With residential care in the UK costing around $NZD1500 a week, it seems one solution for some families is to send their dementia patients to Thailand.
Suitanle care in the UK is either impossible to find or affordable. When this situation is compared to Thailand, where a number of care homes are now catering for UK residents, 24-hour residential care is being offered in facilities that are close to four star hotels.
The Thai government is supporting the development of such facilities that are variously Thai, British and Swiss owned. It was reported that there was a minimum of 1:1 care around the clock and in some of the facilities, there were three to four staff for every resident.

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