SoCA - Typologies of home-based care arrangements

Project Overview

Duration:2020 - 2022
Funding:DZNE site Witten
Project Management:Dr. Bernhard Holle
Project Coordination:Jan Dreyer

This sub-study examined whether different types of home-based care arrangements can be formed and to what extent they differ with regard to their stability. For this purpose, 320 care arrangements were re-examined in a secondary data analysis. In a first step, a multiple correspondence analysis was used to show that the dementia and care trajectory as well as the structure of the dyadic relationship between the person with dementia and the person providing care are particularly significant for the differentiation of care arrangements. In a subsequent cluster analysis, four types of care arrangements could be distinguished. The results contribute to the further development of the SoCA-Dem theory on the stability of home-based care arrangements and can be used to design support offers more target group specific.


Dreyer, J., Bergmann, J. M., Köhler, K., Hochgraeber, I., Pinkert, C., Roes, M., . . . Holle, B. (2022). Differences and commonalities of home-based care arrangements for persons living with dementia in Germany – a theory-driven development of types using multiple correspondence analysis and hierarchical cluster analysis. BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), 723. doi: 10.1186/s12877-022-03310-1


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