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THG introduces ‘Assisted Living’ renting model

Jul 24. 2019
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By The Nation

Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) is responding to Thailand’s greying society with the development of Jin Wellbeing County (Rangsit) on a 22-hectare plot on Phaholyothin Road as an alternative residential complex that meets the modern lifestyle needs of the elderly – both locals and foreigners, according to Tanatip Suppradit, the Group’s managing director.

 The company hopes that the estate, which aims to attract the interest of the people planning for their retirement, will serve as a model in Thailand for quality elderly care with integrated health and hospital facilities.

Positioned as an “Integrated Senior Care Solution & Community’, phase 1 (3Ha) of Jin Wellbeing County comprises the first five Jin Residence low-rise buildings with 494 units. These come in different sizes, namely one-bedroom units (43-46sqm usable area) and one-bedroom-with-multipurpose-room units (63-66sqm). They are designed to meet the elderly’s lifestyle needs and equipped with indoor facilities (a swimming pool, a recreation room), outdoor facilities (treadmills, a lake, wheelchair-accessible pathways, vegetable gardening areas and outdoor activity areas), a tracking system and a 24-hour emergency unit.

The Second is Thonburi Burana Hospital (51 beds), Thailand’s first hospital dedicated to comprehensive eldercare. Expected to open late in the third quarter, it is designed to provide preventive and rehabilitative wellness and fitness solutions, 24-hour inpatient and outpatient services, step-down care and care for the elderly patients with brain diseases and neurological, cardiovascular, bone, joint and muscle diseases and disorders. The elderly patients will be given Assisted Living care, including safe care, partial care and step-down care, at Jin Residence building, as well as high care, step-down care for those still requiring treatment and care at Thonburi Burana Hospital.

Third is Jin Wellness Institute, which provides the healthcare solutions that focus on wellness promotion and sustainable improvement to the residents and to the public (subject to fee payment), using natural, alternative and conventional medicines to develop preventive- and regenerative-medicine programmes and activities. It is expected to open in the fourth quarter of this year.

He added that many countries including Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, China, Japan, United States, and European countries have become aging societies – with the citizens who are at least 60 years old representing more than 10 per cent. Thailand is expected to become a super-aged society – with the citizens who are at least 65 years old representing more than 20 per cent of the population and becoming more likely to suffer from dementia – which raise the demand for the residential units that offer integrated healthcare solutions and apply modern nutrition and physical exercise techniques and facilities to residents.

“THG expects Thailand to become a super-aged society over the next decade and that the situation will drive the demand for residential complexes with integrated healthcare solutions,” said managing director.

As of July 18, 146 units had been sold, 83 of which have been transferred. THG seeks to increase the number of transferred units to 200 by the end of this year.

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