National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study

Adult Day Services Center FAQs

NOTICE:

In January 2020, the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) was renamed the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS). The information NCHS plans to collect about adult day services centers and participants and residential care communities and residents will not change. This rebrand does not change the information NCHS has collected or plans to collect about adult day services centers and participants or residential care communities and residents. Publications and products from the 2012-2016 waves of NPALS that have already been published to Study Results and Publications will continue to describe the study as NSLTCP in these publications. Future publications and products that use data from the 2020 wave will use the rebranded study name —NPALS—to describe the study. Please contact us at ltcsbfeedback@cdc.gov with questions about this exciting change.

The National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS), formerly the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), has completed data collection for the 2018 survey and is no longer accepting questionnaires. The anticipated start of data collection for the 2020 NPALS survey is August 2020.  Following the same approach as in the 2012, 2014, and 2016 survey waves, all adult day services in operation in the United States will be surveyed in 2020. To those adult day services centers that were sampled and participated in 2018, thank you! We hope to have your support again in 2020. Your participation in the survey enables NCHS to continue to serve you with reliable, trusted information, to support you in the important work you do serving participants, their families, and your communities.