National Long-Term Care Survey

Welcome to the NLTCS!

As Principal Investigator of the National Long Term Care Survey, I take great pleasure in welcoming you to the NLTCS Website.  We are currently in the process of redesigning the Website and will be adding a significant amount of content over the next few months.  In the interim, we hope that you will find the information provided helpful as you explore the ways in which you can use NLTCS data to enrich your own research or to understand the ramifications of long-term care needs for policy.

Some of the areas in which the NLTCS has been able to provide insight since its inception in 1982 are:

Duke University conducts the National Long Term Care Survey under a cooperative agreement with the National Institute on Aging.  Other organizations that participate in it are the Bureau of the Census, ASPE, and the Research Triangle Institute (RTI).  We are fortunate to have a team that brings such a wide variety of strengths to the survey.

We would welcome your feedback on the NLTCS Website.  If you have suggestions or comments, please send them to  We are committed to making your experience with the Website, and with the NLTCS, as productive as possible.

Kenneth G.  Manton
Research Professor and Principal Investigator