Homage is the ‘Uber for in-home care’
Homage is a web and mobile platform that provides on-demand caregiving to the elderly in Singapore. It combines curated and trained caregivers with smart technology that helps make the entire caregiving management process hassle-free.
“At the heart of Homage is making sure our seniors can have the option of remaining in the comfort of their own homes as they age. It’s something we want for ourselves, family members, and friends, and we wanted to build the best type of service out there that can take care of that,” says Gillian Tee, cofounder and CEO of Homage.
Whether it’s respite care to give the main caregiver a break or longer-term continuous care for dementia patients, Tee says the team behind Homage wants to be able to provide a holistic home-care solution.
She notes that finding and coordinating good quality care is hard, so she wanted technology to remove all the inefficiencies of managing care and matching the best caregiver to each unique care recipient.
Each care professional goes through a rigorous selection process involving a background/reference check, CPR certification, tuberculosis screening, certified caregiver training for the nonnursing trained, in-person interviews, and onboarding sessions conducted by Homage’s clinical care operations staff, physiotherapist, and nurse manager.
The current acceptance rate at Homage is less than 10%, which Tee says indicates they keep their quality high in a way that they know they can trust their own parents with their care professionals.