Institutional Health Care for the Elderly in North-eastern Thailand

Ajchara Pornsema, Kosit Phaengsoi, Chanita Summat


This qualitative research aims to assess the state of institutional health care in North-eastern Thailand. The investigation was conducted from October 2012 to October 2013. Results found that a number of elderly people are neglected by their families. The majority have difficulty moving, poor health and emotional problems. Everyday lifestyle problems are caused by inadequate exercise. Caregivers must be dedicated. Social activities are provided for elderly people, such as Old People’s Day, Mother’s Day and New Year’s Day. Most elderly people receive a pension and some supplement their income through other sources. Elderly people have a low income and a high cost of living so are required to work to support themselves. The government and private sector both support a variety of activities to promote the healthcare of elderly people in North-eastern Thailand.

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Asian Culture and History   ISSN 1916-9655(Print)   ISSN 1916-9663 (Online)

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