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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Matia collaborates in the design of a quality management system in services for dependency care in Uruguay.


We recently returned from an interesting trip that has taken us to the Republic of Uruguay. Throughout the second half of 2018 we had the opportunity to collaborate with the National Care System (SNC) and the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) of that country, developing a project that consisted in the elaboration of an international review on the different models of quality management in dependency care services. The work was carried out...

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Senior citizens' organizations express their revulsion at the violation of the rights of the elderly and call for progress in a model of comprehensive care centered on the person


In view of the recently published news of the mistreatment suffered by two elderly women in a nursing home in Hortaleza, Madrid, the undersigned organizations express our strongest condemnation of such despicable acts. According to UN data, between 4% and 6% of elderly people in the world have suffered some form of abuse and mistreatment. In Spain, according to some studies, the figures are quite similar. Only a minority, less than 10%,...

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