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​​​​​​​​Introduction to Home-based Respite Care

Home-based Respite Care (HBRC) aims to support caregivers of patients on home palliative care, to help caregivers cope with their loved ones’ care needs, and relieve their stress for a time-limited period.

Learn more about home palliative care​.


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​​​​​​​​​When Home-based Respite Care Is Provided

  • Mondays to Saturdays
  • Day shift from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Night shift from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM
  • Care recipients with higher-level care needs may opt for double shifts per day

Each care recipient can use up to 30 single shifts in a lifetime. Each application must be for a minimum of 6 single shifts. Government subsidies for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are available.


​​​​​​​​​Home-based Respite Care Eligibility Criteria

HBRC applicant must be a caregiver

  1. Of a care recipient who is currently receiving care from a MOH-subvented home palliative care provider AND
  2. Who is not able to cope with the care provision or not able to provide full-time care

​​​​​​​​​How to apply for Home-based Respite Care

Caregivers may apply for HBRC through their home palliative care providers, who will perform the necessary clinical and psycho-social assessments to support the application.


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