SINGAPORE (Feb 5): Over the past 20 years, Haji Mohd Noor, 87, has been diagnosed with a succession of ailments — diabetes, prostate cancer and osteoporosis. His 51-year-old daughter, Rohana, had to quit her full-time administrative job to take care of him while doing contract jobs. Last year, however, hoping to re-enter the workforce, Rohana started searching for alternative care arrangements. Through Facebook, she stumbled upon Homage, which offers on-demand homecare services starting from $19 an hour. Thrice a week, Rohana uses the Homage app on her smartphone to book an appointment with a certified care­giver to accompany her father to physiotherapy sessions and take him on leisurely walks.

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