Gain insights on Thailand in the launch edition of the Ageing Asia Webinar Series – Global implications of COVID-19 on the eldercare sector in Asia Pacific.
COVID-19 has set unprecedented implications on the socio and economic aspects across sectors and markets, and especially on the eldercare sector. Some of the highlights of this webinar includes a showcase of Thailand’s COVID-19 health and community care strategy by an eldercare operator. In addition, participants will also hear about activities to reduce social isolation and loneliness for seniors by community leaders.
Thailand’s biggest efforts to combat the virus can be credited to its public healthcare system and the ground up efforts of the community. Known as village health volunteers (VHV), they are present throughout the country to assist with contract tracing. Established since 1980, they are the considered the gatekeepers of the healthcare system with one million active volunteers. According to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Thailand, by April, Thailand hopes to increase testing capacity to 100,000.
A leading eldercare operator will present in this webinar on Thailand’s COVID-19 health and community care strategy. They will be sharing insights on:
Second part of the webinar, we will see industry updates on the homecare sector, nursing home and retirement villages. The webinar will conclude with an interactive Q&A with all the presenters.
Dr Gengpong Tangaroonsanti
M.D., CEO & Founder, Cherseryhome International Hospital, Thailand
Dr Gengpong Tangaroonsanti graduated from university with a Medical Degree and is a specialist: Internist. He is also the CEO of Chersery Home International & The Senizens.
Utilizing his medical knowledge, he realized that there is a need to develop an intermediate care system for older people in Thailand. He intends to design a new model of holistic step-down care system that promotes autonomy and social interaction for care recipients.
With these in mind, he founded “I CAN DO” center in Thailand, where products are created through innovation and creativity for seniors. These products serve to increase quality of life.
Ageing Asia is an Ageing Market Consultancy Social Enterprise with the mission to change the way we age in Asia Pacific. We facilitate collaborations and strategic partnerships between CEO-level business, government and community leaders to access Asia Pacific’s US$3.3 trillion silver industry through a combination of in-depth industry research and networking with key decision makers in the business of ageing.
We also provide consulting to organisations seeking global best practices in housing, health and care models that can be translated for the Asian market place. Each event organised by Ageing Asia allocates at least 10% of the revenue to sponsor participants in not-for-profit sectors with free tickets and discounted rates to the events. Our charity initiative is the Art for Seniors Project that we developed to promote intergenerational bonding and interaction, and to brighten nursing homes through art.
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