National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study

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If you would like to contact a member of the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch (LTCSB) about our data, results and publications, or services, please call 301-458-4747 or send an email to


The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) was renamed the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS). This new name reflects the addition of more post-acute sectors (i.e. inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals), while keeping the same sectors that have been in the study since it launched in 2012 (adult day services centers, assisted living and similar residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes). The information NCHS plans to collect about adult day services centers and participants and residential care communities and residents will not change.

NPALS Data Use

Data Tell Stories. Tell Us Yours! How have you used information from the National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (formerly known as the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers)? Email us a brief description at in the subject field of your email, write “My NPALS data use example”. Your examples will help us showcase the value of NPALS.


The Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at the NCHS is committed to providing high quality and easily accessible content for users of its long-term care survey websites and products. To maintain this level of excellence and to ensure that our online content meets the needs of users interested in statistics on long-term care services and supports, LTCSB would like to get your feedback. Below are links to NCHS’ long-term care survey website home pages:

  1. National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS) formerly NSLTCP
  2. National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF)
  3. National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)
  4. National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)

Please send feedback related to our website or products using the form below. Include the following contact information in the body of your email along with your feedback: (1) your first and last name; (2) name of the organization you are affiliated with; and (3) an email address or phone number to reach you.