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Senior Care & Living

Change across the healthcare continuum is ongoing, and the move to value-based care is a given. Decreased occupancy and third-party payments coupled with increased acuity of residents can burden even the most established senior care and living providers. We can help.

Our audit, tax, and consulting professionals have a deep understanding of the risks, trends, and growth strategies impacting senior care and living providers today. When you’ve served the senior care and living industry for several decades, you gain perspective and insight. Our clients benefit from our experience serving nearly 1,000 senior care and living providers — skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, independent and assisted living facilities, and home health and hospice agencies.

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  • 2017 NIC Fall Conference: Investing in Seniors Housing and Care Properties

    Staff from Plante Moran Living Forward and Plante Moran will be attending NIC's Fall Conference from September 26–28. Meet us there to discuss how we can help you use the right market and operational data to plan for the future of your organization.

    Dana Wollschlager Plante Moran Living Forward Robert Long
    Event Sept. 26 - 28, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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  • 2017 Ziegler Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference

    Meet Dana Wollschlager of Plante Moran Living Forward at this year's Ziegler Senior Living Finance + Strategy Conference to learn how we can help you plan and execute your next capital project.

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    Event October 04, 2017 1 min read Upcoming
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Senior Care and Living Thought Leadership

  • Senior housing M&A tactics to win
    Join Senior Housing News, Ascension Health, and Plante Moran's senior living M&A experts for a lively and informative discussion of the state of the senior living market, successful M&A strategies, and how to mitigate risk in the current environment.
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    Webinar May 04, 2017 60 min watch
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  • The most important takeaway from the ACA reform debate
    In light of the proposal to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act falling though — for now — one thing remains clear for senior living and care providers.
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  • A roadmap for hospitals to better collaborate with skilled nursing facilities
    Hospitals and other care providers are going to have to join forces to gain efficiencies and improve outcomes in today's value-based environment. Since healthcare is a team sport, here's how to choose the best players.
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    Article April 03, 2017 2 min read
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  • Tandem365: Michigan nursing home joint venture delivers better care at lower cost
    A young joint venture delivers complex care management services to vulnerable seniors, with encouraging outcomes, high client satisfaction, and strong growth. Learn from their success.
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  • Continuing care: The business case for aging at home
    After hearing from seniors in its market, Evangelical Homes of Michigan designed LifeChoices, a continuing-care-at-home product that helped the company offer solutions to clients it hadn't been able to reach before. Here’s how they did it.
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  • Shorten length of stay or get left behind
    Bundled payments are here to stay, and providers everywhere along the care continuum must shift their focus to improving length of stay, reducing readmissions, and achieving cost efficiency. Don’t be left behind.
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  • Focus on social factors to cut cost of care
    Providing social support and expanding the view of what constitutes "healthcare" services can cut costs and improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. These three questions can help your organization identify potential opportunities.
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  • To build or to renovate?
    A capital project is not a decision to be taken lightly. Senior living owners and operators need to consider these compelling factors when weighing the options.
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  • Three stars will be the new one star
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  • A compelling case study in senior health
    Sun Health Services helps seniors maintain their health and wellness through personalized, community-based health, risk reduction, and self-management education and a novel program to reduce hospital readmissions.
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  • Post-acute facilities must start acting like businesses
    Post-acute healthcare facility operators: While you focus on each patient's health, don't forget that health plans, accountable care organizations, and case managers are your clientele — and your revenues represent their costs.
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  • Building for the future: Madonna Manor transforms to attract seniors today and tomorrow
    In response to changing demographics and needs, a 40-year-old nursing home once again realizes its original vision: to meet seniors’ needs for decades to come.
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  • Bundled payments: Trinity Senior Living gains early returns
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Our clients say

Our expectations for first year financial audit and cost reports were more than exceeded. The team was exceptionally prepared with detailed schedules and great communication. Their healthcare experience was invaluable, and because they were so efficient and knowledgeable, we finished one week ahead of schedule. We chose Plante Moran because of their entrenchment in the Chicago area and we were looking for a strategic partner that could provide us additional services and expertise to help us reach our future goals. I feel confident in our future with Plante Moran as our partners.

Lori Altman CFO, Central Baptist Village

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Health system achieves 20% growth in senior care attributed lives achieved with strategic initiatives impacting market share, attributed lives, investments and divestments, payment reform, site of service, technology, workforce, education, and operational efficiency.
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Our Team

Our management consultants, reimbursement specialists, real estate advisors, and audit and tax professionals have dedicated their careers to the senior care and living industry. We’re passionate about providing expertise that ranges from strategic planning and operations improvement to debt capacity and feasibility studies to cost reporting and payment optimization. As partners, we can help you solve complex issues, formulate innovative strategies, and prepare for change.

As nationally recognized healthcare thought leaders, we deliver solutions and insights to the country’s most respected providers and industry groups, present at the conferences you never miss, and contribute to the publications you trust.