Government policy to promote the quality of life of the elderly in Bangkok Metropolis

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Thanathron Wannasuk
Roongrattana Jaroenjitt

Abstract

This research aims to 1) study government policies that affect the quality of life of the elderly between the ages of 60 and 80 who live in Bangkok Metropolis; and 2) find ways to promote the quality of life of the elderly by using the qualitative research model. Data were collected from various related documents. In-depth interview and group conversation were used. A sample was selected from 36 cases, 6 presidents from the 6 elderly clubs and 30 members of the elderly in the Saphan Sung area, were included as a sample. The results showed that: Government policies have an effect of promoting the quality of life of the elderly. The elderly person needs the government to promote the quality of life to meet their basic needs, in order to have a good quality of life, so they can be self-reliant to prepare for quality aging. To do so, is to develop the system and local personnel to have knowledge and good understanding about the elderly. There should be activities for the elderly in the community to exchange knowledge, and the network of the elderly should be integrated together from various sectors, including government, private sectors and the people sector. The elderly should be informed about the benefits they will receive according to the law, in order to support the increasing number of elderly. The government should focus on the quality of the elderly to be valuable to society and the nation. And when considered in each aspect, it was found that the elderly agreed with the government's policy to promote the quality of life of the elderly, including 1) Transportation 2) Public Health 3) Public Relations 4) Increasing service points for the elderly and 5) safety.


 

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Wannasuk, T., & Jaroenjitt, R. (2020). Government policy to promote the quality of life of the elderly in Bangkok Metropolis. Rajapark Journal, 14(33), 244–257. Retrieved from https://so05.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RJPJ/article/view/238948
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