Quantitative studies on the ageing population of the Basque Country have their origin in the 1993 Senior Survey, conducted under the 1994 Gerontological Plan by the Basque Government.
Licentiate in Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1975, Master's in Social Gerontology from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1991. She has a long career including working at the IMSERO Body of Social Security Management, as the OECD Expert on Social Protection and Ageing (1992-1995), being a member of the Technical Committee of the Spanish Society Geriatrics and Gerontology (SEGG), Director of the IMSERSO Observatory on Ageing and Dependence (1998-2008), Co-Director Senior Portal, Coordinator of the "Mistreatment of Elderly" project at the World Health Organization (2002-2007), General Coordinator of the "Knowing how to age, preventing dependency" Project initiated by the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (SEGG) - Caja Madrid Social Project (2003-2007).
For various years, she has been a member of the Jury of the Infanta Cristina Research Awards (IMSERSO), of Beltrán Báguena, Alberto Salgado Alba and Panella Cases Awards from the SEGG and the Caja Madrid Social Project Research Awards.
She has also been evaluating R+D+I research projects in IMSERSO's successive calls and has been a member of the technical design team of the Alzheimer's Centre promoted by the Queen Sofia Foundation. From 2004 to 2007 she was the Vice President of the Spanish Geriatrics and Gerontology Society (SEGG).
In 2008 she went on work as a Technical Advisor for the Fundación Matia Gerontological Institute-INGEMA and the Director of Planning and Models of Care. She is an expert at national and international level in new models of care for the elderly.
She is currently the Planning Director of Matia Fundazioa.
From the Department of Employment and Social Policy of the Basque Government, aware of the important transformation that the society is experiencing as a result of the ageing process, with the collaboration of the Matia Institute technical team, the Strategy for Active Ageing has been developed f
FRAILTEK: New strategies for the development of tools and products aimed at the identification and assessment of frailty syndrome.
RAPP is a 3-year research project (2013-2016) funded by the European Commission through its FP7 programme. The RAPP project will provide an open source software platform to support the creation and delivery of robotic applications.
The Etxean Ondo project is an initiative by the Matia Fundazioa-Matia Institute and the Basque Government consisting of the development of a model of care based on the preferences of people and covering home, environment and residential care.
This report on disability and dependence of elderly people in the Basque Country aims to have an in-depth analysis of the dimensions and characteristics of people with disabilities and/or dependency, by exploiting the results of the aforementioned EDAD from 2008.
This project is a contribution to the development and refinement of the model of care for elderly people currently being developed by different institutions and agents in Spain, the so-called integrated model based on the person1.
Etxean Ondo is a pilot project that aims to implement and validate the comprehensive person-centred care model for people who are in situations of frailty or dependency, and who live in their own homes.
Throughout this project, aspects were collected that, above all, are considered novel and sometimes complex and that, therefore must be analysed from different perspectives and disciplinary and institutional cultures, and should be tested on an experimental basis, to search for the best ways to a