Comprehensive Care Centres for the Elderly
On 13 September 2019, the Amancio Ortega Foundation (FAO in Spanish) signed an agreement with the Xunta de Galicia to open seven public residential centres (Comprehensive Care Centres for the Elderly) in seven main Galician cities: A Coruña, Ferrol, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.
The Amancio Ortega Foundation will carry out the construction of the seven buildings and will fully equip them for their subsequent integration into the regional public care network for the elderly. The initial investment estimated by the FAO to carry out this project is 90 million euros.
The seven centres will offer 900 residential spots in total: 150 in Vigo and Coruña, and 120 in Ourense, Lugo, Santiago, Pontevedra and Ferrol. The opening of the seven public centres will generate over 800 direct jobs. These centres will offer innovative services such as psychogeriatric units specialised in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other similar pathologies.