One Hundred Proposals to Advance the Wellbeing and Good Treatment of People as They Age.” Basis for an Action Plan
While the structure of the ageing Basque population has undergone radical changes over the past two decades, social policies that address this population are incorporated more slowly in the process of adapting to new demands and needs of the current generations aged 60 years and older.
Its social and economic cultural reality has changed substantially. In most European countries, there has been a thorough review of the elderly care model from any of its dimensions of analysis and intervention. Concepts such as active ageing, promoting autonomy, respect for the dignity and the preferences of the elderly have become paradigms for action.
At this time, the Department of Employment and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Council of the Elderly, has chosen to present, instead of a gerontological plan to be used, a set of open proposals to stimulate debate and, especially, to be implemented with experimental basis, in order to open the way to designing itineraries of change in the current model of ageing policies.