By Monica E. Oss There is no doubt that we have a growing shortfall of workers to provide long-term services and supports. The United States (U.S.) population of adults age 65 and older is projected to increase by 84% over 35 years, from nearly 50 million in 2015 to 88 million in 2050. In addition, 61 million consumers—26% of all adults in the U.S.—have a disability (see Disability Impacts All Of Us). Of that population, 51% are 18 to 64 years old, while 41% are 65 and older (see 2017 Disability Statistics Annual Report). At the same time, the pandemic has created an increased demand for services delivered in home—with consumers (and payers) looking at hospital-at-home, home-based replacement…
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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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