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Manual of Implementation of the Elderly Care-Giving

Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Thailand Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Thailand 1 January 2007 Policy document elderly care, social development

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The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security by the Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups, carries out the Elderly Home Caregivers Project (HCP) by means of encouraging the establishment of the elderly home caregivers system to serve as a community-based mechanism where the persons to become the caregivers come from the trained volunteers/field workers. These caregivers will assist and protect welfare of the trouble older persons either those who have no caregivers, unable to perform their daily activities, are abandoned, live alone, are ignored, or are poorly or incorrectly given care, etc. It can be deemed as a proactive social measure that aims to assist older persons who need care and assistance at their homes, as well as to upgrade the life quality of other general older persons in communities. In 2008, the National Commission on the Elderly adopts its resolution no. 1/2007 dated January 17, 2007 resolving to extend the project into additional areas by mainstreaming this in the policy on the elderly under the consent given by the Cabinet, as the Cabinet adopts its resolution on April 10, 2007 permitting to extend the project into every area of administration of all sub-districts.

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