National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study
In January 2020, 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. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions about this exciting change.
NPALS monitors trends in the supply, provision, and use of the major sectors of paid, regulated long-term care services. NPALS uses survey data on the residential care community and adult day services sectors, and administrative data on the home health, nursing home, hospice, inpatient rehabilitation, and long-term care hospital sectors. The vision for NPALS is to offer reliable, accurate, relevant and timely national and state statistical information to support and inform post-acute and long-term care services policy, research and practice.
- Manisha Sengupta, Ph.D., and Christine Caffrey, Ph.D. (2020) Characteristics of Residential Care Communities by Percentage of Resident Population Diagnosed With Dementia: United States, 2016 pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]. National Health Statistics Reports, No. 148 (12/4/2020)
- 2020 NPALS Adult Day Services Center Participant Portal (10/2020)
- 2020 NPALS Residential Care Community Participant Portal (10/2020)
- 2020 NPALS Adult Day Services Center FAQs (10/2020) pdf icon[PDF – 214 KB]
- 2020 NPALS Residential Care Community FAQs (10/2020) pdf icon[PDF – 216 KB]
- 2020 Adult Day Services Center Questionnaire (10/2020) pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
- 2020 Residential Care Community Questionnaire (10/2020) pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
- Harris-Kojetin, L., Lendon, J.P., and Rome, V. (2020) Differences in Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Level of Medical Services Provision.pdf icon Series 3, No. 45 (10/23/2020)
- Lendon, J.P., Caffrey, C., and Lau, D.T. (2020). Advance directives state requirements, center practices, and participant prevalence in adult day services centers: Findings from the 2016 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa089external icon (7/2020)
- Lendon, J. P., Rome, V., & Sengupta, M. (2020). Variations Between Adult Day Services Centers in the United States by the Racial and Ethnic Case-Mix of Center Participants. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464820934996 external icon(7/2020)
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