AKTIOS is one of the largest long-term care organizations for older adults in Greece, with a capacity of 288 beds in four older adults care units located in the wider Athens area. The AKTIOS Elderly Care Units (ECUs) comply to international standards and provide a home for people in rehabilitation from various health problems, people with chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, and older people who need medical or nursing attendance and special care.
AKTIOS includes a psychosocial sector, with psychologists & social workers, a nursing sector, with professional nurses and caregivers and a physiotherapy department. AKTIOS introduces a model of care that includes nursing care, medical and neurological monitoring, individual and group sessions with psychologists, social workers, and specialized physiotherapists. In 2010, AKTIOS became a member of the European Group MD-Nursing, which specializes in the establishment and the organization of health centers for older adults. At the same time, AKTIOS continues its partnership with the MATERIA Group in Cyprus.
Dr. Costis Prouskas is a psychologist with a Ph.D. in Gerontology. He has been the chairman and CEO of Aktios since 2007. He is a member of the Ministry of Labor Working Group for the reformation of the legislation of service provision for elderly people. During 2002-2007 he served as a scientific director of 3 rehabilitation units of the NGO “KLIMAKA”. He is a founding member of the Non-Profit Organization “50plus Hellas” and the Athens Association of Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders, as well as a Special Secretary of the Hellenic Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Mrs. Eleni Margioti is the coordinator of the Day Center for Elderly People of the Alzheimer’s Athens Association in Amarousion and the Project Team Officer of Aktios. She is a clinical neuropsychologist with a BSc in Psychology from the National Kapodistrian University of Greece and a Ph.D. student at the Aristotle University of Greece. She has a MSc. in Clinical Neuropsychology, a joint program from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University, Greece with the University of Texas, Health Science Center, U.S.A. She was awarded a scholarship from the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
Mr. Stathis Tryfonopoulos is the Head of the Psychosocial Sector and Assistant Manager of Aktios. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Northumbria, in Newcastle, and a M.Sc. in Psychology & Health from the Stirling University in Scotland. He is a Gestalt therapist. Since 2000, he has gained extensive experience in working with people with dementia and also with carers in Care Homes and Day Centers. During 1999-2002 he served as an administrative employee and a training psychologist in the Relax Palace ElderCU. During 2007-2013 he worked as a psychologist at the Athens Alzheimer’s Association Day Center for people with dementia.
Mr. Michael Goudoumas is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and a project team officer in Aktios. He holds a degree in Social Work from the Technological University of Patras and an MBA in Health Administration and Economics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. During 2009-2015 he served as a social worker in institutions serving people with disabilities. Between 2016 and 2019 he worked as a clinical and crisis social worker and coordinator of medical and social support teams (Medecines du Monde and Home Project). He is also a social workers’ trainer for children’s rights and legal intervention procedures.
Lina Nikolaidou is a psychologist with a degree in Psychology from the University of Crete and a postgraduate degree in health administration. She has attended a three month educational program for the care and rehabilitation of people with physical, mental and learning disabilitities. She has worked in two phychosocial rehabilitation units of the non-profit organization “KLIMAKA” and at the social care center of the Parents Association of Intellectually Impaired Individuals (EGNYA). She is a trainer in the parents’ school of the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation of the Ministry of Education, the Gordon Training International and Gordon Hellas companies, as well as a certified coordinator of the School of Parents’ Emotional Education of Maria Chourdaki. She has been running her own phychology office since 2006, and has been working as a psychologist and coordinator of one of the Aktios units since 2015.
Dr Athanasios Anastasiou received his Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in 2005. In 2006, he received his M.Sc. degree in Digital Signal & Image Processing from the University of Central Lancashire. Likewise, in 2009 he obtained his second M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering held by the University of Patras and the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.). In 2015 he received his Doctorate from National Technical University of Athens. Since 2011, he is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory of N.T.U.A and he also has experience in developing medical software in participation with international companies.
His current research interests comprise Bioinformatics, Biosignal Processing, Digital Image Processing and technologies for assisted living. His research is also focusing on chronic disease management solutions (Diabetes, COPD, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease), Decision Support Systems, activity recognition, telemedical technologies and mHealth. He also has experience in integrating wireless technologies in health applications, such as Electronic Health Record Management tools and physical activity recognition using wireless sensors and mobile devices. He is active in European Research projects in regards to the integration of new technologies in health as researcher and technical manager. He has published 27 papers in scientific journals, 18 conference papers and 9 book chapters. He is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – EMBS Society and Computer Society, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE).