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I did a search on the internet for Nursing or convalescent homes in Thailand but didn't find much.

Does anyone know if there are any nursing homes that cater to elderly foreign patients in Thailand?

Nursing homes in the United States run upwards of $3000 baht a month...and thats just for a semi private room and only custodial care. Facilities that offer Skilled Nursing care are much more expensive. It only takes a couple of years to deplete a lifetime of savings.

I'm sure $3000 a month can get you a lot more than a semi private room in a nice hospital in Bangkok

or a nursing home...if there is such a thing

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It's a good question, but as far as I'm aware, the answer is no.

A year or so ago I was asked to participate in some discussions with a property developer here who was considering the development of one or more nursing homes in Thailand. At the time, they said there were none at all.

After a brief, unfocused, and remarkably superficial examination of the possibility, the Thai property company dismissed the idea. They concluded that there was no market because Thais would never put their parents in nursing homes. I suggested that that might be at least a small market among foreigners, but no one else agreed.

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There are quite a few nursing homes in Thailand, but not sure if they will cater for foreigners (language problem).

There are also what they call 'long-stay-accom' for over fifties, foreigners focused, but they're not cheap since they have 24 hrs nurse services. If you're really interested, I'll try to find info for you.

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I did a search on the internet for Nursing or convalescent homes in Thailand but didn't find much.

Does anyone know if there are any nursing homes that cater to elderly foreign patients in Thailand?

I asked a similar question a while back on this forum but I can't find the thread.

There are a few that cater for the Japanese.

It's a business idea that I've been wondering about for a while.

Also rehab/detox centre is much needed.

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a friend's Thai girl friend is a nurse. she and another provide 24hr care to a "senior" citizen from the states. The family found it was cheaper to rent to houses here, side by side, employ two nurses to look after the person in question. nurses stay in one house, oldy in the other and the family fly out ever other month etc for a visit.

apparently this is a lot cheaper than any level of service and care even remotely the same in the US anb that inlcudes them renting two houses, full time care and the families flights here

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There are quite a few nursing homes in Thailand, but not sure if they will cater for foreigners (language problem).

There are also what they call 'long-stay-accom' for over fifties, foreigners focused, but they're not cheap since they have 24 hrs nurse services. If you're really interested, I'll try to find info for you.

Let me know if you find anything. I did a search for "Nursing homes" "Thailand" and didn't come up with a single link. Perhaps if someone can search in Thai for me they might come up with something.

If there are Nursing homes for Thais, at least I could find out what services they offer and what they charge.

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There's Golden Years on Sutthisan. It appropriately has an in house hospital as well.

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Like someone has already mentioned, Thais rarely put their parents in a home, so there are only a few of them. And the majorities are for short period, says a few weeks. I don't think there is any place that you can put your folks there so long as they still live.

Actually, I'm not sure if you want a nursing home for your relatives or looking for business investments. If you want to find a place for elders, below are the links.

http://www.goldenyears.co.th/aboutus/home-eng.html

http://www.hospihouse.com/eng/project.html

for business investment

http://www.thailongstay.co.th/en/profile/c_service.php

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Presumably the U.S. senior citizen would have to get a Retirement visa? I think those require an annual health certificate?

The OP mentioned nursing homes so presumably the family member is in need of something over and above "extended living". The most important considerations are the health and safety of the individual. If that can be accomplished more cost-effectively in Thailand then go for it. Without a turn-key solution it seems like it would be very challenging to manage (house rental, access to medicine, doctors, transportation, housing, nurses, supervision, meal preparation, language issues, no friends, poor climate, insurance/medicaid/medicare issuess, visa, etc.)

I'm not sure about the OP's situation but some estate planning is called for, whereby assets can be "protected", and the individual can go on Medicaire (the State pays for the nursing home). This involves a lot of planning, on the order or 39 ~ 60 months, for full asset protection.

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I have (and still am), considering building a small nursing home to cater for non-Thais here in Phuket. However, I ask myself what sort of customers will I have? If they are retired sex-tourists, (or not retired), then a location close to Patong would be required, (and I can't stand the place). If however, they are non-Thais who simply want to live close to the beach and in a warm climate, with decent medical facilities at a reasonable price - then I could still be interested...

I certainly think it's a good idea - you can always book yourself into the home when you get older...

Simon

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A year or so ago I was asked to participate in some discussions with a property developer here who was considering the development of one or more nursing homes in Thailand. At the time, they said there were none at all.

They concluded that there was no market because Thais would never put their parents in nursing homes. =

Things may be changing. Here's an article from the NATION entitled "Ageing populace strains families"

http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/07/15/opi...on_30008758.php

It suggests that , in the future, Thais may not be able to depend on their families for support in their golden years

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Golden Years is a good place? as I've seen on my friend's parents

Reniting a house plus hiring two three nurses to watch your elders - is very bad idea, I've heard terrible stories about it - here and Israel. I think the best solution is some sort of rented community - more than four families join together with rental and hiring routines + one good manager to look after such project.

P.S> Isn't Pattaya such a nursery already ?

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I don't know if Golden Years a "good" place or not. I only know it's there. In my opinion, nothing is better than caring for your own elders yourself. In cases where special care is required, nurses and orderlies can be hired permanently or in shifts to live in your home at very reasonable rates. Not to mention this way, your folks don't can pass away among loved ones, instead of having to die among their shuffleboard and backgammon partners.

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Things may be changing. Here's an article from the NATION entitled "Ageing populace strains families"

http://nationmultimedia.com/2006/07/15/opi...on_30008758.php

It suggests that , in the future, Thais may not be able to depend on their families for support in their golden years

Many thanks for posting that. It was a remarkably thoughtful and well-written piece, a nice change from the predictable axes at which the Nation histerically grinds most days.

It's good to see a local newspaper spending a little ink on urging Thais to reflect rationallly and do at least a little planning for a changing future. Of course, the chances of that actually happening are effectively zero. Sadly, it's just not part of the local character.

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I have some more places but you will have to find out their addresses yourself. I have asked some people and they only suggested me the names but no contact details. I'm also not sure if these places care for foreigners.

- St Loius Hospital

- Camilian Social Centre Hospital , Chantaburi and Sampraan

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