Decision-Making Reasons of Thai People to Put Elderly Parent in Nursing Home


This research aimed to study 1. To study the reasons and the desirable characteristics of the elderly nursing home 2. To study the financially feasibility to invest in the elderly nursing home and 3. To study the sensitivity analysis to invest in the elderly nursing home. The primary data are from both the interview the small and medium sizes of the elderly nursing home and also collect data from the consumers by using the questionnaire. The sample size was 200. 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 specialist 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. The financial feasibility study found that investing in a nursing home for the elderly is worth the investment.

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Sauwaluck Koojaroenprasit, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Sumaree Pumpinyo, Kasetsart University, Thailand

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Conference: ACAS2023
Stream: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)

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Koojaroenprasit S., & Pumpinyo S. (2023) Decision-Making Reasons of Thai People to Put Elderly Parent in Nursing Home ISSN: 2187-4735 The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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