The National Nursing Home Experience Survey

The National Nursing Home Experience Survey is the first national survey asking nursing home residents and their family members about their experiences of nursing home care in Ireland. This survey is now open to eligible participants. Sign up here to be notified when the results are available. Click here to take the survey:

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The National Nursing Home Experience Survey is the first national survey asking nursing home residents and their family members about their experiences of nursing home care in Ireland.

A representative sample of nursing homes in Ireland have been invited to take part in the survey. In these selected nursing homes, nursing home residents and one family member or friend of each resident (also known as a designated representative) have been asked to share their experiences of nursing home care in Ireland.

The findings of the National Nursing Home Experience Survey will enable a greater understanding of the experiences of nursing home residents in Ireland, identifying areas of good experience and providing an evidence base to drive improvements.

The survey results will be published later this year.

What questions are asked?

Two questionnaires have been developed: one to capture the experiences of nursing home residents (which contains 54 questions), and one to capture the experiences of family members or friends (containing 49 questions).

Click below to learn more about what is involved in conducting the survey.

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Any questions about the National Nursing Home Experience Survey?

Read our frequently asked questions or contact the survey team.

The Survey timeline

The timeline below describes the important phases in the implementation of the National Nursing Home Experience Survey.

Eligible participants are informed of the survey

The selected nursing homes are informed about the survey. Residents of these nursing homes and their family members are notified that they will be invited to take part in the survey.

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Survey goes live

Interviews are held with nursing home residents and postal surveys are sent to family members or friends.

Online and paper survey

Survey closes and results are analysed

The results are then analysed and the reports are prepared for publication.

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Results published

Survey findings are published on yourexperience.ie

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Quality improvements

Nursing homes and the HSE respond to the survey results by developing quality improvement initiatives.

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Eligible participants are informed of the survey

The selected nursing homes are informed about the survey. Residents of these nursing homes and their family members are notified that they will be invited to take part in the survey.

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Survey goes live

Interviews are held with nursing home residents and postal surveys are sent to family members or friends.

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Survey closes and results are analysed

The results are then analysed and the reports are prepared for publication.

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Results published

Survey findings are published on yourexperience.ie

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Quality improvements

Nursing homes and the HSE respond to the survey results by developing quality improvement initiatives.