Typical engagements for private nursing with local nurses include:
- Full time home care after being discharged from the hospital and while waiting for your permanent Live-In Caregiver to arrive.
- Post-operative recovery assignments (4 to 8 weeks).
- Half day support for patients with Cancer, Dementia etc.
- Support when your Live-in Caregiver has gone on leave or is away for the day.
WHAT IS RESPITE CARE?
Respite care is provided by locally registered nurses who can give professional care for your loved one in the comfort of their own home, making daily life much easier for them. An overwhelming number of studies have reported the benefits of elderly patients recovering within their home environment.
Your loved one’s Respite Caregiver can perform procedures in the comfort of their home so they don’t have to travel frequently to medical facilities.
Our Respite Caregivers can assist in:
- The use of mobility devices and ambulation
- Basic hygiene including oral hygiene, bathing/bed bathing and hair washing
- Care of urinary catheter and drainage system
- Change of colostomy bags
- Change of feeding tubes
- Diabetic care
- Escort to medical appointments, if necessary
- Feeding and blending of food
- Insertion of rectal suppositories, giving simple enemas
- Lifting, transferring and positioning
- Oral and/or nasal suctioning
- Stoma care
- Support, companionship and medical assistance
- Wound dressing
We will assist you in finding a Respite Caregiver with the right skills and experience to best care for your loved one’s condition.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Flexible arrangements can be made or chose from our hourly, half-day or full-time bundles below. We can also customize bundles for you based on your specific care needs.
|Hourly||Half-day||Full Day||Full Week|
|Bundle||Min 2 hours/day for 50 hours||5 hours a day for 10 1/2 days||10 hours a day
for 5 full days
|10 hours a day
for 6 days a week
|Extras on Sundays, Night time or Public Holidays||No extra cost||Additional
S$5 per hour
Ad hoc house visits by a registered nurse range from S$90 to S$150.
Things to note:
Our Respite Caregivers may do some light housekeeping chores for the care recipient such as making meals and tidying up after an activity, however, these chores cannot extend to everyone in the household.
WHAT IS INTERIM CARE?
Our interim care is a personal home service for hospitalised patients who are medically fit to be discharged but still require one-on-one assistance at their homes, while waiting for permanent arrangements to be set in place.
This service is only available by referral from the hospital Social Worker or Care Coordinator and subsidies are available. If you think you may be eligible for the service, please ask your Social Worker or Care Coordinator to put in a referral for the service.
You can choose between day shifts, night shifts or a mix with a maximum duration of 12 shifts. The service is available 24/7, 7 days a week, and island wide.
Day shift: 8am to 8pm; Night shift: 8pm to 8am
The scope of service includes:
- Assisting with nutrition and daily activities
- Assisting with medication administration
- Assisting with medical care tasks such as Nasogastric Tube Feeding and PEG feeding
- Escorting for medical appointments
- Monitoring of vital signs
If you are not eligible for this service, you can still use one of our professional Respite Caregivers to care for your loved one on a short-term hourly basis.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
S$110 per shift (before subsidy)
A social worker will need to conduct a means-test for the subsidy and the results will determine your subsidy-level.
Mr Tan engaged 12 Day Shifts from 8am to 8pm for 12 days (S$1,320 before subsidy). After means-testing, the social worker determined that he is eligible for 80% subsidy so his ‘out-of-pocket’ cost for 12 days of Interim Care service is S$264.
S$125 per shift
There is a surcharge of $11 per night shift
There is a surcharge of $110 per shift on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Payments terms are weekly or monthly.