The Municipality of La Matanza de Acentejo reconvenes the contest to expand the House of the Elderly, an ambitious social and assistance project that, in its first call last year, It was left deserted due to the national and international situationwhich affects the global economy and public works in Canary Islands.
ANDhe project contemplates a set of actions that include improvements in the equipment already existing and in the environment, reflected in the agreement signed with the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care (IASS) last May. Altogether, the investment rises to 11,040,407 euros. Of this figure, 9,624,366 euros correspond to the extension of the socio-health center for dependent elderly people and the construction of a comprehensive rehabilitation center of a regional nature.
In addition to a therapeutic pool, a comprehensive and regional rehabilitation center will be built
Once the works are completed, the Casa de los Mayores will go from having the 32 existing accommodation places to having 100 places, 55 residential places and another 35 for day care. Likewise, it will incorporate “a necessary and valuable additional resource to the complex: a therapeutic pool, which will help to carry out aquatic therapies for rehabilitation and maintenance, improving the quality of life of users. This pool will have about 893 cubic meters and a comprehensive rehabilitation center of a regional nature that will have two entrances, one for the users of the center and another, independent, which can be accessed from the outside.
The center will grow by 4,445 square meters, which means doubling its current size with a new building at a lower level, connected by a jumper. There will be new common spaces, rooms adapted to the new care model defended by the Cabildo and the comprehensive rehabilitation center of a regional nature, equipped with an indoor pool.
The architect responsible for the project explained, during the signing of the agreement between administrations, that the building “has been conceived in the most ecological and sustainable way”, so it will have reinforced thermal insulation and a photovoltaic solar energy generation plant of about 80 kilowatts, expandable to 100. The expansion will not break with the current concept of the first property, of about 2,000 square meters, “which will not lose its prominence or stop housing the main entrance”
The deadline for submitting offers will end on May 17, as reflected in the Public Sector Procurement Platform.