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5 Reasons Why Home Care is used by Singaporean Families

When it comes to caring for our loved ones, families often face challenges in finding reliable and affordable support for elderly. Home Care services have emerged as a viable solution, offering assistance to families in various scenarios. Helpling Care is a platform that provides part-time caregiving services, catering to these diverse needs.

Flexibility and Convenience with Home Care

Home Care families the flexibility to arrange care according to their needs. Engaging part-time caregivers allow families to schedule services on an as-needed basis, providing relief during weekends, public holidays, or when regular caregivers are on leave. This flexibility allows families to stick to their day-to-day and ensures that their loved ones receive consistent care, even in the absence of the primary caregiver.

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A Helpling Home Care customer being attended to by their caregiver

Privacy and Peace of Mind

Sometimes having a live-in caregiver is also like taking care of an additional person’s needs.

Some families prefer having a caregiver that comes and goes, so that their elderly can enjoy their independence and privacy at home as well. It’s much easier to feel at home, knowing that you are able to move and think of only yourself.

Respite from Elderly Care

Taking care of an elderly loved one with long-term care needs can be physically and emotionally draining for primary caregivers. Home Care services offer respite care, giving these caregivers the opportunity to take a break and recharge. Helpling’s professional caregivers are also professionally trained in hotel-grade housekeeping. They can step in and provide support, easing the burden on primary caregivers while ensuring their loved ones’ well-being. This respite allows caregivers to prioritize self-care and maintain their own mental and physical well-being.

Post-Hospitalization Support:

After hospitalization, elderly often require additional care during the recovery period. Part-time caregivers can provide valuable assistance in such situations. Families can rely on Helpling to match them with experienced caregivers who can aid in feeding, assisting with mobility, hygiene (bathing, toileting) and providing emotional support. This support ensures a smooth transition from the hospital to home, allowing patients to recover comfortably and stay off their feet.


Home Care services can be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time live-in maid, especially for families who only require support only on specific days or during particular periods. By paying for services on an hourly basis, families can have control over their caregiving expenses. Helpling’s pricing at $21 per hour offers families a reasonable option for securing part-time caregiver support without incurring the costs associated with employing a full-time caregiver.

Sometimes you really only need care services for 2 weeks or a month without the pressure of committing to a live-in service for 2+ years.

Final Thoughts

Home Care services, such as those offered by Helpling Care in Singapore, present families with a flexible and convenient solution to address their caregiving needs. These are just a few key considerations when making part-time caregiving arrangements.

You can also read more about making Home Care affordable through the Home Caregiving Grant.

About Helpling

Helpling is a super app for household services. As a platform for home services, we work with, and train professionals to provide a wide range of services such as home elderly care,  cleaning service, aircon service, carpet cleaning, and mattress cleaning.

Helpling’s caregivers are top-rated, thoughtful and thorough which give you the confidence and assurance you need so that you can be at ease knowing your loved ones are in good hands.

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