Successful Aging for Pathongs Phuket, Thailand.
Successful Aging is an important aspect for nowadays, when the aging population is growing up, up until now and keep growing to the future.
The aims of Successful Aging are elderly-self have right information and knowledge of self health care for good living, can manage and self control on health and emotion, be positive thinking, have strong physical and cognitive functions and good managing for situation changing, prompt and happiness to communicate with social, be independent as possible, acceptance of self health conditions, and be happiness with their life.
The answer of how to keep and maintain healthy and independent living is an important aspect which needs to be developed.
Physical activity, psychological conditions, having a good participation, Social communication, diseases control and being wellness are needed to be leveraged for better quality of life and improve health care system.
Self attitude with positive thinking, promptly for acceptance and ability to be improvement of health conditions, healthy eating and exercises habit with participation in a level of family, community and health care support are a critical successful factor for develop successful aging.
A use of CGA (Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, a one effective innovation for elderly health conditions evaluation) is a key factor for detect and classified elderly health conditions and identify appropriate management for evaluation of support and cares giving.
The study is define problems of living, physical activity and ability, muscle and joint function competency, nutritional status, oral and swallowing functions, house bound, tendency to dementia or mild cognitive impairment, and tendency to depression.
After identify and evaluation of real problems or conditions, each elderly will get specific intervention for promote, develop and support ability of activity of daily living and psychological condition.
Founding of underlining chronic diseases, especially as diabetes and hypertension (Life style related diseases) are very highly rate in Thais elderly. These are important obstacle for development of healthy and quality living which is a first priority need to be better control.
The next step is a process for intervention and managing health care program to develop the appropriate way for being a Healthy and Happiness of Thais Elderly.
Successful Aging, Senile Syndrome, Long term care (LTC), ADL (Activity of Daily Living), Life Style Related Diseases (LSRD), Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), Evidence-based, International Classification of function, disability, and health (ICF), Frail elderly