The COVID-19 pandemic and people at risk of greater vulnerability and fragility: problems observed and proposals for action.


We live in strange times. Situations that we never imagined could happen. But they do happen. They happen and they place us before an unknown reality, a reality for which we were not prepared and which moves us to collaborate in the search for solutions. And all of this in the face of an uncertain scenario, but not without the responsibility of providing an adequate response. The present document is the result of a reflection that, from the...

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Matia Fundazioa, with the help of the Adinberri Foundation, launches a survey to find out about the social inclusion situation of people over 60 in Gipuzkoa


This survey is one of the actions of the Barner Hartu project financed by the "Adinberri" programme. It will be carried out on around 1,650 people in the territory. It will allow a diagnosis to be made of the situation and needs of different realities regarding inclusion and ageing, taking into account the gender perspective. The results will make it possible to propose strategies that will enable progress to be made towards an...

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Survey on Living Conditions of People 55 and over in the Basque Country 2020


The carrying out of a specific survey on the living conditions of people aged 55 and over in the Basque Country allows the Basque Government to continue with successive previous studies on the reality of older people in this Autonomous Community. The previous studies on living conditions have favoured the elaboration of plans, proposals and strategies adjusted to the particularities of the ageing process in the territory.  The first of...

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Matia Fundazioa launches a campaign for the Good Treatment and Dignity of the Elderly


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Second international meeting of the QAVAD project


On April 21st and 22nd the partners of the QAVAD (ERASMUS+) project met virtually and shared the work done so far, consisting of the presentation of 15 good practices in training and innovative experiences for home care collected. From Gipuzkoa, Nazareth and Matia Institute have presented five of the 15 practices collected, thanks to the collaboration and contribution of many entities of the territory, and the region.  Progress has also...

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Recommendations for emotional care in an isolated situation


From Matia we feel the need to share a series of guidelines for the emotional care of carers and relatives of people who require support and who are living the current situation of confinement both in a centre and in their homes. LIVING AT HOME WITH A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA. WHAT DO I DO IF...THE PERSON HAS AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR Breathe and stay calm Don't take aggression personally, try to find out what's irritating her and act before...

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