Old-age social exclusion in home care - prevalence, meanings & intervention (SOLDEX)

01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

Research group

SOLDEX-project scrutinizes older people’s formal home care from the perspective of social exclusion. The project examines the prevalence, risk factors and individual meanings of social exclusion in home care clients and how old-age exclusion is addressed in current ageing policies and legislation. The multidisciplinary study combines expertise of social gerontology, elder law and health economics and is divided into three Work Packages utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods. In addition to a survey, interviews and observation, a quasi-experimental trial is conducted to examine the effectiveness of the “day activity service” for older home care clients. The results provide evidence-base for the development of home care practices, legislation and elder care services.