How much does it cost to hire a live in caregiver?
The cost of hiring a live-in caregiver can vary depending on several factors, including the level of care and support that patient required, the qualifications and experience of the caregiver and the origin countries of the caregiver.
In general, the cost of hiring a live-in caregiver in Singapore can range from SGD 600 to SGD 1,200 per month. This can include the cost of room, food and lodging, as well as the salary and benefits of the caregiver. Higher-end care providers may charge more, while more basic services may cost less.
It is also important to note that the cost of hiring a live-in caregiver may vary depending on the level of care and support required. For example, specialised care for individuals with dementia or Parkinson’s disease may cost more than more basic care and support services.
Overall, the cost of hiring a live-in caregiver is very affordable, but it is important to carefully consider your options of caregiver profiles and to compare the costs and benefits of different care providers to find the best caregiver for you or your loved one. Several factors you may wish to consider, such as the qualifications and experience of the caregiver, height and weight of a caregiver, language that the caregiver is able to speak and the level of care and support required, to ensure that you are making an informed decision.
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Scenario No. 1 – Deployment
Madam (Mdm) Tan is 83 years old and suffering from Dementia. She stays alone in an HDB 3-room flat. She’s looking to hire a full-time caregiver:
Solution: It is advisable to seek pre-approval from Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for Deployment Arrangement. Draft a letter and send it via email. You may download a copy of the Appeal Letter – Deployment.
For Appeal to MOM:
Telephone: 6438 5122
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Issue 45 – Fostering a harmonious working relationship with your helper
Issue 44 – Support your helper’s health and well-being
Issue 43 – Your helper must not be illegally deployed
Issue 42 – Ensure the safety of your helper
Issue 41 – Ensure the security of your helper
Issue 40 – Ensure your helper gets enough rest
Issue 39 – Pay your helper in full and on time
Issue 38 – Do not safe-keep any money belonging to your helper
Issue 37 – Pay your helper’s salary electronically, and encourage her to use e-remittance
Issue 36 – It is illegal to deploy your helper to work for other households or perform non-domestic chores
Issue 35 – Ensure that your helper works only for you
Issue 34 – How well is your helper coping with working and living in Singapore
Our live-in caregivers are overseas professionals who obtained their certificates (Caregiver Certificate/Nursing Aide/Diploma in Nursing/Bachelor of Science in Nursing) in their home country or Singapore Training Institutions.
They are carefully selected and trained by our Professional Nurses (Registered Nurses in Singapore).
The daily tasks of an experienced caregiver include:
Live-in caregivers are FDWs. Therefore, they stay in the employer’s house and take care of their loved one with medical conditions (bedridden/wheelchair bound/with NGT feeding/change diaper or assisted shower, and more)
It is necessary that they share the same room with the patient so they can provide care 24/7 in the client’s own home. With that said, adequate rest is also important for the caregiver.
The condition of a patient keeps changing. Therefore, after a caregiver starts working in the employer’s house, our trainers will arrange a home visit with the patient to:
Salary guide for a live-in caregiver:
Level 1: S$600-750/Month
Level 2: S$700-850/Month
Level 3: S$800 – 1300/Month
The salary depends on the individual’s qualifications and experience and the patient’s condition and requirements. At Top Faith, we only provide guidelines for the caregiver’s salary. The final amount will be discussed between them and the employer during the interview.