Matia Foundation, based in San Sebastian (Spain), is a foundation, with more than 130 years of experience in the provision of social and health services. It provides assistance and services to people with an illness, older people and people with a disability. The provision of services is carried out under a comprehensive and person-centered model based on the principles of autonomy, dignity and personalisation.

Areas of Intervention

  • Older people 
  • People with disabilities
  • Carers

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Promoting autonomy and dignity of the ageing population
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Geriatric clinics
  • Dependency and disability assessment
  • Matia at home, personal assistants
  • Home Care Service for older and dependent people
  • Half-stay geriatric hospital
  • Day centres
  • Residential centres for older people and people with disabilities
  • Psychosocial care for people with advanced illnesses and bereaved people
  • Orientation service to available resources
  • Psychological care for carers
  • Support and training groups for carers
  • Research and development
  • Transformation of care models towards person-centred care using case management methodology
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Training
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