Lessons from Thailand's National Community-Based Long-Term Care Program for Older Persons

Publication | November 2020

This case study highlights innovations and strategies to address the needs of the Thailand’s aging population that can also be applied in other developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Thailand’s integrated community-based long-term care program was introduced in 2016 following a decade of work, including advocacy efforts, research studies, and pilot programs. It is an important foundation of the emerging long-term care system as the country prepares for its aging population—with the percentage of persons aged 60 and above expected to rise from 15.7% in 2015 to 35.8% in 2050.


  • Aging in Thailand
  • History of Long-Term Care System Development in Thailand
  • Thailand’s Community-Based Long-Term Care Program
  • Next Steps for Long-Term Care in Thailand
  • Key Takeaways from Thailand’s Long-Term Care Program

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Social development and protection
  • Aging and the Elderly
  • Social protection - social insurance programs
  • Social protection - social assistance programs
  • Thailand
  • 24
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • ARM200304-2

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