Long-term care

Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities. Like patients in acute care facilities, long-term care residents are at risk for acquiring healthcare-associated infections. Infection prevention and control programs in long-term care facilities can help prevent the spread of infection to vulnerable residents. This page contains long-term care infection prevention resources and education for both healthcare professionals and consumers.

The following links are APIC and external resources on long-term care for healthcare professionals.

Implementation guides and tools

Education & training

APIC offers a comprehensive collection of clinical education and professional development programs. The following resources are educational opportunities related to long-term care. Visit the Education & Certification page for more educational opportunities.

Prevention Strategist articles

The following links include articles about long-term care infection prevention from APIC’s Prevention Strategist magazine.

AJIC articles

Search the American Journal of Infection Control website for more articles on long-term care. To access these articles, you need to first login to the APIC website.

External resources

The following links are APIC and external resources on long-term care and infection prevention for consumers.


External resources