National Survey of Long-term Care Providers

Study Results and Publications – Reports

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. Publications and products from the 2012-2018 waves that have already been published to Study Results and Publications will continue to describe the study as NSLTCP. Future publications and products that use data from the 2020 wave will use the name NPALS. Please contact us at with questions about this exciting change.

Data Tell Stories. Tell Us Yours! How have you used information from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers? Email us a brief description at In the subject field of your email, write “My NSLTCP data use example”. Your examples will help us showcase the value of NSLTCP.