Home care start-up matches caregivers with seniors who need help

Co-founder of home care start-up aims to expand its reach further

Ms Gillian Tee started Homage with two other co-founders in 2016, after finding it difficult to find help for her mother. Last month, she won Women's Weekly magazine's Great Women of Our Time Award, which honours Singapore's most inspiring women.
Ms Gillian Tee started Homage with two other co-founders in 2016, after finding it difficult to find help for her mother.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

As a child, Ms Gillian Tee could not stand visiting nursing homes as they reminded her of the experience of her elderly nanny, who suffered from bone and breast cancer.

"I loved my nanny so much that I wouldn't be able to take it when I'd go into a nursing home and see all these old people. I couldn't go into a nursing home without feeling depressed," she told The Sunday Times. Her nanny had raised her until she was 10.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 17, 2019, with the headline 'She matches caregivers with seniors who need help'. Subscribe