Research project whose main objective has been to improve the care model of the residential care system in Catalonia, impacting on an improvement in the lives of residents, their relatives and professionals. Part of the high impact that COVID-19 has had on the centers. The final report contains 200 specific improvement proposals with measurement indicators.


The area where the Covid-19 pandemic has probably caused the most devastating impact has been in residences, especially those for the elderly. Beyond the high mortality rates, the consequences have been many and very significant both for the residents themselves, as well as for their families, the professionals who work there, the organizations that manage them, and the social and health system in general .

ResiCOVID-19 has provided a systematic and in-depth assessment of this reality and, based on the lessons learned – both in Catalonia and in other countries with similar residential models – has built proposals for improving care and the model of care for these people

The knowledge provided aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of care for the 60,000 people who currently live in the approximately 1,000 residences in Catalonia, and indirectly also benefit the families, the professionals of the residences and the whole of social and health system.


Universitat de Vic
Fundació iSocial
Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Salut

Supported by

Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca

Projectes de recerca

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Guide to Digital Transformation: A Vision from the Children’s Social Sector

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Prevention of children institutionalization

Design for UNICEF-Spain of a public system of community detection and early intervention in children at risk
Digital transformation of Basic Social Services

Digital transformation of Basic Social Services

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