG feeding. This is to mitigate the chances of aspirating food and fluids into the lungs, which can lead to pneumonia.

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.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Feeding Procedure

Items Needed

  • Milk feed: brand of milk and number of cans or packets
  • Water for flushing
  • PH indicator
  • Syringe
  • Latex gloves

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 PEG Feeding (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) in Singapore

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

PEG Feeding

$ 40 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs. Procedure is included in the ADL & simple nursing package rates.

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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 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 available for Homage's PEG feeding 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 PEG feeding, 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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