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Adult Day and Residential Services Providers to be Studied by CDC

by Published On: Aug 20, 2012Updated On: Jul 01, 2014
Centers for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is beginning the next biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

The study will provide nationally representative statistical information about the supply and use of paid, regulated long-term care providers in the United States.

How the Long-Term Care Providers Study Works

Directors of adult day services and residential care communities will be asked to provide information through a mail or web questionnaire about the characteristics of residential care communities, the services offered, and staffing; and the demographics, functional status and health of the residents served. 

Data obtained through mail and web questionnaires will be used to produce national and state estimates (wherever possible) to help inform long-term care providers, planners, researchers, and policymakers about community-based care. Participation is voluntary and the information provided will be used only for statistical purposes and held in the strictest confidence. 

However, the power and accuracy of the survey depend on the response rate.

The results of the 2012 survey, in which many LeadingAge members participated, were published by the CDC last year.

What You Can Do to Help

There is no doubt that many LeadingAge members will be part of the random, nationally representative sample of residential providers participating in the study. It is important that those selected to participate respond accordingly because each response in the sample is vital to capturing an accurate picture of residential care in the U.S.

The National Study of Long-Term Care Providers has replaced the National Nursing Home Survey, National Home and Hospice Care Survey, and National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. 


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