A Model for Developing Excellent Quality of Life for the Aging of Elderly Schools in the Northeast

Panas Wongrattana


This mixed-methods research aimed to create the model for developing excellent quality of life for the aging at elderly schools in the Northeast of Thailand. The study started with a search for key components of excellent life quality for the elderly, surveying the current and desirable conditions and needs priorities for development. The six key components of excellent life quality for the elderly were identified: 1) vital environment, 2) physical health, 3) economic well-being, 4) social well-being, 5) mental and emotional well-being, and 6) spiritual or intellectual well-being, respectively listed with priorities and affirmed for suitability by five experts. Nine experts assessed and affirmed the model as the most suitable, feasible, and useful. The results of the model’s implementation in one selected elderly school for 3 months revealed that the quality of elderly students improved significantly. Assessment results before and after the experiment show a significant difference that meet the level of excellence as intended. All participating parties are very satisfied and happy. The study should be of great benefit for those who are interested in this rapid growing field.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v12n2p52


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