Daycare Department

The Daycare Department at Sirindhorn National Medical Rehabilitation Institute (SNMRI) is the first rehabilitation daycare in Thailand organized by government. Established in 2008, its purpose is to promote well-being and return to society, though social and health related services, adults with long term disabilities and elderly with disabilities which they can no longer manage independently. Many of these people have become isolated and lonely as a result of their disabilities or symptoms. The department focuses on enriching the participants’ lives, building upon their skills, knowledge, unique abilities and strength. We provide a safe, supportive, cheerful and socially engaging environment in which the participant can receive medical and rehabilitation care from an expert team. Bringing the family member to Daycare also gives family and caregivers a much needed break in which to attend to personal needs, or simply rest and relax. They also have the opportunity to learn techniques which can help them in providing basic care for their loved one. The purpose of Daycare is not to cure or remove disabilities, but to help the participant learn to accept the limitations of those disabilities and understand how they can still participate in social and family life.


  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Assistants
  • (Other professionals in the SNMRI team are available for consultation as necessary)

Candidate prerequisites

  • An adult with disabilities or elderly with physical disabilities.
  • Have received intensive rehabilitation programs from Physical and Occupational Therapy Departments and have reached
  • their optimal level of rehabilitation.
  • May be physically or cognitively challenged but do not require constant supervision.
  • Must be able to participate in both rehabilitation programs and social programs.
  • Must be able to participate in both rehabilitation programs and social programs.
  • Must have at least 1 personal assistant, except when the candidate can act independently, subject to evaluation by the Daycare staff.

How Services

Rehabilitation Services

  • Occupational therapy and Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic recreational activities
  • Peer counseling and Self Help Group
  • Health Monitoring


  • Games
  • Cooking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music and Pet Therapy
  • Meditation and Relaxation Therapy
  • Discussion groups (books, films, current events)

Additional activities

  • Holiday and birthday celebrations
  • Guest speakers / Valuable volunteers