Book a Home-Based Severe Disability Assessment

Making a claim under a government severe disability scheme, such as CareShield Life, ElderShield, IDAPE, or want to receive payouts under a private insurance plan?

Save time travelling to and from an assessor’s clinic. Our MOH-accredited assessors can carry out a Severe Disability Assessment in the safety and comfort of your loved one’s home or place of residence.

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What is a Severe Disability Assessment?

A Severe Disability Assessment evaluates a person’s ability to carry out Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) independently.

The 6 activities are bathing, dressing, feeding oneself, using the toilet, moving around, and transferring.

During the assessment, our assessors will seek to understand the care recipient’s medical history and request that they carry out a few tasks to assess their ability to perform these activities.

You may be asked to assist the care recipient during this process. A typical assessment takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

What is a Severe Disability?

An individual is considered severely disabled when they are unable to perform at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) independently.

When will my loved one need a Severe Disability Assessment?

Your loved one will need to undergo an assessment to make a claim or withdrawal under the following severe disability schemes:

  • Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)
  • ElderFund
  • ElderShield
  • CareShield Life
  • MediSave Care
  • Supplements by private insurers

Why opt for a home-based Severe Disability Assessment by Homage?

Safe and hassle-free

With our house call assessments, your loved one can get assessed in the safety and comfort of their home.

Receive reimbursements 

You will be reimbursed the assessment fee if you are assessed to be severely disabled. Additionally, your assessment fee will be waived if you are a first-time applicant for CareShield Life or receiving financial assistance.

MOH-accredited assessors

Homage’s Severe Disability Assessments are carried out by our MOH-accredited assessors, who are Care Specialists with years of clinical experience.

How Homage can further support you

While waiting for your payout disbursement, our trained Care Advisors can help tailor a personalised care plan that suits the care recipient’s needs.

A Homage Care Pro with an elderly care recipient. Part of Homage's home personal care services, which can be booked after a Severe Disability Assessment.

Home Personal Care

Stay safe and healthy at home. Our caregivers can help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as showering, feeding, and transferring.

A Homage Care Pro with an elderly care recipient. Part of Homage's home nursing care services, which can be booked after a Severe Disability Assessment.

Home Nursing

Receive quality nursing care at home, hassle-free. Our licensed nurses and certified caregivers can assist with procedures such as tube, stoma and wound care.

A Homage Care Pro with an elderly care recipient. Part of Homage's home therapy services, which can be booked after a Severe Disability Assessment.

Home Therapy

Recover and regain independence without stepping out of home. Our experienced local therapists are here to support your personalised home rehabilitation efforts.

Cost of a Severe Disability Assessment by Homage

Here is how much it costs to undergo a Severe Disability Assessment by an MOH-accredited assessor in Singapore. You will receive a fee reimbursement if you are assessed to be severely disabled. If it is your first application under CareShield Life, the assessment fee will be waived.

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House call for one care recipient

$ 250 /session
by Homage's Care Specialists

House call for multiple care recipients

$ 100 /person*
by Homage's Care Specialists
*Two or more care recipients can be assessed in a single visit.

Book a Severe Disability Assessment

Fill out the form and our Care Advisors will get back to you within 2 working days.

If we need to contact you, please look out for our outgoing number +65 3129 6885. This number may be flagged as “potential fraud” but please be assured this is the official Homage number that we use to reach out to our customers.


Key visual for Singlife and Homage's partnership, which aims to improve care access by providing discounted Severe Disability Assessments and lower care rates for Singlife policyholders.

Are you a Singlife policyholder?

As a Singlife policyholder, enjoy up to 20% discount when you engage Homage for a Severe Disability Assessment and up to 5% discount on our home care, home nursing, and therapy services.

Why Families Prefer Homage

Zero Commitment

Book flexible care solutions from 1 hour with no ongoing commitment required.

Transparent Pricing

Know the exact cost of service before booking.

Dedicated Care Professionals

Receive quality care from a carefully selected pool of experienced Care Professionals.

Personalised Care Plans

Let Homage Care Advisors create a care plan specific to your needs and choices.

Long Term Care Packages

Allow your funding to last longer with our long term packages that offer the same quality care at at lower cost.

Care Reporting

Receive a care report after every visit so you understand the care your loved ones have received for peace of mind.

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Top Questions about Severe Disability Assessments

Service FAQ

What is a Severe Disability Assessment and who can perform it?

The Severe Disability Assessment evaluates an individual’s ability to perform 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) unassisted.

A MOH-appointed assessor will conduct the Severe Disability Assessment for you or your loved one. It can be performed at the assessor’s clinic or during a house call. Homage is able to offer this service in the comfort of your home.

How can I book a Severe Disability Assessment?

Please fill in the form above to indicate that you would like to book a Severe Disability Assessment. Our Care Advisors will get in touch with you within 2 working days to confirm and schedule your assessment.

If you need to book a Severe Disability Assessment urgently, you may call our Care Advisory team at 6100 0055.

How long will the Severe Disability Assessment take?

Depending on the care recipient’s condition, a typical assessment takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

What can I expect during the Severe Disability Assessment?

The assessor will first take a look at the medical history of the patient before carrying out the physical assessment.

If the patient is alert and communicative, the assessor will ask them to do a few tasks in order to evaluate their strength and ability for each activity of daily living.

If the patient has difficulty communicating, the assessor will have the primary caregiver assist with the physical assessment.

How can I help my loved one prepare for the assessment?

Before your loved one’s scheduled assessment, please prepare relevant documents such as:

  • Your loved one’s NRIC
  • Medical documents, such as a discharge summary, reports, or a doctor’s memo
  • Completed claim form for supplements (applicable for claims under private insurers only)
  • Relevant financial assistance scheme documents (if applicable)
  • Periodic review letter (if applicable)

As a primary caregiver would know the care recipient’s needs best, it is recommended that their primary caregiver is present for the assessment.

What is the difference between an In-Person Care Assessment (IPCA) and a Severe Disability Assessment?

Homage’s In-Person Care Assessments (IPCA) provide a holistic assessment of your loved one’s living environment, as well as their cognitive and mobility skills. It is vital to help us match the right Care Pro to best meet your loved one’s care needs.

However, an IPCA will not allow you to make claims under a government or privately-administered severe disability scheme. 

To qualify for withdrawals and claims under a severe disability scheme, your loved one must undergo a Severe Disability Assessment.

My loved one stays in a nursing home. Can they receive an assessment at their nursing home?

Yes. The assessment can take place at the care recipient’s place of residence, including nursing homes and residential care facilities.

When will I receive the results of the Severe Disability Assessment?

You will receive a letter and SMS from the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) within 4 to 8 weeks.

How will the fee reimbursement take place if my loved one is assessed to be severely disabled?

The full assessment fee will be reimbursed by the government or your insurance company with the first payout or claim that you receive. 

Am I eligible for the waiver of the assessment fee?

Your assessment fee will be waived if you are receiving assistance under:

  • ComCare or public assistance, 
  • MediFund, 
  • Medical Fee Assistance Card (MFAC) or Medical Fee Exemption Card (MFEC), or
  • Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Blue.

If you fall into the above categories, you will not have to pay the assessment fees out-of-pocket. 

Your fee will also be waived if you are receiving a periodic re-assessment.

What happens if my loved one is assessed to not be severely disabled?

You will not be reimbursed for the cost of the Severe Disability Assessment.

Is there a periodic re-assessment?

Yes. A periodic re-assessment may be necessary for a care recipient of a severe disability scheme to continue receiving payouts or claims.

You will be informed by AIC if a re-assessment is required. 

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