GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 17, 2021) – On November 4 at 1:00 pm ET, OPEN MINDS will host the Circle Elite Roundtable, Future Of Long-Term Care – Alternative Models Of Practice. This roundtable will look at emerging alternative service models and opportunities in the changing long-term care market landscape.

This Circle Elite Executive Roundtable will be led by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Sarah Elliott. She has in-depth expertise in gerontology, long-term and transitional care, and marketing and referral development. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, she served as the Director of Transitions of Care for Vivage Senior Living where she facilitated the implementation of care coordination and transitions of care strategies with over 30 nursing facilities.

The roundtable will provide Circle Elite members with an overview of new long-term care models such as the Green House Homes, Kallimos, and Graduated Hope Communities. She will also discuss how to develop and sustain these new models of care. Roundtable participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their current and future plans for long-term services and supports with Ms. Elliott.

“As of June 2021, 83% of nursing homes and 74% of assisted living communities reported fewer new residents seeking long-term care,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss. “It is no surprise that if given the option, individuals would rather be at home than in a facility. With advancements in technology and treatment models, the need for traditional long-term care facilities is dwindling. Long-term care facilities needs to adapt and implement these new strategies and technologies in order to stay competitive moving forward.”

To register for this event, visit:

The November 4 Circle Elite Executive Roundtable—exclusive to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle—is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each 60-minute briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. OPEN MINDS experts are on the line to answer questions and provide follow up private Quick Consults for members.

For more information on the program, or media inquiries, contact Sam Base, Market Intelligence, OPEN MINDS, at 717-334-1329 or

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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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