Get Nursing Home Surveys and Instructions

From this page, you can download the three versions of the CAHPS Nursing Home Surveys: Long-Stay Resident, Discharged Resident, and Family Member.

To learn about the documents available to support your use a Nursing Home Survey, read: What’s Available for the Nursing Home Surveys (PDF [ PDF file - 143.09 KB])

For help in implementing a Nursing Home Survey, please contact the CAHPS Help Line at cahps1@westat.com or 1-800-492-9261.


Download the Nursing Home Surveys and Instructions: (ZIP File, 3.98 MB). Use these surveys to assess the experience of current adult nursing home residents, former adult residents, and family members of nursing home residents.


Contents of the ZIP file

What's Available for the CAHPS Nursing Home Surveys
Find out what documents are available to support your use of the Nursing Home Surveys.


Surveys

Long-Stay Resident Survey
Core questionnaire for an adult population; available in English and Spanish.

Discharged Resident Survey
Core questionnaire for an adult population; available in English and Spanish.

Family Member Survey
Core questionnaire for an adult population; available in English and Spanish.

Guidance Documents

Translating CAHPS Surveys
Explains how to translate CAHPS surveys from English into another language in a cost-effective yet culturally competent manner.

Instructions for Analyzing Data from CAHPS Surveys
Provides general guidelines for using the CAHPS analysis program (known as the CAHPS macro).

SAS Document Package
Includes SAS® files needed for the CAHPS analysis program.

Patient Experience Measures from the CAHPS Nursing Home Family Member Survey
Provides a list of the composite and rating measures that can be used for public and internal reports of Family Member Survey results; tables indicate which survey items are included in each measure. Note that composite and rating measures are specified for the Family Member Survey only.


How do you unzip this file? To unzip the zipped file, double-click on the file name. If you do not have a zip file utility already installed on your computer, you can get one from the many vendors on the Internet that have zip file format utilities for Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and Unix.

Any questions? Contact the CAHPS User Network at cahps1@westat.com or 1-800-492-9261.

Page last reviewed July 2016
Page originally created September 2013
Internet Citation: Get Nursing Home Surveys and Instructions. Content last reviewed July 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/surveys-guidance/nh/instructions/index.html