Long-term Care Facilities
The NHSN, Long-term Care Facility (LTCF) Component provides long-term care facilities with a customized system to track infections and prevention process measures in a systematic way.
Tracking this information allows facilities to identify problems, improve care, and determine progress toward national healthcare-associated infection goals.
Facilities eligible to report into all modules of this component include nursing homes, skilled nursing, chronic care, and developmental disability facilities. Assisted living facilities can only report into the prevention process measures module.
Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are not eligible to report into this component.
Click on each module to access relevant training, protocols, data collection forms, supporting materials, analysis resources, and FAQs.