Homage is the ‘Uber for in-home care’

Singapore Business Review - - STARTUPS -

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.

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