Specialization in Dementia and Interventions
Strokes and Fractures Care
Cognitive Empowerment and Assessment
Dynamic Care Model
Activities in Aktios
Physiotherapy and Exercise
Special Services
Working in Aktios

Special Services

Short-term accommodation

Through our new service, the short-term accommodation, an elderly person can stay in our premises for a few days (from three days to one week). It is specially designed to cover the needs of primary family carers of people with dementia and their beloved ones (respite care).

Short-term accommodation is the ideal solution for all those who have to be away for a short time (vocational reasons, need of rest etc) and worry about the consistency in caring for their beloved one. In a safe and dynamic environment, specialized quality care is provided ensuring the safety and quality of life to your relative.

Short-term accommodation may also serve as a very safe step to get progressively adjusted to Aktios’ permanent living program, should you decide to choose our dynamic approach for the care of your beloved one with plenty of activities and specialized interventions that provide quality of care and quality of life to our residents.

During the short-term accommodation, Aktios’ specialized personnel (psychologists, social workers, staff nurse, physical therapists) will be in direct communication with you in order to keep you up to date and establish a good rapport and collaboration.

Your beloved one can be hosted during the whole day on Aktios premises and take part in our everyday activities which include participation in choral and mental reinforcement team, drama-therapy and music team, theatre team or physiotherapy team. He/She will also have the opportunity to have lunch with the other residents under our supervision. At the same time he/she could also participate in a group walk giving a pleasant note to his possible daily routine.

Well trained nursing staff of Aktios takes the responsibility of your beloved concerning the nursing care (medicating, alimentation, grooming and hygiene or even bathing.) At the same time you can also take advantage of the possibility of a haircut, manicure and pedicure at your space.

During your beloved’s stay at the day-care centre evaluation tests of his/her basic mental functions(MMSE) and his/her present emotional situation (GDS) can be done.

You can also combine your beloved stay with one of the physiotherapy and exercise programs that Aktios provides. The exercise and the mobilization contribute to maintaining mobility and self-service and prevention of injuries from falls. By registering at Aktios’ physiotherapy programs it is provided free use of the equipment at specific days and hours. Moreover in a specially designed room, visitors with dementia are able to workout, skiing, play bowling, tennis, etc. and to practice in balance with the digital console Wii of Nintendo.

Among Aktios’ equipment, are the following:

  • Portable electrotherapy device with TENS
  • Portable ultrasound system
  • Vigorous exercise bike
  • Firming equipment bike
  • Parallel bars and staircases
  • Treadmill
  • Multi-exerciser
  • Elliptical
  • Wii fit/sports.

Before you leave the unit you will be informed about your beloved’s host in the centre, the results of the evaluations and the possible ways of immediate intervention and solution of the every day life’s problems of the patient with dementia.

Furthermore, at Aktios are provided individual services such as nursing interventions, bathing, haircut, manicure and pedicure as well as non pharmaceutical intervention sush as individual physiotherapy, complete neurological evaluation, individual and group mental empowerment, participation in excursions, etc.

For people and families who need further support and training on daily care, a care at home programme, is available at Aktios. Employees of Aktios, can visit the elderly at home by appointment. Services like care giver’s training, personal hygiene of the elderly (bathing, daily care etc), nutrition, shopping, activities and companionship are also provided.

A Living Unit for patients with dementia has been created in Aktios(Agia Paraskevi). The Unit has all the necessary facilities, the staff, and consists of:

  • Living, dinning and occupation spaces
  • Specially formed rooms and other spaces
  • Cognitive training program
  • Exercise and Physiotherapy program
  • Events and activities
  • Special Nutrition
  • Support and information services for carers

Our specially trained associates organise inside or outside the unit’s spaces, individual or group sessions of cognitive training and improvement of the cognitive functions by using pleasant activities, games and memory enhancement techniques. The contribution of non pharmacological interventions in dementia care is enormous and has been acknowledged by the international research and references and is not just limited in cognitive training but also in the successful management of the behavioral disturbances that come from dementia.

On the grounds of the Living Unit for patients with dementia, a Specialised Nursing Care Unit operates with increased nursing care. At the Specialised Nursing Care Unit exclusive nurses work during the whole 24 hours. The Unit’s rooms are equipped as following:

  • Electrically-adjustable Hospital beds
  • Air mattresses
  • Special needs Bathroom
  • Oxygen supply
  • Increased night lighting
  • Special diet with enriched nutritional content
  • Passive gymnastics equipment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Air-conditioning
  • Accommodation services for attendants


For any problem concerning you, your relative or friend, you can contact the staff of Aktios Elderly Care Units or visit our facilities by appointment, weekdays and weekends 09:00 - 21:00.