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Facilities for the elderly. Day centres. By ownership. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Facilities for the elderly. Day centres. Centres and places. By ownership. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces Catalonia
Centres Places
Business initiative Social initiative Public initiative Total Business initiative Social initiative Public initiative Total
2022 538 152 217 907 10,262 4,045 5,264 19,571
2021 539 151 216 906 10,170 3,952 5,287 19,409
2020 553 153 214 920 10,300 3,970 5,221 19,491
2019 546 152 212 910 9,997 3,941 5,177 19,115
2018 540 155 210 905 9,795 3,906 5,157 18,858
2017 543 151 209 903 9,747 3,772 5,056 18,575
2016 535 149 206 890 9,414 3,691 4,919 18,024
2015 531 151 203 885 9,264 3,687 4,830 17,781
2015: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
2016-2019: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.
2020-2022: Ministry of Social Rights.

Last update: July 31, 2023.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Social Services for the Elderly (SSGG).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Day centre for the elderly
Specialised care centre that offers daytime placement and care services for the everyday lives over elderly people with major dependences. These services can be provided by a specific establishment or as an integral service within general care spaces and as part of the daily functional activities programme of a residence. They can be temporary or permanent. The beneficiaries are elderly people that need organisation, supervision and care in order to carry out everyday activities, and whose care is complemented by other care provided by their family or social environment.
Specialised care social service
Level of specific action aimed at the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, support and rehabilitation of the social deficits of people belonging to collectives or segments of the population due to the singularity of their needs. These services are provided by specialised professionals and depending on different cases, may use community, daytime or residential services along with other adequate resources for said purpose.

Methodological aspects

The Catalan social services system is the coordinated set of personal services, facilities, activities, economic benefits and of prevention, care and social promotion in Catalonia, which aims to ensure the participation of all citizens in the benefits of social life. Is specifically designed for individuals, families or groups who, by having difficulties in the development and integration into society, lack of personal autonomy, physical, mental or sensory disabilities, family problems or suffer social marginalization, are creditors of collective and caring effort.

The system is divided functionally into primary care social services and social services of specialized care, and is organized territorially in key areas of social services, sectors of county, regional and territorial areas of Catalonia, and in the following areas of action: care for family, childhood and adolescence; care for people with disabilities, old age care and treatment of drug addicts.

The professional staff working in day care centre for senior citizens is multidisciplinary. The assignment of a day care centre is conducted through Individual Care Program (PAI), developed by public social services, which determines the most appropriate methods of intervention to the needs of people in situations of dependence on services and economic benefits provided for in resolution by his degree and level.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".