The Thai Red Cross Society officially opened its Elderly Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Centre in Chonburi Province on 14 June 2018. Chatchawal Wattanakul, MD, Assistant Director of Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital and Acting Director of the Elderly Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Center, stated that “the Center has provided full services for the elderly as well as supported patients with chronic conditions. We also have a rehabilitation clinic with physiotherapy and offer the choice of both modern medicine and applied Thai traditional medicine that everyone can access.”
The Elderly Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Center was established in accordance with Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital’s concept of developing health care service models for the elderly in Thailand. The centre caters to people of 60 years of age and older, as well as people in the age group of 50-60 who are about to enter the elder age. The centre also provides training to the carers of the elderly to raise awareness about how to care for older people in different age groups.
Photos and story by Thai Red Cross Society