This year, about nine million men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care. By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care. Nurses can be employed by hospitals (including subacute care), nursing homes, extended care facilities, retirement communities, and home-health agencies. This new issue of Nursing Clinics , guest edited by Linda Dumas, explores the growing field of long-term care. It explores such topics as: Clinical Issues in Long Term Care, Settings at End of Life, and Leadership for the Future.