National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study

Welcome Residential Care Community Survey Participants


The Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at the NCHS would like to thank the providers who participated in the 2020 National Post-acute and Long-term Care Study (NPALS for residential care community survey. We look forward to your continued support and participation in 2022 if your residential care community is sampled. 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 residents and your communities.

Your residential care community is important to us!

The most reliable information comes directly from providers like you. For policy makers to make solid, evidence-based decisions about long-term care in the United States, it is essential that we collect data from all the 2,090 (approximate) residential care communities invited to participate in the 2022 NPALS. Your residential care community was scientifically and randomly selected to represent not only your residential care community, but also other comparable residential care communities across the United States. Without your help, it may be impossible to make accurate estimates about the amount and types of care provided to residents in residential care communities like yours.

What’s in it for your residential care community?

Data for comparisons: NPALS data will provide benchmarks, which will allow you to compare your residential care community with other communities like yours.

National and state estimates: By participating, you will contribute to a more complete and accurate picture of the provision and use of residential care communities and services in the United States, which will inform long-term care policies and planning. Visit the NPALS Study Results and Publications page for examples of how NPALS data have been used to produce national and state estimates of residential care communities and residents.

Survey participant materials:

Any questions?

If you have any questions, or need further information, please call the NPALS Help Desk at 1-855-500-1435, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Page last reviewed: September 7, 2022