CAHPS Nursing Home Surveys Available for Download

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The CAHPS Nursing Home Surveys include three standardized instruments designed to gather information on the experiences of adult nursing home residents and their family members. Each instrument is designed to meet a different need:

  • Long-Stay Resident Survey. An in-person structured interview for long-term residents.
  • Discharged Resident Survey. A questionnaire for recently discharged short-stay residents.
  • Family Member Survey. A questionnaire that asks family members about their experiences with the nursing home.

These surveys can be used in monitoring programs designed to improve residents’ experiences in nursing homes. For example, they can be a useful measurement tool for organizations focused on the Person-Centered Care goals  of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign .

The development of these instruments was jointly supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Read more about the surveys and download them HERE.