By Laura Morgan

Recently we reported on the movement of long-term services and supports (LTSS) into managed care (see The Growth Of Managed Long-Term Services And Supports Programs). A reader responded with a follow-up question on where adult foster care fits along the LTSS care continuum. Adult foster care is regulated by the states under as many as 25 different names, including assisted living facilities, assisted living residences, adult family homes, adult group homes, personal care homes, and residential care homes. So, what defines adult foster care, and where does this service model fit? Adult foster care (AFC) is provided in small home-like…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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