National Nursing Home Survey

National Nursing Home Survey

NOTE: This website contains information on the National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS), which was last fielded by NCHS in 2004. In 2012, NCHS initiated the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP)—a biennial study of adult day services centers, residential care communities, nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. NSLTCP uses administrative data for the nursing home sector obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Please visit the NSLTCP website for more information.

The National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) is a series of nationally representative sample surveys of United States nursing homes, their services, their staff, and their residents. The NNHS was first conducted in 1973-1974 and repeated in 1977, 1985, 1995, 1997, 1999, and most recently in 2004. Although each of these surveys emphasized different topics, they all provided some common basic information about nursing homes, their residents, and their staff. All nursing homes included in this survey had at least three beds and were either certified (by Medicare or Medicaid) or had a state license to operate as a nursing home.

National Nursing Assistant Survey

The first national probability survey of nursing assistants working in nursing homes in the United States.

Page last reviewed: November 6, 2015