The communication technology revolution of recent years continues to uncover new areas of application and working methods to improve efficiency and service quality in numerous professions. The health, dependency and elderly care sectors stand to benefit the most from this innovation, even more so at a time when the economic crisis and i […]
Last December, the Basque Autonomous Community Health Plan 2013 – 2020 was presented, with a clear focus on caring for the elderly.
The case of the Basque Country may appear to be a paradigm, given that its healthcare system is already advanced in this field, implying its approach might offer some clues about future tendencies for m […]
Some weeks ago, when the Spanish Population and Housing Census was published by the National Institute of Statistics, a newspaper article highlighted the fact that the number of people over the age of sixty-five living alone had risen by 25% over the previous ten years.
This increase translates into 1.7 million homes in which the sole […]
According to demographic estimates in Spain, in the year 2020, nearly 3.5 million elderly people will require help to carry out at least one basic daily activity. These figures represent a real challenge to the healthcare system; not only given the elevated costs they imply but, above all, because of the material and human resources that […]