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The Silicon Review Asia

Homage – Creating a culture of compassion, enabling wellness and recovery through holistic personal care

The Silicon Review
February, 2021

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Old age is a sensitive phase; elderly people need care and comfort to lead a healthy life without worries and anxiety. Lack of awareness regarding the changing behavioral patterns in elderly people at home leads to abuse of them by their kin. Hence this article deals with the issues that affect the lives of senior citizens and further complicate into major physiological and psychological problems. Home care can help the elderly age in place safely and comfortably. Those with special needs can also engage home care to support with activities of daily living. Individuals, who have acute, chronic or terminal conditions, are recovering from surgery or need support with mobility can benefit from home care too.

Homage is an award-winning personal care solution that combines curated and trained care professionals with smart technology to manage and provide on-demand holistic home and community-based caregiving to seniors and adults, allowing them to age and recover with grace, control and dignity. As a leading care services provider, Homage’s core services include Care Assessments, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assistance, Home Nursing Procedures, Home Rehabilitation services, including Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, as well as Home Medical services. Operating in Singapore and Malaysia, Homage works with care recipients with a range of mobility and medical conditions, including chronic and terminal illnesses such as Dementia, Stroke, Parkinson’s and cancer, helping them be more mobile and functional as well as providing social and personal care. Homage has previously collaborated with government, health and financial organizations to distribute and deliver home and community caregiving services.

Providing a holistic approach to serve elderly and senior citizens

Elderly care services: One tip in caring for seniors is to remember that providing care goes beyond the physical, practical aspect. Keeping seniors meaningfully engaged is also important for their mental and cognitive well-being and keeps dementia at bay. While this may sound like additional work and effort, it can actually enhance your caregiving experience, help you build a deeper and closer relationship with your loved one and keep you going in the long-run. Even so, caregiving can still be physically and emotionally demanding journey. In trying times, do not hesitate to reach out for help. From professional caregivers to support groups, there are many forms of support out there for caregivers in Singapore. You are not alone. Homage lets you connect with fellow family caregivers and support one another, while sharing practical tips on taking care of a senior loved one.

Respite Care: As a family caregiver, we often put the needs and interests of loved ones ahead of ourselves, looking after them 24/7. Over time, the physical, emotional and mental exhaustion can lead to caregiver burnout. Besides taking a toll on health, caregiver burnout also affects the quality of care that loved one receives, which is why taking regular breaks is important. With respite care, you can get short-term care support for your loved ones. This allows you to take a break from caregiving to attend to your own needs, from several days to a few weeks at a time. Emergency respite care is suitable for family caregivers who need to engage respite care at short notice, such as when the caregiver falls ill or when a family or work emergency crops up. At Homage, you can share your care needs with its Care Advisors and we’ll match you to the most suitable caregiver within 48 hours.

Home Therapy: Rehabilitation therapy is important in helping adults and children regain independence in daily living and social activities. For individuals recovering from surgery, stroke or a fall, therapy services can promote a fuller and speedier recovery. Children with developmental conditions may also benefit from the recommended strategies an experienced therapist comes up with to support their development at home and in the community. Being in a home environment will be especially helpful for an occupational therapist to better understand the unique lifestyle habits and living environment of the care recipient, allowing them to customize a personalized programme accordingly.

The benevolent leader behind the solicitous success of Homage

Gillian Tee is the Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Homage.

“Quality care, privacy and a familiar environment are key to an individual’s wellbeing and recovery. Homage offers best home therapy.”

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