The purposes of this study were to examine the reasons to put parents in the nursing home in Bangkok, Thailand and to examine the differences in gender and age on the reasons to put parents in the nursing homes. A questionnaire survey was used. The sample was 200. It was found that the respondents were female and male of 70 percent and 30 percent, respectively. The majority respondents were in age group more than 50 years old, with income more than 47,000 baht per month. The results indicated that the most important reasons to put their parents in the nursing home are; safer to stay in the nursing homes than stay at home, there are medical specialists in charge, and 24-hour care, respectively. Person influencing decision making to choose the nursing homes for their parents is themselves, parents, relatives, and friends, respectively. The results showed that gender difference affected only one reason to put parents in the nursing home; the nursing home is near their residences. The age group differences affected the two reasons to put parents in the nursing homes; well-known nursing homes and want their parents to have friends at the same age.
Sauwaluck Koojaroenprasit, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Sumaree Pumpinyo, Kasetsart University, Thailand
About the Presenter(s)
Dr Sauwaluck Koojaroenprasit is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Kasetsart University in Thailand
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