Nursing Homes and Assisted Living (Long-term Care Facilities)
Long term care facilities provide a variety of services, both medical and personal care, to people who are unable to live independently. It is estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in:
- nursing homes
- skilled nursing facilities
- assisted living facilities
CDC is committed to keeping long term care patients safe from infections.
Fact sheets, guidelines, reports, and resources
Fact sheet, patient safety and other information
Checklists, fact sheet, toolkits, and additional links
Specialized training and resources for nursing home staff
How facilities are keeping residents safe from infections
State-developed resources and information
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a strategy to address infections in Long-term Care Facilities in Phase 3 of the National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Eliminationexternal icon
Making nursing homes better places to live, work, and visit.