Over half of elderly Thais want care from family, not state: Nida Poll

More than half of elderly Thais believe their family members should take care of them, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida Poll).  The survey of 1,310 people aged over 60 was conducted jointly with the Centre for Ageing ...

The Nation Reporter

Uncertainty for the elderly

Thailand’s elderly population is growing rapidly.The country is already considered an “ageing” society, meaning 10% of the population is aged 60 and over, and has been since 2005. It is transitioning to an “aged” society, with those aged 60 and over set to account for ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Elderly depression 'on rise'

Elderly people tend to take their own lives after they have lost self-respect, said Dr Sirinthorn Chansirikarn, a professor in geriatric medicine at Mahidol University’s Ramathibodi Hospital.“Elderly people who commit suicide often succeed as they live long enough to be more resolute in their intentions,” ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Govt urged to promote savings as society ages

The government is being advised to improve savings-related regulations in order to build up financial security, particularly for the elderly.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said the state planning unit is about to propose the government improve regulations in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Elderly citizens who got cash handouts 'won't have to refund social welfare'

The Comptroller-General’s Department and local organisations cannot reclaim social welfare provided to the elderly, a legal expert said on Saturday. Earlier, several elderly people across the country were worried after the department instructed local organisations to reclaim their social welfare. Some of the elderly faced ...

The Nation Reporter

Elderly, disabled set to get payments

The Department of Local Administration (DLA) on Friday allayed concerns about delays in making living allowance payments for elderly and disabled people, saying it managed to move funds from other schemes to make payments.DLA director-general Prayoon Rattanasenee insisted the problem had been addressed and the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

This is not the time to neglect our older generation

Older people face myriad challenges in any society, and Thailand is no exception. Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the challenges are even more formidable.Globally, the novel coronavirus has proven all the more dangerous for people with underlying conditions, ranging from diabetes and asthma to cardiac ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Tourism operators are encouraged to support disabled, elderly

Thai operators have been urged to provide products for inclusive tourism to facilitate tourists with disabilities and the elderly.The Social Development and Human Security Ministry estimates there are about 2 million people with disabilities in Thailand, half of whom are elderly and in wheelchairs.Thailand is ...

Dusida Worrachaddejchai

New master plan for elderly care to be drafted

Social Development and Human Security Juti Krairiksh said he would speed up the drafting of a new master plan for elderly care and submit it for the Cabinet’s approval within a month.Juti was speaking to reporters on Tuesday while accompanying a team of doctors from ...

The Nation Reporter

With support, age is just a number

Thailand needs a conducive environment for elderly people to help it cope with the health and economic challenges triggered by an ageing society, according to Sumet Ongkittikul, chief of the Thailand Development Research Institute’s transport and logistics policy research section. Keep reading ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

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