Nursing care for Alzheimer’s sufferers
My closest friend bought a hotel on Phuket and I will be moving there, but I take care of my 85-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Is there a nursing home on Phuket that has experience in caring for people with dementia where she could stay?
Carol Greenhouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US.
There are no “Western-style” nursing homes in Phuket. Generally, foreigners with Alzheimer’s disease and their families make private arrangements for the care of loved ones.
This may include employing their own nursing staff to take care of family in their own homes or at their hotel. Arrangements can also be made with the private hospitals for extended or short periods.
If you require more detailed advice, contact me at Phuket international Hospital. Tel. 076-249400 ext 1333 or 1321. Email: [email protected]
Peter Davison, Manager of International Services, Phuket International Hospital.
We don’t offer the same level of service as at the Phuket Old People’s Home, but if your mother is admitted to the hospital by one of our doctors, then she can stay here
You can contact Wachira Phuket Hospital at Tel. 076-211114.
Arunee Korphanlert, registered nurse, Wachira Phuket Hospital.
Bangkok Phuket Hospital has many nurses who can speak English and can take care of your mother.
The cost of a private room with air conditioning and a TV is 3,400 baht a day plus 800 baht per eight hours for a trained nurse to attend to her and/or 500 baht per eight hours for an assistant nurse to care for her.
For more information, contact me at the hospital at Tel: 076-254421, on my mobile phone at Tel: 09-9217233, or by email to: [email protected]
Tony Nilawan, Manager, International Office, Bangkok Phuket Hospital.
We have a lot of old people here but we currently have only four staff to care for them; that’s one staff member per 20 old people. So, unfortunately, we cannot offer the care that your mother needs.
Currently we are admitting only old people who have no home or no relatives to take care of them.
Jiranan Teamjarean, a social worker at the Phuket Old People’s Home.