Enhance the Skills of Care Managers: insights from INTRAS, our Spanish partner

In a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of care for dependent individuals, Spain has witnessed the successful implementation of the COMPASS project’s pilot course on Person-Centered Care. The recent approval of the Law on Residential Care in Castilla y León, emphasizing Person-Centered Care, has added impetus to the project’s relevance and importance.

Two events were organized in October to introduce the COMPASS project, emphasizing its alignment with the evolving legislative landscape in Spain. The recent enactment of the Law on Residential Care in Castilla y León, which accentuates the principles of Person-Centered Care, underlines the pressing need for initiatives like COMPASS. The project resonates deeply with the changing dynamics of caregiving in the region.

The heart of the COMPASS project lies in its training course, designed to equip professionals with the tools and strategies to improve the application of the Person-Centered Care model. Spanish participants, already well-versed in the principles of Person-Centered Care, found the course to be a valuable asset in providing practical strategies for its better integration into their daily practices. The collaborative and inclusive leadership approach advocated in the course received commendation, recognizing its significance in overcoming challenges faced in real-world caregiving scenarios.

INTRAS embraced the COMPASS project as it aligned perfectly with their mission. The course, launched through diverse channels, garnered interest, and the face-to-face sessions in Burgos and Ávila facilitated meaningful engagement.
The COMPASS project’s pilot course in Spain stands as a beacon of success in promoting Person-Centered Care among professionals. As the project evolves, new outcomes will be developed to continue to empower professionals and promote a culture of person-centered excellence in care delivery, and practitioners are eager to take advantage of this.